We’ve all absent-mindedly bent a paperclip – but then we usually throw it away. Psychologist Mario Gmür has used these miniature sculptures to create an innovative and ingenious personality test.

Part Rorschach test, part horoscope – and a lot of fun –  what will your paperclip say about you? Click below to download and play.

The Paperclip Test
  • The Paperclip Test

  • Learn something new about yourself today.

    What does your workspace say about you? The most revealing clues aren’t on your desk or on your computer. Rather, they’re those paperclips in your bin – the ones you’ve fiddled with, probably without even realising it.

    When psychiatrist Mario Gmür started scrutinising paperclips bent by his patients, he found that they actually reveal multitudes about the creator’s character, quirks and hidden desires. Are you an optimist? A pushover? A Lothario? A bully?

    After studying the links between paperclip shapes and distinct character types, Gmür has created a delightful collection of quizzes and psychological profiles that allow readers to discover their innermost truths using these miniature metallic sculptures.

    Part Rorschach test and part humorous horoscope, The Paperclip Test offers an amusing yet astonishingly insightful personality gauge for anyone who has ever bent a paperclip without thinking about what secrets that tiny shape might hold.

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