QUIZ: What does your desktop wallpaper say about you?

I was listening to the radio yesterday when a trailer came on for a programme this weekend. “We reveal,” it said, “why your choice of desktop wallpaper says far more about you than you think.”

(It was local radio. Not exactly ground-breaking political insight.)

Still, it got me thinking, because my current wallpaper is this picture of a kitten:

It’s not even my kitten. I literally googled ‘cute kitten’. Yes, I am that person. When you’re trying to create an online persona for yourself as a gin-swilling, dishes-hiding, heart-of-stone slummy mummy, having a picture of a kitten on your desktop is really not the done thing. It probably says far more about me than I’d really like.

So, I thought I’d write a little quiz, Psychologies magazine style, to help you discover what kind of person you really are, just by looking at your wallpaper. Answer each of these questions as honestly as you can, add up your answers, and your secret personality will be revealed…

QUIZ: What does your desktop wallpaper say about you?

1. Look at the colours in your wallpaper. Are they mainly:
a. pastels, pinks and pale blues
b. primary colours or mid-tone shades
c. black and blood reds

2.If someone asked if they could have a copy of your wallpaper for their own computer, what would you say?
a. Of course! You are thrilled and flattered that they love you so much
b. Sure, you’ll ping over a jpeg when you get a chance
c. No! Why? What are you planning behind my back?

3. Which of these is closest to your wallpaper picture:
a. A cute fluffy animal of some sort, possibly wearing a minature hat
b. A nice landscape or family photo
c. A pile of mutilated limbs against a backdrop of charred ruins. In the background is a small child crying fat, silent tears.

4. When you look at your wallpaper, do you feel:
a. Full of joy, and like you want to rush out and give a homeless person a guinea pig
b. Like you should probably stop staring at the desktop and do some work
c. Like you want to punch a puppy in the face


Mostly As
You are a toddler. Seven years old at most. You might want to consider watching the news more regularly.

Mostly Bs
You are normal. Well done.

Mostly Cs
You are quite possibly a sociopath. Call the police and turn yourself in before you acidentally go on a killing spree.

And that’s the end of the test. So go on then, tell all, what does your desktop wallpaper say about you??



  1. 14 December, 2012 / 1:08 pm

    Oh good I’m normal, I wasn’t sure! Actually I think this means my husband is normal (which I doubt) as I haven’t bothered changing the wallpaper since it was his computer. Being my husband’s old computer its a picture of a galaxy or a nebula or something (I pay a lot of attention to his job, obviously)

  2. 14 December, 2012 / 1:17 pm

    phew, I’m normal!

  3. 14 December, 2012 / 1:20 pm

    yes I am normal as well. mine is a landscape I took a while back of cows in a field but you cant see too much as it usually covered in icons and things I need to add to blog posts

  4. Emily Hutchinson
    14 December, 2012 / 1:37 pm

    Mine’s a photo I took of a rainbow over an empty beer garden outside a country pub. I think that says I like beer and rainbows, but i’m not so keen on people.

  5. 15 December, 2012 / 8:25 am

    Hehe god poor puppies…thankfully I have one of our holiday!

  6. 16 December, 2012 / 11:08 am

    I’m mostly d) – boring. My desktop wallpaper is simply solid white, for ease of cropping when taking screenshots. I have so many windows open these days I’d never get to see wallpaper anyway!

  7. Brooke
    1 August, 2013 / 1:36 pm

    I really liked answering these questions! :) I found them to be entertaining & fun. The results proved that I’m normal, which is sort of a relief. I usually just make landscapes to be my background. I love nature & the great outdoors ;)

  8. XxMabbiEmoGirlxX
    3 May, 2014 / 5:06 pm

    It says im a phycopath xxx

  9. Owlflight
    12 October, 2017 / 4:29 pm

    Ok, just because I like cats doesn’t mean I’m a toddler. And tbh my wallpaper is my favorite YouTuber, yeah, I feel happy when I look at my FAVORITE of all YouTubers. He’s nice and just because my wallpaper isn’t a landscape (which btw is extremely boring) doesn’t mean I’m not a normal human being. What? Because I like pastel colors and want to help people in need means I’m a toddler?! Because I’m flattered that someone likes my wallpaper means I’m a little kid? ‘scuse me? Make this quiz a bit more open-minded please, I’m sure a lot more people will enjoy it. (Also my background is black and red because of my favorite YouTuber.)

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