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Do flowers represents something about the human personality along with color?
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Explain your opinion in great detail.

I'm not so sure if this makes any sense but are there any flowers that can possibly symbolize the human personality traits and what the colors explains about the flowers? If you know any then care to list the flowers, color, and personality trait?

Bonus Question:

1) Does anyone have three favorite flowers that catches their eyes?
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I suppose that depends on you're point of view. Various flowers have different meanings to different people and indeed, cultures. Take for example the: The Rose

The rose is seen by many as a symbol of love and passion, as too is the colour red (which is the colour most associated with roses). However the a rose can have many other meanings too. I think it was Umberto Echo, in his book: The Name of the Rose, who wrote the following in his postscript:

"The rose is a symbol so rich in meaning that by now it has almost none." Sorry if that quotes a bit wrong, I was recalling it off memory from many years ago.

As for my favourite flower, I must confess I don't actually have one.I feel a garden with many variation of flowers offers both contrast and compliment to its neighbour.
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PA72 wrote:

I suppose that depends on you're point of view. Various flowers have different meanings to different people and indeed, cultures. Take for example the: The Rose

The rose is seen by many as a symbol of love and passion, as too is the colour red (which is the colour most associated with roses). However the a rose can have many other meanings too. I think it was Umberto Echo, in his book: The Name of the Rose, who wrote the following in his postscript:

"The rose is a symbol so rich in meaning that by now it has almost none." Sorry if that quotes a bit wrong, I was recalling it off memory from many years ago.

As for my favourite flower, I must confess I don't actually have one.I feel a garden with many variation of flowers offers both contrast and compliment to its neighbour.



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I don't know if a flower represents a person personality, but I think a color can define a character trait of someone pretty well. So if a color defines someone I guess a flower could do that same. I'll use a rose. like the PA72, Rose's are typically red and is the flower most associated for love. Why? My opinion is that, Love is beautiful and painful. The color of the rose represents that beauty; while the roses thorns represent that pain. A flower might not represent a human per-say, but it can be used as a symbolism for a trait.
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oh sure flowers say a lot

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A lot of it I think comes down to individual tastes and sentimental value. It's pretty much like any other object. You might look at a baseball card and go "ok, so what?" and somebody else might cherish it because it is the last memory of their deceased father or something. I just made that up but you get the idea.

I also think there are traditional meanings. Stated above is the example of the rose which usually symbolizes love and passion. That's probably the most common one.
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oh sure flowers say a lot




Interesting choice in picture.
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Certain flowers have different meanings around the world.
The marigold is just a simple flower to Europeans and Americans. In Mexico though it's the flower of the dead and must never be given to living people. It's used to decorate graves and the shrines dedicated to the dead.
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Marigolds don't mean anything to the human personality?
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I guess each flower could have it's own meaning to different people who view them regardless of the type, but collectively I think only a few flowers are universally recognized as having the same meaning throughout.

Roses represent love and care

Orchid is elegance, and beauty

I'm sure there are others, but that's all I can think of at the moment.

Three flowers that catch my eye would be

1. Dandelions, which always seem carefree and soft that decorate peoples lawn, course people don't like it for that reason, but it's still something that are almost playful.

2. Lotus, something that seems really beautiful from it's symmetry and place it grows in the water with other plants.

3. Sakura Tree Blossoms because of the grace and soft colors that they have. For me they always create these mysterious places that are common, but yet so foreign and rich at the same time.

Posted 7/21/14 , edited 7/21/14
They represent joy, sorrow, pacifism, I think. You give a flower out of love. A bouquet says much more. We get more flowers when we die than in life. Few things are so ephemeral and beautiful. They die only to eventually return to life.
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Humans put meaning into many different things, not just flowers. A red Ferrari compared to a red Yugo. A Knight in shining armor, compared to the Black Knight. An unmarked grave compared to a grave stone with flowers on it. All I did was give examples of things for your mind to compare, and you came up with all kinds of meanings and reasons for each one. Didn't you?

So it is, with flowers. Humans imbue meanings into them as well, and because meaning is a product of language, groups of people agree on what the meanings are, and so, the meanings stick for that group of people. Another group of people, likely got another set of meanings for the same flowers, but that is how language is. Different groups of people speak different languages depending on where they live. Thus, the language of flowers vary where ever you go.

Incidentally, I'll bet not everyone will have gotten the same meanings for the comparison items I listed earlier. In discussion, a consensus will be reached, and the meanings that our group will assign the thought images, I gave as examples, will be reached. Then they will have the agreed upon meanings acceptable to our group.

( I wonder if I made any sense up there...? )
Posted 7/21/14 , edited 7/21/14
I'm a big fan of flowers!!! I love them. They are so beautiful. I think people who like roses and cherry blossoms are very romantic. (Because I like them, and I'm a big hopeless romantic ).

I know this is unpatriotic of me, but Australian flowers are probably the only type of flowers I find very ugly and creepy looking, like this one:



If I saw this in my backyard, I would seriously freak out, because it looks like some sort of alien eye gadget ready to shoot out deadly laser beams.

I love wearing flowers on my hair, I wanna make something like this and wear it:



I feel like people are more approachable when they have flowers in their hair... so I guess flowers can signify gentleness? Friendliness? Carefreeness?
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I do know the sunflower symbolizes warmth and adoration. Three flowers that catch my eye would be.. sakura, lotus, and the orchid.
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That flower scared me and didn't look even remotely cute. I like the flower crown that Christina is wearing.
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