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  • Published: 3 January 2017
  • ISBN: 9781910931004
  • Imprint: Square Peg
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 208
  • RRP: $29.99

The Paperclip Test




A personality test like no other. An entertaining and revealing psychological quiz, using that humblest of office stalwarts - the bent paperclip - to pick the lock of your psyche

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.

  • Pub date: 3 January 2017
  • ISBN: 9781910931004
  • Imprint: Square Peg
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 208
  • RRP: $29.99

Praise for The Paperclip Test

“The Paperclip Test offers an insightful personality gauge for anyone who has ever fiddled with a paperclip, without thinking about the secrets that innocuous metal wire might hold.”

Harvey Day, UK Press Syndication


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