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Which Seashell Is Your Eye Drawn To? The Answer Reveals Everything About You

becca Rebecca Endicott

With summertime right around the corner, we can’t be the only ones fantasizing about collecting seashells on the beach and relaxing in the sun!

Even if the water isn’t quite warm enough for wading, there’s something very relaxing about walking along the shoreline and picking up shells as mementos.

Collecting seashells is a great way to preserve memories of a lovely day. You can even put them on display by sticking them in a tall glass candleholder, as a beautiful souvenir!

On any given day at the beach, you pass dozens of seashells. But you only pick up some of them. Did you know, though, that the ones you choose reveal secret facets of your personality?

Everybody has different criteria for a collectible seashell. Some like shimmering colors, while others are drawn to a specific shape.

When you empty your pockets at the end of the day, the kind of shell you find is a great indicator of your own character and values!

Scroll through below to see which seashell you’re most drawn to, and what it says about you as a person!

Which Seashell Is Your Eye Drawn To?

Which Seashell Is Your Eye Drawn To?
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Take a nice long look at the beach scene above. There are nine shells pictured here, all laid out on the sand.

When you look at the scene, which seashell does your eye jump to first?

Make a note of the shell you choose, and also pay attention to whether or not you can’t seem to pick between two different shells; you might have elements of both in your personality!

#1: Clam Shell

#1: Clam Shell
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Clam shells are usually smooth and sloped, with a mellow gray color.

These quiet shells aren’t dramatic or showy, but they often contain unexpected loveliness, just like you!

If you gravitate towards this shell, you’re a mellow and understated person. You don’t seek out attention and sometimes get overlooked.

When people do get to know you, they are delighted to discover that you are a gem of a person, with a stellar intellect and a quick wit.

#2: Mussel Shell

#2: Mussel Shell
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Mussel shells are usually dark blue and long, with an iridescent, purplish interior.

If your eye went to the mussel shell first, you’re someone that others might describe as ‘mysterious.’

You play your cards close to the vest, and don’t like to open up to new people.

You probably live in a big city, not because you want to meet new people, but because you like disappearing into a crowd.

When you let someone into your life, it’s a very big deal. And they should know from the start that your friendship is a prize.

#3: Periwinkle Shell

#3: Periwinkle Shell
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The periwinkle is a small, tightly coiled shell that usually has a striped, grayish-green shell.

People who see the periwinkle first are likely to be detail-oriented people who prefer to have a solid plan before they jump into anything new.

These folks tend to be analytical and logical, and they aren’t huge fans of the unexpected.

That’s not to say they don’t like trying new things; they do, they just want to know what they’re getting into first!

#4: Limpet Shell

#4: Limpet Shell
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Limpet shells are delicate, lacy-looking cups, usually with a pinkish-white exterior and a bluish-gray interior.

If your eye went to the limpet first, you’re likely to be a person who gets underestimated a lot.

You are tenacious, smart, and ambitious, but people tend to see you as fragile and nonthreatening.

You constantly have to prove to the people around you that you are capable, and able to take on challenges.

#5: Conch Shell

#5: Conch Shell
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These tropical shells are very large, and are known for their horned appearance and their peachy-pink color.

People who see the conch shell first are typical social, life-of-the-party types!

These individuals are happiest when they are keeping other people amused, and, growing up, might get labelled the ‘class clown.’

Despite your confident, charming personality, you can be very sensitive to sleights and insults.

People don’t always realize that, while you may be bright and gregarious, you are vulnerable, too.

#6: Horn Shell

#6: Horn Shell
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The horn shell belongs to certain snails who grow a long, pointed horn with a swirling pattern. These shells are usually pinkish-white.

If your eye went to horn shell first, you are a daydreamer with a creative side.

You get all the boring day-to-day tasks done, but you would much rather focus your energy on your latest project.

You might be a ‘maker’ by trade, with a job designing or crafting beautiful things. Even if it’s just a hobby now, it might be your full-time gig someday down the road!

#7: Abalone Shell

#7:  Abalone Shell
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The abalone shell is a dramatic and very beautiful shell with a spectacular, iridescent interior.

The outside is usually dull green, and inside is shimmery blue, green, and purple.

If your eye went to the abalone shell first, it’s likely that you’re the kind of person who can’t help but draw admirers.

Maybe it’s your physical beauty or your charisma, but people can’t help but find you attractive.

For your part, you kind of wish they would leave you alone, or better yet, see you for your deeper self. Deep down, you’re a pragmatist who just wants a stable, quiet life.

#8: Sand Dollar

#8: Sand Dollar
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The sand dollar is actually a type of flat sea urchin.

Fortunately, it’s shell isn’t spiky; it’s a smooth, round disk with a star or flower shape in the middle, and notches in the sides.

If your eye went to the sand dollar first, you’re a warm and happy-go-lucky person who rarely gets caught up in minor details.

In your mind, there’s nothing that can’t be fixed with a hug and a warm drink.

Friends flock to you when they’re feeling sad or distraught, and you have a habit of taking care of everyone within arm’s reach.

#9: Ladyslipper Shell

#9: Ladyslipper Shell
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These pretty pale pink seashells are known for the distinctive ‘deck’ that blocks part of the opening of the shell.

People who are drawn to the ladyslipper shell first are probably energetic and kind folks who love to be part of a group.

These people are very active in hobby groups and local organizations. They may also have a large family that they started fairly early on.

These individuals thrive on making order out of chaos, and helping conflicting personalities mesh.

What do you think, did your seashell match up with your personality?

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