Personalities and icons

You can tell personalities of people by what they choose.

So what does a person’s choice of computer icons reflect about them?

I have a Mac. Here’s the icon that shows the hard drive in my computer. Even though Macs have beautiful graphics, this seems a bit boring.


I also hook up some external drives to my hard drive. They look something like this.

The other day, to relax, I was browsing through a to see if there could be more interesting icons to use. I was very happy to find some icons I totally loved! So now my hard drive icons look like this.

Now that’s much better!


I also use a program for IMing called Adium. here’s the original logo.


I found a replacement icon that is totally awesome!


Hee hee! Soooo cute! Now this little round bird sits on my dock.


And if it loses signal, it looks like this.


But my favorite is when it’s trying to log into an account that it can’t find.

The eyes go all goggly and rotate in circles in different directions. It’s so funny!!!

So I wonder what these choice of icons say about me.

Maybe it says I have too much free time on my hands…

A Yee

Angela Yee is a professional designer (graphic design, stage design, interior design — and teaches leadership skills at

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