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Discovering Our Personality Style Through TRUE COLORS

Outcomes

In this module participants will :

Discover the qualities and characteristics of their own particular personality style or type;TRUE COLORS Outcomes In this module participants will : Gain an understanding of other personality styles.

Gain an understanding of other personality styles.of their own particular personality style or type; Key Concepts True Colors is a metaphor. Each

Key Concepts

True Colors is a metaphor.an understanding of other personality styles. Key Concepts Each person is a unique blend of the

Each person is a unique blend of the four colors or styles— a spectrum. a spectrum.

There are no bad or good colors.a unique blend of the four colors or styles — a spectrum. There are wide individual

There are wide individual variations within each color spectrum.or styles — a spectrum. There are no bad or good colors. Each of us has

Each of us has a different and unique personality; however, there are commonalities that we share. True Colors is an attempt to identify various personality styles and label them with colors. This model of categorizing personality styles is based on many years of work by other researchers and psychologists. Essentially it draws heavily on the work of Isabel Briggs-Myers, Katherine Briggs, and David Keirsey. Don Lowry, a student of Keirsey, developed the system called True Colors which uses four primary colors to designate personality types and behavioral styles.

Lowry’s objective was the application of temperament or personality style to facilitate deeper communications and understanding. He hoped it would result in positive self- worth and self-esteem. The True Colors program was designed to maximize the application of psychological style in the workplace, in the family and in education and in other types of communities. The ease of understanding and use in all human relationships and interactions make this model very functional.

The belief is that with increased understanding of ourselves and others that conflict will decrease. Once you learn your color and that of your co-workers, you will have a better understanding of why they behave the way they do!

Each color is associated with certain personality traits or behaviors. Everyone has some degree of each color, but one color is predominant. The following quiz will identify your color spectrum. Print out the following two pages. Follow the directions carefully and transfer your scores to the score sheet. If you have two colors with the same score, you pick which one you think more accurately describes you.

Instructions: Compare all 4 boxes in each row. Do not analyze each word; just get a sense of each box.Score each of the four boxes in each row from most to least as it describes you: 4 = most, 3 = a lot, 2 = somewhat, 1 = least.

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A

B

C

 

D

Active

Organized

Warm

Learning

Variety

Sports

Opportunities

Spontaneous

Flexible

Planned

Neat

Parental

Traditional

Helpful

Friends

Authentic

Harmonious

Science

Quiet

Versatile

Inventive

Responsible

Compassionate

Competent

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E

F

G

 

H

Curious Ideas Questions Conceptual Knowledge Problem Solver

Caring People Oriented Feelings Unique Empathetic Communicative

Orderly

Action

On-time

Honest

Stable

Sensible

Challenges

Competitive

Impetuous

Impactful

Dependable

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Row 3

I

J

K

 

L

Helpful

Kind

Playful

Independent Exploring Competent Theoretical Why Questions Ingenious

Trustworthy

Dependable

Loyal

Conservative

Understanding

Giving

Devoted

Warm

Poetic

Quick

Adventurous

Confrontive

Open Minded

Independent

Organized

 

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M

N

O

 

P

Follow

Active

Sharing

Thinking Solving Problems Perfectionistic Determined Complex Composed

Rules

Free

Getting Along

Useful

Winning

Feelings

Save Money

Daring

Tender

Concerned

Impulsive

Inspirational

Procedural

Risk Taker

Dramatic

Cooperative

 

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Q

R

S

 

T

Puzzles

Social Causes Easy Going Happy Endings Approachable Affectionate Sympathetic

Exciting

Pride Tradition Do Things Right Orderly Conventional Careful

Seeking Info

Lively

Making Sense

Hands On

Philosophical

Courageous

Principled

Skillful

Rational

On Stage

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Total Orange Score A,H,K,N,S

Total Green Score D, E, L, P, Q

Total Blue Score C, F, J, O, R

Total Gold Score B, G, I, M, T

Score A,H,K,N,S Total Green Score D, E, L, P, Q Total Blue Score C, F, J,
Score A,H,K,N,S Total Green Score D, E, L, P, Q Total Blue Score C, F, J,
Score A,H,K,N,S Total Green Score D, E, L, P, Q Total Blue Score C, F, J,
Score A,H,K,N,S Total Green Score D, E, L, P, Q Total Blue Score C, F, J,

If any of the scores in the colored boxes are less than 5 or greater than 20 you have made an error. Please go back and read the instructions.

Congratulations! You now know your color spectrum. Here are some general descriptions of each color:

Greens

Oranges

Are innovative and logicalAre free and spontaneous

Are free and spontaneousAre innovative and logical

Seek to understand the worldAre impulsive risk-takers

Are impulsive risk-takersSeek to understand the world

Need to be competentAre active

Are activeNeed to be competent

Require intellectual freedomAre optimistic

Are optimisticRequire intellectual freedom

Are curiousResist commitment

Resist commitmentAre curious

Question authorityCan become virtuosos

Can become virtuososQuestion authority

Push themselves to improveThrive on crises

Thrive on crisesPush themselves to improve

Seek perfection in playAre drawn to tools

Are drawn to toolsSeek perfection in play

May become intellectually isolatedLike to be the center of attention

Like to be the center of attentionMay become intellectually isolated

Are slow to make decisionsHave great endurance

Have great enduranceAre slow to make decisions

Value concise communicationAre drawn to action jobs

Are drawn to action jobsValue concise communication

Look for intellectual stimulationNeed variety

Need varietyLook for intellectual stimulation

Enjoy intriguing discussionsAre dynamic, animated communicators Are competitive

Are dynamic, animated communicatorsAre competitive

Are competitiveAre dynamic, animated communicators

Are sometimes oblivious to emotionsAre dynamic, animated communicators Are competitive Are detached Deal with the here and now Believe work

Are detachedDeal with the here and now

Deal with the here and nowAre detached

Believe work is playAre bold in relationships

Are bold in relationshipsBelieve work is play

Are drawn to technical occupationsAre generous

Are generousAre drawn to technical occupations

Analyze and rearrange systemsHave difficulty finding acceptance

Have difficulty finding acceptanceAnalyze and rearrange systems

Focus on the futureLike to live in a casual atmosphere

Like to live in a casual atmosphereFocus on the future

Bring innovation to societyBring excitement to society

Bring excitement to societyBring innovation to society

Golds

Blues

Are dutiful and stable 

 

Are in search of themselvesto society Golds Blues Are dutiful and stable   Need to be useful Want to be

Need to be usefulWant to be self-sufficient Value organization Desire punctuality Schedule their lives Make and keep commitments

Want to be self-sufficientNeed to be useful Value organization Desire punctuality Schedule their lives Make and keep commitments Measure

Value organizationNeed to be useful Want to be self-sufficient Desire punctuality Schedule their lives Make and keep

Desire punctualityto be useful Want to be self-sufficient Value organization Schedule their lives Make and keep commitments

Schedule their livesto be self-sufficient Value organization Desire punctuality Make and keep commitments Measure worth by completion Are

Make and keep commitmentsValue organization Desire punctuality Schedule their lives Measure worth by completion Are goal-oriented Value rules

Measure worth by completionpunctuality Schedule their lives Make and keep commitments Are goal-oriented Value rules Prepare for the future

Are goal-orientedlives Make and keep commitments Measure worth by completion Value rules Prepare for the future Are

Value rulescommitments Measure worth by completion Are goal-oriented Prepare for the future Are inclined to join groups

Prepare for the futureMeasure worth by completion Are goal-oriented Value rules Are inclined to join groups Believe work comes

Are inclined to join groupsAre goal-oriented Value rules Prepare for the future Believe work comes before play Safeguard tradition Prefer

Believe work comes before playrules Prepare for the future Are inclined to join groups Safeguard tradition Prefer order and cleanliness

Safeguard traditionAre inclined to join groups Believe work comes before play Prefer order and cleanliness Are responsible

Prefer order and cleanlinessthe future Are inclined to join groups Believe work comes before play Safeguard tradition Are responsible

Are responsible and dedicatedfor the future Are inclined to join groups Believe work comes before play Safeguard tradition Prefer

Need to feel uniqueMust be true to themselves Look for symbolism Value close relationships Encourage expression Desire quality

Must be true to themselvesNeed to feel unique Look for symbolism Value close relationships Encourage expression Desire quality time with

Look for symbolismNeed to feel unique Must be true to themselves Value close relationships Encourage expression Desire quality

Value close relationshipsto feel unique Must be true to themselves Look for symbolism Encourage expression Desire quality time

Encourage expressionto themselves Look for symbolism Value close relationships Desire quality time with loved ones Need opportunities

Desire quality time with loved onesfor symbolism Value close relationships Encourage expression Need opportunities to be creative Compromise and cooperate

Need opportunities to be creativeEncourage expression Desire quality time with loved ones Compromise and cooperate Nurture people, plants and animals

Compromise and cooperatetime with loved ones Need opportunities to be creative Nurture people, plants and animals Look beyond

Nurture people, plants and animalsNeed opportunities to be creative Compromise and cooperate Look beyond the surface Share emotions Make decisions

Look beyond the surfaceCompromise and cooperate Nurture people, plants and animals Share emotions Make decisions based on feelings Need

Share emotionsNurture people, plants and animals Look beyond the surface Make decisions based on feelings Need harmony

Make decisions based on feelingsplants and animals Look beyond the surface Share emotions Need harmony Are adaptable Are drawn to

Need harmonythe surface Share emotions Make decisions based on feelings Are adaptable Are drawn to literature Are

Are adaptableShare emotions Make decisions based on feelings Need harmony Are drawn to literature Are drawn to

Are drawn to literaturethe surface Share emotions Make decisions based on feelings Need harmony Are adaptable Are drawn to

Are drawn to nurturing careersLook beyond the surface Share emotions Make decisions based on feelings Need harmony Are adaptable Are

Are drawn to respected occupationsEnjoy positions of authority Desire structure Bring stability to society

Enjoy positions of authorityAre drawn to respected occupations Desire structure Bring stability to society

Desire structureAre drawn to respected occupations Enjoy positions of authority Bring stability to society

Bring stability to societyAre drawn to respected occupations Enjoy positions of authority Desire structure

Get involved in causesAre committed to ideals Bring unity to society

Are committed to idealsGet involved in causes Bring unity to society

Bring unity to societyGet involved in causes Are committed to ideals

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