2 What is the True Colors Personality Test? An easy, entertaining way to understand you and those you are around by recognizing your personality type and its characteristics
3 Why Discover Your Personality Type? Gain insight into yourself and others by providing clues as to your strengths, weaknesses, joys, and stressesYour personal and professional success is based in part on your ability to work effectively with others.
4 Different Drums and Different Drummers (Excerpted from Please Understand Me by David Keirsey and Marilyn Bates)If I do not want what you want, please try not to tell me that my want is wrong.Or if I believe other than you, at least pause before you correct my viewOr if my emotion is less that yours, or more, given the same circumstances, try not to ask me to feel more strongly or weakly willing to give up changing me into a copy of you.
5 Different Drums and Different Drummers (Excerpted from Please Understand Me by David Keirsey and Marilyn Bates)Or yet if I act, or fail to act, in the manner of your design for action, let me be.If I do not, for the moment at least, ask you to understand me. That will come only when you are willing to give up changing me into a copy of you.
6 Different Drums and Different Drummers (Excerpted from Please Understand Me by David Keirsey and Marilyn Bates)I may be your spouse, your parent, your offspring, your friend, or your colleague.If you will allow me any of my own wants, or emotions, or beliefs, or actions, then you open yourself, so that someday these ways of mine might not seem so wrong, and might appear to you as right for meTo put up with me is the first step in understanding me.
7 Different Drums and Different Drummers (Excerpted from Please Understand Me by David Keirsey and Marilyn Bates)Not that you embrace my ways as right for you, but that you are no longer irritated or disappointed with me for my seeming waywardness.And in understanding me you might come to prize my difference from you, and, far from seeming to change me, preserve and even nurture those differences.
8 Today we are going to discover those differences in each of us!
9 Let’s discover what you are first!! What are the 4 Types?Let’s discover what you are first!!
11 Once you have finished ranking the words… Add the numbers for each section and write it in the “Total of A” “Total of B”, etc. You should have 8 numbersTransfer these numbers to page 2 “How Did You Score?”Rank your colors in the section “What Have You Discovered?”
12 Now that I know what I am, what does that mean?
17 Group ActivityWithin your color group, discuss your color style. Answer the following questions….What are the characteristics of your color?What are your colors’ strengths?What are your colors’ weaknesses?
18 Gold How you see yourself StableProviding securityDependableFirmAlways have a viewEfficientRealisticDecisiveExecutive typeGood plannerOrderly, neatOrganizer personPractical, expects sameGoal orientedFinish what I startedGood at sorting, weeding outBetween 33%-50% of the population.Goals include security and acceptance of others.Gold questions and worries; good at finding fault in new methods and ideasGood protectors of status quo; traditionLikes: structure and rules, expectations, organizationDislike: change, people who are too cavalier-careless, rule-breakersGolds can be interested in establishing order in a way that offends or irritates others. The usual Gold idea of order and hierarchy can seem like unnecessary baggage or restrictive to other colors.
19 Gold How others may see you… Rigid and controllingDull, boringStubborn, pigheadedOpinionatedUnimaginativeJudgmentalBossy, controllingLimiting flexibilityUptightSets own agendaPredictableRigid idea of timeNot able to do many things at onceThrows away good items needlessly
20 Green How you see yourself Superior intellect -- 98% rightTough-mindedEfficient and PowerfulCreative, visionaryEminently reasonableRational and Calm, not emotionalUnder controlPrecise, not repetitiveAble to find flawsTask, goal focusHolding firm to policySeeking justiceAssuming things will be well doneGreat plannerFirm-minded, able to reprimandBetween 10%-13% of the population.Often viewed as scientists, nerds, computer geniusesGoals include understanding and questioning everything.Likes: Thinking, reasoningInquiry and questioning everythingLogic, structureThe "big picture" Dislike: Routine and Following illogical instructions or traditionsIrritate others by frequently seeing interesting ideas or directions of development uninteresting to others.Can become locked into a search for the ultimate and perfect answer, procedure, etc. when no one else cares about the subject.Seem arrogant to others at times -- Sometimes deliberately choose to ignore rules or others' wishes or concerns. Focus instead on their own, more strictly logical picture of what is going on and what should be achieved in the future. .
21 Green How others may see you… Intellectual snobArrogantHeartlessDoesn't care about peopleRuthlessUnrealisticEccentric, weirdEmotionally controlledIgnores people valuesCool, aloof, unfeelingAfraid to open upCritical, fault findingNot on my sideDevaluing relational aspectsLacking mercy, unfairUnappreciative, stingy with praiseDoesn't consider people in plans
22 Blue How you see yourself Warm, Caring, CompassionateRomanticSpiritual“People person”Willing to work tirelessly for a causeUnselfishEmpatheticAffirmingCaretakerSocial interaction expertAble to see need for exceptionsConscious of past relationsLike to please peopleSympatheticGreat communicatorWanting harmonyBetween 12%-25% of the population.Often viewed as scientists, nerds, computer geniusesGoals include Harmony, Good emotions, Using intuition , Know self better .Likes: FeelingsHarmony between peopleSpirituality and imaginationInteractions with othersDislike: Strife and discordThose who value rules or ideas more than people.Insensitivity to others' feelings or plight.CompetitionOverly sensitive or concerned about other's feelings.May seem flaky
23 Blue How others may see you… Over-emotionalBleeding heartMushyFlaky, unrealisticHopelessly naiveToo tender-heartedEasily dupedToo "touchy feely"Too niceNaive, too trustingSmotheringStuck in/lives in the pastGroveling, fawning, softTalks too muchObscures the issues
24 Orange How you see yourself Fun-loving, enjoys lifeSpontaneousFlexible, adaptableCarefreeProficient, capableHands-on personPracticalProblem-solverGood negotiatorHere and now personDo many things at onceResourcefulCan deal with chaosCurious, welcomes new ideasSuperior ability to discriminate among optionsBetween 12%-33% of the population.Often viewed as party animal, warrior Goals include having fun and adventure and avoiding boredomLikes: ActionSensational thingsFunCompetition Making a strong, immediate impact on others.Dislike: Being bored, Inaction, Being pinned down, May dislike school, lessons, books, extended explanations or discussion, Detail, formality or complexity that others see in a task or project, Self-revelation or analysis.Can be oblivious to over-all patterns that are apparent to others.They may seek to stimulate competition that others find burdensome.Not serious enough. .
25 Orange How others may see you… IrresponsibleFlaky, Wish-washyNot seriousSpends time at things they enjoyNot interested in ideasIndecisiveDisobeys rulesManipulative, not to be trustedTurn off to past-oriented blueTurn off to future-oriented greenNot able to stay on taskScattered, clutteredUncontrollableResists closure or decision
26 Now that we realize our differences, how do we succeed together as a team?? Recognize the strengths and weaknesses!
27 GoldTheir strengths include their strong sense of responsibility and duty to the organization. These are the organization’s backbone.Their weaknesses include their rigidity and narrow focus on meeting rules and regulations.
28 How to succeed with Gold Be organized and neat in work and appearanceBe truthfulPlan ahead of themDon’t beat around the bush; be up frontRespect their need for tradition and stabilityBe loyal and dependableSupport their need for structure and security
29 GreenTheir strengths include their ability to think systematically and strategically. These are the natural analysts.Their weaknesses include their tendency to make things more complex than necessary and their impatience with incompetence.
30 How to succeed with Green Respect their preoccupation with ideas and logicKnow that they care but may not express feelings freelyRespect their wisdom and knowledgeThink ahead; Greens appreciate future-orientationHelp them with day-to-day detailsPraise their ingenuity and intelligence
31 BlueTheir strengths include their ability to persuade and cooperate. These are the team-builders.Their weaknesses include an over-personalization of organizational problems and their tendency to carry grudges.
32 How to succeed with Blue Respect their need to know about youTake a creative approach to problem solvingBe truthful and sincereCooperate with other team membersShow that you value and appreciate them through thoughtfulnessBe helpful, open, and communicative
33 OrangeTheir strengths include their ability to do a variety of tasks with ease and their sense of urgency when the situation demands it. These are the organizational troubleshooters.Their weaknesses include their disinterest in routine and being too present-oriented, at the expense of long-term thinking.
34 How to succeed with Orange A direct right-to-the-point approach gets their attentionRespect their lack of structure and need for spontaneityGet involved in physical activities with themCompliment their generosity and sense of humor
35 Things to Remember One color is not above another personality color! Most people exhibit traits of each of the different colors; rarely is someone only one color.Honor all the colors – the purpose of tonight’s activity was to appreciate and understand other personalities, not to separate ourselves.