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1 Discovering Your Personality Type

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 stresses Your 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 view Or 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 me To 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!!

10 The Test…. 3 4 2 1

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 numbers Transfer 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 Activity Within 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
Stable Providing security Dependable Firm Always have a view Efficient Realistic Decisive Executive type Good planner Orderly, neat Organizer person Practical, expects same Goal oriented Finish what I started Good at sorting, weeding out Between 33%-50% of the population. Goals include security and acceptance of others. Gold questions and worries; good at finding fault in new methods and ideas Good protectors of status quo; tradition Likes: structure and rules, expectations, organization Dislike: change, people who are too cavalier-careless, rule-breakers Golds 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 controlling Dull, boring Stubborn, pigheaded Opinionated Unimaginative Judgmental Bossy, controlling Limiting flexibility Uptight Sets own agenda Predictable Rigid idea of time Not able to do many things at once Throws away good items needlessly

20 Green How you see yourself
Superior intellect -- 98% right Tough-minded Efficient and Powerful Creative, visionary Eminently reasonable Rational and Calm, not emotional Under control Precise, not repetitive Able to find flaws Task, goal focus Holding firm to policy Seeking justice Assuming things will be well done Great planner Firm-minded, able to reprimand Between 10%-13% of the population. Often viewed as scientists, nerds, computer geniuses Goals include understanding and questioning everything. Likes: Thinking, reasoning Inquiry and questioning everything Logic, structure The "big picture"  Dislike: Routine and Following illogical instructions or traditions Irritate 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 snob Arrogant Heartless Doesn't care about people Ruthless Unrealistic Eccentric, weird Emotionally controlled Ignores people values Cool, aloof, unfeeling Afraid to open up Critical, fault finding Not on my side Devaluing relational aspects Lacking mercy, unfair Unappreciative, stingy with praise Doesn't consider people in plans

22 Blue How you see yourself
Warm, Caring, Compassionate Romantic Spiritual “People person” Willing to work tirelessly for a cause Unselfish Empathetic Affirming Caretaker Social interaction expert Able to see need for exceptions Conscious of past relations Like to please people Sympathetic Great communicator Wanting harmony Between 12%-25% of the population. Often viewed as scientists, nerds, computer geniuses Goals include Harmony, Good emotions, Using intuition , Know self better . Likes: Feelings Harmony between people Spirituality and imagination Interactions with others Dislike: Strife and discord Those who value rules or ideas more than people. Insensitivity to others' feelings or plight. Competition Overly sensitive or concerned about other's feelings. May seem flaky

23 Blue How others may see you…
Over-emotional Bleeding heart Mushy Flaky, unrealistic Hopelessly naive Too tender-hearted Easily duped Too "touchy feely" Too nice Naive, too trusting Smothering Stuck in/lives in the past Groveling, fawning, soft Talks too much Obscures the issues

24 Orange How you see yourself
Fun-loving, enjoys life Spontaneous Flexible, adaptable Carefree Proficient, capable Hands-on person Practical Problem-solver Good negotiator Here and now person Do many things at once Resourceful Can deal with chaos Curious, welcomes new ideas Superior ability to discriminate among options Between 12%-33% of the population. Often viewed as party animal, warrior  Goals include having fun and adventure and avoiding boredom Likes: Action Sensational things Fun Competition 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…
Irresponsible Flaky, Wish-washy Not serious Spends time at things they enjoy Not interested in ideas Indecisive Disobeys rules Manipulative, not to be trusted Turn off to past-oriented blue Turn off to future-oriented green Not able to stay on task Scattered, cluttered Uncontrollable Resists closure or decision

26 Now that we realize our differences, how do we succeed together as a team??
Recognize the strengths and weaknesses!

27 Gold Their 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 appearance Be truthful Plan ahead of them Don’t beat around the bush; be up front Respect their need for tradition and stability Be loyal and dependable Support their need for structure and security

29 Green Their 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 logic Know that they care but may not express feelings freely Respect their wisdom and knowledge Think ahead; Greens appreciate future-orientation Help them with day-to-day details Praise their ingenuity and intelligence

31 Blue Their 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 you Take a creative approach to problem solving Be truthful and sincere Cooperate with other team members Show that you value and appreciate them through thoughtfulness Be helpful, open, and communicative

33 Orange Their 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 attention Respect their lack of structure and need for spontaneity Get involved in physical activities with them Compliment 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.

36 Discovering Your Personality Type

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