Last week you should have determined what directionality color type you are--write your color type (blue, green, yellow, or red) at the top of page 2 of your packet. Skip half way down your page and write in the remaining color types.
We are now going to go over characteristics of each color personality, their behaviors, strengths, and what each personality type needs from others in order to be successful. As we go through this information, fill in the information describing characteristics of your color type (strengths and areas that you need to work on) and needs of the other color types.
Blue “What I am is good enough if I would only be it openly.” --Carl Rogers Famous Blues: Mozart Ghandi Emily Dickenson Bill Clinton Mohammad Ali Martin Luther King, Jr.
What “Blue” NEEDS from others for success ClimateAttitudeRelationships OpenSympatheticTrusting InvitingAppreciativeValued PositiveRespectfulHonest Group OrientedAcceptingHarmonious DemocraticCooperativeEmotional Motivating “blues" to feel confident, connected & contributing: recognize their desire for peaceful resolution, be affirming, compassionate, and understanding.
Green “ Live to learn and you will learn to live”—Portuguese proverb Famous Greens: Abe Lincoln Madame Curie Dwight Eisenhower Eleanor Roosevelt Socrates Frank Lloyd Wright Thomas Edison
Behaviors ◦Calm spirit, internal, works independently, logical, processes information, curious. Strengths EmotionalCommunicationWork Analytical AbilityMakes friends cautiously Likes Detail CompetentDry sense of humorHigh standards Reflective thinkerGives advice only when asked Conscientious IndependentAsks questionsThorough ConceptualBrief & ConciseSeeks knowledge
What “Green” NEEDS from others for success ClimateAttitudeRelationships FlexibleImpartialConcise IndependentReasonableFair QuietObjectiveUnbiased CalmSensibleEmotionally Controlled Motivating “greens” to feel confident, connected & contributing: recognize their needs of competency; be objective and avoid power struggles.
Yellow “The Time is always right to do what is right.”-- Martin Luther King, Jr. Famous Yellows: Harry Truman Joan Rivers George Washington Nancy Reagan Gerald Ford Mr. Rogers
What “Yellow” NEEDS from others for success ClimateAttitudeRelationships OrderedAccountableConsistent PermanentEfficientStable UniformDirectReliable SecurePunctualFocused Well DefinedPredictableDefined Motivating “yellows” to feel confident, connected & contributing: recognize their need for clarity on rules & requirements; be fair & consistent; acknowledge their earnest work.
Red “Don’t be afraid to go out on a limb. That’s where the fruit is”—Anonymous Famous Reds: John F. Kennedy Ernest Hemmingway Winston Churchill Amelia Earhart Teddy Roosevelt Lucille Ball
Behaviors ◦Active, joyful, playful, promoter, artisan, entrepreneur, trouble shooter Strengths EmotionalCommunicationWork SpontaneousConfidentLeader EnthusiasticNegotiatorVersatile ConfidentVerbalInnovative Open MindedHumorousCreative Risk TakerCandidHands on
What “Red” NEEDS from others for success ClimateAttitudeRelationships Fast PacedPositiveSpontaneous VariedNonjudgmentalRewarded EclecticOpenSupported UnstructuredCarefreeFlexibility ChangingAdaptableFun loving Motivating “reds” to feel confident, connected & contributing: recognize their need to have immediate payoffs; focus on the here and now; give them freedom to express themselves.