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1 New Jersey Center for the Advancement of School Counseling

2 Turn-key Training J. Barry Mascari, Ed.D. Director, NJCASC at Kean University Jane Webber, Ph.D. Associate Professor, New Jersey City Univ. Trainer for the NJCASC

3 Course Objectives Assess your own True Colors Investigate the differences in the four types Recognize the impact of using our “true colors” in work and team settings Consider ways to infuse “true colors” into your school counseling program Better understand the students in your school Have some fun…

4 Who is here? Your name… Job Title and School… Reason for being here today… Two adjectives that describe you…

5 True Colors – A history Hippocrates 600BC – body fluids/temperament: sanguine, choleric, phlegmatic, melancholic Ancient Asia – earth, wind, fire, water Carl Jung 1921 – preference for how we “function” Isabel Briggs-Myers 1962 – MBTI 16 Types: introvert/extrovert, sensing/intuiting, thinking/feeling; perceiving/judging David Keirsey 1967 – Temperaments: guardian, artisan, rationalist, idealist Don Lowry 1978 – “True Colors”

6 Benefits of knowing “styles” Improves communications Builds positive self-esteem for self and others Creates more effective relationships Appreciate and encourage diversity Builds effective teams Clarifies career direction through self- understanding

7 Pitfalls of knowing “styles” Pigeonholing – one color vs. spectrum Losing sight of people’s complexity Engaging in expected behaviors Using “style” as excuse for behavior

8 Influences on Our Behavior Gender roles Age Race Religion Socio-economics Abilities Nation Region

9 Three people in one How we see ourselves… How others see us… Who we really are

10 The roles we play… Make a quick list of the different roles you play every day… These may not be roles in which we are operating in our preferred “styles”

11 True Colors Sort For each row, rank each group of words: 4 = most like you to 1 = least like you Rank the photo cards from 4 to 1 Fill in the totals at the bottom

12 True Colors Spectrum Brightest color (highest score)… Shaded with (second highest score)… And (third highest score)… With a pale (lowest score)… Remember… you have a spectrum of color

13 Who is like me? (Primary) Orange 35-40% Gold 35-40% Green12-15% (M 70%, F 30%) Blue 12-15% (M 30%, F 70%)

14 Famous people by color Orange FDR - Michael Jordan - Marilyn Monroe - Elvis Presley - Ronald Reagan - Tom Cruise - Billy Graham - Henry Ford Gold George H Bush - Connie Chung - Walter Cronkite

15 Famous people by color Blue Julie Andrews - Princess Diana - Michael Jackson - Carl Jung - Richard Simmons - Mother Teresa - Oprah Winfrey - Bill Clinton Green Albert Einstein - Thomas Edison - Bill Gates - Abe Lincoln - Martin Luther King Jr. - Gandhi - Maya Angelou - Hillary Clinton

16 Brightest Color Find the table(s) with your brightest color Meet fellow [color] What are your values? What are your joys? What are your strengths – how you see yourself? What are your needs? What stresses you? What do you dislike about [the other 3 colors]?

17 Orange sees self as: Fun-loving, enjoying life Spontaneous Flexible Adaptable Carefree Proficient, Capable Hands-on person Practical Problem-solver Quick witted Confident Good negotiator Do many things at once Eclectic Can deal with chaos Good in crisis Curious, welcomes new ideas Superior ability to discriminate among options, see shades of gray

18 Gold sees self as… Stable Providing security Dependable, responsible Firm Always having a view Efficient Realist Decisive Dignified, cultured Generous Executive type Strong work ethic Good planner Orderly, neat Good at sorting, weeding out Organized Punctual Goal oriented Seeking closure

19 Green sees self as… Superior intellect 98% Right Powerful Creative Visionary Original Eminently reasonable Rational Complex Abstract thinker Calm, not emotional Under control Precise, not repetitive Able to find flaws Objective Seeking justice Firm-minded Able to reprimand

20 Blue sees self as… Warm Compassionate Romantic Spiritual Idealistic Willing to work tirelessly for a cause Unselfish Empathetic Affirming Caretaker Promoting growth, well- being Relates current experiences to past experiences Likes people Sympathetic Great communicator

21 Brightest color needs What needs do you have?

22 Orange needs… Freedom Flexible environment Challenge Humor Independence Spotlight Stimulation Excitement Expression Fun/Play Variety Applause Support Change Results Affirmation

23 Gold needs…  Stability  Order  To be productive  Organization  Expectations Met  Recognition  Consistency  Following of directions  Consistency  Loyalty  Respect  Rules  Procedures  Detailed information  Patterns  Completion of tasks

24 Green needs… High achievement Mental challenges Big picture Strategic plans Competence Facts Autonomy Brevity in speech Recognition for intelligence Global concepts Time to process Being in charge Time for reflection

25 Blue needs… Understanding Physical touch Inspiration Warmth Intimacy Compassion Romance Harmony Affection Empathy Sensuality Approval Nurturing Recognition

26 Brightest color stressors… What kinds of things will cause you stress?

27 Orange is stressed by… Too much responsibility Rules & regulations Being stuck at a desk Abstract concepts Reading manuals Imposed structure Personal criticism Following detailed directions Routine Deadlines Inactivity Lack of fun Lack of variety Repetition

28 Gold is stressed by… Incomplete Tasks Disorganization Irresponsibility Changing details Lack of direction Ambiguous tasks Broken promises Waste Non-conformity Lack of structure Haphazard attitude Too many things going on at once People who don’t follow through

29 Green is stressed by… Not being in charge Lack of independence Subjective judgment Emotional displays Elaborate use of adjectives Incompetence Small talk Routine Social functions Lack of recognition of their ability

30 Blue is stressed by… Broken promises Too much negative Not being involved Lack of social contact Too much conformity Clock watching Being compared to others Conflict Lying Rejection Insincerity Completing paperwork as priority Placing the “system” before people

31 Who would you ask to… Set up plans for the holiday party? Develop a training program to help secretaries deal with parent phone calls ? Analyze HSPA data to determine the best way to help students pass the test? Develop computerized system for logging college applications?

32 The perceptions of others… How do you think others perceive your brightest color? What you DISLIKE about [the other] colors…

33 Others may see Orange as… Irresponsible Flaky Goofs off too much Disobeys rules Manipulative Scattered Not serious Not able to stay on task Scattered Cluttered Uncontrollable Resists closure or decisions Indecisive Obnoxious Not to be trusted

34 Others may see Gold as… Rigid Controlling Dull, boring Stubborn Opinionated Unimaginative Judgmental Bossy, controlling Uptight Predictable Autocratic System-bound

35 Others may see Green as… Intellectual snob Arrogant Heartless Doesn’t care about people Ruthless Unrealistic Eccentric, weird Emotionally controlled Cool, aloof, unfeeling Afraid to open up Critical, fault finding Devaluing relational aspects Lacking mercy, unfair Unappreciative of others Stingy with praise

36 Others may see Blue as… Overly emotional Bleeding Heart Mushy Hopelessly naïve Too tender hearted Easily duped Too Touchy-Feely Too nice Too Trusting Smothering Stuck in the past Groveling Fawning Soft Talks too much Pushover

37 Experience Your 4th Color Move to the table of your palest color Meet your fellows Choose 4 from the “what others dislike about…” list Reframe them in a positive manner – “What’s great about…”

38 THE IDEAL ENVIRONMENT FOR MY COLOR Describe the ideal classroom or school environment for your color For yourself as a staff member For the students Create a 3 minute presentation describing the ideal environment


40 TRUE COLORS CAREERS Integrating True Colors into: Your school counseling program The new Personalized Learning Plan

41 Who are they? Off task, disturbs others, talks/yells, rude moves around Chats with neighbors, cries, goes into imagination, moody, gamut of emotion Critical of others, blames self, whines, afraid of not doing well, does others work Goes into reflection, reads, works on other work they think is more significant, isolates themselves mentally, “criticizes” physically

42 Holland’s Theory Congruence (match) Consistency (across types) Differentiation (likes & dislikes) “The party” R-A-I-S-E-C Dominance of of 1-2 types Most comfortable & happiest in their preferred environment(s)

43 Gottfredson’s Theory Circumscription (narrowing alternatives vis-à-vis self concept) Compromise (modifying alternative, settling when choice is perceived as unrealistic/inaccesible) Premature closure (when lacking self- knowledge)

44 Personalized Learning Plan Begins in Grade 6 Is based on a series of developmental activities Requires students to self-reflect & make inferences about themselves & their future Culminates in a preliminary career decision within an occupational family “If it isn’t in writing, it didn’t happen…”

45 ANALYZE TRUE COLORS CAREER WHEEL Look for similarities to Holland, MBTI What ways can this be used at various levels? Walk through the True Colors career selection materials

46 AN IMPLEMENTATION PLAN Think ahead to next year (and beyond) How do you see True Colors being implemented into a personalized learnig plan AND your 6-12 program? What components should be included in the “plan”

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