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True Colors November 28, 2012
Transcript of True Colors November 28, 2012
What is True Colors?
An inventory designed to help you better understand yourself and others.
An activity used to promote the appreciation of individual differences.
A self-awareness tool that enables individuals to become aware of their personality styles.
A team-building exercise that helps members to understand the preferred communication styles of their colleagues.
True Colors Card & Word Sort
Prioritize each grouping of words across the row horizontally
Use "4" to indicate MOST like you
Use "1" to indicate LEAST like you
Each row must have "1" through "4"
The Four True Colors
"How does that make you feel?"
"Just do it!"
A Brief History of True Colors
Want to feel unique and authentic
Look for meaning and significance in my life
Need to contribute, encourage and care
Vale integrity and unity in relationships
A natural romantic, a poet and nurturer
One random fact about you
Follow the rules and respect authority
Have a strong sense of what is right and wrong in life
Need to be useful and to belong
Value home, family and tradition
A natural preserver, a good citizen and helpful
Seek knowledge and understanding
Live by their own standards
Need explanation and answers
Value intelligence, insight, fairness and justice
A natural non-conformist, a visionary and problem solver
Act on a moment's notice
Consider life a game, here and now
Need fun, variety, stimulation and excitement
Value skill, resourcefulness and courage
A natural troubleshooter, a performer and competitor
Group Activity #1
Get together in your primary color groups
Using the flip chart, draw images you feel represent your true color
Your drawings can illustrate your color's best traits and challenge areas
Choose a spokesperson to present your drawings to the group
Group Activity #2
Gather in groups (numbered 1 through 4)
Put together a sales pitch - how would you sell x product to a blue, a gold, a green and an orange? Consider the characteristics of each color in your pitch.
Present to the group
Draw your true color
True Colors: Capture their interest
Provide opportunities for social contact
Offer a clear outline for expectations
Offer opportunities to do things that are creative
Provide a way for them to express feelings
Give them individual attention
Provide them with opportunities to please
Allow them to display their leadership ability
Have them organize others
Maintain stability, consistency and rules
Provide consistent feedback
Ask them to share information
Pose problems and allow them to solve
Provide opportunity for them to build and display competency
Request explanations of additional insight
Make assignments short-term and challenging
Give them the opportunity to show cleverness
Provide hands-on activities
Focus on immediate needs and issues
Original and unique
Calm, not emotional
Able to find flaws objectively
Afraid to open up
Stingy with praise
Don't consider people in plans
Cool, aloof, unfeeling
Warm, caring, compassionate
Likes to please people
Talks too much
Sets own agenda
Fun loving, enjoys life
Does many things at once
Manipulative, can't be trusted
Not able to stay on task
Tend to rely on the facts
Ask many questions
Say things only once
Avoid small talk
Argue both sides of the issue
Worry that they are not being understood
True Colors: In Conversations
Love to talk
Talk about how they feel
Avoid issues that might end in conflict
Ramble and get off subject
Pay attention to non-verbal communication
Use clear and precise language
Cut the small talk
Want to keep the conversation in order
Talk about responsibilities
Focus on how efficient things are
Want to follow an agenda or plan
Say just the right things
Dominate what is being said
Get right to the point
Make decisions quickly
Create energy or excitement
Focus on results
400 B.C. Hippocrates
1950 Myers (and Myers-Briggs Type Indicator)
1970 Keirsey and Bates
Sanguine: Buoyant, cheerful, hopeful, sunny
Melancholic: Sad, pessimistic
Phlegmatic: Calm, detached
Choleric: Passionate, enthusiastic
Wait for instruction!
Imagine for yourself a character, a model personality, whose example you determine to follow, in private as well as in public.
What is True Colors?
True Colors Card and Word Sort
Detailed description of the 4 True Colors
Activity #1: Draw your True Color
True Colors in Conversation and Capturing Interest
Activity #2: Sales Pitch