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Copy of True Colors

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Alexa Vander Hye

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What Color is your personality? True Colors Created by Don Lowry in 1978
Grounded in Hippocrates' identification of four primary personality types:
- Sanguine (extroverted/creative)
- Choleric (task-driven)
- Melancholic (introverted/reflective)
- Phlegmatic (harmonious The History of True Colors Blue harmonious Qualities:
Warm & Caring
Emotional & Passionate
Cooperative rather than competitive Critics May Call Blues:
Bleeding Hearts
Too Naive/Trusting
smothering http://www.drdbconsulting.com/imgs/tc2.jpg The Smurfs: True Blues It took a while for Sully to come out of the closet as a true blue http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-McHlKaAHwi8/T_NqDUl8DSI/AAAAAAAACcg/3RMckesTNFs/s1600/Sully.jpg Green curious Great because they are...
- Intellectual
- Logical
- Objective
- Philosophical/Theoretical
- Complex Thinkers
- Explores all facets before
making decisions; rational
- Task Focused, Efficient,
under control ... but may also be seen as:
- Arrogant
- Cold/Unemotional
- Afraid to open up
- Perfectionists
- devaluing relational aspects
- impatient with incompetence Can one get any greener than Dr. Sheldon Cooper? http://images4.fanpop.com/image/photos/16300000/Sheldon-Cooper-sheldon-cooper-16366703-492-656.jpg http://unrealitymag.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/yo.jpg http://mimg.ugo.com/201006/47668/cuts/futurama-kif_288x288.jpg http://www.hdwallpapersarena.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/hulk_general_desktop_1440x900_wallpaper-83992.jpg http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20101015155605/muppet/images/f/f3/Kermit4.jpg http://www.saltypopcorn.com/images/mike-myers-cameron-diaz-shrek-review-eddie-murphy1.jpg Who is the greenest? Gold responsible A Their Best...
Meticulous May be seen as...
Afraid to Act
Too Rigid/Stubborn
Bossy http://newspaper.li/goldmember/ Can villains be gold? do you even know who this is? http://www.wall2wallstickers.com/assets/products/1116/original/C3PO_Assembled.jpg?1301183861 http://www.rankopedia.com/Colour-Series:-YELLOW-/-GOLD---Characters-from-TV-or-Movies/Step1/26596/.htm http://images2.fanpop.com/image/photos/9400000/Lt-Commander-Data-star-trek-the-next-generation-9406565-1694-2560.jpg Being organized and efficient do not necessarily equate to being gold, C3PO Who is more gold, Kirk or Data? Orange Charismatic! Energetic! Creative!
Outgoing! Spontaneous! Quick witted, master negotiator, competitive, present focused
adaptable, hands on adventurous(!) others may see them as: impulsive,
cluttered, inattentive, uncontrollable,
not task focused, manipulative Falt, Jack. “Appreciating Differences: Your True Colors.” http://users.trytel.com/~jfalt/Ene-med/true-col.html. Accessed 22 September 2011.

True Colors International. “What is True Colors and what can it do for me?” http://www.true-colors.com/WhatisTrueColors.html. Accessed 22 September 2011.

True Colors Personality Test. “The History of True Colors.” http://www.true-colors-test.com/truecolorstory.html. 22 September 2011. References What color are you? How strong is your color? Does it ever change? For Discussion Do you think other people see you as the color with which you identify? Which colors work best together? Which colors are prone to conflict? Which color(s) make(s) the best leader(s)? What are the pros and cons of True Colors and other "type" tests? Parallels True Colors & Other "Type" Tests Hippocrates: Sanguine Melancholic Choleric Phlegmatic Astrology: Fire Earth Air Water Keirsey: Artisan Guardian Rational Idealist Myers-Briggs: SP SJ NT NF
(Sensing/Perceiving) (Sensing Judging) (Intuition/Thinking) (Intuition/Feeling) True Colors: Orange Gold Green Blue See's themselves as:
- Compassionate
- people person
- communicator
- willing to work tirelessly for a cause Detail Oriented
values rules, commitment, tradition
strives for a sense of security When working with a: Put needs before procedures
discuss impact on others
focus on behavior
Relate what you're saying to feelings
use open discussions
rephrase criticism Use logical reasoning
get right to the point
Recognize their perspective
leave sufficient time to analyze
talk about possibilities Provide options/allow choices
focus on action
talk about results
high energy activities/competitive situations
teach to do "gold" things Ask for commitment
formulate a plan
be professional
use structured activities with clear expectations
state specific goals and objectives
follow an agenda
reference past/traditions How do you think this affects interpersonal relationships (what's the best way to speak with different colors) http://www.creighton.edu/fileadmin/user/njslc/docs/True_Colors.pdf do you think your color applied to the way you chose to plan your vacation What populations do you think this exercise would be useful for? Why use it? - promotes the appreciation of individual differences
- is a self-awareness activity enabling individuals to become aware of their personality styles
- is a team-builder activity that helps members improve effectiveness in working with others Conversations Blues: - love to talk
- talk about how they feel
- avoid issues that may be conflict
- Ramble
- pay attention to non-verbal communication Greens: - Rely on the facts
- ask many questions
- like to say things only once
- avoid small talk
-argue all sides of an issue
- worry that they are not being understood Oranges: -Dominate conversations
- make decisions quickly
- create energy or excitement
-focus on the end results Golds: - Use clear & precise language
- Talk about responsibilities
-Want to keep the conversation in order
- Focus on how efficient things are Problem Solving Blue: How will people concerned react to the outcome?
How much do I care about what I gain or lose in each alternative?
Green: What are the pros and cons?
What are the logical consequences?
Orange: What other ways are there to solve the problem?
What are the possibilities?
Gold: What are the facts?
What has already been done? Enhance Esteem Blue: Reassure them of their self-worth, provide a harmonious environment
Green: Provide feedback on the quality of their work, provide assistance in choosing tasks that are difficult and challenging but achievable
Orange: challenge their imagination, provide frequent change
Gold: Give clear and specific feedback, provide concrete rewards for success
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