Tuesday, August 12, 2008

My Color Code

Years ago in my early twenties I took the Color Code testing as part of a work assignment that was popular then. Back then, I scored red with blue undertones. I had only a slight bit of yellow and a slight bit of white.

The color definitions are these (extremely simplified):

  • RED (Motive: POWER)—These are the power wielders. Power: the ability to move from point A to point B and get things done, is what motivates and drives these people. They bring great gifts of vision and leadership and generally are responsible, decisive, proactive and assertive. 

  • BLUE (Motive: INTIMACY)—These are the do-gooders. Intimacy: connecting, creating quality relationships and having purpose, is what motivates and drives these people. They bring great gifts of quality and service and are generally loyal, sincere, and thoughtful.

  • WHITE (Motive: PEACE)—These are the peacekeepers. Peace: the ability to stay calm and balanced even in the midst of conflict, is what motivates and drives these people. They bring great gifts of clarity and tolerance and are generally kind, adaptable, and good-listeners.

  • YELLOW (Motive: Fun)—These are the fun lovers. Fun: the joy of living life “in the moment”, is what motivates and drives these people. They bring great gifts of enthusiasm and optimism and are generally charismatic, spontaneous, and sociable.

A balanced person is someone who is 25% each of these colors. I fall short, let's just put it that way.

So, I re-took the test today expecting a big change mainly because the changes I've made since I was 20 are, to put it lightly, DRASTIC. I thought I'd score much higher in blue than in red. Here are the results of today's test:

Congratulations, you are a red.

red: 50.38%
blue: ??? %
yellow: ??? %
white: ??? %

Reds (Motive: Power)

Reds are motivated by Power. They seek productivity and need to look good to others. Simply stated, reds want their own way (listen up people - give me my way and I'll be happy!). They like to be in the driver's seat and willingly pay the price to be in a leadership role. Reds value whatever gets them ahead in life, whether it be in their careers, school endeavors, or personal life. What reds value, they get done. They are often workaholics. They will, however, resist doing anything that doesn't interest them (hmmm, no kidding!).

Reds like to be right (Really, I had no idea!). They value approval from others for their intelligence and practical approach to life, and want to be respected for it. Reds are confident, proactive, and visionary; and but can also be arrogant, selfish, and insensitive (at least I have an excuse!). When you deal with a RED, be precise, factual, direct, AND show no fear (oooh, I'm so scary! Puh-leeez)!

My second biggest color again I suspect is blue, although this test doesn't report that unless you pay. It looks like yellow and white are evenly spaced which makes sense because I'm about as interested in keeping the peace as making life into a party. That's just me, and I do regret it.

I always thought that being a "red" was sort of bad but I've actually been quite happy having that in my personality. It's not so much tied to self-esteem as it used to be and I've found that I have a naturally assertive and opinionated personality. I do think I'm right most of the time and try very hard not to impose that on other people as I think it's really rude when others do it to me (lol, because they're always wrong if their opinion is different than mine).

Curious about your dominant color? Go here and tell us about it. Then drop a comment so I can come see what you are! And we can thank Christy for letting us know about this little quiz!

6 backward glances:

Mrs Furious said...

Now I thought I'd be Red... but I'm Blue. Which totally makes sense and once I realized it's based on our childhood... makes 100% sense.

Katie said...

I am blue- are you surprised with my controlling personality and need for friends?

Amy said...

katie - it's a date for sure!

rachel - i thought you'd be red too. and since it's based on our childhoods, i thought i'd have been blue or white. i don't think i ever was red when i was a kid but who knows, right? now my daughter - red for sure! i can see it already.

Steve said...

Looks like I'm a 38.86% yellow... hey. That quiz called me Yellow! :)

kelly said...

I'm a yellow. It sounded about right. Although, it's hard for me to remember how I was as a kid. I should have my mom take it for me!

Ellen said...

It said I was a 54.48% blue, but these tests are really hard because some of the options they give you don't sound like you at all! and I was a kid a long time ago...