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Congratulations [email protected] , you are a core white personality motivated by your driving core motive PEACE, with a blue secondary color. This Color Code Assessment Report has been specifically customized for you! We will refer back to these results throughout the report. From your answers, we have determined your innate strengths and limitations, needs and wants, and core and secondary colors. In addition to heightening your self awareness, this report will give you insights and suggestions on creating more successful and rewarding relationships, both personally and professionally.
Life is the most exciting journey of all. To understand the vital role the four personalities play in our lives, notably enriches the experience. Afterall, life is all about relationships and the success of those relationships depends on how you relate to the individuals involved. Understanding yourself and others, and learning how to properly use that knowledge is a critical skill of success that will benefit you and those around you. This is what your Color Code Assessment Report was designed to help you accomplish. We encourage you to seriously consider how you can apply this information to improve your relations and life. As always, we at Taylor Hartman are here to help you with any questions that may arise on your journey of self-discovery.
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Your Personality Style as a white
As a WHITE, you are driven by a core motivation that is perhaps least easily identified by the other colors. You are driven at your very core by the motivation of PEACE. You simply want to feel independently harmonious and at peace with those around you. All behavior based personality theories read you inaccurately. They look only at your outward behavior and miss the driving core motivation within which is at the heart of understanding you. Another reason you are least understood comes in how quiet you are in expressing yourself. You are the least likely of the colors to present your thoughts or demand attention.
You are a powerful intellect with remarkable logic on clarity on all aspects of the human experience. The problem lies in getting you to share what you think inside or how you see others. You crave tranquility and expend tremendous energy in order to remain free of conflict. It is not uncommon for you to tuck yourself away with a good book or take a long solitary hike far from the maddening crowd. For you, alone time is not only welcome, it is mandatory for you to function.
You are keenly aware of your surroundings but wait for others to invite your feedback before verbally sharing your insights. You are a wealth of knowledge which unfortunately often goes untapped because of your resistance to freely speaking your mind, especially if it might create conflict. While you are capable of having NOTHING on your mind at any given time, even when you have thoughts you typically present yourself as detached or uninterested. A college professor once asked a young WHITE student if he was happy. The student simply nodded her head in the affirmative. However, your lack of facial expression caused the professor to say, "If you are happy, why don’t you tell your face?!" You must remember that you cannot NOT communicate! Your body language often denotes lack of energy, emotional aloofness or even anger.
You are brilliant on your own. You love your own company and find that you quite enjoy living in your own head. When a parent sends a WHITE child to her room out of frustration, the child feels rewarded and inwardly couldn’t be happier with the parent’s punishment. The WHITE child could easily remain in their room for hours. Punishment would be forcing them to engage in dialogue or interact with the family. A WHITE will often find themselves daydreaming or living out fantasies in their mind. They are very independent people who do not find it difficult to be alone within themselves in life. WHITES can sit with people on long drives and be completely comfortable with long silences while others crave some form of interaction. People often ask WHITES, "what’s wrong?!" while the WHITE is baffled by their discomfort with quiet connectedness. "Nothing’s wrong" they respond, but in their own mind they are thinking, "if you keep forcing me to interact because of your discomfort, THAT will create a problem for both of us."
Perhaps your greatest innate gift is kindness. Kindness is your trademark and you are often dismayed at how difficult it is for others to be kind to others. While you are not necessarily compassionate like the BLUES, they are not particularly kind like you. Compassion has an emotional derivative and kindness comes from a logical base. You have strong logical perspective and as such are very accepting of reasons why others may not share the same opinions on life as you do. You are exceptionally inviting of diversity and do not appreciate irrational rigidity in others. In your efforts to be kind to others, you often hold yourself back from offering your true feelings. Trust me, no matter how harsh you fantasize yourself to be when articulating your feelings; you do not come across the least bit unkind.
People need your wisdom and perspective. You need to speak to the issues because you offer tremendous clarity in your brief and unassuming way. Your egolessness is impressive as you do not need constant attention or even desire having the final word. Your modest, yet determined independence is without equal. People always appreciate your brevity when sharing your insights as well as your unassuming style in life.
You doubt yourself and suffer from a serious internal lack of confidence. Confidence comes from doing and you discover once you have done something that your innate fear was irrational which often frees you to more fully engage others and life. You are vulnerable to allowing others to determine your life experience simply as your way of "getting along", but you must trust your instincts and engage those people or ideas that challenge you to be your very best. Do not settle for less so as not to rock the boat in life. Your life is as important and deserves your internal commitment as much as allowing others to express their more insistent demands on you.
Like water, you flow over and around life’s challenges. You can be quietly, yet fiercely, independent. You prefer to experience life at your own pace and with your own unique style. You always bring the voice of reason and lack of personal bias to the human experience. You can be exceptionally talented at inventing things and find yourself fascinated within your own mind at the wonders of life. People challenges, on the other hand, can prove exasperating and less inviting than issue-based challenges. You are mostly very diplomatic in difficult relationships and provide a quiet solace for those with whom you interact. For you, less is more which can prove extremely difficult for you when others feel more (of you and your interaction) is preferable to your preference to share less.
Patience often wins the day for you as you enjoy a powerful sense of endurance. You do not need immediate gratification and willingly go the distance for the things you want. Your motto is "all things come to he who waits". Nobody can out wait you. Without much fanfare, you move through life with an innate beacon guiding you toward your own personal comfort zones which may lack the understanding of others because you don’t verbally share your intentions or personal preferences.
You embrace life with such an unflappable “even-tempered” approach. It can be quite awkward when you reach a boiling point after enduring too much for too long, and find yourself "blowing up" in exasperation at someone. After you share your emotional outburst, you retreat to your quiet solitude, having had your say and wanting no more discussion on the subject. Conflict in the moment is difficult for you, as is expressing yourself candidly, so you stuff ill will until it simply must be said as you have suffered enough.
People don’t know you easily but they find your gentle way easy to be around. You may be boring but you are never bored. You are indecisive (when was the last time you knew where you wanted to go eat?!) and tolerant of others. Your presence often lingers far longer than your immediate presence would indicate because of your kindness and acceptance of others. Enjoy your remarkable logic and know how refreshing your selflessness is in teaching all the colors just how little one really needs in order to be genuinely satisfied in life. Your driving core motive forms the essence of who you are. It is the innermost reason for your behavior and, therefore influences the way you see and interact with the world around you. Understanding your driving core motive is the key to getting yourself.
Quick Lesson on Motives:
1. Motives are the innermost reasons behind your behavior and form your innate personality. 2. Your driving core motive influences your behavior and acts as the lens through which you see the world. 3. Driving core motive is not linked to heredity or environment. 4. You have only one core personality, driven by one singular core motive, though; you may have strengths’ and limitations from more than one color.
Remember, as a WHITE, you are motivated by Peace. This is not referring to a political agenda or the absence of war. It is an absence of inner conflict, the idea of serenity, and an acceptance of oneself and others. There is a strong and compelling need to keep things in balance in your life, so as to maintain an internal feeling of tranquility and harmony. Every WHITE is different and unique. While you may not possess all the intricate nuances of the WHITE personality, all WHITES share the same driving core motive of PEACE, which determines how you see and interact with the world around you.
Only people with the same innate personality fully understand how central the driving core motive is to their very being. It is like breathing. It is innate and natural. No driving core motive is positive or negative in and of itself. Driving core motive simply reflects what is most crucial to every individual who shares the same color personality.
YOUR ROLE AS A light weight
As a WHITE you are considered to be a "light weight" among the personalities. Both WHITES and YELLOWS represent the personality light weights, defined as such for their constant refusal to be controlled by others. Simply stated, you do not care what others think is the best thing for you to do or way for you to live. Right or wrong, you want to make your own decision and live your life on your terms. In fact, light weights will even make "wrong" choices just to make a point to the REDS and BLUES that they refuse to be controlled.
Both heavy weights and light weights are critical to the balance of life. REDS and BLUES are classified as heavy weights sole because they spend their entire lives trying to control others. Remember that life is all about relationships. Your ability to understand the roles played by each color will greatly enhance or seriously sabotage your skill in building meaningful relationships with others. You will find yourself more successful by picking your battles and seeking other’s best interests, instead of denying the value of other’s influence in helping you make correct decisions. That said, you enjoy a quiet resolve to live your life independently and in your own unique style.
Relationships are more positive when each personality acknowledges their nature and works to enhance others as well as themselves. Neither is right or wrong. It’s more about motive and timing. For example, there are times when WHITES and YELLOWS would perform better allowing themselves to be controlled and REDS AND BLUES need to let go of their need to control and be right about how everyone needs to live their life. Both need each other. Both bring styles that enable them to survive in life and contribute to the well-being of others. You would do well to embrace the gifts that both light weights and heavy weights bring to the spectrum of relationships.
DO YOU HAVE A SECONDARY COLOR? -YES , blue….
You have a core WHITE motive with secondary BLUE. You enjoy a strong self-regulation, which allows you to control your emotions and hold a steady pace in life. You are typically well received by others who find you funny and pleasant to be around. You don’t challenge issues or people directly but prefer indirect communication. You have opinions but usually keep them to yourself. If necessary, you will tell a close peer your opinion and hope that he or she will carry the opinion further in order to impact a change. You are an unlikely candidate for challenging the status quo, especially if your opinion is in the minority.
You can be highly organized and efficient in how you deal with life. You think things through and willingly do whatever needs to be done in order to meet your goals. You lack leadership skills and often look to others to challenge you to "raise the bar." You are typically content with what life throws you and will "make do" with what you have. You have a high tolerance for pain and can endure difficulties far longer than most other personalities. Sometimes you will simply wait out the competition, winning by default, rather than having to face it head on.
You have a kindness about you that is highly accepting of others, but once you have been crossed you find it hard to open up to that individual again. You may accept an individual who has crossed you, but you will struggle to see him without the emotional scar he caused you in the past. You wish people would read your mind so you wouldn’t have to verbalize your concerns. You enjoy conversation easily unless there is tension or the dialogue becomes combative. In a combative situation you are quiet and simply wait while the others engage each other. You often think about what was said long after a conversation has ended.
You appreciate your independence but love a sense of belonging to a small, intimate group. You enjoy the blending of the WHITE traits of listening and clarity with the BLUE traits of quality and commitment. You don’t require much attention or public acknowledgement, but are highly appreciative when someone notices your contributions. You do not seek to be acknowledged on your own. Asking for a raise on the job would keep you awake for days, and even then you would, at most, make the request on paper rather than having to verbally engage your supervisor.
You like pleasing others, as long as you can maintain your autonomy to move at your own pace in life. When you are unable to navigate a relationship well, you withdraw and hope that things will get better without a direct confrontation. You are comfortable on the fringe rather than being the central focus and prefer to go through life as a participant rather than as a leader. Once you find your footing, you have a remarkable ability to set forth boundaries and expectations, which provides for a very positive and enjoyable environment.
|Your NEEDS as a WHITE||Your WANTS as a WHITE|
to feel good(inside)
to be allowed your own space
to be respected
to feel tolerance from others
to withhold insecurities
to be treated with kindness
to have independence
to enjoy contentment
|Your NEEDS as a BLUE||Your WANTS as a BLUE|
to reveal insecurities
to enjoy security
to be autonomous
to please others
to be morally good
to be appreciated
to be understood
to receive acceptance
You may or may not feel that you necessarily possess all of the needs and wants listed above. Therefore, cross out the needs and wants that don't quite seem to fit you, and circle the top two or three that you feel are most critical to you. Remember, even though there are only four major personality types, no two white are exactly alike. Needs and wants do tend to fluctuate somewhat from one person to the next, especially when a secondary color is present. It is a healthy practice to communicate your top needs and wants to those with whom you are interested in creating a more dynamic relationship.
Now that you know who you are, as defined by your driving core motive, you can focus on "being you" more consistently. This concept we call congruence ("acting in harmony with who you innately are") strengthens your self-awareness. When you get out of bed in the morning, isn't it nice to know that the sun is going to rise in the east? We value congruence and our knowing that some things, and people, remain constant. Part of your being effective with others is demonstrating consistency in who you are when you interact with them.
In the process of personal development, congruence comes first by working on getting comfortable with "you" before you move on to developing positive character traits that you don't naturally possess. Trying to grow without first coming into harmony with who you innately are, would be like the Wright Brothers trying to fly without first understanding the laws of physics. Becoming a better "you" by adding to your personality is crucial, but don’t forget the power of your core personality or minimize the value of who you are by deviating from your core altogether. To do so would be extremely limiting to you and your life.
Personal Development Tasks to Consider as a Core white
The following list includes action items for you to pursue in your personal life that will help you improve who you are en route to better relationships. Identify what you should START doing, STOP doing, and CONTINUE doing as a white to reap more happiness and success in your life.
- Asserting your opinion in team meetings
- To develop a sense of urgency
- Mentoring your peers and subordinates
- Daydreaming and living within the compounds of your own mind
- Ignoring consistent feedback about your behavior
- Withdrawing in light of negative criticism and becoming passive/aggressive
- Inverting new ways of solving old problems
- Being diplomatic with office politics
- Providing excellent clarity in problem solving
- Saying what you mean…and meaning what you say
- Setting goals and a personal direction in your life
- Doing your work on yourself emotionally
- Letting others determine your direction in life
- Being stubborn about things you know you should be doing
- Getting angry at people trying to motivate you
- Regulating yourself emotionally
- Being pleasant to be around
- Enjoying diversity and difference in people
- Connecting to your significant other emotionally
- Planning activities and initiating opportunities for the relationship
- Telling your significvant other what frightens you most about the future
- Making your significant other decide everything
- Floating in relationships that are going no where
- Doubting your ability to make a difference in your relationship
- Being kind to those you love
- Listening (nobody does it better)
- Accepting your significant other’s differences and weaknesses
WHY COLOR CODE YOUR LIFE ?
When was the last time you saw yourself for who you really are? And, we're not talking about the typical mirror image of yourself, your likes and dislikes, your behavior in any given situation. No, we're talking about who you innately are, what drives you, what makes you who you are. Like an internal mirror, your Color Code Personality Profile reveals the truth about who you are inside. It reveals your innate strengths and limitations, your needs and wants, where you are less likely to succeed. What's more, the cutting edge insights from your personal profile not only reveal who you really are, but they teach you how to leverage your unique personality to enhance the quality of your life.
While personality profiles only explain what you do, the Color Code delves deeper to determine why you do what you do by uncovering your driving core motive, the innermost reason why you do what you do. Instruments that describe simply what you do (behaviorbased) aren't telling you anything you don't know already. In order to improve your life and relationships, you need to understand why you do what you do (motive-based).
Your results from the Color Code will add insight into your life. Your profile takes what scholars at Oxford University regard as the most revolutionary and correct personality theory in existence today -the Color Code- and uses it to provide you with a complete guide to enhancing the quality of your life with the gift of self-awareness. Your Color Code Personality Profile reveals who you innately are. This enables you to understand why you choose certain behaviors, and teaches you how to leverage your unique personality to enhance the quality of your life in just a single sitting.
Recent studies in Emotional Intelligence (EQ) demonstrate that your EQ is four times more critical to your success in life than your IQ. Emotional Intelligence identifies five critical areas of development: self-awareness (Color Code offers you valuable accurate insight into yourself and others), self- regulation (WHITE gift), motivation (RED gift), empathy (BLUE gift), and social skills (YELLOW gift). Understanding your color code and the gifts from each of the personality colors will give you demonstrated advantages in your life. You will discover each of these gifts as you embrace the process of becoming Charactered with the help of specific diagnostic tools we offer you.
WHAT COLORS ARE IN YOUR LIFE?
The Four Basic Core Color Descriptions When we see a photograph in which we are included, we typically will look first at ourselves. Once we have located ourselves in the picture, we will then look at the others with whom we were photographed. This tendency to look at ourselves first will also exist as you read this report. As you discover yourself, you will find it more intriguing to see how "photogenic" others are who play significant roles in your life. You will not be able to resist applying this new knowledge to your peers, boss, spouse, or children. The following is a very brief synopsis of what all personalities look like so that you are better able to see all those included in the "photograph" of your life.
What follows is a description of the four personality colors. The characteristics outlined are based on the respective driving core motive of each personality color. (Incidentally, when a person is referred to as being a particular color, this should not be misinterpreted as a reference to race or color of skin. Each of us should be color blind in that regard.).
The People Code "A new way to see yourself, your relationships, and life" is a very accurate summation of this work. The People Code takes the world of psychology and interpersonal relationships to a new, more accurate depth.
REDS are motivated by POWER. Power simply means moving from point A to point B. These people seek productivity and need to makes things happen. REDS typically think they know the right thing to do. Subsequently they often want their own way in getting things done. 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 is in their careers, school endeavors, or personal lives. Whatever REDS value, they get done. They are workaholics. Selfishly, however, they often resist doing anything that doesn't interest them or offer personal incentives.
REDS only value approval from others whom they respect. They seek validation for their practical approach to life, and the ability to enhance the bottom line. REDS would rather be respected than loved and if they can't respect you, they will struggle to love you. REDS are confident, proactive, and visionary, but can also be arrogant, selfish, and insensitive. When you deal with REDS be brief, factual, direct, AND show no fear!
BLUES are motivated by INTIMACY. Intimacy means genuine connection and sharing between people. They need to be understood and appreciated. Everything they do is qualitybased. They are loyal friends, family and business associates. Whatever or whomever they commit to is their sole (and soul) focus. They love to serve and give of themselves freely in order to nurture others' lives.
BLUES come with distinct preferences and have the most controlling personality. While REDS think they are always right, BLUES know they are! Their personal code of ethics is remarkably strong and they expect others to live honest, committed lives as well. BLUES don't lie and struggle intensely when others lie to them. They enjoy sharing meaningful moments in conversation as well as paying close attention to special life events (I.e. birthdays and anniversaries).
BLUES are dependable, thoughtful, and analytical, but can also be selfrighteous, worry-prone, and moody. They are "sainted pit-bulls" who never let go of something or someone once they are committed. When you deal with BLUES be sincere and make a genuine effort to understand and appreciate them for their depth of connection and commitment to quality in life.
WHITES are motivated by PEACE. Peace means harmony with clarity and acceptance in diversity; it is the absence of contention. They are extremely kind and value that from others. They resist confrontation at all costs. To them, feeling good can be more important than being good. They are typically quiet by nature, process things very deeply and objectively with great clarity. Of all the colors, WHITES are the best listeners. They respect people who are direct but recoil from perceived hostility or verbal battle. WHITES don't want to control others and resist being controlled as can be evidenced by their silent stubbornness or passive-aggressive ways.
WHITES need their "alone time" and crave independence. WHITES want to do things their own and in their own time. They ask little of others and resent imposing too intensely of them. WHITES are much more resilient than they often appear. They enjoy hearty endurance and a strong competitiveness, but they don't easily reveal their feelings. WHITES are eventempered, diplomatic, and the voice of reason, but can also be indecisive, (just ask one where they want to go eat!) unexpressive, and emotionally detached. When you deal with WHITES be kind, accept and support their individuality, and look for non-verbal clues in order to accurately identify their feelings.
YELLOWS are motivated by FUN. Fun means being in the moment and enjoying what you are right now regardless of future consequences or expectations of others. They are personally inviting and embrace life as a party that they're hosting. They love playful interaction and can be extremely sociable. They are highly persuasive and seek instant gratification. YELLOWS need to be adored and praised. While YELLOWS are carefree, they often hide their emotional sensitivity and remain on high alert to others' agendas to control them or negatively judge them. YELLOWS typically carry within themselves the gift of a good heart but can become self-centered con artists if undisciplined in their lives.
YELLOWS need to look good socially, and friendships command a high priority in their lives. YELLOWS wake up happy! They are articulate, engaging of others and crave playful adventure. Easily distracted, they can never sit still for long. All YELLOWS could easily be diagnosed ADD. They need to be managed behaviorally or they struggle with focus. They embrace each day in the "present tense" and choose people who, like themselves, enjoy a curious nature. YELLOWS are charismatic, spontaneous, and positive, but can also be irresponsible, obnoxious, and forgetful. YELLOWS live by the motto, "If you don't want me, you can't have me." When you deal with YELLOWS take a positive, upbeat approach and promote light-hearted, creative, and fun interactions.
Filters Impact Your Self-Expression
Despite the remarkable accuracy with which your driving core motive describes your personality, you will always remain uniquely yourself. Numerous "filters" affect self-expression within each of the four colors. For example, consider introversion versus extroversion. Some whiteS are introverted (their best energy comes from being alone) while other whiteS are more extroverted (their best energy comes during interaction with others).
Other key factors, which are less significant than driving core motive, but are relevant in creating your unique personality include: intelligence, birth order, gender, religious upbringing, family environment, and cultural forces."
Our studies indicate that while different cultures promote and value different colors (core personalities), the general population in each culture runs true to the following percentages:
These percentages vary widely by profession because certain job responsibilities and performance expectations match better (or worse) with various personality types. People are naturally attracted to work that best suits their unique skills and personal preferences. For example, REDS are reflected as a higher percentage of CEOs while YELLOWS have higher representation among Fire Fighters. Any color can be successful in any career, but certain colors find different careers more appealing and easier to achieve success by the very nature of their innate personality fitting easily with performance expectations for the job.
NEXT STEP: BECOMING CHARACTERED
When you look at the personality profile results, it is important that you remember that your profile does NOT put you in a box. It only creates self-awareness, the starting point of positive change. Also, the traits that you see listed under each category were what you came with innately (your nature). You may have already begun to change some or even many of them by choices you've made in your life.
Here are some important principles for you to remember: 1. It is NEVER wise to give up your driving core motive. While it is essential to move away from the limitations of any color, it is just as important to keep "the good stuff" as well. In other words, be true to your personality core, but seek to develop the strengths of the other three colors as well. 2. Whether people around you are familiar with the Color Code or not, they will sense that something is not right about you when your actions stem from limitations outside of your core color. Work on eliminating these limitations first. 3. Get feedback from others, because they typically will see you more accurately than you see yourself. 4. This is a process, not an event. Do not expect to change overnight. The best way to be successful is to consistently work at making progress, no matter how small it may seem. You can get there if you want to!
The key to becoming Charactered can be found in one powerful phrase: Do your work. Doing your work requires paying attention to the parts of your personality that needs fixing (what inadequacies are limiting you, what limiting characteristic traits do you need to overcome, etc.) and spending the time and effort to make those fixes.
People do not typically see who you are inside. They see you for what you are on the outside. They see how you behave. Becoming Charactered means finding positive antidotes from other personalities to replace limitations in your innate personality. Doing your work is vital to getting over yourself because it entails accepting that being who you innately are isn't necessarily the standard that everyone should seek to attain. You must develop the discipline to value the strengths of the other colors and seek to cultivate them yourself, if you want to achieve true success in life.
People behave in four basic patterns. They are Charactered, Healthy, Unhealthy, or Dysfunctional. If people fall under the Charactered pattern, they are exhibiting positive traits outside of their core color. In the Healthy pattern, they are exhibiting positive traits inside their core color. In the Unhealthy pattern, they are exhibiting negative traits inside their core color. In the Dysfunctional pattern, they are exhibiting negative traits outside their core color. In other words, Charactered and Healthy individuals seek to build on the strengths of their personality, while Unhealthy and Dysfunctional individuals let their limitations dictate their lives.
While we may operate in all four patterns at any given time, most people commonly find themselves in one of three blends of these basic patterns. They live predominantly in the realm of Charactered, Healthy-Unhealthy, or Unhealthy-Dysfunctional. The more Charactered you become, the more valuable you are to yourself and others
Watch for the Hartman Character Code. You can prepare for this by reading Color Your Future by Taylor Hartman, Ph.D.