Warm, compassionate, romantic, philosophical, idealistic, willing to work tirelessly for a cause, affirming, likes people, sympathetic, a great communicator; to name several of my blue personality traits. I have taken the True Colors personality test a fifth time and yup, I’m a blue. The other colors are green, orange, and gold. Okay, so what on earth am I referring to? The Tru Colors personality test was created by Don Lowry in 1979. The test was invented as “a way to understand the behaviors and motivations of others relative to our own personalities to help mitigate potential conflict by learning to recognize personality differences and characteristics” to make it clear here’s why it works:
“Successful people know who they are and what their True Colors are… when you know what your core values and needs are and feel good about them; you can perform at your highest potential in every area of life. And when you share a working, mutual understanding of other’ core values and needs, you have the basis to communicate, motivate, and achieve common goals with utmost dignity, efficacy, and mutual respect.” Don Lowry, creator of True Colors.
For me as a communication scholar in the making, it has helped me identify my persona, and how I portray myself to others, whether it is at work, school, socially or with family. Additionally, it helps with my interactions with others, since people that may have a different True Colors personality color can communicate differently. Making assumptions and labeling comes naturally to us, it’s how we make sense of our lives and experiences. However, the problem with labeling others is that it affects our interactions. Participating in a True Colors personality test is so insightful, it gives us a chance to learn about the strengths, motivations and communication styles of all four True Colors personality types – Green, Blue, Gold and Orange.
Here’s a link if you wish to know your color: https://lonerwolf.com/true-colors-personality-test/