Lead with your strengths

Color Personalities: Lead with your strengths

After taking the color test, learn a little more about your dominant personality strengths and how some of those strengths can be misconceived by others. How can you work those misconceptions into positives?

Orange:

Strengths:

  • Short-term driven
  • Welcomes change and variety
  • Adventurous
  • Competitive
  • Impulsive

Misconceptions:

  • Irresponsible
  • Manipulative
  • Indecisive
  • Scattered
  • Unfocused

Gold:

Strengths:

  • Loyalty driven
  • Respects rules and authority
  • Responsible
  • Organized
  • Appreciative

Misconceptions:

  • Rigid
  • Controlling
  • Judgmental
  • Bossy
  • Too predictable

Blue:

Strengths:

  • Emotionally driven
  • Seeks harmony in groups
  • Enthusiastic
  • Creative
  • Sympathetic

Misconceptions:

  • Over-emotional
  • Smothering
  • Hopelessly naïve
  • Talks to much
  • Ignores policy

Green:

Strengths:

  • Logically driven
  • Independent thinker
  • Focused
  • Efficient
  • Analytical

Misconceptions:

  • Intellectual snob
  • Heartless
  • Critical
  • Unrealistic
  • Unappreciative

Each color is further broken down — blue is contemplative/contextual and empathetic/inclusive; gold is cautious/measured and concrete/structured; orange is curious/energetic and inventive/future-oriented; and green is systems thinking and tough minded/direct.

Questions to ask about yourself and your coworkers

  • What do others need to know about working with you?
  • How do you like to be approached/engaged?
  • How will this help me engage/collaborate with my coworkers?
  • How do others work best?