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"Color Codes" or "Rainbow Blatherings"

I am sitting in my ward's family home evening and we are going through The Color Code. It's kind of fun but since I have taken the test a bazillion times I'm find a lot of this a little repetitive.

My color code notes:
My color code notes:

The numbers may vary a little bit but I always come out the same.
For those of you who are unfamilar with the Color Code, it works as follows: Each color = equals a prime motivator.

Yellow = Fun
Red = Power
Blue = Intimacy
White = Peace


Reds and Blues are the "power colors." The hardest combination is a Red/Blue... which is my parents. They really do speak two different languages. Reds and Blue fight with logic and emotion. For the people who have these two as their primary colors, they've got a lot of internal struggle. "DO X...it's the logical thing to do!" "But...so and so might be urt!"

All my best, most intimate friends have been blues and whites.

Apparently I always want to go to Disneyland. I can not argue with this.
____

The only surprise so far is in a group this large...I am the only dominant yellow.

Red:
Strengths:
Responsible/Proactive
Determined Committed
Decisive/Focused
Powerful
Confident
Logical
Pragmatic/Task-oriented

Limitations:
Selfish
Insensitive
Impatient
Arrogant
Argumentative
Bossy/Tactless
Critical of Others

*I have to pay attention to myself with red being my secondary color. I got into a fight the other week with Lisa and she shouted at me, "HOW COME YOU ALWAYS HAVE TO BE RIGHT?!" I confess I was puzzled at the outburst...of COURSE I was right....I had just read the FACTS to her and then got shouted out.

BLUE:
Strengths:
Respectful/Honest
Reliable/Committed
Loyal
Sincere
Compassionate
Disciplined
Dedicated
Emotional
Deliberate
Nurturing

Limitations:
Unrealistic Expectations
Low self-esteem
Self-critical
Suspicious/Worry-prone
Unforgiving/Controlling
Moody
Self-Righteous
Hard to please
Jealous


This guy is talking right now about how a lot of elementary teachers are blues. My mom is a blue and a former elementary teacher. He talks about how they will spend hours and hours on a bulletin board...which is knock your socks off...but if someone compliments it they will say, "Oh, it would have been better if only I had done "x."" HAH! So true! My mom is a blue.

Now he is blathering about how women are more blue. Alright. Now I am irritated since I have known some strong male blues..and I thought in the book it's stressed that colors do NOT equal gender and should not be equated and then he goes on and generally says how unhealthy blues are!

****
NOTE: I just stood up and called him on his sexism. Go me.

"Uh, have you heard of sarcasm?"
"You just implied that blue was a more feminine color...and then congratulationed a blue male on being mentally healthy and he was the first one (mentally healthy) you'd met."

Pause.

Me: "I would watch it."

Blue Needs & Wants
To BE good morally
to be UNDERSTOOD
to be APPRECIATED
to receive ACCEPTANCE
to REVEAL insecurities
to please OTHERS
Autonomy
Security

There's a crisis around here somewhere if I can just hunt around and find it

____

WHITE:
Core Motvie = Peace
Strengths:

Kind
Easy going/Adaptable
Even tempered
Diplomatic/Balanced
Inventive
Independent
Patient/Forgiving
Agreeable (to their detriment...they'll just go along with it.)
Diplomatic
Inventive
Good Listener

Limitations:
Indecisive
Silently stubborn
Reluctant/Unsure
Uninvolved/Directionless
Unmotivated
Unproductive/Lazy
Boring
Avoid conflict
Indiferent
Ambivilant


My youngest brother is a white. He's hard to rile up and always moves along at an even keel. You can not make him do something he does not want to do. It is like pushing an unconscious elephant up a hill on rollerskates. The moment you quit pushing it's mass is going to just roll right over you and back to the bottom of the hill.

Lisa is also a white.

Whites are passive aggressive. Whites do not need constant stimulation.

"Whites put their head on the pillow at night means `it's dark!' That's what it means! When it's dark we go to sleep, we'll do it all again tomorrow."
Whites get angry at themselves for not standing up for themselves....and eventually the white will explode at sometimes non related things. They do not like to explain things...that = conflict. Conflict = BAD.

to FEEL good inside
to be given SPACE
to be RESPECTED
to be ACCEPTED
to WITHHOLD insecurities
to please SELF & OTHERS
to be independent
Contentment

Whites are chameleons...because they adapt to everyone else around them. "I DID answer you...just not verbally."
"Rivers know this: There is no hurry, we shall get there someday." -Winnie the Pooh
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YELLOW:

A healthy yellow sees life as something to be enjoyed.
Strengths:

Happy/Optimistic
Trusting/Forgiving
Carefree/Playful
Outgoing/Friendly
Charismtic/Popular
Live in the Moment
Enthusiastic
Spontaneous (Hear the word GO means OUT THE DOOR!)Forgiving
Happy
Charismatic
Positive

Limitations:
Iresponsible
Uncommitted
Impulsive
Undisciplined
Obnoxious/Insesnsitive
Rebellious
Disorganized
an interrupter
Obnixious
Afraid to Face Facts

Rather than work on the project at hand will find another one to work on...

To look good SOCIALLY
to be well liked
to be PRAISED
to gain GENERAL approval
to HIDE insecurities LOOSELY
to be NOTICED
Feedom
Playful adventure

Yellows will talk about their flaws and feelings...but it's generally in stand up format.

Yellow's superfiality is generally a survival tactic.


______



Red-Blue = Uncomplimentary Opposities
Red-Yellow=Complimentary Similarities
Yellow-White=Comfortable Opposiies
Yellow-Blue=Complimentary Opposities
Blue-White=Complimentary Similarities
White-Red=Complimentry Opposities

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mortuus
Oct. 16th, 2007 01:28 pm (UTC)
Ah, I do enjoy the Color Code. What I find interesting is how I've changed over the years. When I first took the test as a teenager and through much of college, I was blue/white, around 50/45, with the last 5 split between red and yellow (so almost none of either). So I was very close to half and half, but tilted to the blue. As I've aged, blue has dropped and been replaced by red. White has been static, so I'm now definitely white with a decent amount of red, and then some blue. Yellow is still pretty much nonexistent, though.
alexfiles
Oct. 18th, 2007 02:18 am (UTC)
Obviously the leader was not a blue. His qualifications to evaluate mental health on the fly are suspect; trained psychologists resist this kind of generalization.

Good on you, indeed!

I'm a blue. I never heard of this before, but they called me just right when I took the test. (I read the description to Bart and he said, So they've me you?)

Bart is taking the test now. I'm guessing he's a Red. Explains a lot about our volatile, intimate, no-holds-barred relationship ;-)

Today I discovered; well, I'm going to post about it in more detail, but I found out the bankruptcy will change my life in more ways than financial. But going to the color code site and taking the test, this quote appeared at the bottom of the page, so apt and comforting a was in tears (and so was Bart):

Be willing to relinquish the life you've planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for you. --Joseph Campbell


alexfiles
Oct. 18th, 2007 02:19 am (UTC)
That's "so they've met you."
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