Sunday, July 24, 2011

Color Coded Personality

Have you ever wondered what color you'd be coded under? Well here's your chance to find out! This is a great personality test recommended by my Psychology Professor. In case you were wondering I'm a Blue with a minor in White :)

Directions: Mark an “X” on the answer sheet by the one word or phrase that best describes what you are like most of the time. Choose only one response from each group. Read down first. After you have finished question 30, total your scores for each letter.

1.a)___ opinionated
b)___ nurturing
c)___ inventive
d)___ outgoing

2.a)___ power-oriented
b)___ a perfectionist
c)___ indecisive
d)___ self-centered

3.a)___ dominant
b)___ sympathetic
c)___ tolerant
d)___ enthusiastic

4.a)___ self-serving
b)___ suspicious
c)___ unsure
d)___ naive

5.a)___ decisive
b)___ loyal
c)___ contented
d)___ playful

6.a)___ arrogant
b)___ worry prone
c)___ slightly stubborn
d)___ flighty

7.a)___ assertive
b)___ reliable
c)___ kind
d)___ sociable

8.a)___ bossy
b)___ self-critical
c)___ reluctant
d)___ a teaser

9.a)___ action-oriented
b)___ analytical
c)___ easygoing
d)___ carefree

10.a)___critical of others
b)___ overly sensitive
c)___ shy
d)___ obnoxious

11.a)___ determined
b)___ detail conscious
c)___ a good listener
d)___ a party person

12.a)___ demanding
b)___ unforgiving
c)___ unmotivated
d)___ vain

13.a)___ responsible
b)___ idealistic
c)___ considerate
d)___ happy

14.a)___ impatient
b)___ moody
c)___ passive
d)___ impulsive

15.a)___ strong-willed
b)___ respectful
c)___ patient
d)___ fun-loving

16.a)___ argumentative
b)___ unrealistic
c)___ directionless
d)___ an interrupter

17.a)___ independent
b)___ dependable
c)___ even tempered
d)___ trusting

18.a)___ aggressive
b)___ often depressed
c)___ ambivalent
d)___ forgetful

19.a)___ powerful
b)___ deliberate
c)___ gentle
d)___ optimistic

20.a)___ insensitive
b)___ judgmental
c)___ boring
d)___ undisciplined

21.a) ___ logical
b) ___ emotional
c) ___ agreeable
d) ___ popular

22.a) ___ always right
b) ___ guilt prone
c) ___ unenthusiastic
d) ___ uncommitted

23.a) ___ pragmatic
b) ___ well-behaved
c) ___ accepting
d) ___ spontaneous

24.a) ___ merciless
b) ___ thoughtful
c) ___ uninvolved
d)___ a show-off

25.a)___ task-oriented
b)___ sincere
c)___ diplomatic
d)___ lively

26.a)___ tactless
b)___ hard to please
c)___ lazy
d)___ loud

27.a)___ direct
b)___ creative
c)___ adaptable
d)___ a performer

28.a)___ calculating
b)___ self-righteous
c)___ self-deprecating
d)___ disorganized

29.a)___ confident
b)___ disciplined
c)___ pleasant
d)___ charismatic

30.a)___ intimidating
b)___ careful
c)___ unproductive
d)___ afraid to face facts

___ Total a’s ___Total b’s ___ Total c’s ___ Total d’s Enter your totals in the proper spaces. Now let’s see if you respond the same way to the following situations as you did to groups of descriptive words. Again, pick only one answer, and record your totals for each letter at the end of the section.

31. If I applied for a job, a prospective employer would most likely hire me because I am:
a. Driven, direct and delegating
b. Deliberate, accurate and reliable
c. Patient, adaptable and tactful
d. Fun loving, spirited and casual

32. When involved in an intimate relationship, if I feel threatened by my partner, I:
a. Fight back with facts and anger
b. Cry, feel hurt and plan revenge
c. Become quiet, withdrawn and often hold anger until I blow up over some minor issue later.
d. Distance myself and avoid further conflict

33. For me, life is most meaningful when it:
a. Is task oriented and productive
b. Is filled with people and purpose
c. Is free of pressure and stress
d. Allows me to be playful, lighthearted and optimistic

34. As a child, I was:
a. Stubborn, bright and/or aggressive
b. Well-behaved, caring and/or depressed
c. Permissive, easily persuaded and/or often overwhelmed
d. Playful, casual and/or irresponsible

35. As an adult, I am:
a. Opinionated, determined and/or uncompromising
b. Concerned, sensitive and/or critical
c. Permissive, easily persuaded and/or often overwhelmed
d. Playful, casual and/or irresponsible

36. As a parent, I am:
a. Demanding, quick-tempered and/or uncompromising
b. Concerned, sensitive and/or critical
c. Permissive, easily persuaded and/or often overwhelmed
d. Playful, casual and/or irresponsible

37. In an argument with a friend I am most likely to be:
a. Verbally stubborn about facts
b. Concerned about others’ feeling and principles
c. Silently stubborn, uncomfortable and/or confused
d. Loud, uncomfortable and/or uncompromising

38. If my friend was in trouble, I would be:
a. Protective, resourceful and recommend solutions
b. Concerned, emphatic and loyal--regardless of the problem
c. Supportive, patient and a good listener
d. Nonjudgmental, optimistic and downplaying the seriousness of the situation

39. When making a decision, I am:
a. Assertive, articulate, and logical
b. Deliberate, precise and cautious
c. Indecisive, timid and reluctant.
d. Impulsive, uncommitted and inconsistent

40. When I fail, I feel:
a. Silently self-critical, yet verbally stubborn and defensive
b. Guilty, self-critical and vulnerable to depression -- I dwell on it
c. Unsettled and fearful, but I keep it to myself
d. Embarrassed and nervous — seeking to escape the situation

41. If someone crosses me:
a. I am angered, and cunningly plan ways to get even quickly
b. I feel deeply hurt and find it almost impossible to forgive completely. Generally getting even is not enough.
c. I am silently hurt and plan to get even and/or completely avoid the other person
d. I want to avoid confrontation, consider the situation not important enough to bother with and/or seek other friends

42. Work is:
a. A most productive way to spend one’s time
b. A healthy activity, which should be done right if it’s to be done at all. Work should be done before one plays
c. A positive activity as long as it is something I enjoy and don’t feel pressured to accomplish
d. A necessary evil, much less inviting than play

43. In social situations, I am most often:
a. Feared by others
b. Admired by others
c. Protected by others
d. Envied by others

44. In a relationship, I am most concerned with being:
a. Approved of and right
b. Understood, appreciated and intimate
c. Respected, tolerant and peaceful
d. Praised, having fun and feeling free

45. To feel alive and positive, I seek:
a. Adventure, leadership and lots of action
b. Security, creativity and purpose
c. Acceptance and safety
d. Excitement, playful productivity and the company of others

____Total a’s ____Total b’s ____ Total c’s ____ Total d’s

Now add your totals from number 1-30 to those from Situations 31-45 to get grand totals. At this point, the four personality color types are assigned to each of the letters’: Red for “a”, Blue for “b”, White for “c”, and Yellow for “d”.

Red (a) _____ Blue (b) _____ White (c) _____ Yellow (d) _____

The Color Code NAME________________________________
A New Way to See Yourself, Your Relationships and Life
By Taylor Hartman, PhD.

Count up your totals of A's, B's, C's and D's for questions 1-30.
Strengths and Limitations Totals
_____ A totals _____ B totals _____ C totals _____ D totals

Count up your totals of A's, B's, C's, and D's for questions 31-45
Situation Totals
_____ A totals _____ B totals _____ C Totals _____ D totals

_____ A RED _____ B BLUE _____ C WHITE _____ D YELLOW

Motives: Power
Needs: To look good academically, To be right, To be respected
Wants, APPROVAL, To hide insecurities (tightly), To please self, Leadership, Challenging adventure

Motives: Intimacy
Needs: To be good morally, To be understood, To be appreciated
Wants: ACCEPTANCE, To reveal insecurities, To please others, Autonomy, Security

Motives: Peace
Needs: To feel good inside, To be understood, To be respected
Wants: ACCEPTANCE, To reveal insecurities, To please others, Protection, Contentment

Motives: Fun
Needs: To look good socially, To be popular, To be praised
Wants: APPROVAL, To hid insecurities (loosely), To be noticed, Freedom, Playful adventure


RED “Power Wielders”
natural leader
creative in crisis
thrives on independence
operates in a logical, sensible manner
direct and honest with opinions
communicates thoughts well in verbal conversation
directs conversation in productive, pragmatic way
tell others where they stand in relationship

unemotional and detached from feelings
insensitive and tactless
bored with idle chatter
harsh and judgmental
lacks ability to shore self intimately

BLUE “The Do-Gooders”
strong aesthetic sense
highly disciplined
able to enjoy sensitive and deep conversation
strong skills to empathize with others
prefers small groups
willing to let conversations run their course
deep sense of purpose
sincere and deeply emotional
stable and dependable

tends to over kill issues
feels intense on many issues
rigid with principles and unwilling to negotiate
argues from emotional perspective
self abusive verbally

WHITE “The Peace Keepers”
receptive to other’s input
quiet, reflective and peaceful
enjoys life’s simplicity
negotiator and mediator on issues
listens superbly
strong empathy skills
dependable in all situations
patient with self and others

fearful of confrontation
unable to respond quickly in conversation
agrees to please others
doesn’t contribute openly
prefers to observe others interact
refuses to take a stand on issues

YELLOW “Fun Lovers
highly optimistic
sees life as an experience to be enjoyed
spontaneous thinker
enjoys and promotes the physical
easy to converse with
comfortable with people
energized by large groups
superb at superficial conversation

speaks before thinking
poor listener
talks too much about everything and nothing
light minded and superficial
interrupts others freely
overly dramatic


  1. That was pretty interesting! I had the most in White and 2nd was Blue. We were close though! It seems fairly accurate, the one way I survive this life is by having as little stress as possible! lol

  2. Bet you can guess which color I am: Red. I was definitely not surprised. Although blue was a closer 2nd than I expected it to be... And of course yellow was no where to be found in my point system...We did a test in my dorm room that was basically this same thing, but at the end however many points were assigned to each color actually equaled drops of paint that you mixed together so you could visibly see what color it made you. Mine was very purple'y even then. I guess I haven't changed as much as I thought ;)

  3. So I'm a red blue. A complete contradiction!!

  4. If you go so far as to buy the Color Code book I think it'll tell you which colors you should be friends with and which you should marry :) Angela I think we're kindred spirits. Kate, I had no doubt as to what you'd be. And Jan, I don't think I've ever met a red-blue before. Unique!

  5. This is funny. James' mom edited this exact book for Dr. Hartman and she travels out to UT every year to do color code seminars for his company. She has never once been credited for all her work and this makes James dad SO MAD! Anyway, James mom swears by it and has come to Vegas several times to color code conference and to color code my ward and friends. It is very accurate. She mostly uses it now where she works, at Shippensburg University in PA. They send all their failing students to her and she color codes them and uses that info to help them learn how to study and her success rate is, get this, 98%. The most in the State. I have had her do the same thing for my kids and it's done wonders! I'm a white / blue btw.

  6. I had no idea! That would make me mad too! I know so many people who have taken this test and they all say how accurate it is! I never thought of using it to improve study skills, that's an awesome idea. I bet a lot of people would love to take advantage of that!



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