Personality Dimensions was created in 2003, by David Keirsey, in order to help people determine their personality traits. Some people may be more likely to identify with certain colours at certain points in their life. A person's personality is also likely to contain at least a little of all four of these different colours but is usually biased towards one or two colours. This is called a dominant colour. Every Personality Dimension has its own pros and cons, but they can all learn to work together by bringing their unique skills to the table. It is not only helpful to know your dominant colour(s) to gain a better understanding of your personality, but it can also be helpful to understand the traits of other colours in order to better interact with others around you. For example, if you are a green working with a blue, you should keep your criticisms in check and remember a blue might take your logical stance more personally than another green. If you are an orange working with a gold, remember things can't always be acted on as fast as you might like. There are four outcomes, each with their own colour.
|Inquiring Greens are ruled by knowledge. They are constantly searching for answers, and want logical answers to everything. They tend to look at the bigger picture first, meticulously filling in the details later in order to create the perfect solution.
Greens constantly need to be achieving, and will even view vacation time as an opportunity to accomplish something; even relaxing needs to be efficient. They are their own main competitor and are constantly striving to better themselves.
Greens live more studious lives, and if their work is not intellectually stimulating enough, they will often pursue outside interests to satisfy their needs. Greens love to master anything that comes their way and can grasp new concepts quickly.
In the workplace, greens are good strategists as they focus on efficiency and use logic to bring a project to completion in the best way. However, they can get frustrated if they are confronted with a concept they cannot grasp or if they have insufficient information to reach the conclusion of a problem.
|Organized Golds are ruled by the details. They fill employment positions ranging from basic to very advanced levels of intellectual capacity, and tend to find satisfaction in doing work that involve details and planning.
Golds will continually offer to take on projects and increasing responsibilities. They expect to be held accountable, and want to make sure the job is done properly and on time. They are more interested in facts rather than ideas, and prefer someone tells them what they need to know rather than do independent research, as they are afraid they may miss something.
In the workplace, golds excel at logistics. They are very organized and can get people or things to where they need to be, when they need to be there. However, they do prefer it when others conform to their image and could benefit by learning to appreciate the difference in others.
|Resourceful Oranges are ruled by excitement. They have a need to be able to act on impulse, whether that is to take a walk or to fix a car. They can be playful and are fun-loving. They do things because they are fun to do.
Oranges have instinctive knowledge of how to use a tool to its best advantage. Even if it wasn't a tool's original purpose, they will still use it if it gets the jobs done. They use words concretely and factually.
Oranges need variety in their lives, and will often prefer short-term projects as to long-term ones. They become distracted or bored when inserted into a restrictive environment or forced to do repetitive work. They often find formal learning tedious.
In the workplace, oranges have tactical skill. They know how to look at a situation and take action. However, as mentioned above, they tend towards impulsive behaviour and can get frustrated if they feel like others are not acting quickly enough.
|Authentic Blues are ruled by feeling. They are very caring and considerate, and are focused on personal growth, theirs and others. They also enjoy helping others learn.
Blues long to be authentic. They are less interested in social position, and simply wish to be accepted for who they are. They find it stressful to pretend to be someone they are not. Despite this, they have been known for taking classes or pursuing interests because they feel the subject is important to a parent or mentor.
Blues like to focus on the big picture, and are very optimistic. They are concerned about seeing that everyone has the opportunity to reach their full potential. They tend to be future oriented and are interested in new ideas, particularly those which relate to people.
In the workplace, blues are best known for their empathy. Regardless of their occupation they bring an element of human compassion to the workplace. However, they do have a tendency to suffer in silence if they feel they are being mistreated in order to keep harmony around them.