Friday, May 11, 2012

Yellow is for FUN!

Have you heard of  I took the test a little over six months ago in preparation for a training event for my business.  I was quite surprised to find out that I am a "yellow"  which means I am motivated by FUN.  Here is the color code description for yellow:

Yellows are motivated by Fun. They are inviting and embrace life as a party that they're hosting. They love playful interaction and can be extremely sociable. They are highly persuasive and seek instant gratification. Yellows need to be adored and praised. While yellows are carefree, they are sensitive and highly alert to others' agendas to control them. Yellows typically carry within themselves the gift of a good heart.
Yellows need to look good socially, and friendships command a high priority in their lives. Yellows are happy, articulate, engaging of others and crave adventure. Easily distracted, they can never sit still for long. They embrace each day in the "present tense" and choose people who, like themselves, enjoy a curious nature. yellows are charismatic, spontaneous, and positive; but can also be irresponsible, obnoxious, and forgetful. When you deal with a YELLOW, take a positive, upbeat approach and promote light-hearted, creative, and fun interactions.

During the event and in the time since I have come to realize that YES, I am very much a yellow! I am very motivated by FUN and when I incorporate fun into everything I do, I am much more successful! I had hidden my yellowness as far a work was concerned for decades.  Because of the type of work I did, I was forced to "be" red, a color type that is motivated by power.  I have to tell you, it took a toll on me and is probably why I was never truly happy in those jobs.  Reds have many wonderful traits, such as organization and yellows do not generally have that trait, so one very good thing that came from my being forced into redness, was that it taught me to be organized, however that being said I am so very happy that I have now embraced my yellowness.  It has made my life much more FUN!