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Session 2: Assessments. To help discover who you are The value of identity of course is that so often with it comes purpose. ~Richard Grant. True Colors. Fill out True Colors inventory Prioritize each grouping of words across the row horizontally

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session 2 assessments

Session 2: Assessments

To help discover who you are

The value of identity of course is that so often with it comes purpose. ~Richard Grant

true colors
True Colors
  • Fill out True Colors inventory
  • Prioritize each grouping of words across the row horizontally
  • Use “4” to indicate MOST like you, “1” to indicate LEAST like you
  • Each row MUST have a “1” through “4”
  • Add columns down for a color total
what is true colors
What is True Colors?
  • True Colors is an inventory designed to help you better understand yourself and others.
  • True Colors is an activity used to promote the appreciation of individual differences.
  • True Colors is a self-awareness activity enabling individuals to become aware of their personality styles.
  • True Colors is a team-builder helping members to understand the preferred styles of their colleagues.
points to remember
Points to Remember
  • Each color is reflective of your personality.
  • You will identify a primary and secondary color. These are your preferred styles.
  • The colors you do not choose will have some characteristics that are representative of you; however, it is not your preferred style.
  • True Colors is valuable for improving your effectiveness in working with others; however, as a short, self-report assessment it is not 100% accurate.
the four true colors
The Four True Colors
  • Blue
    • Relationship Oriented
  • Gold
    • Structure Oriented
  • Green
    • Cognitive Oriented
  • Orange
    • Impulse Oriented
class activity
Class Activity
  • Colors group up!
  • As a group, each color will be planning a vacation to anywhere of your choosing.
  • Work together as a group to figure out what needs to be done/discussed.
  • You have 10 minutes to complete the activity and then we will share with the class.
blues at work
BLUES...at work
  • I have a strong desire to influence others so they may lead more significant lives.
  • I often work in the arts, communication, education, and helping professions.
  • Iam adept at motivating and interacting with others.
blues in relationships
BLUES...in relationships
  • I seek harmonious relationships.
  • I am a true romantic and believe in drama, warmth, and empathy to all relationships.
  • I enjoy the symbols of romance such as flowers, candlelight, and music and cherish the small gestures of affection.
blue in conversations
Blue in Conversations
  • Love to talk
  • Tend to be direct and honest
  • Talk about how they feel
  • Avoid issues that might end up in conflict
  • Ramble and get off the subject
  • Pay attention to non-verbal
  • communication
golds at work
GOLDS...at work
  • I provide stability and can maintain organization.
  • My ability to handle details and to work hard make me the backbone of many organizations.
  • I believe that work comes before play, even if I must work overtime to complete the task.
golds in relationships
GOLDS...in relationships
  • I am serious and tend to have traditional, conservative views of both love and marriage.
  • I enjoy others who can work along with me, building secure, predictable relationships together.
  • I demonstrate admiration through the practical things I do for the ones I love.
gold in conversations
Gold in Conversations
  • Use clear and precise language
  • Cut the small talk
  • Want to keep the conversation in order
  • Talk about responsibilities
  • Focus on how efficient things are
  • Want to follow an agenda or plan
greens at work
GREENS...at work
  • I am conceptual and an independent thinker. For me, work is play.
  • I am drawn to constant challenge in careers, and like to develop models, explore ideas, or build systems to satisfy my need to deal with innovation.
  • Once I have perfected an idea, I prefer to move on, leaving the project to be maintained and supported by others.
greens in relationships
GREENS...in relationships
  • I prefer to let my head rule my heart.
  • I dislike repetition, so it is difficult for me to continuously express feeling. I believe that once feelings are stated, they are obvious to others.
  • I am uneasy when my emotions control me; I want to establish a relationship, leave it to maintain itself, and turn my energies to my studies, work or other interests.
green in conversations
Green in Conversations
  • Tend to rely on the facts
  • Ask many questions
  • Say things only once
  • Avoid small talk
  • Argue both sides of any issue
  • Worry that they are not being understood
oranges at work
ORANGES...at work
  • I am bored and restless with jobs that are routine and structured.
  • I am satisfied in careers that allow me independence and freedom, while utilizing my physical coordination and my love of tools.
  • I view any kind of tool as an extension of myself.
  • I am a natural performer.
oranges in relationships
ORANGES...in relationships
  • I seek a relationship with shared activities and interests.
  • I like to explore new ways to energize the relationship.
  • In a relationship, I need to be bold and thrive on physical contact.
  • I enjoy giving extravagant gifts that bring obvious pleasure to special people in my life.
orange in conversations
Orange in Conversations
  • Say just the right things
  • Dominate what is being said
  • Get right to the point
  • Make decisions quickly
  • Create energy and excitement
  • Focus on results
group processing
Group Processing
  • What are the needs of your primary color (preferred personality style)?
  • What frustrates you about other colors (personality styles)?
  • What frustrates you about your color (personality style)?
career plan
Career Plan
  • It is time to do some exploring!
  • Pull out your “Career Interest” Handout
    • Circle any that sound interesting
    • How do these careers compare to your color?
  • Now look at “My Perfect Job”
    • Fill out this sheet, examining what else you may be looking for in a job
reflection
Reflection
  • After completing this workshop and the handouts involved
  • Reflect on what you have learned about yourself and a possible future
  • Write your thoughts down on your “Reflection on True Colors Activity” Handout
something to think about
Something to think about
  • Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don\'t matter and those who matter don\'t mind. ~Dr. Seuss
  • Self discovery and understanding is important
    • Learn who you are
    • Your values and interests
    • What is important to you in life
references
References
  • Mahler-Roger, D. True colors [PowerPoint Slides]. Retrieved from http://studentaffairs.odu.edu/osal/forms/llsf09truecolors.pdf
  • Creighton University. True colors [PowerPoint Slides]. Retrieved from http://www.creighton.edu/fileadmin/user/njslc/docs/True_Colors.pdf
  • Whiting, J. 2009. Color yourself happy: Tapping into your true colors to feel good when you’re feeling bad. Retrieved from http://www.true-colors.com/pdfs/Color_Yourself_Happy_in_Tough_Economic_Times.pdf
  • Hedberg, J. & Fischio, S. 2005. True colors. Retrieved from http://www.uen.org/Lessonplan/preview?LPid=12851
  • Johnson, D. True colors personality assessment. Retrieved from http://www.theslideprojector.com/pdffiles/learnertypes.pdf
  • Central Square-Central School District. 2011. College prep: Self assessment. Retrieved from http://www.cssd.org/instruction.cfm?subpage=25342
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