“Successful people know who they are and what their True Colors are… when you know what your core values and needs are and feel good about them, you can perform at your highest potential in every area of life. And when you share a working, mutual understanding of other’ core values and needs, you have the basis to communicate, motivate, and achieve common goals with utmost dignity, efficacy, and mutual respect.”
-Don Lowry, creator of True Colors
In Ancient Greece, Hippocrates and Plato defined four personality types: the Sanguine, the Choleric, the Phlegmatic, and the Melancholic. In 1978 Don Lowry developed the idea of applying the four true colors (Orange, Gold, Green and Blue) to each personality type. According to his research colors have a psychological effect on our psyche and can affect our way of thinking, living and experiencing the world around us.Their effect can interact directly to our unconscious mind through the power of vision and formulate paths of our personality.
The Color Blue personality type for example can be a sensitive person with increased emotional intelligence. They may have a strong sense of intuition and use their creativity in order to deal with the difficulties of life. The gold personality type describes a person with a great sense of responsibility for life that gives great importance to their ethical values and can be well organized. If you want to find out the True Color personality type you belong to, read the following article and take the quiz.
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A Brief History of True Colors
The theory behind True Colors can be traced back to when Hippocrates (460BC) identified four different temperaments of humans: Sanguine, Choleric, Phlegmatic, and the Melancholic… and in Plato’s (428BC) ideas about character and personality.
Many great thinkers around the world have expounded upon this theory throughout the ages from the ancient Egyptian and Mesopotamian civilizations to modern psychologists with relative consistency of these various interpretations (Adickes, Jung, Spranger, Kreschmar, Fromm, Keirsey).
In 1978 founder Don Lowry, further developed the personality concepts he had studied and was the first to apply the color metaphors of Orange, Gold, Green and Blue to the four temperaments, coining this methodology: True Colors.
The true colors personality test is an excellent way of understanding yourself and understanding others…