Entries by Gillian Andries

True Colors Combinations

True Colors Combinations influence behaviour When we first learn about our True Colors, most of us fall into the trap of focussing solely on our primary color – and the attributes we most relate to, even if we are reminded that we are a combination of all four color types. In my experience only a small percentage of people […]

Understanding Conflict Styles – The Accommodating Mode

We’ve all been in situations where our goals and needs have come into conflict with someone else, and we’ve all felt the often-intense personal animosity that can result. However, the way we handle conflict with a colleague at work may be very different than with a friend or spouse.  Our response will be dictated by how important the […]

Understanding Conflict Styles – The Avoiding Mode

We’ve all been in situations where our goals and needs have come into conflict with someone else, and we’ve all felt the often-intense personal animosity that can result. However, the way we handle conflict with a colleague at work may be very different than with a friend or spouse.  Our response will be dictated by how important the […]

Understanding Conflict Styles – The Compromising Mode

We’ve all been in situations where our goals and needs have come into conflict with someone else, and we’ve all felt the often-intense personal animosity that can result. However, the way we handle conflict with a colleague at work may be very different than with a friend or spouse.  Our response will be dictated by how important the […]

Understanding Conflict styles – The Collaborating Mode

We’ve all been in situations where our goals and needs have come into conflict with someone else, and we’ve all felt the often-intense personal animosity that can result. However, the way we handle conflict with a colleague at work may be very different than with a friend or spouse.  Our response will be dictated by how important the […]

Understanding Conflict Styles – The Competing Mode

We’ve all been in situations where our goals and needs have come into conflict with someone else, and we’ve all felt the often-intense personal animosity that can result. However, the way we handle conflict with a colleague at work may be very different than with a friend or spouse.  Our response will be dictated by how important the […]

Managing Conflict is an Inside Job

Managing conflict can be hard I don’t know too many people who enjoy  dealing with conflict, and yet, conflict is a normal part of life, providing numerous opportunities for growth through improved understanding and insight. In my experience, there’s a tendency to view conflict as a negative experience, because it can be extremely disruptive and emotionally […]

Conflict in the Workplace

Can’t we all just get along When I was in my early 20’s I worked with a woman  (we’ll call her Gail) who was bent on making my life difficult (at least that’s what if felt like at the time).  She had been promoted and I had been hired to replace her.  Gail was older,  and I […]

The True Colors Top Ten Christmas Gift Ideas Guide

Tis the Season for Giving True Colors style For many of us, Christmas has become another highly commercialized holiday that requires us to demonstrate our love and affection through the purchase of gifts.  But trying to find the right and perfect gift during the Christmas rush, can be downright overwhelming, especially if we are the […]

What’s in a a Color? Discover the meaning of your True Color

The Meaning Behind the Colors of True Colors Color has been used to shape and describe our lives, our habits, our values, and our feelings throughout the ages. Research into the physiological effects of color has shown that it truly has an impact on our lives, often in unconscious and mysterious ways. The colors for […]

Bringing out the Best of the True Colors Blue Personality

The True Colors Blue Personality is driven by Intimacy For the Blue personality type, Intimacy or connecting and creating quality relationships, is what motivates and drives them.  They bring great gifts of quality and service and are generally loyal, sincere and thoughtful. One on Ones with Blue Personality Types If you are meeting with someone you think is a Blue […]

Put your strengths to work – Blue in the Workplace

Strengths of the True Colors Blue Personality Type in the workplace It can be hard for some people to talk about themselves in positive ways;  at least that’s been my experience.  I begin most workshops by asking the participants to share two positive adjectives that describe them, and more often than not watch as they struggle to […]

Put your strengths to work – Green in the workplace

Strengths of the True Colors Green Personality Type in the Workplace It can be hard for some people to talk about themselves in positive ways;  at least that’s been my experience.  I begin most workshops by asking the participants to share two positive adjectives that describe them, and more often than not watch as they struggle to […]

Bringing out the best of the True Colors Orange Personality

The True Colors Orange Personality is driven by Freedom For the  True Colors Orange personality, freedom isn’t about abandoning responsibility, its getting things done in any way they can. One on Ones with Orange Personality types If you are meeting with someone you think is an Orange type, be prepared to listen for straight to the point feedback.  They are […]