Job/Career Ideas for True Colors Orange Personality types

Career ideas for Orange Personalities

Do you love the work you do?  Does your work embody who you are?

These aren’t particularly difficult questions, but in my experience as a coach and True Colors Facilitator, there are a lot of unhappy people working in jobs that don’t align with the things that matter to them most. That is to say, their work does not embody who they really are.

In fact, some statistics go so far as to suggest that 80% of people in the workplace don’t like the work they are doing. Now, given that the average person spends more time at work than they do with their families, that statistic is staggering, wouldn’t you agree?

Let’s face it, life’s way too short to spend it doing work that leaves you feeling unfulfilled. So if you have a job that is draining the life out of you, what’s stopping you from doing something about it?

I’ve learned that there are typically two reasons people don’t take action, either they tell themselves they can’t or someone else has told them they can’t.  Whichever is true for you, its worth re-examining.

There’s a great quote by Nigel Marsh that sums this all up.

“There are thousands and thousands of people out there living lives of quiet, screaming desperation who work long hard hours, at jobs they hate to enable them to buy things they don’t need to impress people they don’t like.”

If Nigel’s quote resonates with you, and you are open to rethinking your situation, here’s a quick recap of the strengths and strongest abilities that embody the True Colors Orange personality type.

The True Colors Orange Personality at work

In the workplace you become bored and restless with jobs that are routine and structured, and satisfied in careers that allow you independence and freedom while using your physical coordination and love of tools. You view any kind of tool as an extension of yourself. You are a natural performer.

If you are a Team Leader, you have a heightened sense of reality. You are a natural troubleshooter and excel at putting out fires, managing crisis and finding opportunities. You are able to get your teammates to cooperate with each other and with you based on expediency. You are confident in your ability to make quick decisions, establish a direction and attack problems head on. Your leadership style is that of a tactician, able to maneuver quickly to get immediate results. Your motto is “Carpe Diem.”

So whether you are just starting out in your search for the perfect job or career, or you are currently employed and not loving it, there’s no time like the present to look at your options.

To help get the ball rolling, here’s a list 30 careers that are suited to the True Colors Orange Personality type.


  • Supervisor, Administrative Support
  • Parts Sales persons
  • Lawyers
  • Surveying Technicians
  • Geological Data Technicians
  • Purchasing Agents and Buyers
  • Marketing Manager
  • Sales Managers
  • Financial Managers, Branch or Department
  • Property and Real Estate Manager
  • Computer/Data Processing Equipment Repairers
  • Jewelers
  • Construction Managers
  • Janitorial Supervisor
  • Communications Teachers, Post Secondary

  • Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Post Secondary
  • Business Teachers, Post Secondary
  • Veterinary Assistants
  • Criminal Investigators
  • Chemical Technicians
  • Food Science Technicians
  • Sales Engineers
  • Reporters and Correspondents
  • Multi-Media Artists and Animators
  • Landscape Architects
  • Petroleum Engineers
  • Foresters
  • Animal Breeders
  • Aviation Inspectors
  • Fish and Game Wardens


Gillian Andries is a Life and Career Coach with Bottomline Coaching and Consulting and a True Colors Facilitator.  Learn more about True Colors Workshops then contact me to discuss your specific needs.

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