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 function well using only their primary color’s attributes. True Colors personality styles are driven by a combination of their primary and secondary colors. The less dominant colors in their spectrum tend to be aspects of the personality that the individual is less aware of.
It’s only when we communicate and engage with other people that aspects of our True Colors combination become more evident.
How do the True Colors Combinations work?
It would be a pretty uninteresting world if we were all one dimensional creatures. So, while one Color may be identified as the primary color in our spectrum, the secondary color supports and influences our primary type.
As many of our workshop participants have discovered, they can be very different people, depending on the situation.
I’m surprised to learn that my primary color is Green, because when I’m at home, I relate much more to the Blue traits of my personality.
Michael S. is correct – we naturally draw on other aspects of our personality depending on what is required of us in any given situation. Our primary color then becomes secondary or moves even further down our color spectrum.
As well, individuals with the same primary color will behave very differently from each other if their secondary colors are different. Take a look at how differently each of the following Gold types behave when their secondary color is different:
- Gold/Blue – Gold’s strength for acting responsibly to maintain stability is motivated through the Blue’s need to help others
- Gold/Green – Gold’s strength for creating stability through solid dedication is motivated through the Green’s need to retain, advance and use knowledge and information correctly for the benefit of everyone.
- Gold/Orange –Gold’s need to create stability is motivated through Orange’s need to take action. Orange types are very hands-on, and like physical action. Physically engaged or not, they appreciate the need for physical involvement in getting things done, while following the rules.
When you consider these examples of primary and secondary color influences, it helps explain how different individuals with the same primary color can be so different. And, based on the four True Color types, at least 24 combinations are possible.
Taking our online assessment and Teleclass is a great way to expand your learning
Fortunately you don’t have to remember all 24 combinations, to engage well with other people. The True Colors Model is so easy to use, that when you take our online assessment and teleclass you will learn all about your primary and secondary colors and also what your have in common with the other True Colors types too.
Understanding your True Colors can change the way you think about yourself and help you connect and communicate more effectively with others.