True Colors Personality Types of some Famous People in History

Famous True Colors Personalities

Our fascination with celebrities and famous people in general seems to know no bounds.  Just check out the tabloids lining supermarket checkout lines, and the endless array of reality television shows featuring the homes of people who make a living on the big or small screen. In most cases, it’s perfectly natural. Humans are social creatures, psychologists say, and we evolved — and still live — in an environment where it pays to pay attention to the people at the top.

Well, famous people are just like you and I and that means they also share our True Colors profiles.  Here’s a list of a few famous people in history.

Gold Personality Types are:  Natural Leaders:  Like Automobile Manufacturer – Henry Ford

Born in 1863 on his family’s farm near Dearborn, Michigan, Henry Ford’s natural abilities became evident early on, when at 15 years of age his father gifted him a pocket watch, which he promptly took apart and reassembled. Friends and neighbors were impressed and requested that he fix their timepieces too.
Unsatisfied with farm work, Ford left home the next year, at age 16, to take an apprenticeship as a machinist in Detroit. In the years that followed, he would learn to skillfully operate and service steam engines, and would also study bookkeeping.
Ford would later go on to create the Ford Model T car in 1908 and to develop the assembly line mode of production, which revolutionized the automobile industry.

  • Relate to Gold by being dependable, responsible, direct, decisive organized and punctual.

Green Personality Types are:  Excellent Problem Solvers:  Like renowned psychiatrist  Carl Jung.

Born in 1875, Carl Gustav Jung was a Swiss psychotherapist and psychiatrist who founded analytical psychology. Jung proposed and developed the concepts of the extraverted and the introverted personality, archetypes, and the collective unconscious. His work has been influential in psychiatry and in the study of religion, literature, and related fields.
Jung created some of the best known psychological concepts, including the archetype, the collective unconscious, the complex, and synchronicity. The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), a popular psychometric instrument, has been developed from Jung’s theories.

  • Relate to Green by being objective and logical.  Listen and be open to new ideas.  Value their abstract thinking

Orange Personality Types are:  Natural Negotiators:  Like American Aviator Amelia Earhart

Born in 1897 in Atchison Kansas, Amelia Mary Earhart, was an American aviation pioneer and author.  She was the first female pilot to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. Her spirit of adventure was evident even as a child when in 1904, with the help of her uncle, she cobbled together a home-made ramp fashioned after a roller coaster she had seen on a trip to St. Louis and secured the ramp to the roof of the family toolshed. Earhart’s well-documented first flight ended dramatically. She emerged from the broken wooden box that had served as a sled with a bruised lip, torn dress and a “sensation of exhilaration.” She exclaimed, “Oh, it’s just like flying!”

  • Relate to Orange by being spontaneous, playful and humorous.  Provide variety and alternatives – keep things exciting

Blue Personality Types are:  Excellent relationship builders:  Like Civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr. an American clergyman, activist, and leader in the African American Civil Rights movement was born in 1929. He is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience. King has become a national icon in the history of American progressivism.

“I Have a Dream” is a 17-minute public speech by Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered on August 28, 1963, in which he called for an end to racism in the United States. The speech, delivered to over 200,000 civil rights supporters from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, was a defining moment of the American Civil Rights Movement .  During the delivery of this now famous speech king departs from his prepared text and describes dreams of freedom and equality arising from a land of slavery and hatred.  The speech was ranked the top American speech of the 20th century by a 1999 poll of scholars of public address.

  • Relate to Blue by connecting personally and listening attentively.  Be honest and sincere.

Famous People who best illustrate the Gold, Green, Orange and Blue True Colors Personality Types are:


Famous Gold:

  • Henry Ford
  • Santa Claus
  • Harry Truman
  • Archie Bunker
  • Joan Rivers
  • Lucy (Peanuts)
  • George Washington
  • Florence Nightingale
  • Gerald Ford
  • Lone Ranger
  • Mr. Rogers
  • Nancy Reagan
  • Johnny Carson
  • Joe Friday
  • Alex Keaton (Family Ties)
  • Queen Victoria

Famous Green

  • Carl Jung
  • Oscar Madison
  • Quincy Jones
  • John DeLorean
  • Socrates
  • Moses
  • Frank Lloyd Wright
  • Ayn Rand
  • Mrs. Keaton  (Family Ties)
  • Benjamin Franklin
  • Thomas Edison
  • Katherine Hepburn
  • Douglas MacArthur
  • Sherlock Holmes
  • Dwight Eisenhower
  • Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Rosalyn Carter
  • Madame Curie

Famous Orange

  • Lee Iacocca
  • Amelia Earhart
  • JFK
  • George Patton
  • FDR
  • Oliver North
  • Teddy Roosevelt
  • Lucille Ball
  • James Dean
  • Winston Churchill
  • Rhett Butler
  • Garfield
  • Charlie Brown
  • John Wayne
  • St. Francis of Assisi
  • Gracie Allen
  • Ernest Hemmingway
  • Edith Bunker
  • Burt Reynolds

Famous Blue

  • Mother Teresa
  • Ghandi
  • Mozart
  • Pope John XXII
  • Oprah Winfrey
  • Sigmund Freud
  • Kevin   (Wonder Years)
  • Jimmy Carter
  • Dorothy   (Wizard of Oz)
  • Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Julius Ceasar
  • Beverly Sills
  • Brigham Young
  • Mohammed Ali
  • President Clinton
  • Thomas Jefferson
  • Emily Dickinson
  • Garrison Keillor
  • Isabel Myers Briggs
  • Abraham Lincoln
  • Carl Rogers