The company I work for just completed “Own Your Own Career Week”, which is a week of speakers and seminars that let you know you are own your own for career success. I attended a seminar titled, “True Colors” which classified four personality types into colors. I took the quiz and I scored “Orange”.
Orange is a problem for me. I have always seen orange as Peach trying too hard. Or maybe a Red wanna be. Orange does not look good on anyone and should never be used in decorating. The only good orange thing is Tigger. But he has toned it down with a white face and black stripes. I have never liked orange, so I had a problem being classified as “orange”.
The speaker had everyone split into their “color” and decide how to bake a cake. I reluctantly went to the orange group, but I was not liking this at all. I could see certain parts of me in each of the categories. I am definitely Blue when I am taking care of my kids. I am Green when I have to make a purchase. I am Gold when I have a long list of things to get done. But orange??? I didn’t see it.
The Blues were compassionate, warm, tender, the touchy feely group. They called the person they were making the cake for and got a favorite recipe. They asked the person if they wanted to come over and help them. They made everyone feel good about their cake.
The Greens were rational, curious, competent, very methodical about their cake. Greenies found multiple recipes and figured out which one was quicker to make. Then they made a list of the ingredients and set them all out on the counter and measured them carefully. They had a very organized and complete process to make a cake.
The Golds were traditional, responsible, organized, procedural, orderly and diplomatic. They used a whiteboard to vote on the best type of cake. Then they organized into two groups the shoppers and the bakers. They even voted on whether to clean as they went or clean at the end.
Hanging with the Orange group, she classified us as the party group. I am not old, but I am in my pajamas by 9 pm on the weekend. Still resisting, I told the others in my group that I only bake one cake a year. It is my birthday cake and my absolute favorite….but it never turns out. I have multiple pictures of the cake we lovingly call “Pinterest Fail Cake.” The others agreed and our group dialed a bakery and had a cake in 15 minutes.
Orange. I have never thought of myself as Spontaneous, Adventuresome, Daring, Impulsive, Fun, Exciting, Courageous, Skillful….but I could be. Orange. Maybe the new freedom I have found with Hot Hubby has opened up a new opportunity to be Orange. I am willing to try it out!
What color are you?