Ok. You might now think this article is about trains. It isn’t. Sorry 🙂
But since I have have your attention, rubbish ‘play on words’ device aside…. what I really wanted to write about is training. Yes. Learning and listening and all that slightly academic stuff…
I recently attended an Insights training course – a group session designed to identify your personality strengths and weaknesses and where, after answering a questionnaire and taking part in activities, the course presenter revealed your dominant psychological/behavioural ‘colour’. The colours of Red, Green, Blue and Yellow all determined different dominances, and knowing your ‘colour’ means that others can find better ways to work with you, you can achieve better relationships with others, as well as knowing what not to say or do that might prevent you working with someone of a different Insight colour!
I have to confess – I was absolutely fascinated with all of this…particularly as it relates to colour. Each of the colours explained were:
Fiery Red: Competitive, Demanding, Determined, Strongwilled, Purposeful
Sunshine Yellow: Sociable, Dynamic, Demonstrative, Enthusiastic, Persuasive
Cool Blue: Cautious, Precise, Deliberate, Questioning, Formal
Earth Green: Caring, Encouraging, Sharing, Patient, Relaxed
The course was really interesting and I loved hearing how my behaviours are percieved by others, and how I react around people with different dominant colours!
If you are one of those people who like the Myers-Briggs classification, or who have gone through the Belbin process – then Insights is the best of all the psycometric style testing – and is great fun!
Have a colourful week everyone!
ps. you have to guess what my colour is…. 🙂 add a comment and let me know what you think!