Every Wednesday morning I have a training class on how to become an orientation peer mentor for the USF Honors College, a job I’ll be doing over the summer. This week, we did a really fun activity that I think you all might really enjoy doing…we took a personality test! It was super quick and really eye opening, but the weirdest thing was how accurate it was. Most of the time these tests are kind of right, but I’ve never taken one that was this spot on!
Taking this test really helped me realize my strengths and weaknesses and understand how I can use them to my advantage during orientation. It was also really cool to see how other people’s brains work because it reminded me that we all have our own unique personalities that make us who we are. So often we try to be someone we aren’t or try to make others act like we do. Either way, we hurt our relationships and ourselves in the long run because we aren’t being authentic.
So with all of that said, I’ve attached the personality test below. I thought it would be a fun way to get away from all the serious topics I’ve been discussing, while still helping you learn a little about yourself. Remember to take it with a grain of salt…you may just not be one color. For example, I’m mostly a gold, but I also scored very close to being a blue.
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Compare all 4 boxes in each row. Do not analyze each word; just get a sense of each box. Score each of the four boxes in each row, from most like you to least like you: 4 = most, 3 = a lot, 2 = somewhat, 1 = least.
Keep track of what you score on a piece of paper!
If Your Dominant Color is Green, You’re the “Analyzer”
You often make the right decision – because you look at the situation from all angles before you decide. You like lots of information and you’re skilled at analyzing data. You like rules to make sense and you value competence in yourself and in others.
You need challenge, autonomy, truth, accuracy time, and opportunities to ask questions.
You’re frustrated by lack of control, lack of independence, incompetence, overly emotional displays, limited chances to use and show what you know, small talk, social functions with no higher purpose, subjective decisions that don’t make sense, illogical decisions, and lack of time to gather facts before you complete a task.
In school you like to learn about all kinds of things and come up with new ideas. If there’s a problem, you are the best person to solve it.
With friends you are close to people who have the same interests. You sometimes keep to yourself because you like your privacy.
At home you spend a lot of time just thinking. You like learning things from TV shows about science and nature.
If Your Dominant Color is Blue, You’re the “Peacemaker”
You tend to be very focused. You value harmony, compassion, and helping other people. You are skilled at offering sincere encouragement and support. You are uncomfortable with conflict and will work hard to prevent and/or avoid confrontations. You like to be appreciated for the warm human being you are!
You need understanding, harmony, love, acceptance, honesty, inspiration, and empathy.
You’re frustrated by broken promises, negative criticism, people talking about you behind your back, conflict and confrontation, lying and rejection, lack of social opportunities, a focus on systems rather than on people, conformity that doesn’t allow for individuality, lack of opportunities to talk over what’s happening, and insincerity.
In school you’re easy to get along with. You like to share things with your classmates, and you like your teachers and try to please them.
With friends you really care about what happens to those who are close to you. You listen and are honest and genuine.
At home you try to keep everything in harmony. You are sensitive and like warm feelings and quiet talks.
If Your Dominant Color is Orange, You’re the “Activator”
You love to get things done! You’re good at making quick, intuitive decisions and if you’re feeling excited and challenged by a project, you can outlast everyone else. You’re a natural leader and can easily dominate a situation – not because you intend to exclude anyone’s ideas, but because you can’t wait to get started. You love adventure and fun and are energized by new challenges.
You need freedom, variety, recognition, action, activity, and opportunities to express yourself.
You’re frustrated by slow processes, being stuck in an office, redundancy, lack of freedom, low tolerance of risk-taking, reading manuals, lengthy instructions, criticism, and abstract discussions without real-life application.
In school you like to have fun. You enjoy sports, games and entertainment.
With friends you are a lot of fun. You can think of all kinds of things to do and enjoy being with other fun people.
At home you like freedom and a lot of space. You enjoy after school activities like sports and special events.
If You’re Dominant Color is Gold, You’re the “Organizer”
Golds” are responsible and organized. They show up on time and get annoyed by the time wasted when other people don’t. If you give a job to a Gold, you can count on them to do it, to do it right, and to get it done on time. They value fairness and consistency and like clear guidelines to follow.
You need clear rules and boundaries, structure, stability, an organized environment and schedule, consistency, opportunities to show your responsibility and reliability, and time to complete a project well.
You’re frustrated by tasks left unfinished, ambiguity, chaos and disorganization, too many things going on at the same time, people who don’t follow through, irresponsibility and waste, nonconformity, changing rules, the phrase “it depends”, and a haphazard attitude.
In school you’re organized and follow the rules. You enjoy being responsible and particularly like teachers who give you special things to do.
With friends you’re really dependable. You like your friends to be honest, especially about money and making plans to do things.
At home you love responsibilities and working hard for your allowance. You also like a secure family life and enjoy holidays and celebrations.