Did you know that each of us can be categorized into one of four solid colors? Fiery red, sunshine yellow, earth green, and cool blue. According to Mr. Scott Schwefel, the red symbolizes strong-willed and determinedness; the yellow symbolizes a social and fun-loving person; the green symbolizes someone who is caring and willing to help others and finally the blue symbolizes the cautious and detail-oriented. He talked about the different types of personalities we tend to have and how we show up to others in ways we don’t know.
Scott Shewefel is the managing partner of DiscoverYourself.com and has built and sold Minnesota’s largest technology training company. He provides lectures to CEOs and business executives in understanding and communicating with clients and customers. He delivered a thought-provoking speech on people’s personality and behavior on the platform of TEDx that I happened to watch on YouTube the other day.
It was fascinating to learn that my favorite color blue indeed consisted of almost all of my personality traits. When I ran the same test for each of my other family members, I found out that not everybody’s favorite color matched the color of their personalities. Why is that so? Mr. Schwefel pointed out that it’s possible for some of us to have the color of personality that is not exactly our favorite color. It’s also possible to belong to more than one group pf color, meaning we may have traits of more than one color of personality. For example, we may be both strong-willed and social at the same time. Who I am and how I am going to have impact on other people is how we determine which group of color we belong to.
According to Mr. Scott Schwefel, “Once you know who you are and how you are wired, u need to be consciously aware of the ‘otherness of the other’, something that Carl Jung referred to by saying ‘Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life, and you will call it fate’.
“Every one of us has millions of patterns in our subconscious brain that determine how we interact with other people. And if we don’t challenge them through consciousness, stuffs just happen to us. We think it happens over and over again because of our fate and we have no control over it. But no, we do have control. Your conscious brain gives you the ability to change your outcomes based on changing patterns of your subconscious brain”.
He ends by emphasizing that we should learn to be aware of ourselves. Something that I believe is possible by first referring to the 4-color grid as in the picture. If you are willing to find more about your unique personality, you can refer to these personality tests online: DISC, MBTI, Social Styles, Predictive Index, Human Metrics, Caliper, True Colors, Kolbe, and Profiles International.
If you are interested to learn more about the theories of Mr. Schwefel, you can visit his website ‘Communicate in Full Color’ at http://scottschwefel.com/about-scott/.
For the full video of his at TEDx- ‘Your Personality and Your Brain’ visit the link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pq_tCgDkT4.
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