Years ago we did a personality color test at a Team Building. There are four colors/categories:
Blue - empathetic
Yellow - organized, linear thinking
Red - improvised, fun loving
Green - researching
Now there is more to it than that. And the idea is to see that each person has levels of each within themselves, that we balance ourselves out but also that we each bring diverse skills to a group.
A group that is composed of all blues will spend a lot of time thinking about what they are saying to avoid hurting each other's feelings.
Yelllows will accomplish a lot, but they won't stop. They also might find themselves arguing a lot as different people all try to be the leader.
If a group is composed of nothing but red they will have a lot of fun, but not actually accomplish much.
Now, the greens will spend so much time researching and reading about the problem they will learn tons, but they won't ever get around to solving the problem - writing the paper, etc.
Now when I took that quiz I came up mostly blue/yellow.
Well, color me green these days. My references pages are longer than my actual papers. I have a paper due tomorrow and I am still searching out more references rather than just sitting down and writing. That's it. I'm cutting myself off. In half an hour.
1 week ago