The Color Code folks say I’m a Blue and my motive is intimacy. Of the colors and descriptions offered on this site, I guess that’s pretty accurate. I’ve taken a few other color code tests, and in the most prominent one I’ve taken, I come out as a Green, which I completely agree with.
For this color code, the descriptions match me pretty closely. For MOTIVE, they say, “Blues are motivated by Intimacy. They seek to genuinely connect with others, and need to be understood and appreciated. Everything they do is quality-based. They are loyal friends, employers, and employees. Whatever or whomever they commit to is their sole (and soul) focus. They love to serve and give of themselves freely in order to nurture others’ lives.”
This is certainly true, so I guess I object to the choice of the word “intimacy” as the prime descriptor.
For the introduction to Blues, they say the following: “Blues have distinct preferences and have the most controlling personality. Their personal code of ethics is remarkably strong and they expect others to live honest, committed lives as well. They enjoy sharing meaningful moments in conversation as well as paying close attention to special life events (e.g. birthdays and anniversaries). Blues are dependable, thoughtful, and analytical; but can also be self-righteous, worry-prone, and moody. They are “sainted pit-bulls” who never let go of something or someone once they are committed. When you deal with a BLUE, be sincere and make a genuine effort to understand and appreciate them.”
Generally speaking, I’m okay with this description. I’ll warn you, I’m not that big on “life events.” Assuming Facebook reminds me of your birthday, I’ll acknowledge it with a basic greeting and wish you well. Otherwise, I might forget to mention it.
How did you think you matched up with your color?
I’m sure if I were at home, I’d still feel as if I were standing in front of a firehose with this course. It’s the nature of the beast. But I knew this first month would be extra challenging because of my travel schedule for October.
We have an annual vacation we take during the first two weeks in October. So I’m driving all day, finding a way to sandwich in my mid-day readings as well as the morning and evening homework. But, frankly, that’s pretty easy. I’m disappointed I wasn’t able to get the live webinar this afternoon — there’s so much in there that I need to do my homework for this week, but I’m catching up on the Digital Connections list I missed last week (maybe I shouldn’t admit this, because I’m listening to it while typing this, and we know that, ahem, we can’t think about two things at the same time). I’m comfortable in the digital world, so I’m listening for anything that’s new to me while I type this first missive for the week.
I’ve read several people mention their Old Blueprint is causing hassles for them as they adjust to these new ways. Mine is no different. It’s hard to see how I’ll move beyond this, but I have to believe I can and will, so I take this one day, one hour, and even one instant at a time.
I’ve had lots of negative moments. I’m concentrating on catching myself and shifting thoughts to positive. I’ve been reading a little about Color Code. I tested as a Blue. I can tell my husband is obviously a Red. This explains so much, and it’s so discouraging. I hope as I read more, I’ll find a way to deal with this.
And I just read weeks run from Monday to Sunday, so I’m jumping the gun a little with this post.. Moving on.
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