Real Colors personality temperament tool – Part 3: Green

This third article in a series on the Real Colors personality temperament tool explores the Real Color Green and what it means to be dominant in that color.

Understanding our own personality temperament is important when working with others and working through differences. Michigan 4-H Youth Development and Michigan State University Extension use a tool called Real Colors that helps youth and adults discover their personality strengths. There are four different colors that represent characteristic categories. Everyone has each color, but one color may be more dominate than any of the others in your personality. The four colors include Gold, Green, Blue and Orange.

Those with Green color personality strengths tend to be perfectionistic, analytical, conceptual, cool, calm, inventive and logical. They seek knowledge and understanding as well as always looking for explanations and answers.

Greens can be good researchers – looking for facts and asking lots of questions. Greens have a large vocabulary and can argue both sides of an issue. Often, Greens take the time to concentrate and give correct answers. Greens like mind games that challenge their thinking.

When working with Greens, it is important to give feedback on the quality of their work and recognize their capabilities and ideas. Give them opportunities to learn and build competencies and logical process, and let them explore options.

It is important to remember that people are not all one color, but have all four colors. Some are just more dominate in one Real Color. Learning to observe clues can be helpful when working with people to figure out what color they may be. Clues can come in what you hear and what you see.

The next article in this series will explore the Real Color Orange and what it means to be dominant in that color.

If you are interested in learning more about Real Colors workshops and how MSU Extension can help your organization work together as a team, please contact your local MSU Extension office.

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