Another common question that comes up about the True Colors Personality Test during a team building corporate event is “Can I change my colors?”
Can a leopard change its spots?
It really doesn’t matter if the assessment is True Colors Personality Test, Kolbe, or
Myers-Briggs, sooner or later someone will want to have more of the
positive attributes of another personality trait than their own.
They will make statements like:
I wish I was Orange because they seem to have all the fun. Or, I wish I was more Gold because then I would be more organized.
Wanting to be something you are naturally not runs counter to everything I believe in.
No one personality trait is better or worse than another. Said differently no one color is better than another.
Every color has its bright side and its dark side. You get both sides with each color, not just the bright side.
If you have been in one of my team building seminars then you know the first step is acceptance. That means acceptance of yourself for who you are, your profile, and then the acceptance of others profiles.
The question “Can I change my colors?” is really the wrong question, because a much better question would be, “How can I make the most of my color combination, my talents?”
Remember - You have all four colors in your profile.
How can you brighten that color in the right situations?
What relationships can you cultivate so that you have more of that color energy around you?
What new habits or positive behaviors can you develop to brighten that color?
For example a gold scheduling more fun time, or an orange adopting a
system of organization, or a green developing some emotional awareness,
or a blue making a hard business decision even though it may hurt
You have the ability to do anything you want to do. My question to you is “Are you going to keep telling yourself the can’t story or the can story?”
The can story goes like this – I can do that, I just have to…
The can’t story goes like this – I could never do that. I don’t have time for that. I am too busy to do that.
The can’t story is a bunch of B.S. excuses.
Until next time, keep Discovering your Natural Abilities!
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