Lot 48: The Color Code

May 24, 2012

The Color Code


I love this book.  I live by this book, I really do.  This book has helped me so much in my relationships, both romantic and friendships.  This book has helped me get along with people much better.  I love this book.

For those of you who are familiar with it, you know that there are four personality types a person is, each type assigned with a color.

Whites:  Whites are peaceful and chill and just go with the flow.  My best friend Elise is a white.  And yellow.
Blues:  Very sensitive, kind, nurturing people.  I have to be very very careful with blues because I tend to offend them easily because I am so opposite of them.  My best friend Patrisha and my mother are blues.
Yellows:  Fun.  That's all they want.  Fun.
Reds:  This is me.  When I read the chapter in the book about reds, I was really freaked out.  It was seriously scary how on the nose the chapter described me.  Reds are driven by power.  We are fiesty and don't avoid confrontation at all, and are very driven.  We get things done and get what we want.  We're fighters.  But we are also insensitive and manipulative people.  We easily take advantage of others and have to really try to be nurturing and caring.  This is why I have to be very careful with blues.  Things that wouldn't offended or hurt me at all, really hurt blues.  Patrisha has taught me how to be a much kinder and sensitive person because of this.

In the book, you take a test to see what color you are.  Usually, people have a combination of colors that is pretty well balanced.  This is Patrisha.  She is mostly blue, but is well pretty well balanced with her other colors.  I am not well balanced.  When I took the test, I had about 70% red, 20% blue, 9% yellow, and 1% white.  This is not a good thing.  My dad made me read this book two years ago, and when I was done, he asked me what I learned.  I told him reds are awesome and the best color.  He didn't like that analysis.  He told me the lesson to take away from this book is that we all need to have these traits equally balanced.  The point of the book is to become more Christlike.  We should all be striving to be like Christ, and didn't he have all these personality traits?  I know he did.  My dad is right, I can't be all red and a little, ity bit of everything else.  A good person who is nurturing, kind, peaceful, positive, and determined.

Whenever I meet someone new, I try to determine which color they are as quickly as I can.  That way, I know how to get along with them.  If they are a white, I know they will agree with me and do whatever I suggest, because that's how they are.  I try to make sure they actually want to do what I want to do so I'm not taking advantage of them.

If they are a blue, I have to extra, extra careful with what I say.  I listen, I try to say kind things, and blues are the people who make me a better person.

If they are yellow, life with them is a freakin' party.  I love yellows.  Elise has taught me not to stress so much and be positive and have fun.  She has made me a better person.  I love her yellowness.

If they are a red, I walk the other way.  I do not get along with reds at all.  It just becomes a power struggle and friendship isn't possible.  I'm sorry, but it just isn't.  If I have to be around them, like if I live with them or work with them, I really try to adjust into a different color so we can get along.  But I don't know how successful I am.  They still bug me and I just want them to go away, but at least I have figured out a way to tolerate them, right?

One thing I will say about reds, though, is that we can protect like nobody's business.  I like that about myself, I like protecting others when they won't protect themselves.  I like being the one who will fight with someone on behalf of someone else.  I like that not everybody can have the confrontation that needs to happen, so I do it for them.  I like standing up for my friends when they wont.  I'm a good friend, but an even better enemy. I like being a red. Is that a bad thing?

What color are you?  Leave a comment, and if you are reading this, that means I know you and know what color you are.  Tell me what you think you are, let's see if we agree....

3 comments:

  1. Well, I think I'm a blue and you probably agree with me, right? I can wear the red hat pretty well when I need to. I also sport the white hat, mainly because I hate confrontation so much that I'll be white just to make peace.

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  2. I'm a red-yellow! When I took the test I had pretty much just those two colors, with 5 blue and ZERO white. I don't know what that says about me...but you're a red too and we're friends right??

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  3. I'm a red and I'd say our friendship is lovely! Happy Birthday again xx

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