Real Colors personality temperament tool – Part 2: Gold

The second article in this series on the Real Colors personality temperament tool explores the Real Color Gold 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 uses 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. This article in a series of the Real Colors tool will discuss the Real Color Gold.

Those with Gold color personality strengths tend to be loyal, dependable, organized, thorough, sensible, punctual and caring. They notice and remember facts, like directions and instructions, set deadlines and want them to be met. They enjoy check lists and checking things off the list.

Golds can be good with money and like to have things balanced and on track. Golds are good organizers and have ideas on how things can be done in a certain way. Time is important to Golds, they don’t like to waste it and every minute is important. Golds can manage time well as well as prioritize and work efficiently. When working with Golds, it is important to give them opportunities to take and display responsibilities, be a service to others, demonstrate leadership and organize things or people.

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 articles in this series will explore the Real Color Green 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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