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Living Your Colors
By Tom Maddron
ISBN: 0446679119
Genre: Inspirational & Self-Help

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Chapter Excerpt from: Living Your Colors , by Tom Maddron

CHAPTER 1

ASSESSING YOUR COLORS

Welcome!This is a book about you ...and about me.This is a book about personality styles.It is based on ancient traditional wisdom and also on modern research.The human patterns it reveals are natural,positive,and valuable.When you hav assessed your own personality style and read about the styles of the important people in your life,you will have a new understanding and appreciation of the remarkable balance and harmony that is possible in human relationships.There are no wrong answers in your personal assessment.All the "Colors "are equally valuable and important.So enjoy!Celebrate the richness of human differences.

A "COLORS" QUIZ

Below you will find a questionnaire for determining your "Colors "profile.As you fill out the questionnaire,set aside what you've been told to be like and try to think of yourself as you are when you're most comfortable and natural.

Of course,we all have some of all these qualities,and they may come out more strongly at different times.For purposes of this quiz,however,try to look beyond specific situations,set aside what others think you "should "be like,look past the demands of your job,and forget for the moment about the requirements of your role in life.Just be yourself as you most naturally and comfortably are.Please note:Extra assessment sheets are provided at the back of the book.

Directions

In each of the 10 items,

Put a 4 by the set of words that seems to describe you best.

Put a 3 by the set of words that describes you second best.

Put a 2 by the set of words that describes you third best.

Put a 1 by the set of words that seems the least like you.

When you have completed the 10 items,

Total the a's.Enter the a total beside "Gold "in the spaces provided at the bottom of the page.

Total the b's.Enter the b total beside "Blue "in the spaces provided at the bottom of the page.

Total the c's.Enter the c total beside "Green "in the spaces provided at the bottom of the page.

Total the d's.Enter the d total beside "Orange "in the spaces provided at the bottom of the page.

Your highest totals indicate the Colors that you chose as being most like you in the quiz.Some people find that one or two Colors are really strong and the others very weak.Some people find that all four Colors are about equal in strength.

As you read on through the book,you may find changes in your sense of which Colors best describe you.You may feel that the relative weight of the Colors in your life is different than you thought or even than the quiz might suggest.Remember,you are always the best judge of what is right for you.

A Colors Quiz:
Rank the four sets of words in each item,4, 3, 2, or 1 according to how well they describe you.(4 is most like you.)

1.
a. ___________solid,steady,careful
b. ___________feeling,sympathetic,kind
c. ___________cool,clever,independent
d. ___________lively,witty,energetic

2.
a. ___________reasonable,moral,hardworking
b. ___________sensitive,sincere,caring
c. ___________logical,abstract,moral
d. ___________skillful,playful,fun-loving

3.
a. ___________dependable,faithful,devoted
b. ___________close,personal,involved
c. ___________curious,scientific,thoughtful
d. ___________daring,energetic,brave

4.
a. ___________reliable,organized,serious
b. ___________peaceful,harmonious,warm
c. ___________impatient,perfectionist,heady
d. ___________here-and-now,impulsive,active

5.
a. ___________consistent,structured,planned
b. ___________meaningful,spiritual,inspired
c. ___________analyzing,testing,model making
d. ___________high impact,persuasive,generous

6.
a. ___________sane,faithful,supportive
b. ___________poetic,musical,artistic
c. ___________theoretical,studious,principled
d. ___________performing,playing,creating

7.
a. ___________commit,follow through,persist
b. ___________communicate,encourage,nurture
c. ___________inform,discuss,question
d. ___________energize,compete,engage

8.
a. ___________conserve,maintain,protect
b. ___________inspire,understand,appreciate
c. ___________design,invent,construct
d. ___________promote,excite,activate

9.
a. ___________value,honor,provide
b. ___________share,connect,express
c. ___________respect,stimulate,dialogue
d. ___________touch,pleasure,surprise

10.
a. ___________traditional,loyal,conservative
b. ___________belonging,involved,cooperative
c. ___________skeptical,nonconforming,fair
d. ___________free,independent,rebellious

Totals
a.Gold .Blue c.Green d.Orange

You'll have to read the book to find the answers to THE COLORS IN A NUTSHELL

Excerpted from Living Your Colors , by Tom Maddron . Copyright (c) 1995,,2002 by Thomas Maddron. Reprinted by permission of Little, Brown and Company, New York, NY. All rights reserved.

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