2015 will go down as The Year of the Personality Type Surveys.
Calm/Storm workplace communications This survey yielded colors and numbers I never did understand. The quiz was based on the Friendly Press style profile for coworkers. Results and categorizations of staff based on this survey were disputed adding to workplace discomfort.*
Team player type
- green--inventive, conceptual, complex
- gold--responsible, loyal, conventional
- blue--compassionate, poetic, dramatic
- orange--active, daring, exciting
Our trainer tried to correlate our True Colors results with the four team player types, but it did not hold up, and we got to go home early.
For this staff event we expected to be randomly assigned to groups to cook a meal within time constraints. Instead we were allowed to divide ourselves based on attraction. I had worried a lot about which staff members I could envision working with in the kitchen. I was growing fond of the everybody, but that didn't mean I could cook with them! I bet you could try the same thing at a big family holiday dinner. By attraction we ended up in comfortable groups of similar approaches and time use styles. The food was good, too.
Some facilitators split us into groups by type. Other threw us into a big flour tortilla with one person from each category for a Chipotle burrito exercise. If money was no object, what would you do? From this I developed my four Gaul parts. I think we each have an overriding motivation:
You have a responsibility to tell me I'm full of it until I upload my online quiz and start raking in the big bucks.
The United States Institute for Peace has a conflict styles quiz. It is short.
As Sixties kids we wondered which of the Beatles we would date
And then there's the matter of backbones. Which vertebrate are you?
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