At work and in your personal life you interact with people of different personalities each day. Dr. Taylor Hartman, author of The People Code, Playing Life to Win and the Color Code Personality Assessment expounds of the fact that each person has an innate personality with unique strengths and limitations. Just imagine how valuable it would be if you could get a read on someone’s motivation, what makes them tick and why they do what you do.

The Color Code Workshop teaches how to increase your interpersonal skills through the powerful Color Code theory. Rather than having to remember a string of letters or numbers like some assessments, the Color Code uses colors to represent driving core motives and is easy to implement. The first step is to “know thyself” and to take 100 percent responsibility for your behavior.

If you really think about it, there are people you interact with who demonstrate qualities you can readily identify; the key is being willing to adapt your communication to their personality style. Through this training you will come to appreciate and respect others' strengths and how we all process information differently, bringing about a more productive team and meaningful relationships.

Reds are the power wielders. Power is defined at moving from point A to point B. Reds are about results and productivity. They bring great gifts of vision and leadership. Reds are generally characterized as responsible, decisive, proactive and assertive.

Tips for communicating with Reds include:
  • Be direct, brief and specific
  • Prepared with facts and figures
  • Present issues logically
  • Support their leadership instincts
  • Don’t be slow or indecisive
  • Don’t argue from an emotional perspective
  • Don’t take their arguments personally
  • Don’t demand constant social interaction
Blues love to give of themselves to others. Intimacy, connecting, creating quality relationships and having purpose is what drives these people. Their natural gifts include quality and service. Blues can be counted to be loyal, sincere and thoughtful.

Tips for communicating with Blues include:
  • Allow them to collect their thoughts
  • Take a sensitive approach
  • Demonstrate your sincerity
  • Help them feel secure in the relationship
  • Don’t make them feel guilty
  • Don’t be rude or interrupt
  • Don’t promote too much change
  • Don’t push them into making quick decisions

Whites are peacekeepers. Peace or the ability to remain calm in the midst of chaos is what motivates a White. Clarity and tolerance are Whites gifts. Whites are also known for their qualities of kindness, adaptability and patience.

Tips for communicating with Whites include:
  • Accept and support their individuality
  • Create a relaxed atmosphere
  • React gently
  • Show patience and try not to rush them
  • Don’t be cruel or insensitive
  • Don’t expect them to need much social interaction
  • Don’t be domineering or too intense
  • Don’t force confrontation

Yellows love to have fun. The joy of living in the moment and doing something just for the sake of doing it is the driving force for these people. Yellows offer the gifts of enthusiasm and optimism. They are generally charismatic, spontaneous and sociable.

Tips for communicating with Yellows include:
  • Take a positive upbeat approach
  • Offer praise and appreciation
  • Accept some playful teasing or joking
  • Value their social interaction skills and people connections
  • Don’t be too serious or sober in criticism
  • Don’t push them too intensely
  • Don’t demand perfection
  • Don’t ignore them
“Studies have proven time and again that Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is four times more important to your life than Intelligence Quotient (IQ). EQ is the capacity to be aware of, control and express one’s emotion and to handle interpersonal relationships judiciously and empathetically. In other words EQ equals character.”

*The information above is taken from the books and workshop materials offered by the Color Code and Dr. Taylor Hartman.