Wednesday, August 10, 2011
What Are Your True Colors?
On the Dewey Color System site there is a quiz about colors and how they can show your leanings and preferences in career building. I'm slightly past the day when I'm looking at my first career, but I am working on the career for this stage of my life. Tests like this always fascinate me. Kids today have so many resources to discover who they are, how they think and where they should be going on their career path.
Take this test (choose) and see what it says about you. I picked colors I liked to look at and disliked, until this is what the test said about me. I think it is pretty accurate:
The Dewey Color System® is the world's first and only validated, color-based personality career testing instrument. Based on our experience and your interests, your best suited occupations are listed below.
Best Occupational Category
You're a CREATOR
Nonconforming, Impulsive, Expressive, Romantic, Intuitive, Sensitive, and Emotional
These original types place a high value on aesthetic qualities and have a great need for self-expression. They enjoy working independently, being creative, using their imagination, and constantly learning something new. Fields of interest are art, drama, music, and writing or places where they can express, assemble, or implement creative ideas.
Suggested careers are Advertising Executive, Architect, Web Designer, Creative Director, Public Relations, Fine or Commercial Artist, Interior Decorator, Lawyer, Librarian, Musician, Reporter, Art Teacher, Broadcaster, Technical Writer, English Teacher, Architect, Photographer, Medical Illustrator, Corporate Trainer, Author, Editor, Landscape Architect, Exhibit Builder, and Package Designer.
Consider workplaces where you can create and improve beauty and aesthetic qualities. Unstructured, flexible organizations that allow self-expression work best with your free-spirited nature.
Suggested Creator workplaces are advertising, public relations, and interior decorating firms; artistic studios, theaters and concert halls; institutions that teach crafts, universities, music, and dance schools. Other workplaces to consider are art institutes, museums, libraries, and galleries.
2nd Best Occupational Category
You're a PERSUADER
Witty, Competitive, Sociable, Talkative, Ambitious, Argumentative, and Aggressive
These enterprising types sell, persuade, and lead others. Positions of leadership, power, and status are usually their ultimate goal. Persuasive people like to take financial and interpersonal risks and to participate in competitive activities. They enjoy working with others inside organizations to accomplish goals and achieve economic success.
I have been a dessert girl, ticket checker, assistant to a university president secretary, preschool teacher, elementary teacher, reading teacher, assistant librarian, P.E. teacher, a coach, a Bible study leader, book reviewer, acquisitions reader, Sunday School children's department leader, executive school board officer, curriculum advisor, an editor, a fiction consultant, columnist and a writer.
If I could go back in time, I would have found the career path to be an editor,I think, preferably in fiction, or I would have been an artist or cartoonist (I did have a cartoon strip in the high school newspaper, back in the day.) My other interest is in educational learning modes and theories.
Anyway, this was interesting. If you're a parent,it's something you might think about allowing your teen/young adult to take, too, but it can reveal something about you, at whatever stage in life you are in. And maybe it will help in your own writing, knowing what direction to go.You might be at a turning point in life, wanting to find a new career path.Or maybe your main character needs to take the test.(Now there's a thought.)
So, if you could go back, would you have taken a different turn on that path? Looking forward, how can you use this information in your writing or what you are doing now? Do tell!
Crystal Laine Miller