This morning temperatures were back in the
balmy -30 range. Why do we live in Alberta again? I was lucky enough to bundle up in all my winter garb for a quick stroll down the block from my office to the United Way of Central Alberta offices instead of going straight to work. Lucky me?
It was in fact, as I was headed to my second Social Media Breakfast. The room was cozy and warm which was welcomed after being out in the cold. Even more welcomed was the hot coffee supplied by the lovely Trevor Aslin of Sobey’s South, whom I still need to meet! I grabbed a muffin and made my way to the front like a keener. I’m not really a keener, but it was easier than trying to climb over strange Twitter folk. I don’t mean that us Twitter people are strange, just that I haven’t met many of them yet. I should probably just get to the point…
The topic of the day was True Colors and how they pertain to business relationships. The adorable Kimberly Darbyson from Kimberlink Consulting was presenting and kudos to her for doing such a lovely job despite driving home from a Vegas trip at 2am. If you haven’t heard of True Colors, you should really look into taking a workshop. It’s a model of personality identification and it’s incredibly accurate, interesting and entertaining. As Kimberly gave some quick characteristics of the four different colors (Gold, Green, Blue, Orange), you know everyone was trying figure out what color coworkers, friends, family and themselves were.
I had to snicker at the comment about orange’s and gold’s generally not getting along very well. I’m a Gold/Orange. Now this won’t make sense to anyone who hasn’t taken the workshop but basically Gold’s are very type-A, list makers, on time, follows the rules, schedules like crazy. Oranges are very outgoing, spontaneous and best described by…SQUIRREL….What was I saying? Oh right, oranges and golds are very different and because I scored very high in both I’m a bit of a weirdo. Apparently I like to schedule and plan my spontaneous time. Hey, this is what makes me unique. I also scored quite high in blue, which are the tender, caring, touchy feely (not THAT kind of touchy feely) types. Greens are the thinkers, the analytic, researching, like to be left alone types. Basically everything I’m not.
Anyways, you really need to take the workshop yourself to get a better understanding of the different personality types. I’ve found since taking this myself, I can identify the different personality types within my peers and even my friends and family. It definitely makes a difference in how you interact with people and understanding why the act the way they do. I love that True Colors was the topic for this month’s Breakfast!
If you haven’t made it to a breakfast yet, make sure you’re following on Facebook and Twitter and join next month! Hey, it isn’t every day where you get to attend an event and Tweet through the whole thing without people giving you the stink eye.
Have you heard of or taken a True Colors workshop? What color are you or what color do you think you would be?