Ideas that Span the Ages
Understanding human behavior has been one of mankind’s most enduring mysteries. More than 2300 years ago, Hippocrates, the Greek philosopher, scientist and physician, wrote that all humans could be divided into four distinct behavior types. Evidence exists that the ancient Egyptians may have held a similar viewpoint. They were right.
These ancient views were resurrected in the early part of the 20th century by researchers such as Jung, Adickes, Kretschmer, Adler and Spranger. Jung’s work most closely corresponded with the ideas put forth by Hippocrates centuries before.
The Rise of Modern Personality Theories
At the onset of World War II, using Carl Jung’s work as a springboard, Katharine Briggs and her daughter Isabel Briggs-Myers began their work developing the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®. Their work gained international recognition and acceptance. Shortly thereafter, Dr. David Keirsey developed his own concept of temperament theory.
Making Temperament Theory Accessible and Understandable
In recent years, many have attempted to make temperament assessment instruments accessible and useful for people in all types of industries. Few have succeeded – until Real Colors®.
The Real Colors Personality Instrument is a leading edge tool that bridges temperament theory and real life applications in a way that is easy to understand, fun to learn and that offers unprecedented levels of retention. Using Real Colors, people learn to recognize, accept and value the differences in others while improving understanding, empathy and communication.
Real Colors is an insightful, eye opening tool that I have used with varied groups…
Real Colors is an insightful, eye opening tool that I have used with varied groups. It is simple to use and simple for participants to understand, teaching them the most important human relationship skill of all – how to interact with others.
Real Colors has been a valuable team building and communication resource for Cooperative Extension…
Real Colors has been a valuable team building and communication resource for Cooperative Extension. I have successfully used it with Extension faculty, staff and partners in many states. It’s fun, informative and memorable. Participants love the experience.
Real Colors has consistently been the most amazing training we have done in the past 25 years.
Real Colors has consistently been the most amazing training we have done in the past 25 years. It has been pivotal in shaping our team dynamics and given us a tangible way to better understand our client’s needs. We are a small team who dreams big, and we have to get along. Without Real Colors we would not have achieved the same level success.
Real Colors has been a part of our organization for over 15 years and is valuable in facilitating effective communication and working relationships
Real Colors has been a part of our organization for over 15 years and is valuable in facilitating effective communication and working relationships. All new employees go through the basic training as soon after hire as possible. It’s fun, easy to remember and make associations, and helps us understand the people we work with and enables us to work more effectively
I have been a Real Colors trainer for many years and have worked with over 20 different organizations providing training, follow-up and coaching.
I have been a Real Colors trainer for many years and have worked with over 20 different organizations providing training, follow-up and coaching. I have found that this professional development provides essential clues into the relationships of any organization. This information is instrumental in forming teams, addressing conflict, and explaining behaviors. I do not know of any other training that has the potential to impact an organization as much as Real Colors.
Hands-down, Real Colors and the subsequent series of training modules have been the most requested workshops in our agency.
Hands-down, Real Colors and the subsequent series of training modules have been the most requested workshops in our agency for seven years running! By providing an interactive and fun way for individuals to gain a better understanding of what makes themselves and others tick: participants are able to build and strengthen their personal and professional relationships.
Real Colors is a wonderful tool that helps individuals learn more about themselves
Real Colors is a wonderful tool that helps individuals learn more about themselves, others and provides a common understanding for working through areas of conflict. The benefits of using this tool are clearly evident and have a lasting impact that you will see participants apply. I would strongly recommend this tool for helping individuals grow and learn.
’Transforming’ comes to mind when I think about how Real Colors has impacted my world!
’Transforming’ comes to mind when I think about how Real Colors has impacted my world! At Merchants Bank we have incorporated this as part of our Culture – our new employee, supervisors/managers, and committees/ meetings all use this foundation to ensure we have good representation of colors. It’s amazing how once you have identified the strengths of one’s colors and put them on a work team the success that is achieved!
Real Colors is a tool that helped me better understand my self and others.
Real Colors is a tool that helped me better understand my self and others. It opened my mind to the understanding that what is motivating to me, may not be what is motivating others. Knowing somebody's color helps me determine their motivations and a motivated person is very likely to open up and be influenced, especially when it's in their best interest.
I have facilitated Real Colors to over 200 individuals..
I have facilitated Real Colors to over 200 individuals, ranging from hourly to executive level. For me, the most rewarding part is watching everyone have an "ah-ha" moment, and embrace it. Real Colors truly helps people understand each other's differences and fosters a team atmosphere.