Saturday, September 1, 2007

The Color Code and the Enneagram

The Color Code is an interesting personality theory created by Taylor Hartman. It divides personalities into four types, Red, Blue, White, and Yellow.

According to TheColorCode.com:
RED (Motive: POWER)—These are the power wielders. Power, the ability to move from point A to point B, and get things done is what motivates and drives these people. They bring great gifts of vision and leadership and generally are responsible, decisive, proactive and assertive.

BLUE (Motive: INTIMACY)—These are the do-gooders. Intimacy, connecting, creating quality relationships and having purpose is what motivates and drives these people. They bring great gifts of quality and service and are generally loyal, sincere, and thoughtful.

WHITE (Motive: PEACE)—These are the peacekeepers. Peace, or the absence of conflict, is what motivates and drives these people. They bring great gifts of clarity and tolerance and are generally kind, adaptable, good-listeners.

YELLOW (Motive: Fun)—These are the fun lovers. Fun, or the joy of doing something just for the sake of doing it, is what motivates and drives these people. They bring great gifts of enthusiasm and optimism and are generally charismatic, spontaneous, and sociable.
These personality types can roughly translate into Enneagram motivations, needs, and wants. Using a comparative table from Jeff Graham's Psych Lab on the University of Toronto at Mississauga website, a rough table has been composed of how each Enneagram type generally translates into the Color Code personalities.



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4 comments:

Izzy said...

wow! this is great! thank you!

where did you come up with this color code-enneagram correlation?

props x a thousand ^_^ ftw.

.:} {:. said...

Thank you, Izzy.

I am the author of the Color Code-Enneagram correlations.

The descriptions are a mix of different sources I've read along with my own edits. You can further explore these sources on the site under Enneagram Resources.

:)

Mizmar said...

I'm a 5 and I got "46.78% White" as the result of the free quiz.

Another typology you might be interested in is Honey and Mumford's Learning Styles: http://www.brainboxx.co.uk/A2_LEARNSTYLES/pages/LSall4.htm

(I'm a Reflector in that system.)

Thanks for introducing me to the Color Code.

Emily said...

I can not see the table. My mother is very interested in the color-code theory and I am very interested in enneagrams. I would love to see your table. Thanks.