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  3. +0 −317 color-code.json
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  5. +6 −5 package.json
  6. +32 −26 color-code.js → questionnaire.js
  7. +0 −1,178 quiz_radio.xml
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32 README.md
@@ -6,16 +6,38 @@ Now Available for the Mighty Commandline!
This is a simple commandline questionaire that asks the questions from The Color Code in random order and the answers also randomized.
-The is particularly useful for people like myself who have pre-conceived notions about their personality and want to take the test in a less-biased fashion.
+The is particularly useful for people like myself who have pre-conceived notions about their personality and want to take the test in a less-biased fashion
+(meaning not knowing which answer directly relates to which color).
npm install -g color-code
color-code
-Upon completion of the test, the results are saved in a JSON file (the path to which is printed to the screen).
+Upon completion of the test, the results are shown and saved in a JSON file (the path to which is printed to the screen).
-Warning
+Generic Questionnaire
===
-I nabbed the questions from http://www.mhhe.com/business/management/buildyourmanagementskills/updated_flash/topic5d/quiz_radio.xml which I found in a google search, and without permission of the author.
+The name of the test is somewhat of a misnomer. Although originally designed for taking The Color Code test with friends,
+it can be used for any type of test. Simply specify the name of the questionaire you would like to take.
-Enough people have created online versions of this test that I hope this not to be an issue.
+ color-code any-test.json
+
+Test Format
+---
+
+`questionaire.json` must follow the example file:
+
+ {
+ "categories": ["a", "b", "c", "d"]
+ , "questions": [
+ [
+ "Which is LEAST true of you?"
+ , "I'm pretty"
+ , "I'm smart"
+ , "I'm eat leaves"
+ , "I'm like pudding"
+ ]
+ ]
+ , "defaultQuestion": "Which is more true of you?"
+ , "title": "The XYZ Test"
+ }
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17 TAKEDOWN.md
@@ -0,0 +1,17 @@
+After receiving a takedown notice in my e-mail today (Oct 19th 2012), I've modified the test such that it does not directly provide the color-code test.
+
+> It has been brought to our attention that your blog, coolaj86 includes code for a personality assessment based on the intellectual property of Color Code International.
+>
+>
+> We appreciate your interest in the Color Code, however, in order to preserve the integrity of the copyright we have to be diligent in enforcing that the Color Code personality assessment be delivered as written by Dr. Hartman. Because of this, we do not allow our copyrighted intellectual property to be published except online at www.colorcode.com, in our published materials, and those published by Simon and Schuster.
+>
+>
+> Because you may not be aware of the copyright violation, we are sending this letter to inform you as such and to ask you to remove the assessment from https://github.com/coolaj86/the-color-code. Your immediate compliance in removing the assessment will prevent us from seeking legal action.
+>
+>
+> Sincerely,
+>
+> Teresa Glenn
+>
+> Color Code International
+> teresa.glenn@colorcode.com
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317 color-code.json
@@ -1,317 +0,0 @@
-[
- [
- ""
- , "opinionated"
- , "nurturing"
- , "inventive"
- , "outgoing"
- ]
- , [
- ""
- , "power-oriented"
- , "a perfectionist"
- , "indecisive"
- , "self-centered"
- ]
- , [
- ""
- , "dominant"
- , "sympathetic"
- , "tolerant"
- , "enthusiastic"
- ]
- , [
- ""
- , "self-serving"
- , "suspicious"
- , "unsure"
- , "naive"
- ]
- , [
- ""
- , "decisive"
- , "loyal"
- , "contented"
- , "playful"
- ]
- , [
- ""
- , "arrogant"
- , "worry-prone"
- , "silently stubborn"
- , "flighty"
- ]
- , [
- ""
- , "assertive"
- , "reliable"
- , "kind"
- , "sociable"
- ]
- , [
- ""
- , "bossy"
- , "self-critical"
- , "reluctant"
- , "a teaser"
- ]
- , [
- ""
- , "action-oriented"
- , "analytical"
- , "easygoing"
- , "carefree"
- ]
- , [
- ""
- , "critical of others"
- , "overly sensitive"
- , "shy"
- , "obnoxious"
- ]
- , [
- ""
- , "determined"
- , "detail conscious"
- , "a good listener"
- , "a party person"
- ]
- , [
- ""
- , "demanding"
- , "unforgiving"
- , "unmotivated"
- , "vain"
- ]
- , [
- ""
- , "responsible"
- , "idealistic"
- , "considerate"
- , "happy"
- ]
- , [
- ""
- , "impatient"
- , "moody"
- , "passive"
- , "impulsive"
- ]
- , [
- ""
- , "strong-willed"
- , "respectful"
- , "patient"
- , "fun-loving"
- ]
- , [
- ""
- , "argumentative"
- , "unrealistic"
- , "directionless"
- , "an interrupter"
- ]
- , [
- ""
- , "independent"
- , "dependable"
- , "even-tempered"
- , "trusting"
- ]
- , [
- ""
- , "aggressive"
- , "frequently depressed"
- , "ambivalent"
- , "forgetful"
- ]
- , [
- ""
- , "powerful"
- , "deliberate"
- , "gentle"
- , "optimistic"
- ]
- , [
- ""
- , "insensitive"
- , "judgmental"
- , "boring"
- , "undisciplined"
- ]
- , [
- ""
- , "logical"
- , "emotional"
- , "agreeable"
- , "popular"
- ]
- , [
- ""
- , "always right"
- , "guilt prone"
- , "unenthusiastic"
- , "uncommitted"
- ]
- , [
- ""
- , "pragmatic"
- , "well-behaved"
- , "accepting"
- , "spontaneous"
- ]
- , [
- ""
- , "merciless"
- , "thoughtful"
- , "uninvolved"
- , "a show-off"
- ]
- , [
- ""
- , "task-oriented"
- , "sincere"
- , "diplomatic"
- , "lively"
- ]
- , [
- ""
- , "tactless"
- , "hard to please"
- , "lazy"
- , "loud"
- ]
- , [
- ""
- , "direct"
- , "creative"
- , "adaptable"
- , "a performer"
- ]
- , [
- ""
- , "calculating"
- , "self-righteous"
- , "self-deprecating"
- , "disorganized"
- ]
- , [
- ""
- , "confident"
- , "disciplined"
- , "pleasant"
- , "charismatic"
- ]
- , [
- ""
- , "intimidating"
- , "careful"
- , "unproductive"
- , "afraid to face facts"
- ]
- , [
- "If I applied for a job, a prospective employer would most likely hire me because I am:"
- , "driven, direct and delegating."
- , "deliberate, accurate and reliable."
- , "patient, adaptable and tactful."
- , "fun loving, spirited and casual."
- ]
- , [
- "When involved in an intimate relationship, if I feel threatened by my partner, I:"
- , "fight back with facts and anger."
- , "cry, feel hurt and plan revenge."
- , "become quiet, withdrawn and often hold anger until I blow up over some minor issue later."
- , "distance myself and avoid further conflict."
- ]
- , [
- "For me, life is most meaningful when it:"
- , "is task-oriented and productive."
- , "is filled with people and purpose."
- , "is free of pressure and stress."
- , "allows me to be playful, lighthearted and optimistic."
- ]
- , [
- "As a child, I was:"
- , "stubborn, bright and/or aggressive."
- , "well-behaved, caring and/or depressed."
- , "quiet, easy-going and/or shy."
- , "too talkative, happy and/or playful."
- ]
- , [
- "As an adult, I am:"
- , "opinionated, determined and/or bossy."
- , "responsible, honest and/or unforgiving."
- , "accepting, contented and/or unmotivated."
- , "charismatic, positive and/or obnoxious."
- ]
- , [
- "As a parent, I am [or . . . if I were a parent, I think I would be]:"
- , "demanding, quick-tempered and/or uncompromising."
- , "concerned, sensitive and/or critical."
- , "permissive, easily persuaded and/or often overwhelmed."
- , "playful, casual and/or irresponsible."
- ]
- , [
- "In an argument with a friend I am most likely to be:"
- , "verbally stubborn about facts."
- , "concerned about others' feelings and principles."
- , "silently stubborn, uncomfortable and/or confused."
- , "loud, uncomfortable and/or compromising."
- ]
- , [
- "If my friend were in trouble, I would be:"
- , "protective, resourceful and recommend solutions."
- , "concerned, empathetic and loyal -- regardless of the problem."
- , "supportive, patient and a good listener."
- , "non-judgmental, optimistic and downplaying the seriousness of the situation."
- ]
- , [
- "When making decisions, I am:"
- , "assertive, articulate and logical."
- , "deliberate, precise and cautious."
- , "indecisive, timid and reluctant."
- , "impulsive, uncommitted and inconsistent."
- ]
- , [
- "When I fail, I feel:"
- , "silently self-critical, yet verbally stubborn and defensive."
- , "guilty, self-critical and vulnerable to depression -- I dwell on it."
- , "unsettled and fearful, but I keep it to myself."
- , "embarrassed and nervous -- seeking to escape the situation."
- ]
- , [
- "If someone crosses me:"
- , "I am angered and cunningly plan ways to get even quickly."
- , "I feel deeply hurt and find it almost impossible to forgive completely. Generally, getting even is not enough."
- , "I am silently hurt and plan to get even and/or completely avoid the other person."
- , "I want to avoid confrontation, consider the situation not important enough to bother with, and/or seek other friends."
- ]
- , [
- "Work is:"
- , "a most productive way to spend one's time."
- , "a healthy activity that should be done well if it's to be done at all. Work should be done before one plays."
- , "a positive activity as long as it is something I enjoy and don't feel pressured to accomplish."
- , "a necessary evil, much less inviting than play."
- ]
- , [
- "In social situations, I am most often:"
- , "feared by others."
- , "admired by others."
- , "protected by others."
- , "envied by others."
- ]
- , [
- "In a relationship, I am most concerned with being:"
- , "approved of and right."
- , "understood, appreciated and intimate."
- , "respected, tolerant and peaceful."
- , "praised, fun loving and free."
- ]
- , [
- "To feel alive and positive, I seek:"
- , "adventure, leadership and lots of action."
- , "security, creativity and purpose."
- , "acceptance and safety."
- , "excitement, playful productivity and the company of others."
- ]
-]
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22 get-example.js
@@ -0,0 +1,22 @@
+/*jshint strict:true node:true es5:true onevar:true laxcomma:true laxbreak:true eqeqeq:true immed:true latedef:true*/
+(function () {
+ "use strict";
+
+ var http = require('http')
+ , path = require('path')
+ , fs = require('fs')
+ ;
+
+ http.get('http://pastebin.com/raw.php?i=zDN3VPQZ', function (res) {
+ var text = ''
+ ;
+
+ res.on('data', function (buf) {
+ text += buf.toString('utf8');
+ });
+ res.on('end', function () {
+ fs.writeFileSync(path.join(__dirname, 'questionnaire.json'), text, 'utf8');
+ });
+ });
+
+}());
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11 package.json
@@ -1,21 +1,22 @@
{
"author": "AJ ONeal <coolaj86@gmail.com> (http://coolaj86.info/)",
"name": "color-code",
- "description": "A commandline version of The Color Code test",
- "version": "0.8.1",
+ "description": "A commandline questionnaire for tests such as The Color Code test",
+ "version": "0.8.3",
"homepage": "https://github.com/coolaj86/the-color-code",
"repository": {
"url": "git://github.com/coolaj86/the-color-code.git"
},
- "main": "color-code.js",
+ "main": "questionnaire.js",
"scripts": {
- "test": "node color-code"
+ "postinstall": "node get-example"
+ "test": "node questionnaire"
},
"dependencies": {},
"devDependencies": {},
"optionalDependencies": {},
"bin": {
- "color-code": "color-code.js"
+ "color-code": "questionnaire.js"
},
"engines": {
"node": "*"
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58 color-code.js → questionnaire.js
@@ -4,37 +4,44 @@
"use strict";
var fs = require('fs')
- , questionsRaw = require('./color-code.json')
+ , questionnaire = require(process.argv[2] || './questionnaire.json')
+ , questionsRaw = questionnaire.questions || questionnaire
+ , title = questionnaire.title || 'The Color Code'
+ , defaultQuestion = questionnaire.defaultQuestion || "Which described you best as a child?"
+ , categories = questionnaire.categories || ['red', 'blue', 'white', 'yellow']
+ , finishedMsg = "Now go read the book to learn more!"
, total = questionsRaw.length
, questions = []
, doneQuestions = []
- , colors = ['red', 'blue', 'white', 'yellow']
, current
, responses = {
totals: {
- red: 0
- , blue: 0
- , white: 0
- , yellow: 0
}
, answers: {
}
}
+ , categoriesDeck = categories.join(',').split(',')
;
+ categories.forEach(function (cat) {
+ responses.totals[cat] = 0;
+ });
+
function shuffle() {
return Math.random() - 0.5;
}
questionsRaw.forEach(function (q, i) {
- questions.push({
- number: i + 1
- , question: q[0]
- , red: q[1]
- , blue: q[2]
- , white: q[3]
- , yellow: q[4]
+ var newQ = {}
+ ;
+
+ newQ.number = i + 1;
+ newQ.question = q[0];
+ categories.forEach(function (cat, i) {
+ newQ[cat] = q[1 + i];
});
+
+ questions.push(newQ);
});
function presentQuestion() {
@@ -50,10 +57,10 @@
if (current.question) {
console.log(curNum, current.question);
} else {
- console.log(curNum, "Which described you best as a child?");
+ console.log(curNum, defaultQuestion);
}
- colors.sort(shuffle);
- colors.forEach(function (color, i) {
+ categoriesDeck.sort(shuffle);
+ categoriesDeck.forEach(function (color, i) {
console.log((i+1) + ')', current[color]);
});
console.log('');
@@ -76,17 +83,16 @@
}
function saveResponses() {
- var filename = 'color-code-test-' + Date.now() + '.json'
+ var filename = 'questionnaire-' + Date.now() + '.json'
;
// TODO output as YAML
- fs.writeFile('color-code-test-' + Date.now() + '.json', JSON.stringify(responses, null, ' '), function (err) {
+ fs.writeFile(filename, JSON.stringify(responses, null, ' '), function (err) {
console.log('You finished');
- console.log('red:', responses.totals.red);
- console.log('blue:', responses.totals.blue);
- console.log('white:', responses.totals.white);
- console.log('yellow:', responses.totals.yellow);
- console.log("Now go read the book to learn more!");
+ categories.forEach(function (cat) {
+ console.log(cat + ':', responses.totals[cat]);
+ });
+ console.log(finishedMsg);
if (err) {
console.error("couldn't save results");
} else {
@@ -98,7 +104,7 @@
function interpretAnswer(chunk) {
chunk = chunk.replace(/\s/gm, '');
- var color = colors[chunk - 1]
+ var color = categoriesDeck[chunk - 1]
;
if (color) {
@@ -108,7 +114,7 @@
goBack();
return;
} else {
- console.log("Sorry, I didn't understand you. Respond again with 1, 2, 3, or 4");
+ console.log("Sorry, I didn't understand you. Respond again with a number such as 1, 2, 3, or 4");
return;
}
console.log('');
@@ -124,7 +130,7 @@
process.stdin.resume();
process.stdin.setEncoding('utf8');
console.log('');
- console.log('Welcome to The Color Code Test: Commandline Edition.');
+ console.log('Welcome to ' + title + ': Commandline Edition.');
console.log('');
console.log('Type \'b\' to go back to the previous question if you make a boo-boo.');
console.log('');
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1,178 quiz_radio.xml
@@ -1,1178 +0,0 @@
-<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>
-<topic number="5" name="INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES AND PERSONALITY">
- <quiz name="Assessing How Personality Type Impacts your Goal Setting Skills">
- <items>
- <item>
- <question>
- <b>HARTMAN PERSONALITY PROFILE</b><br/><br/>
-<b>Part One: Personality Strengths and Limitations</b><br/>
-<i>Directions:</i> Part One consists of 30 groups of descriptive words, with four words in each group. Consider each group and mark only one word that best describes you <b>as a child</b>. Your first impression of each word is usually the best. For the most accurate assessment of your core personality, reflect back to your earliest recollections of yourself. Try not to focus on how you want to behave or to be influenced by that person that you would like to become.
- </question>
- <answers>
- <answer>
- <choice>opinionated</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>nurturing</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>inventive</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>outgoing</choice>
- </answer>
- </answers>
- </item>
- <item>
- <question></question>
- <answers>
- <answer>
- <choice>power-oriented</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>a perfectionist</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>indecisive</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>self-centered</choice>
- </answer>
- </answers>
- </item>
- <item>
- <question></question>
- <answers>
- <answer>
- <choice>dominant</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>sympathetic</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>tolerant</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>enthusiastic</choice>
- </answer>
- </answers>
- </item>
- <item>
- <question></question>
- <answers>
- <answer>
- <choice>self-serving</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>suspicious</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>unsure</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>naive</choice>
- </answer>
- </answers>
- </item>
- <item>
- <question></question>
- <answers>
- <answer>
- <choice>decisive</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>loyal</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>contented</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>playful</choice>
- </answer>
- </answers>
- </item>
- <item>
- <question></question>
- <answers>
- <answer>
- <choice>arrogant</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>worry-prone</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>silently stubborn</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>flighty</choice>
- </answer>
- </answers>
- </item>
- <item>
- <question></question>
- <answers>
- <answer>
- <choice>assertive</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>reliable</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>kind</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>sociable</choice>
- </answer>
- </answers>
- </item>
- <item>
- <question></question>
- <answers>
- <answer>
- <choice>bossy</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>self-critical</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>reluctant</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>a teaser</choice>
- </answer>
- </answers>
- </item>
- <item>
- <question></question>
- <answers>
- <answer>
- <choice>action-oriented</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>analytical</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>easygoing</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>carefree</choice>
- </answer>
- </answers>
- </item>
- <item>
- <question></question>
- <answers>
- <answer>
- <choice>critical of others</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>overly sensitive</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>shy</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>obnoxious</choice>
- </answer>
- </answers>
- </item>
- <item>
- <question></question>
- <answers>
- <answer>
- <choice>determined</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>detail conscious</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>a good listener</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>a party person</choice>
- </answer>
- </answers>
- </item>
- <item>
- <question></question>
- <answers>
- <answer>
- <choice>demanding</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>unforgiving</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>unmotivated</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>vain</choice>
- </answer>
- </answers>
- </item>
- <item>
- <question></question>
- <answers>
- <answer>
- <choice>responsible</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>idealistic</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>considerate</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>happy</choice>
- </answer>
- </answers>
- </item>
-
- <item>
- <question></question>
- <answers>
- <answer>
- <choice>impatient</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>moody</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>passive</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>impulsive</choice>
- </answer>
- </answers>
- </item>
- <item>
- <question></question>
- <answers>
- <answer>
- <choice>strong-willed</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>respectful</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>patient</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>fun-loving</choice>
- </answer>
- </answers>
- </item>
- <item>
- <question></question>
- <answers>
- <answer>
- <choice>argumentative</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>unrealistic</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>directionless</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>an interrupter</choice>
- </answer>
- </answers>
- </item>
- <item>
- <question></question>
- <answers>
- <answer>
- <choice>independent</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>dependable</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>even-tempered</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>trusting</choice>
- </answer>
- </answers>
- </item>
- <item>
- <question></question>
- <answers>
- <answer>
- <choice>aggressive</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>frequently depressed</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>ambivalent</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>forgetful</choice>
- </answer>
- </answers>
- </item>
- <item>
- <question></question>
- <answers>
- <answer>
- <choice>powerful</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>deliberate</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>gentle</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>optimistic</choice>
- </answer>
- </answers>
- </item>
- <item>
- <question></question>
- <answers>
- <answer>
- <choice>insensitive</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>judgmental</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>boring</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>undisciplined</choice>
- </answer>
- </answers>
- </item>
- <item>
- <question></question>
- <answers>
- <answer>
- <choice>logical</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>emotional</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>agreeable</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>popular</choice>
- </answer>
- </answers>
- </item>
- <item>
- <question></question>
- <answers>
- <answer>
- <choice>always right</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>guilt prone</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>unenthusiastic</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>uncommitted</choice>
- </answer>
- </answers>
- </item>
- <item>
- <question></question>
- <answers>
- <answer>
- <choice>pragmatic</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>well-behaved</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>accepting</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>spontaneous</choice>
- </answer>
- </answers>
- </item>
- <item>
- <question></question>
- <answers>
- <answer>
- <choice>merciless</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>thoughtful</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>uninvolved</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>a show-off</choice>
- </answer>
- </answers>
- </item>
- <item>
- <question></question>
- <answers>
- <answer>
- <choice>task-oriented</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>sincere</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>diplomatic</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>lively</choice>
- </answer>
- </answers>
- </item>
- <item>
- <question></question>
- <answers>
- <answer>
- <choice>tactless</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>hard to please</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>lazy</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>loud</choice>
- </answer>
- </answers>
- </item>
- <item>
- <question></question>
- <answers>
- <answer>
- <choice>direct</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>creative</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>adaptable</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>a performer</choice>
- </answer>
- </answers>
- </item>
- <item>
- <question></question>
- <answers>
- <answer>
- <choice>calculating</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>self-righteous</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>self-deprecating</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>disorganized</choice>
- </answer>
- </answers>
- </item>
- <item>
- <question></question>
- <answers>
- <answer>
- <choice>confident</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>disciplined</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>pleasant</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>charismatic</choice>
- </answer>
- </answers>
- </item>
- <item>
- <question></question>
- <answers>
- <answer>
- <choice>intimidating</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>careful</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>unproductive</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>afraid to face facts</choice>
- </answer>
- </answers>
- </item>
- <item>
- <question><b>Part Two: Situations</b><br/><br/>
-<i>Directions:</i> Part Two consists of 15 situations with four possible reactions to each. Consider the reactions to each situation and mark the one response most like you for each situation. Keep in mind that there are no right or wrong answers!<br/><br/>
-________________<br/><br/>
-If I applied for a job, a prospective employer would most likely hire me because I am:
-</question>
- <answers>
- <answer>
- <choice>driven, direct and delegating.</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>deliberate, accurate and reliable.</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>patient, adaptable and tactful.</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>fun loving, spirited and casual.</choice>
- </answer>
- </answers>
- </item>
- <item>
- <question>When involved in an intimate relationship, if I feel threatened by my partner, I:
- </question>
- <answers>
- <answer>
- <choice>fight back with facts and anger.</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>cry, feel hurt and plan revenge.</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>become quiet, withdrawn and often hold anger until I blow up over some minor issue later.</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>distance myself and avoid further conflict.</choice>
- </answer>
- </answers>
- </item>
- <item>
- <question>For me, life is most meaningful when it:
- </question>
- <answers>
- <answer>
- <choice>is task-oriented and productive.</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>is filled with people and purpose.</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>is free of pressure and stress.</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>allows me to be playful, lighthearted and optimistic.</choice>
- </answer>
- </answers>
- </item>
- <item>
- <question>As a child, I was:
- </question>
- <answers>
- <answer>
- <choice>stubborn, bright and/or aggressive.</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>well-behaved, caring and/or depressed.</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>quiet, easy-going and/or shy.</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>too talkative, happy and/or playful.</choice>
- </answer>
- </answers>
- </item>
- <item>
- <question>As an adult, I am:
- </question>
- <answers>
- <answer>
- <choice>opinionated, determined and/or bossy.</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>responsible, honest and/or unforgiving.</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>accepting, contented and/or unmotivated.</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>charismatic, positive and/or obnoxious.</choice>
- </answer>
- </answers>
- </item>
- <item>
- <question>As a parent, I am [or . . . if I were a parent, I think I would be]:
- </question>
- <answers>
- <answer>
- <choice>demanding, quick-tempered and/or uncompromising.</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>concerned, sensitive and/or critical.</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>permissive, easily persuaded and/or often overwhelmed.</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>playful, casual and/or irresponsible.</choice>
- </answer>
- </answers>
- </item>
- <item>
- <question>In an argument with a friend I am most likely to be:
- </question>
- <answers>
- <answer>
- <choice>verbally stubborn about facts.</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>concerned about others' feelings and principles.</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>silently stubborn, uncomfortable and/or confused.</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>loud, uncomfortable and/or compromising.</choice>
- </answer>
- </answers>
- </item>
- <item>
- <question>If my friend were in trouble, I would be:
- </question>
- <answers>
- <answer>
- <choice>protective, resourceful and recommend solutions.</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>concerned, empathetic and loyal -- regardless of the problem.</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>supportive, patient and a good listener.</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>non-judgmental, optimistic and downplaying the seriousness of the situation.</choice>
- </answer>
- </answers>
- </item>
- <item>
- <question>When making decisions, I am:
- </question>
- <answers>
- <answer>
- <choice>assertive, articulate and logical.</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>deliberate, precise and cautious.</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>indecisive, timid and reluctant.</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>impulsive, uncommitted and inconsistent.</choice>
- </answer>
- </answers>
- </item>
- <item>
- <question>When I fail, I feel:
- </question>
- <answers>
- <answer>
- <choice>silently self-critical, yet verbally stubborn and defensive.</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>guilty, self-critical and vulnerable to depression -- I dwell on it.</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>unsettled and fearful, but I keep it to myself.</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>embarrassed and nervous -- seeking to escape the situation.</choice>
- </answer>
- </answers>
- </item>
- <item>
- <question>If someone crosses me:
- </question>
- <answers>
- <answer>
- <choice>I am angered and cunningly plan ways to get even quickly.</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>I feel deeply hurt and find it almost impossible to forgive completely. Generally, getting even is not enough.</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>I am silently hurt and plan to get even and/or completely avoid the other person.</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>I want to avoid confrontation, consider the situation not important enough to bother with, and/or seek other friends.</choice>
- </answer>
- </answers>
- </item>
- <item>
- <question>Work is:
- </question>
- <answers>
- <answer>
- <choice>a most productive way to spend one's time.</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>a healthy activity that should be done well if it's to be done at all. Work should be done before one plays.</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>a positive activity as long as it is something I enjoy and don't feel pressured to accomplish.</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>a necessary evil, much less inviting than play.</choice>
- </answer>
- </answers>
- </item>
- <item>
- <question>In social situations, I am most often:
- </question>
- <answers>
- <answer>
- <choice>feared by others.</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>admired by others.</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>protected by others.</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>envied by others.</choice>
- </answer>
- </answers>
- </item>
- <item>
- <question>In a relationship, I am most concerned with being:
- </question>
- <answers>
- <answer>
- <choice>approved of and right.</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>understood, appreciated and intimate.</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>respected, tolerant and peaceful.</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>praised, fun loving and free.</choice>
- </answer>
- </answers>
- </item>
- <item>
- <question>To feel alive and positive, I seek:
- </question>
- <answers>
- <answer>
- <choice>adventure, leadership and lots of action.</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>security, creativity and purpose.</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>acceptance and safety.</choice>
- </answer>
- <answer>
- <choice>excitement, playful productivity and the company of others.</choice>
- </answer>
- </answers>
- </item>
- </items>
- <feedback><b>FEEDBACK</b><br/>!pointfeedback!<br/><br/>
- </feedback>
- <directions>You will be completing a 45-question Hartman Personality Profile, the results of which will identify you as one of four personality types based on The Color Code by Taylor Hartman, Ph.D. Although it is possible to use the results of this assessment for various applications in your life and to gain insights and discover what motivates you and others, you will be learning primarily about your strengths and limitations as a goal setter.<br/><br/>Before taking the test, carefully read the simple directions as to most accurately determine your driving core motive. Click "Submit" after completing question 45, and then you will receive a detailed description of your driving core motive and the color that it has been assigned.<br/><br/>SOURCE: Copyright 1987 Taylor Hartman, Ph.D. All rights reserved. To get a copy of Dr. Taylor Hartman's book, <i>The Color Code: A New Way to See Yourself, Your Relationships and Life</i>, contact Hartman Communications by calling toll free (866) 4-MOTIVE, writing 500 S. 700 E. Suite 3i, Salt Lake City, UT 84102, or visiting <a href="http://www.hartmancommunications.com" target="_blank">www.hartmancommunications.com</a>.
-<br/><br/>
- </directions>
- <pointfeedback>
- <option category="red">Congratulations, your results indicate that your core color is Red and that you are motivated by Power. The key to understanding your profile results is knowing that every individual is driven by a core motive. That motive determines your behavior, including needs and wants, and why you behave the way you do. The following information provides additional basic information about Reds.<br/><br/>
-<b>RED</b><br/><br/>
-MOTIVE:
-
-<li>Power</li><br/>
-
-NEEDS:
-
-<li>To look good (academically)</li>
-<li>To be right</li>
-<li>To be respected</li>
-<li>To receive selective approval</li><br/>
-
-WANTS:
-
-<li>To hide insecurities (tightly)</li>
-<li>To please self</li>
-<li>Leadership</li>
-<li>Challenging adventure</li><br/>
-
-<br/>
-To focus on the goal-setting strengths and limitations of Reds, study the following strengths/limitations list and the discussion that follows.<br/><br/>
-<b>RED AS A GOAL SETTER</b><br/><br/>
-_________________<br/><br/>
-<b><i>Strengths</i></b>
-
-<li>natural goal setter -- sets goals comfortably and confidently</li>
-<li>maintains strong sense of perspective (sees the whole picture)</li>
-<li>highly disciplined</li>
-<li>highly productive with follow through</li>
-<li>makes decisions quickly and easily</li>
-<li>highly action-oriented and task dominant</li><br/>
-
-<b><i>Limitations</i></b>
-
-<li>impatient with self in completing goals</li>
-<li>too rigid with expectations of his or her destiny</li>
-<li>lives life on paper rather than with people</li>
-<li>promotes quantity rather than quality</li>
-<li>angered easily if goals aren't achieved or become blocked</li>
-<li>blames others for personal misfortunes</li><br/>
-
-_________________<br/><br/>
-
-Because you are a natural goal setter, you can use your natural abilities in this area to get the most out of both your personal and professional life. To further improve your goal-setting skills, consider the following suggestions:<br/><br/>
-
-Using the acronym SMART, you can remember the components of a goal statement:<br/>
-
-<li><b>S</b>pecific: State exactly what you want to accomplish.</li>
-<li><b>M</b>easurable: State what you want to accomplish in measurable terms so you will know when you've reached the goal. For example, you should avoid words like maximize or improve, or some, or try to do better, because you won't really know if and when you've reached your goal.</li>
-<li><b>A</b>ction-oriented: Describe the actions you will need to take in order to achieve your goal.</li>
-<li><b>R</b>ealistic, yet challenging: Choose motivating and stimulating goals that, when achieved, will give you a sense of pride and build your confidence.</li>
-<li><b>T</b>imely: If you say you would like to do something "someday," it will more than likely never happen. If you say you will have the goal achieved by next Tuesday or some other specific time frame, you will be much more likely to reach your goal.</li>
-
-<br/>
-
-Here is an example of a SMART goal statement written by a full-time college student who lives in a dormitory on campus and has a part-time job: <b>I will increase my savings account</b> (<i>specific</i>) <b>by depositing into my bank account</b> (<i>action-oriented</i>) <b>20 percent of my paycheck</b> (<i>measurable</i>) <b>beginning this Friday for the next eight weeks</b> (<i>timely</i>) <b>so I'll have enough money to pay for my auto insurance when it comes due</b> (<i>realistic, yet challenging</i>).<br/>
-
-
-<li>If you become impatient with yourself in completing goals or are too rigid with expectations of your destiny, reexamine whether your goals, as well as your timetables to achieve them, are realistic. Setting "stretch goals"-goals that push you a bit beyond what you think you can do; however, they are not out of reach-can be healthy; however, if your expectations are too high, frustration and unnecessary stress can result.</li> <br/>
-
-<li>In addition, an effective goal setter understands the importance of setting the right goals. Two issues to consider here are: </li> <br/>
-
-
-<li>Setting the right goals means that you are setting goals in all areas of your life -- you're addressing the needs of your whole person. For example, those who set goals related only to their careers often turn into workaholics whose family life and personal health suffer in their quest to achieve their work-related goals. Do you have goals in all of the following categories?</li> <br/>
-
-<li>Career</li>
-<li>Education/personal development</li>
-<li>Family</li>
-<li>Financial</li>
-<li>Physical</li>
-<li>Social</li>
-<li>Spiritual</li><br/>
-
-
-<li>Setting the right goals focuses not only on getting the goal accomplished on time, but also on doing it well. Sacrificing quality for quantity often leads to, at best, a mediocre result.
-</li>
-<br/><br/>
-Too much emphasis on achieving your goals can lead to inflexibility. Life is full of interruptions that can disrupt your plans. Being ruled by your goals can lead to anger and frustration with the people and circumstances that get you off track. Learn to accept that you won't always be able to pursue your goals on your own timetable. Instead, use your goals to help you get refocused once you've taken care of the unexpected.<br/><br/>
-
-Finally, those who are best at setting and achieving their goals know the importance of effective time management skills. Here are some time management tips specifically targeted to Red personality types:
-
-<li>Connect with others emotionally and socially. They'll be more cooperative in helping you accomplish your agenda.</li>
-<li>Praise and promote the positive in others. Critical attitudes and behaviors can create fear, driving people to the crisis reaction.</li>
-<li>Relax. Being too demanding doesn't breed confidence or quality.</li>
-<li>Set goals for yourself that you can achieve with your strong discipline. Set different goals and accept different styles when dealing with teams.</li>
-<li>Don't blame others who fail to meet commitments.</li>
-<li>Think your problems through and seek others' advice when organizing your life.</li>
-<li>Be open to suggestions. Brainstorming with others will save you time and improve others' morale.</li>
-<li>Be careful about imposing your demands on others' time. You don't want them to feel invalidated in meeting their own agendas.</li>
-<br/>
-
-<i>If you would like further information on the Red personality type as it relates to your interpersonal skills and your relationships with family, friends, and co-workers, complete the online profile at <a href="http:www.hartmancommunicatons.com" target="_blank">www.hartmancommunicatons.com</a>. In addition, you may purchase the book by Taylor Hartman, The Color Code: A New Way to See Yourself, Your Relationships and Life at <a href="http://www.hartmancommunications.com/store/store.php?n=1" target="_blank">http://www.hartmancommunications.com/store/store.php?n=1</a>. Copyright 1987 Taylor Hartman, Ph.D. All rights reserved.</i>
- </option>
- <option category="blue">Congratulations, your results indicate that your core color is Blue and that you are motivated by Intimacy. The key to understanding your profile results is knowing that every individual is driven by a core motive. That motive determines your behavior, including needs and wants, and why you behave the way you do. The following information provides additional basic information about Blues.<br/><br/>
-<b>BLUE</b><br/><br/>
-MOTIVE:
-
-<li>Intimacy</li><br/>
-
-NEEDS:
-
-<li>To be good (morally)</li>
-<li>To be understood</li>
-<li>To be appreciated</li>
-<li>To receive acceptance</li><br/>
-
-WANTS:
-
-<li>To reveal insecurities</li>
-<li>To please others</li>
-<li>Autonomy</li>
-<li>Security</li><br/>
-
-<br/>
-To focus on the goal-setting strengths and limitations of Blues, study the following strengths/limitations list and the discussion that follows.<br/><br/>
-<b>BLUE AS A GOAL SETTER</b><br/><br/>
-_________________<br/><br/>
-<b><i>Strengths</i></b>
-
-<li>highly disciplined both personally and professionally</li>
-<li>receptive to others' suggestions</li>
-<li>strong goal orientation</li>
-<li>plans well with detail and superb follow through</li>
-<li>highly intuitive</li><br/>
-
-<b><i>Limitations</i></b>
-
-<li>sets unrealistic goals or expectations of themselves and others</li>
-<li>easily discouraged or depressed when unsuccessful in accomplishments</li>
-<li>easily frustrated with lack of team cooperation</li>
-<li>expects others to understand his or her goals and make them a priority</li>
-<li>has difficulty with flexibility (too rigid)</li><br/>
-
-_________________<br/><br/>
-Because you have a strong goal orientation, you can use your natural abilities in this area to get the most out of both your personal and professional life. To further improve your goal-setting skills, consider the following suggestions:<br/><br/>
-
-Using the acronym SMART, you can remember the components of a goal statement:<br/>
-
-<li><b>S</b>pecific: State exactly what you want to accomplish.</li>
-<li><b>M</b>easurable: State what you want to accomplish in measurable terms so you will know when you've reached the goal. For example, you should avoid words like maximize or improve, or some, or try to do better, because you won't really know if and when you've reached your goal.</li>
-<li><b>A</b>ction-oriented: Describe the actions you will need to take in order to achieve your goal.</li>
-<li><b>R</b>ealistic, yet challenging: Choose motivating and stimulating goals that, when achieved, will give you a sense of pride and build your confidence.</li>
-<li><b>T</b>imely: If you say you would like to do something "someday," it will more than likely never happen. If you say you will have the goal achieved by next Tuesday or some other specific time frame, you will be much more likely to reach your goal.</li><br/>
-
-<br/>
-
-Here is an example of a SMART goal statement written by a full-time college student who lives in a dormitory on campus and has a part-time job: <b>I will increase my savings account</b> (<i>specific</i>) <b>by depositing into my bank account</b> (<i>action-oriented</i>) <b>20 percent of my paycheck</b> (<i>measurable</i>) <b>beginning this Friday for the next eight weeks</b> (<i>timely</i>) <b>so I'll have enough money to pay for my auto insurance when it comes due</b> (<i>realistic, yet challenging</i>).<br/>
-
-
-<li>If you become discouraged or depressed when unsuccessful in accomplishments, reexamine whether your goals, as well as your timetables to achieve them, are realistic. Setting "stretch goals"-goals that push you a bit beyond what you think you can do; however, they are not out of reach-can be healthy; however, if your expectations are too high, frustration, discouragement, and unnecessary stress can result.</li> <br/>
-
-<li>In addition, an effective goal setter understands the importance of setting the right goals. Two issues to consider here are: </li>
-
-
-<li>Setting the right goals means that you are setting goals in all areas of your life -- you're addressing the needs of your whole person. For example, those who set goals related only to their careers often turn into workaholics whose family life and personal health suffer in their quest to achieve their work-related goals. Do you have goals in all of the following categories?</li>
-
-<li>Career</li>
-<li>Education/personal development</li>
-<li>Family</li>
-<li>Financial</li>
-<li>Physical</li>
-<li>Social</li>
-<li>Spiritual</li><br/>
-
-
-
-<li>Setting the right goals focuses not only on getting the goal accomplished on time, but also on doing it well. Sacrificing quality for quantity often leads to, at best, a mediocre result.
-</li>
-<br/><br/>
-Too much emphasis on achieving your goals can lead to inflexibility. Life is full of interruptions that can disrupt your plans. Being ruled by your goals can lead to anger and frustration with the people and circumstances that get you off track. Learn to accept that you won't always be able to pursue your goals on your own timetable. Instead, use your goals to help you get refocused once you've taken care of the unexpected.<br/><br/>
-
-In a team situation when others play a role in determining whether your goals are accomplished, remember that individuals who've had a part in determining group goals tend to have a greater stake in seeing that they are accomplished than they do when others dictate the goals to them.<br/><br/>
-
-Finally, those who are best at setting and achieving their goals know the importance of effective time management skills. Here are some time management tips specifically targeted to Blue personality types:
-
-
-<li>Think rationally rather than reactively when pressured.</li>
-<li>Clearly state your limits when others impose deadlines on you.</li>
-<li>Perfectionism narrows your focus, so you ignore other important aspects of your life.</li>
-<li>Don't set unrealistic expectations for yourself or others so everyone feels overwhelmed. See goals as road markers rather than criteria of success.</li>
-<li>Don't personalize your interactions with others. Focus on the task at hand rather than becoming discouraged or critical.</li>
-<li>See time management as a compromise rather than "all or nothing." It will free you to be more creative and less self-critical.</li>
-<li>Realize that there are limits to what you can control. You cannot control other people.</li>
-<li>Live in the present and do what you can do, not what you can't control.</li><br/>
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-<i>If you would like further information on the Blue personality type as it relates to your interpersonal skills and your relationships with family, friends, and co-workers, complete the online profile at <a href="http:www.hartmancommunicatons.com" target="_blank">www.hartmancommunicatons.com</a>. In addition, you may purchase the book by Taylor Hartman, The Color Code: A New Way to See Yourself, Your Relationships and Life at <a href="http://www.hartmancommunications.com/store/store.php?n=1" target="_blank">http://www.hartmancommunications.com/store/store.php?n=1</a>. Copyright 1987 Taylor Hartman, Ph.D. All rights reserved.</i>
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- <option category="white">Congratulations, your results indicate that your core color is White and that you are motivated by Peace. The key to understanding your profile results is knowing that every individual is driven by a core motive. That motive determines your behavior, including needs and wants, and why you behave the way you do. The following provides additional basic information about Whites.<br/><br/>
-<b>WHITE</b><br/><br/>
-MOTIVE:
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-<li>Peace</li><br/>
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-NEEDS:
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-<li>To feel good (inside)</li>
-<li>To be allowed their own space</li>
-<li>To be respected</li><br/>
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-WANTS:
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-<li>To withhold insecurities</li>
-<li>To please self/others</li>
-<li>Independence</li>
-<li>Contentment</li><br/>
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-To focus on the goal-setting strengths and limitations of Whites, study the following strengths/limitations list and the discussion that follows.<br/><br/>
-<b>WHITE AS A GOAL SETTER</b><br/><br/>
-_________________<br/><br/>
-<b><i>Strengths</i></b>
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-<li>receptive to suggestions</li>
-<li>appreciates exposure to many possibilities</li>
-<li>recognizes the value of goal setting</li>
-<li>trusts self to succeed in many different environments </li>
-<li>focuses from within self, quietly and logically</li><br/>
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-<b><i>Limitations</i></b>
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-<li>takes a "wait and see" attitude to life experiences</li>
-<li>waits for a sign or someone else to make decisions for them</li>
-<li>Can be lazy or satisfied despite a lack of production</li>
-<li>sees goals as demanding and therefore restrictive</li>
-<li>waits for others to set his or her goals and then becomes resentful of the goals set for him or her</li><br/>
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-_________________<br/><br/>
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-Although you see the benefit to goals, you will need to make those goals meaningful to you in order for you to follow through with the process of setting and achieving goals. Here are some ideas to help you improve your goal-setting skills.<br/><br/>
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-You're the one who has to believe that goal setting is a skill that will help you succeed before you'll be able to be consistent in using the skill. Here's a convincing bit of evidence:<br/><br/>
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-<i>A 1953 Yale University study found that only 3 percent of the graduating seniors practiced goal setting regularly, 10 percent used some of the goal-setting principles, and 87 percent didn't practice goal setting at all. Twenty years later a follow-up study of the career and financial success of the members of that same class revealed that the 3 percent who regularly practiced goal setting accomplished more than the remaining 97 percent combined.</i><br/><br/>
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-Somehow the act of committing goals to paper instead of just saying, "Someday, I'll . . ." or "Sometime I'd like to . . . " moves an idea from being just a dream that's unlikely to ever happen to a goal that has greater chance of becoming reality. Here are the components of an effective goal statement built around the acronym SMART:
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-<li><b>S</b>pecific: State exactly what you want to accomplish.</li>
-<li><b>M</b>easurable: State what you want to accomplish in measurable terms so you will know when you've reached the goal. For example, you should avoid words like maximize or improve, or some, or try to do better, because you won't really know if and when you've reached your goal.</li>
-<li><b>A</b>ction-oriented: Describe the actions you will need to take in order to achieve your goal.</li>
-<li><b>R</b>ealistic, yet challenging: Choose motivating and stimulating goals that, when achieved, will give you a sense of pride and build your confidence.</li>
-<li><b>T</b>imely: If you say you would like to do something "someday," it will more than likely never happen. If you say you will have the goal achieved by next Tuesday or some other specific time frame, you will be much more likely to reach your goal.</li><br/>
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-Here is an example of a SMART goal statement written by a full-time college student who lives in a dormitory on campus and has a part-time job: <b>I will increase my savings account</b> (<i>specific</i>) <b>by depositing into my bank account</b> (<i>action-oriented</i>) <b>20 percent of my paycheck</b> (<i>measurable</i>) <b>beginning this Friday for the next eight weeks</b> (<i>timely</i>) <b>so I'll have enough money to pay for my auto insurance when it comes due</b> (<i>realistic, yet challenging</i>).<br/>
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-<li>Because individuals who've had a part in determining their own goals tend to have a greater stake in seeing that they are accomplished than they do when others dictate the goals to them, you need to understand the importance of setting your own goals. If you've determined your own goals, you will not be likely to see the goals as demanding or restrictive because you're deciding what you want to accomplish based on what is important to you.</li> <br/><br/>
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-<li>Meaningful goals should include attention to all areas of your life-so that you're addressing the needs of your whole person. For example, those who set goals related only to their careers often turn into workaholics whose family life and personal health suffer in their quest to achieve their work-related goals. Do you have goals in all of the following categories?</li>
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-<li>Career</li>
-<li>Education/personal development</li>
-<li>Family</li>
-<li>Financial</li>
-<li>Physical</li>
-<li>Social</li>
-<li>Spiritual</li>
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-Start by choosing one area from the preceding list and writing a SMART goal statement. When you successfully accomplish something that is important to you, you can go through the process again using another area from the list.<br/><br/>
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-<li>Setting the right goals focuses not only on getting the goal accomplished on time, but also on doing it well. Sacrificing quality for quantity often leads to, at best, a mediocre result.
-</li> <br/>
-Finally, those who are best at setting and achieving their goals know the importance of effective time management skills. Here are some time management tips specifically targeted to White personality types:
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-<li>State how you feel and what you perceive about yourself, current tasks, and others' behaviors.</li>
-<li>Empower yourself by addressing issues rather than avoiding them.</li>
-<li>See conflict as enriching. Share your ideas and seek others' input.</li>
-<li>Seek a sense of urgency. White can miss living passionate lives by refusing to get excited about projects and people.</li>
-<li>Set proactive agendas rather than reacting to agendas others set for you.</li>
-<li>Don't be overly defensive when others seem demanding. Focus on "what" is being said rather than "how" it is being said.</li>
-<li>Risk a little. Set goals that require effort and build confidence rather than taking a "wait and see" attitude.</li>
-<li>Make the effort to control daydreams, which rob you of valuable time to get legitimate work done.</li><br/>
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-<i>If you would like further information on the White personality type as it relates to your interpersonal skills and your relationships with family, friends, and co-workers, complete the online profile at <a href="http:www.hartmancommunicatons.com" target="_blank">www.hartmancommunicatons.com</a>. In addition, you may purchase the book by Taylor Hartman, The Color Code: A New Way to See Yourself, Your Relationships and Life at <a href="http://www.hartmancommunications.com/store/store.php?n=1" target="_blank">http://www.hartmancommunications.com/store/store.php?n=1</a>. Copyright 1987 Taylor Hartman, Ph.D. All rights reserved.</i>
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-</option>
- <option category="yellow">
-Congratulations, your results indicate that your core color is Yellow and that you are motivated by Fun. The key to understanding your profile results is knowing that every individual is driven by a core motive. That motive determines your behavior, including needs and wants, and why you behave the way you do. The following provides additional basic information about Yellows.<br/><br/>
-<b>YELLOW</b><br/><br/>
-MOTIVE:
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-<li>Fun</li><br/>
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-NEEDS:
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-<li>To look good (socially)</li>
-<li>To be noticed</li>
-<li>To be praised</li>
-<li>To gain general approval</li><br/>
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-WANTS:
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-<li>To hide insecurities (loosely)</li>
-<li>To please others/self</li>
-<li>Freedom</li>
-<li>Playful adventure</li><br/>
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-To focus on the goal-setting strengths and limitations of Yellows, study the following strengths/limitations list and the discussion that follows.<br/><br/>
-<b>YELLOW AS A GOAL SETTER</b><br/><br/>
-_________________<br/><br/>
-<b><i>Strengths</i></b>
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-<li>appreciates and lives for the present</li>
-<li>prioritizes play time first</li>
-<li>very flexible with change in general</li>
-<li>accepts guidance from others</li>
-<li>disciplined if he or she finds the task fun and challenging</li>
-<li>demands action versus observation</li><br/>
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-<b><i>Limitations</i></b>
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-<li>terribly undisciplined in committing to goals</li>
-<li>prefers to play today rather than plan for tomorrow</li>
-<li>feels no need to prepare for the future</li>
-<li>restless and finds it difficult to stick with long term goals</li>
-<li>more interested in "appearing on stage" than "writing the script"</li>
-<li>disorganized and scattered in too many directions</li><br/>
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-_________________<br/><br/>
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-Because you tend to prefer to play today rather than set goals for tomorrow, you are likely to benefit from these ideas on how to improve your goal-setting skills:<br/><br/>
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-No matter what others say about the importance of goal setting, you're ultimately the one who has to believe that goal setting is a skill that will help you succeed before you'll be able to exercise the discipline it takes to use this skill. Here's a convincing bit of evidence:
-<br/><br/>
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-<i>A 1953 Yale University study found that only 3 percent of the graduating seniors practiced goal setting regularly, 10 percent used some of the goal-setting principles, and 87 percent didn't practice goal setting at all. Twenty years later a follow-up study of the career and financial success of the members of that same class revealed that the 3 percent who regularly practiced goal setting accomplished more than the remaining 97 percent combined.</i><br/><br/>
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-This research seems to support the old adage, "If you aim at nothing, you'll be sure to hit it." See what ideas you can take from the following discussion to help you improve your aim.<br/><br/>
-
-Somehow the act of committing goals to paper instead of just saying, "Someday, I'll . . ." or "Sometime I'd like to . . . " moves an idea from being just a dream that's unlikely to ever happen to a goal that has greater chance of becoming reality. Here are the components of an effective goal statement built around the acronym SMART:
-<br/>
-
-<li><b>S</b>pecific: State exactly what you want to accomplish.</li>
-<li><b>M</b>easurable: State what you want to accomplish in measurable terms so you will know when you've reached the goal. For example, you should avoid words like maximize or improve, or some, or try to do better, because you won't really know if and when you've reached your goal.</li>
-<li><b>A</b>ction-oriented: Describe the actions you will need to take in order to achieve your goal.</li>
-<li><b>R</b>ealistic, yet challenging: Choose motivating and stimulating goals that, when achieved, will give you a sense of pride and build your confidence.</li>
-<li><b>T</b>imely: If you say you would like to do something "someday," it will more than likely never happen. If you say you will have the goal achieved by next Tuesday or some other specific time frame, you will be much more likely to reach your goal.</li><br/>
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-<br/>
-
-Here is an example of a SMART goal statement written by a full-time college student who lives in a dormitory on campus and has a part-time job: <b>I will increase my savings account</b> (<i>specific</i>) <b>by depositing into my bank account</b> (<i>action-oriented</i>) <b>20 percent of my paycheck</b> (<i>measurable</i>) <b>beginning this Friday for the next eight weeks</b> (<i>timely</i>) <b>so I'll have enough money to pay for my auto insurance when it comes due</b> (<i>realistic, yet challenging</i>).<br/><br/>
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-Meaningful goals should include attention to all areas of your life-so that you're addressing the needs of your whole person. For example, those who set goals related only to their careers often turn into workaholics whose family life and personal health suffer in their quest to achieve their work-related goals. Do you have goals in all of the following categories?
-<li>Career</li>
-<li>Education/personal development</li>
-<li>Family</li>
-<li>Financial</li>
-<li>Physical</li>
-<li>Social</li>
-<li>Spiritual</li><br/>
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-Finally, those who are best at setting and achieving their goals know the importance of effective time management skills. Here are some time management tips specifically targeted to Yellow personality types:
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-<li>Realize that "busyness" is not necessarily the same as purposeful action. Give what is truly important the legitimate attention it deserves.</li>
-<li>Set specific goals each day and prioritize them.</li>
-<li>Focus on "what is necessary" rather than "what's fun." Quality requires both.</li>
-<li>Set achievable "time bits" where you focus on a specific task for a specific amount of time and reward yourself for sticking to it.</li>
-<li>Commit to the bigger picture. Create a long-term plan of substance and seek specific activities you can complete to make it a reality.</li>
-<li>Balance undemanding creativity with focused commitments.</li>
-<li>Do a little planning up front so you "get it right" the first time.</li>
-<li>Listen well so you don't have to interrupt others for information already presented.</li><br/>
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-<i>If you would like further information on the Yellow personality type as it relates to your interpersonal skills and your relationships with family, friends, and co-workers, complete the online profile at <a href="http:www.hartmancommunicatons.com" target="_blank">www.hartmancommunicatons.com</a>. In addition, you may purchase the book by Taylor Hartman, The Color Code: A New Way to See Yourself, Your Relationships and Life at <a href="http://www.hartmancommunications.com/store/store.php?n=1" target="_blank">http://www.hartmancommunications.com/store/store.php?n=1</a>. Copyright 1987 Taylor Hartman, Ph.D. All rights reserved.</i>
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- </quiz>
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