It can be a challenge, making sense of personality tests. After all, how many personality tests are there? When I put “personality tests” in my google search bar, I got almost 2 billion results! Not that those are all individual tests, but you can imagine there are a lot!
my experience before mke
Prior to joining the Master Key Experience, I have done a several personality tests. I think the first I did was the Myers-Briggs test. The only thing I remember about that is that I am an introvert. Much later I was introduced to a simpler test, this one based on cute names: Leader, Cheerleader, Care-Bear, and Organizer. In fact, it seems a lot of personality tests seem to be based on 4 groups of people. Does that mean there are only 4 types of folks? Not at all, we all have a little piece of each personality style in our makeup; and it is the unique blend that makes each person special.
A lot of the personality tests I have seen actually correspond to those 4 types, but with other names and letters (like DISC), or colours. And there are MANY colour-style personality assessments.
In addition to personality tests, there are Five Love Languages, by Gary Chapman. I guess that is also a personality assessment in some ways. I like this one as it has a different perspective, that of how you like to give and receive love.
And learning styles, a way to assess how you best learn. Even with this there are different tests and assessments. I thought there were just three: visual, auditory, and kinesthetic. But doing a quick search, I found some assessments with 3, 4, 7 or 12 styles! And in the Master Key Experience, we talk about seven ways to learn.
Master Key Experience style
If you are involved with the Master Key Experience, you will know that as a participant, we all get to learn about our personality based on the COLOR CODE system. Being Canadian, I usually say colour, but since this is a brand name, I make an exception when I refer to the actual program.
Within COLOR CODE, there are four colour personalities: White, Blue, Yellow and Red. People are generally a combination of all the colours, but are strongest in one of the colours. This is your dominant personality, and there is a list of attributes, strengths and challenges; plus something extra special: your core motive! I love that part – if all you take from this is your core motive, you will be miles ahead of many people. Especially if you live in harmony with that core motive. Here they are: White – Peace / Blue – Intimacy / Yellow – Fun / Red – Power. Of course there is a lot more to it, but that is a taste.
What about MKE and Learning Styles? Though Mark J does talk about listening, seeing and touch/experience learners, he also talks about the seven triggers to learning. These are: Linguistically, Intrapersonally, Interpersonally, Mathematically, Athletically, Musically, Spatially. During the Master Key Experience, we learn to make use of these triggers in order to maximize our learning experience.
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how do you make sense of personality tests?
Well, that is a great question. I found this on the ColorCode website:
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I appreciate the personality assessments from three perspectives. First, by learning more about my self, I can understand and appreciate my own attributes and strengths. Plus, I can learn to improve where I am not as strong. For instance, as a white personality, I my core value is PEACE. And I do remain calm in almost any situation.
Second, it is very helpful to understand how best to deal with others, based on their personality. I liken this to communicating in another language. When I travel, I like to learn at least a few words so I can be polite, say please and thank you, order a few foods/beverages, and ask where the washroom is. This shows respect for the people whose home you are visiting, and they appreciate the effort – even if your accent is horrendous. Well, when you speak in someone’s colour language or personality style, you are showing respect for where they are, and you form a connection that may not occur if you aren’t making that effort. Again, you may not be fluent, but the person you are communicating with appreciates the effort, and listening to you is easier for them. I don’t mean for you to manipulate someone by being sneaky or taking advantage of them – just be respectful and show your understanding of their perspective.
Third, personality assessments help us to work better as a team. When people are letting their attributes shine, and working with others who have complimentary attributes, when everyone appreciates everyone else’s talents and abilities – you are working in harmony.
Here is an example. I remember in my first home business, when we planned an event, we let everyone work to their strengths. I was the Organizer, so I usually kept track of the registrants, and always got excited that I could make a spreadsheet, lol. Another friend was a Leader personality, so she kept us all on track. Yet another was a Care-Bear, so she made sure everyone felt okay about how things were going, she usually made sure we had food and water. And then the Cheerleader made it FUN! We always had great events because we worked in harmony and made use of our strengths. Were we making sense of personality tests? You bet!
And if you want to learn more, and find out what YOUR Personality Colour is – go to colorcode.com and do the free test. Then let me know what Colour you are!