September 28, 2011

Fall Colors & My Colors

I haven't posted in a while... my laptop had a minor problem that I had just been living with for the past 6 months, but since my warranty expires in October I finally decided to send it in for repair. So I packed it up in a box, put it in the mail and said goodbye.

And now it's back!

On Monday my school had a half-day, and the staff went up to Sundance after the kids went home. We rode the chairlift up to the top for a picnic and some team building. It was a gorgeous day and the trees were just starting to change colors - so beautiful!


Earlier in the week, the staff had all taken personality tests and were given a 20-page profile based on the results. It was very comprehensive - my personal style, how I interact with others, how I make decisions, my strengths & weaknesses, what value I bring to a team, my communication style, suggestions for development, what motivates me, how to manage me, etc...

I didn't agree with some of the results, but I was surprised by how accurate most of the profile was!

Some parts were great to read:  Melanie is logical and analytical, an ingenious think and long-range planner, and good at anything that requires rapid reasoning. She is a good decision maker and thinks clearly under pressure. Melanie shows loyalty to others and is a pillar of strength for those around her... 

Other parts were a little unnerving: Melanie dislikes being told what to do or how to do it. Her tendency to detach herself from her emotions allows her to retain objectivity, but can make her seem somewhat inconsiderate towards both herself and others. Melanie could benefit from being more open about how she is feeling...

It also gave you a summary of your "color" composition. My strongest "color" was red - competitive, determined, strong-willed, & purposeful. I am the only "red" at the school.  My lowest color was yellow - sociable, dynamic, enthusiastic & persuasive, but that's ok because I married a yellow and we make a great team :)

 

2 comments:

R*R said...

How beautiful! I miss the Wasatch mountains the most in the fall. :)

Heather Curtis said...

I took multiple tests like that when I took a leadership class at BYU... I was living with you then so you might remember. But the results were very detailed and comprehensive. I found them very interesting to read and I continue to look back at the results on occasion. It actually did tell me a lot about myself in ways that I couldn't really describe before and allowed me to better identify my strengths, but also certainly left me with room for improvement in many areas as well. I wonder what would be different if I took it now. My most dominant color was yellow and Chris's was red, so red and yellow must blend well :) You are certainly all the wonderful qualities and more. I miss you. You are an amazing person with such an incredible personality and brain! (Remember when I used to spell "Brian" like "Brain"... that guy that held your hand. I think about it every time I write either word.) Anyway, I want to see you...