personality and communication - true colors
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HELPING RYE STUDENTS SUCCEED
Who am I? Who are they?How can we work better together?
REASONS TO CONSIDER PERSONALITY TRAINING
Have you ever had that student that asked why all the time?
Needed to know the schedule for orientations and exactly what they would be doing for the weekend?
Have a student that never seemed able to be serious?
Have a host parent tell you that he/she cannot manage the personality difference between the student/parent
Have a student that appears to struggle with the culture within the home?
Have a committee member that does not fit in with the team?
BENEFITS OF COLORS PERSONALITY INVENTORY
It provides a common language Based off of Myers Briggs; easier to understand
"It has implications for relationships and deeper understandings of where people are coming from. It shows that you can both be correct; you can start to look at a person in a different light. Kashiwa
Allows RYE personnel to work better together/positive interactions
Explore dynamics with students, creates better relationships with Rotarians and host families.
Process Information Better decision making in relationships
Enhanced Communication Skills
Form Successful Relationships
Reduces Stress in the teen (b/c of increased understanding of self and others)
Easy to understand/assimilate the information and apply it to current relationships Four Types to remember instead of 16 with Myers Briggs
Plus, its fun to do! Teens (and adults) love to explore who they are!
Don Lowry created the metaphor, True Colors, to translate complicated personality and learning theory into practical information we can all understand and use. He has developed an easy and entertaining way to understand ourselves and others.
Each person is a blend or spectrum of the four colors personality types.
For students, the purpose is to assist them in identifying their personality style, and the strengths and weaknesses associated with each color, as well as a method of improving inter-personal relationships with others, particularly host families (by building satisfying relationships).
USES OF PERSONALITY INVENTORIES
Inbound parent orientation
Counselor & LC trainings
RYE district or club committee
Beyond the world of RYE Use in your club to further communication and successful implementation of projects
WHY THE EMPHASIS ON USING PERSONALITY TRAINING WITH TEENS?
TEEN BRAIN DEVELOPMENTAL UNDERSTANDING
Brain research has shown that the brain continues to grow until early 20s.
The Frontal cortex is the last part of the brain to fully develop.
The Frontal Cortex is responsible for decision making, control of purposeful behavior, consciousness and emotions.
TEEN BRAIN AND EMOTIONAL KNOWLEDGE, NOT WHAT YOU THINK
Inability to Identify Emotions - Teen brain
WHY TEENS NEED MORE TRAINING
Teens and adults used different parts of their brains to process what they were feeling.
The teens mostly used the amygdala, a small almond shaped region that guides instinctual or "gut" reactions.
Adults rely on the frontal cortex, which governs reason and planning.
As the teens got older, the center of activity shifted more toward the frontal cortex and away from the cruder response of the amygdala.
(Reactions, rather than rational thought, come more from the amygdala,
deep in the brain, than the frontal cortex)
DECISION MAKING IN THE BRAINS OF TEENS
Teens, it seems, are less willing than adults to work to uncover all the available information, and more likely to just go with the flow.
Teens are just better at handling uncertainty than their older counterparts.
Implications for RYE: They may have a greater resiliency to the small issues that arise, but if there are larger issues/decisions to be made, they may be unable to cope with the emotions and decisions they are faced with on exchange. That is where we step in to help.
PROCESS OF IMPLEMENTATION AT OUTBOUND ORIENTATION
Prepare at least two hours (or more) for the basic implementation of the inventory and discussion of results.
Materials Inventory, handouts, talking points for presenter.
Be prepared to have fun during this activity, joke, laugh and share. You get to learn as much about your students as they do about themselves. Its a great jumping off point with individual students to talk about concerns you may have regarding their year abroad.
Utilize Rotex to drive home major points at the end with in-depth discussion of host families and building relationships after the structured activity.
Implementation of Activity:
Taking the Inventory & Processing the Results
THE FOUR COLORS.
It is your Brightest & most dominant of personality traits; you operate in this color
-This color is most likely the attributes you demonstrate as your natural self (happens automatically, like eating w/ dominant hand)
is very significant and can have a major influence over 1st. It may be shining as brightly as your first color.
Third Color: May or may not recognize some of these characteristics within
your personality style.
Fourth color: This is significant because these characteristics are the least
natural to you. -You may admire them in others or they may cause the most
irritation or conflict that you have with others. -This is because they are the least natural for you, and
chances are, the least understood and appreciated.
CHARACTERISTICS OF A BLUE
The Nurturer Blue is:
Sensitive To Needs Of Others. Sincere; Expresses Appreciation. Cooperative, Collaborative, Creative. Caring, Team Builder And Player. People Person and engages others. Artistic, inspirational and spiritual. Inclusive, a natural mediator and peacemaker. Idealistic. Intuitive. Romantic. Loyal. Seeks Unity And Harmony and is often the caretaker.
Famous Blues: Mozart, Tin Man (Wizard of Oz), Thomas Jefferson, Cinderella,Ghandi, Mohammed Ali, Jimmy Carter
CHARACTERISTICS OF A GREEN
THE VISIONARY GREEN
Looks Forward And Sees Impact Of Actions Taken Now.
Explores All Facets Before Deciding. Checks for Accuracy.
Careful Planner. Systematic. Enlivened By Work.
Status Quo Buster. Designer Of Change. Inventive.
Systematic. Logical. Theoretical. Self-Sufficient.
Often Not In The Mainstream. Persistent. Thorough.
Intellectual. Inquisitive. Impartial. Improvement Oriented.
Famous Greens: Socrates, Sherlock Holmes, Benjamin Franklin, Carl Jung, Thomas Edison, Eleanor Roosevelt, Katherine Hepburn, Rosalyn Carter, Bill Nye the Science Guy, Scarecrow (Wizard of Oz)
CHARACTERISTICS OF A GOLDTRADITIONAL GOLD
Respects Authority Rules, Routines, Policies. Allegiant, Faithful, Dependable, Prepared, Efficient. Remembers The Traditions That Work. Values Family. Work Comes Before Play. Practical. Systematic. Orderly. Identifies With Groups. Strives For A Sense Of Security. Thorough, Sensible, Punctual, Conventional, Proper. A Right Way To Do Everything. Stick-To-It-tivness. Evaluates Actions As Right Or Wrong. Stable. Organized. Punctual. Helpful.
Famous Golds: Mother Teresa, Santa Claus, George Washington, Henry Ford, Florence Nightingale, Dorothy (Wizard of OZ)
CHARACTERISTICS OF AN ORANGEADVENTUROUS ORANGE
"Just Do It" Action Oriented. Quick-witted, charming, spontaneous Playful, Injects fun into work. Lives in the here & now, a risk taker and creative. Enjoys diversity, variety, competition. Multi-tasker, cheerful, energetic. & bold. Quick thinking and acting. Takes charge. High visibility performer. Accepts challenges. Enjoys problem solving and is a negotiator. Performs well under pressure. Resilient.
Famous Oranges: JFK, Amelia Earhart, Lucille Ball, Rhett Butler, FDR, Francis of Assissi, Lee Iacocca, Winston Churchill, Garfield (cartoon character), Michael Jordan, Lion (Wizard of Oz) and Donald Trump
Esteemed for Being dependable Discovering new
Being a good
Being fun and
Stressed by Lack of order Feeling inadequate Feeling
On the job Organizer Pragmatist Peacemaker Energizer
order; Be in
To be competent
To be free and
Longs for Security Insights and
Trust Authority and
Facts and logic Intuition and
GOLD GREEN BLUE ORANGE
Rigid Intellectual snob Stuck in / lives in the past Irresponsible, Indecisive
Dull, boring Heartless, aloof Overly emotional Goofs off too much
Opinionated Ruthless, unfeeling Bleeding heart Manipulative
Unimaginative Unrealistic Mushy Not to be trusted