Wednesday, March 4, 2009

How will knowing your Prospects 'Colour' Personality help improve your Success in life?

How will knowing your Prospects 'Colour' Personality help improve your Success in life?

The Four Temperaments - Colour to Success, Hmm...!

Have you ever wondered how one person can talk to 25 prospects and sign up 20 and another person can talk to those same people and struggle to get just one?

The one thing common to both situations is the person doing the talking. So what is the difference between someone who can attract 20 out of 25 and someone who can attract 1 out of 25?

Maybe the only difference is learning and knowing your prospects 'colour' personality!

  • Yellow / Phlegmatic / Open and Indirect = 35% population
  • Blue / Sanguine / Open and Direct = 15% population
  • Green / Malencholy / Self contained and Indirect = 35% population
  • Red / Choleric / Self contained and Direct= 15% population
The terms sanguine, choleric, melancholy and phlegmatic are from ancient greek times when a person's personality was said to be determined by the "4 humours" in the body (humours=fluids): blood (sanguine), yellow bile (choleric--pronounced ko-LAIR-ic), black bile (melancholy) and phelgm (phlegmatic).

A rather descriptive interpretation from Wikipedia of the '4 Humours/Personalities';
  • Sanguine indicates the personality of an individual with the temperament of blood, Night, the seasonof spring(wet and hot), and the of air. A person who is sanguine is generally light-hearted, funloving, a people person, loves to entertain, spontaneous, and confident. However they can be arrogant, cocky, and indulgent. He/She can be day-dreamy and off-task to the point of not accomplishing anything and can be impulsive, possibly acting on whims in an unpredictable fashion. This also describes the manicphase of a bipolar disorder. The humour of Sanguine is usually treated with leeches.
  • Choleric corresponds to the fluid of yellow bile, the season of summer (dry and hot), and the element of fire. A person who is choleric is a doer and a leader. They have a lot of ambition, energy and passion and try to instill it in others. They can dominate people of other temperaments, especially phlegmatic types. Many great charismatic military and political figures were cholerics. On the negative side, they are easily angered or bad-tempered.

  • Melancholic is the personality of an individual characterized by black bile (hence Greekmelas, "black", + χολή, kholé, "bile"); a person who is a thoughtful ponderer has a melancholic disposition. Often very kind and considerate, melancholics can be highly creative – as in poetry and art - but also can become overly pre-occupied with the tragedy and cruelty fall /autumn (dry and cold) and the element earth. A melancholic is also often a perfectionist, being very particular about what they want and how they want it in some cases. This often results in being unsatisfied with one's own artistic or creative works and always pointing out to themselves what could and should be improved.
  • Phlegmatic person is calm and unemotional.Phlegmatic means "pertaining to phlegm", corresponds to the season of winter (wet and cold), and connotes the element of water. While phlegmatics are generally self-content and kind, their shy personality can often inhibit enthusiasm in others and make themselves lazy and resistant to change. They are very consistent, relaxed, rational, curious, and observant, making them good administrators and diplomats. Like the sanguine personality, the phlegmatic has many friends. However the phlegmatic is more reliable and compassionate; these characteristics typically make the phlegmatic a more dependable friend.
Have you worked out what Personality type you are?

I'm a Teal mixture of blue and green. Most of us have all the colours in us, but we are predominately one colour - except those of course that like to be Unique!

Would you like to know and learn more to discover what and why you need to know what colour you are and your 'prospects' even your friends and family (that could be fun too!)

Below is another descriptive way - lending more towards today's world - of the 'four personalities / four humors'.

To your Success
Julie McClelland



Anonymous said...

Hey thanks again Julie!I'm more of a Yellow. With Blue being real close. This is good information to have when we are talking to someone. I appreciate all your info. Thanks again.

Jayne Cambra said...


Thank you for posting the colors chart. It always helps to actually SEE what the color traits are in detail and yor explain OF the colors was very informative.
Thank you.

EddieGarcia said...

Hey Julie,

I never gave any thought to people being any color at all until I got involved with Mentoring for Free. I can see now how important having this knowledge is when conversing with friends, family and yes, even prospects. You have a great way of getting the point across I appreciate your great effort to do so.

Friends 4 Life!
Eddie Garcia said...

I love blue but don't like to feel blue. I believe I can control my mind, my heart, and my will to achieve success in life. I make my own destiny and just don't like to let destiny directs my life.

Anonymous said...

Hi Julie,

Your article captivated me! I read each personality (humour) type carefully and thought I might be sanguine when I read the first part of your blog. Then I opened up the chart with more modern wordage and now realize I'm phlegmatic.

I have a better understanding of myself, at least. Here on the internet, my prospects may not reveal their full personalities to me, but yes -- when I deal with people personally I can understand which humour they lead toward.

Thanks for the information...and I do wish you well there in Australia. Glad you have sunshine. Here in NW Montana, we have a 7 month winter! You can see where we live at:

Rita said...

Forgive me, but I'm not exactly clear on where the color plays into this. I can see how when you talk to a prospect that you can identify what type of personality they are. But... why use a color to name the personality type?

Just curious.

Brenda Bunney said...

The color personalities are very interesting. If you can learn to understand a person's personality, it makes it easier to relate to them.

The personalities are always fun!

phillip skinner said...

Hi Julie and friends ... I never have thought of putting colors to how you have just explained so well I like the color of purple (though green is how I'm usually seen!)

... I think more in right and left brain thinkers plus what star signs folks are born under so now you have shared your color concept its sparked yet another way of building a like-minded tribe of right brained Virgo followers lol

All the best to you and your thoughts
Phillip Skinner

Shu Fen said...

hey! just entrecard dropping ^^ cool blog, hehe i love those personality stuff ! :D

Devon Brown said...

Kind of icky and interesting at the same time!

Bill Tessore said...

Hi Julie,

What an interesting approach to this skills study. I'd never heard these details before. I prefer the "colors" version since it's easier to follow … & I could have done without the part about the leeches. (LOL)

I appreciate you,

Bill Tessore

Debra said...

Hi Julie,
This is very interesting. I have heard of color psychology before and even worked with someone who gives you a multitude of colors that fit with your body, mind, spirit and mental bodies. He uses 100's of colors, but using the basics are more user-friendly :)