Everyone knows the colors of their favorite sports team, but your personal favorite colors revealed in a personality color test could help you determine a perfect sports career.
If you are still determining your career path, the Dewey Color System could provide some insight to the positions that would be your best fit. Dewey is the world's first and only validated, color-based personality career testing instrument.
The test’s strengths seem to be cutting through to the most basic levels of an individual’s personality. While many personality tests rely on lengthy questionnaires, which can be imprecise as the person taking the test may tire or misunderstand the questions, the Dewey test attempts to target core motivations through colors.
According to the Dewey Color System site , the test accurately measures, “the connection between personality and the distinctive spectrum color choices.” A test strength is its non-language accessibility to everyone.
The person taking the test begins by selecting a favorite primary color: blue, red, or yellow. The test taker then selects their least favorite primary color.
After that, the test presents three secondary colors to choose a favorite and least favorite: purple, orange, and green. Another round pits non-favored selections from the first two rounds. The test taker then chooses a favorite and least-favorite among black, brown, and white, the achromatic colors.
Following this, the test taker chooses a favorite and least-favorite from intermediate colors including magenta, teal, gold, lime-green, red-orange, and indigo. Finally, the test taker puts all of the previous colors in order.
If this sounds complicated on any level, it is not. If you decide to take the test, you will find it quite simple.
There are several tests available on-line, including a test at the official Dewey Color System site which provides basic information for free and more in-depth information for a fee.
The Test Inventor
While running the large staffing company Temp Force, Dewey Sadka administered many traditional personality tests that attempt to match personalities to careers. These tests include the Myers-Briggs test, which relies on an extensive list of questions.
Sadka thought a test that did not require language might provide insight into people’s personalities while eliminating any confusion in word-based tests.
Sadka had been interested in color and the science behind it. He created the patented Dewey Color System, the first color-based personality test. His work experience helped him develop the system.
“Working in the staffing services business for over 25 years, I learned how thousands of people reacted during periods of crisis,” Sadka said on the Dewey site. “After many years of observing others, I found that often I could predict people’s actions and the eventual outcome of particular situations. This inspired me to look for patterns of human behavior that would tend to repeat themselves. My goal was to gain a more objective view of the needs of others and myself.”
Color Preferences Can Change
The test also could provide insight if you feel like you’re life is changing or you would like to take on a new career challenge.
Favorite colors can change with life changes: marriage, children, a death. All of these major events can influence your color preferences. Still, the Dewey test has determined that the degree of these changes typically are not drastic.
Like other personality tests, the Dewey Color System also can be used to determine relationships and provide the test taker with improved insight about themselves.
“The Dewey Color System works for all languages without bias, or interference of language,” Sadka said on the Dewey site. “It is, therefore, my ultimate dream that every language and every nation, one day, will unite as one, using this innovative way to better understand our common humanity.”