The Color Code: A New Way To See Yourself, Your Relationships, and Life

The Color Code A New Way To See Yourself Your Relationships and Life This first trade edition of a highly successful self published book that has already sold than copies offers a new understanding of human personality types based on motivation rather than beha

  • Title: The Color Code: A New Way To See Yourself, Your Relationships, and Life
  • Author: Taylor Hartman
  • ISBN: 9780684843766
  • Page: 427
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This first trade edition of a highly successful self published book that has already sold than 250,000 copies offers a new understanding of human personality types based on motivation rather than behavior.From ancient astrologers to the Human Resources personnel of today s large corporations, people have tried to produce reliable classifications of the human personaliThis first trade edition of a highly successful self published book that has already sold than 250,000 copies offers a new understanding of human personality types based on motivation rather than behavior.From ancient astrologers to the Human Resources personnel of today s large corporations, people have tried to produce reliable classifications of the human personality in order to better understand themselves, and to influence and predict how other people will act These current classification systems are all based on the interpretation of a personality profile, and Taylor Hartman s The Color Code provides the clearest, most direct, and accessible key to understanding the strengths and faults of one s personality.A dynamic speaker who transforms our understanding of personality development and identity, Hartman provides dramatic and useful insights into a variety of personal and professional situations, while still allowing for human diversity and contradiction The Color Code is easy to understand and open enough to encourage people to achieve their personal and professional goals by recognizing and cultivating their best qualities This groundbreaking book will show readers everywhere how to discover the many different and often subtle dimensions of our personalities that make up who we are and how we thrive in the world around us.

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    • Russell Maag says:

      Folk psychology at its worst.Agressive poeple are really pushy? Wow thanks for that one captian obvious!Truth be told I couldn't stomach finishing this filth. Pigeon-holing billions of individualities into four basic, color coded, types is the most stupid and irresponsible things i have ever heard of.The next person who says "I'm a red personality, with a little bit of yellow in there!" is going to get punched in the face!I guess that makes me a RED!! Durrr!

    • Kate says:

      I don't consider this a cure-all, understand-all guide for each personality & relationship, but I do think it helps me understand better why some people act & say what they do & how I can better relate to them. I'm making more friends than offenses when I apply this knowledge. Some people read personality books like scripture & others have a hard time being pigeon-holed. I'm somewhere in the middle in that I appreciate any influence for good a book may teach me, but I don’t con [...]

    • Greg Vandagriff says:

      The Color Code is one of the very few books that I've read cover-to-cover multiple times. It's a fantastic read, unfortunately I have found that the majority of people who claim to have "taken the test" either skip the instructions and take it incorrectly and/or misinterpret the results because they failed to grasp concepts which are critical to understanding the theory and your results.It's okay. I did the same thing at first.In fact I would say that it wasn't until I had read the book twice, c [...]

    • Jill says:

      This book is great for understanding what makes different people tick, and how you can interact with all different personalities. I pick it up and read different parts of it all the time, and it really helps me understand how my personality can better relate to someone else and how they are perceiving a situation. It's also lots of fun to take the color test with family members!

    • Kyla Harris says:

      Such a fascinating book! I loved learning about this in my Student Success class. You learn about four main personality types; Red, Blue, White, and Yellow and what they're main motives are. It helps you better understand those around you and why they make the choices they do. Because of this you can help grow your relationships, have better workmanship and helps in deciding a career choice. I'd highly recommend this book if you're looking for a new way to look at the world around you:)

    • Wendy says:

      Another good perspective on personalities. My favorite part was at the end where he talked about our natural personalities but how we should all strive to develop character, which is having the best traits. I am still a toss up on which color I am. Most likely I'm blue with a lot of red.

    • Loni says:

      Within the genre of personality assessments this book is possibly the best in the breed. I really appreciate the effort of the author to keep his readers down to earth in their approach to his book. He admits that just because you are primarily one color, doesn't mean that you don't or can't have traits from all colors. Although the test included in the book is designed to determine your innate personality, he suggests using the new found self-awareness as a spring board for the development of d [...]

    • Karin says:

      What a silly book. It's claims that every member of the human race fits into one of four categories. It lays out many human characteristics and insists that if you do any of these things then you fall under a category and will be forever labeled. Reds want power, Blues want love, Whites want peace, and I can't remember what Yellows want. I think it was something like friends. Anyway, every time I take the test I'm a different color and I'm always about three away from another color. Basically I' [...]

    • Kate says:

      Quite insightful both about myself and within my relationships. I need to echo what many other reviewers have said. This isn't meant to be your Bible. It's a resource to help create general insight into how different folks view the world and interact with one another. It can give you a reference point for speaking about personality. I think the relationship section near the back is the most helpful area- it certainly helps make some sense of relationships in my life.

    • Kristina says:

      This is my second time reading Dr. Hartman's Color Code. I'm a true blue core personality. "Passion cannot be forced. It must be genuine and flow from one's very being. No one can develop your passion. It is like breathing. You must do it on your own or you will die. Sadly, we live in a society where far too many people die years before they are buried."

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    • Andrea says:

      This was actually VERY helpful to my family when my brother and I were teenagers, and helped us get along better with our parents. I always really enjoyed it and we still make comments to this day about what color our kids are now! :)

    • Cindee says:

      Great book to understand your own personality and those of the people you love. Highly recommend.

    • Nicole Johns says:

      I was reading this book when I started dating Tony! I loved it. I totally gave him the color code quiz-it was awesome. I think that's what really made him think I was the one. ;)

    • Rae says:

      Yup. White and blue. Peace and intimacy. That's me.

    • Jenna Leigh says:

      Before you begin to read this lengthy collection of thoughts, just let me forewarn you that I am Canadian, but this book is American, so my mind was discombobulated and my consistency in spelling the word as either colour or color may be lacking. I tried my best, but I can't be bothered to go back and check. I decided to read this after reading George J. Boelcke's "Colorful Personalities", which is a similar take on what is presented in this book. There are some differences, though.In Boelcke's [...]

    • Spacek Kim says:

      This book was in the professional library at Inchelium School, where I work. It was a book that was going to be tossed out of the professional library as staff haven't read for a number of years. A friend of mine introduced me to 'colors' back in 2007 and I thought this would be a great book to read. I took the initial self-assessment and found myself to be a 'red.' Then after reading most of the book, I went online and took the self-assessment and found out I was 'white.' I found that interesti [...]

    • Joel says:

      Big Idea: This book helps you see people through the 4 primary human motives of Power, Fun, Peace, and Altruism (Red, Yellow, White, Blue). The book takes you through the four personality types and the interesting combinations when a person is mostly 1 primary color but is also a secondary color.Hartman goes into country personalities based on color. Fascinating. I like this better than the other personality models because it focuses on motivations behind the expressions of personality.

    • Janae says:

      I enjoyed reading the book and found some interesting insights into my family, friends and co-workers. I don't think this is the end-all, be-all of defining me, but I loved the insights! I also loved his idea of becoming a charactered person -- developing strengths that may not come naturally to you. Overall, an interesting read.

    • Liz Iverson says:

      I found this a super quick read that was really spot on in helping me understand my personality and my husband’s too. I enjoyed thinking about what makes both of us feel safe and loved and what we can do to better serve those around us.

    • BMR, MSW, LSW says:

      Terribly interesting, everyone should read this to understand themselves and others better. All about communication, from the workplace to the home.A good companion to the 5 Love Languages book.

    • Andrea Norton says:

      I can't go to a thrift store without making a mad dash for the book section. Fortunately, I almost always find a new book. Unfortunately, I almost always find many new books. I can never decide which ones to leave, so they all end up coming home with Sean and I. This has lead to an apartment full of books and an ever-growing To Be Read list. The Color Code is a thrift store find. When it was first published, I was about 13 years old and so, I had ever heard of it until I brought it home and adde [...]

    • Jisel Maya says:

      This book is a really good book because it is very accurate and you know yourself better. You know yourself and other people's personalities. It's a good way to know other people's color and build relationships. I liked this book because of how accurate it is about my personality and how I act and feel. My limitations and strengths. It's something important to me to know myself because I'm a teenager trying to figure life out and who I am and what I'm like and things I like. Reading this book re [...]

    • Giovani Robles says:

      The color code is a very interesting book. This book goes over different colors people can be. By colors it refers to a set of characteristics. The 4 colors are red, blue, white, and yellow. Red is a leader and cares about success. Blue is about feelings and relationships. Yellow personalities care about fun and adventure. White personalities are more about peace and such. I am a red according to this book. I gave it 3 stars because I didn't like it much and I found some things to not be accurat [...]

    • Dana says:

      I had not realized when I saw this book that it had previously been published as The Color Code, which I’ve already read. It deserves a review regardless of the fact I read it 10 years ago (and a couple of times since).This is a glowing 5-star book (if you couldn’t tell). I’ve re-read this several times. It’s incredibly insightful regarding motivation; why people act the way they do. It helps you to understand yourself and then how to understand others. It’s really neat to read passage [...]

    • Jenette says:

      Not a fan of Pop-psychology or self-help books and don't usually read them, but this was a suggestion. I found this book to be just the same as all others in the realm. Steeped in fiticious nonsense. Just another ploy in brainwashing to get people to fix what isn't broken. Another sad attempt at pinning lables on ones-self and others and condoning it! A way of wrapping imaginary chains around the mind and keeping it in a state of emotional static. It over simplifies a very complex subject. I fee [...]

    • Yuu Sasih says:

      Buku yang menurut saya menarik, terlepas dari keyakinan Hartman bahwa kepribadian itu innate dan semacam takdir sejak lahir (saya sendiri adalah penganut psikoanalisa yang menganggap kepribadian itu terbentuk setelah lahir).Di sini Hartman membagi kepribadian atas 4 warna primer: Merah, Biru, Putih, dan Kuning. Ada tes yang dapat kita isi untuk menentukan apa warna dasar kita. Menurutnya, walaupun misalnya kita menyukai beragam warna, pasti ada satu warna primer yang mutlak menjadi penanda kepri [...]

    • Emily Fine says:

      The Color Code breaks down personality types and helps you to understand the combinations using a color coding process. It was very interesting and has helped me to better understand the people I see and talk to everyday. The point of the book is that you now recognize your weaknesses and strengths, learn to strengthen your strengths, get rid of your weaknesses, and find mentors for the qualities you wish to obtain. This author has many truths in how to become a truly charactered person and I fi [...]

    • Dalesse says:

      This book was recommended by my friend Karen N. She said about the book & the "codes": "The color code is based on motivation. What motivates you to do the things you do? Taylor says there are just 4 core motives. Red-Power, blue-intamacey, white-peace, yellow-fun. For example red means you want to get from point A to point B, take charge of things, can be intimidating and is logic based. Blue likes to connect with other people, very loyal to friends, can be judgemental and perfectionistic. [...]

    • Lori says:

      There is a personality test you complete at the beginning of the book to find out which color you are; Red, blue, white, or yellow. We each have a core color that motivates our choices that we should be able to identify with upon reading the book. It is very important to read the entire book and not just your own color. What makes this book unique among the personality tests out there is that Taylor Hartman explains the "why" of our behavior. For example, a Blue and a Yellow that make the same c [...]

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