Color Aptitude Test

Someone sent this link to me today. It’s a color aptitude test from CareerPath.com

http://www.careerpath.com/career-tests/colorcareercounselor.aspx

I took the test myself and found it fairly accurate. Check it out. I’m curious to see how accurate it is for everyone else.

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Dayner’s results:

The Dewey Color System® is now the world’s most accurate career testing instrument.
This report based on your personality traits indicates your two most enjoyable day-day-day occupation skills. It’s a summary of the full report, the Color Leadership Evaluation 5.0.

Studies indicate workplace enjoyment is the key to success. So as you read, consider only “Was I mostly having fun at work?” Disregard your present and past employer’s environment.

Best Occupational Category

You’re a CREATOR

Keywords

Nonconforming, Impulsive, Expressive, Romantic, Intuitive, Sensitive, and Emotional

These original types place a high value on aesthetic qualities and have a great need for self-expression. They enjoy working independently, being creative, using their imagination, and constantly learning something new. Fields of interest are art, drama, music, and writing or places where they can express, assemble, or implement creative ideas.

CREATOR OCCUPATIONS
Suggested careers are Advertising Executive, Architect, Web Designer, Creative Director, Public Relations, Fine or Commercial Artist, Interior Decorator, Lawyer, Librarian, Musician, Reporter, Art Teacher, Broadcaster, Technical Writer, English Teacher, Architect, Photographer, Medical Illustrator, Corporate Trainer, Author, Editor, Landscape Architect, Exhibit Builder, and Package Designer.

CREATOR WORKPLACES
Consider workplaces where you can create and improve beauty and aesthetic qualities. Unstructured, flexible organizations that allow self-expression work best with your free-spirited nature.

Suggested Creator workplaces are advertising, public relations, and interior decorating firms; artistic studios, theaters and concert halls; institutions that teach crafts, universities, music, and dance schools. Other workplaces to consider are art institutes, museums, libraries, and galleries.

2nd Best Occupational Category

You’re a DOER

Keywords:

Emotionally Stable, Reliable, High Energy, Practical, Thrifty, and Persistent

These adventurous types prefer action-oriented, concrete problems rather than dealing with thought-provoking, ambiguous, abstract dilemmas. Fields of interest include mechanical, construction, and outdoor careers. They might also enjoy working with machines, tools, and equipment to repair or build something.

  • Section I: You and Your Team
    This personality overview section highlights your natural workplace talents—the tasks you pursue with passion. You’ll learn how your natural strengths complement those of your coworkers and how, joining forces, you can resolve on-the-job dilemmas.
  • Section II: Your Key To Success
    Here you discover your capacity for dispelling disruption and maximizing profitability. Use this proven, beyond-self-perception advice to create a more positive career path free of detours.
  • Section III: Managing Strengths and Weaknesses
    Your evaluation’s highest and lowest scores result in this section’s recommendations for staying on-track in your career and reversing wrong turns. In focusing on your talents and missteps, you’ll re-stoke your energy and enthusiasm for managing costly mistakes.
  • Section IV: Leadership Power Moves
    This final section identifies your “street sense,” those power moves that turn obstacles into insignificant details. Here suggestions based on your color-ranked evaluations will guide you towards making the most of an interview or harnessing your fast-paced workday.

24 thoughts on “Color Aptitude Test

  • Yep – I’d say it’s pretty darn accurate – check out my results.

    Darksculptures Results

    Best Occupational Category
    You’re a RESEARCHER
    Keywords

    Independent, Self-Motivated, Reserved, Introspective, Analytical, and Curious

    e investigative types gather information, analyze and interpret data, and inquire to uncover new facts. They have a strong scientific orientation, enjoy academic or research environments and prefer self-reliant jobs. Dislikes are group projects, selling, and repetitive activities.

    RESEARCHER OCCUPATIONS
    Suggested careers are College Professor, Physician, Psychologist, Pharmacist, Chemist, Marketing Research, Inventor, Sales Forecasting, Project Engineer, Dentist, Identifying Consumer Demand, Chiropractor, Dentist, Medical Technician, Optometrist, Research & Development Manager, Respiratory Therapist, Real Estate Appraiser, Chiropractor, Veterinarian, Geologist, Physicist, Science Teacher, Medical Technologist, and Author of Technical Books.

    RESEARCHER WORKPLACES
    Task-oriented careers where you can become absorbed in the job, be original and creative, and not conform to rigid company rules will work best for you. Unstructured organizations, for example, that allow you to sail your own ship are vital.

    Suggested Researcher workplaces are universities and colleges, home office positions, medical facilities, computer-related industries, scientific foundations and think tanks, research firms, and design laboratories.

    2nd Best Occupational Category
    You’re an ORGANIZER
    Keywords:

    Self-Control, Practical, Self-Contained, Orderly, Systematic, Precise, and Accurate

    These conservative appearing, plotting-types enjoy organizing, data systems, accounting, detail, and accuracy. They often enjoy mathematics and data management activities such as accounting and investment management. Persistence and patience allows them to do detailed paperwork, operate office machines, write business reports, and make charts and graphs.

  • BTW – notice the ying/yang again. LOL

  • If you read mine you’ll see it says I should work at a University. That made me laugh.
    I just can’t believe they can get this just off some random (or so it seems random) color test.

  • I hate these things because they seem like they’re gonna be phony and sound-bite shallow. And then I take this and go, silently, huh?

    Here’s my brief resume for the past couple of decades: College professor, manager/pres. of research and development organization, author of technical books, teacher.

    Now check out my results. Freaking scary. How do they do this? (Of course, NOTHING here about what I’m TRYING to do now with writing, but it’s pretty accurate retrospectively.)

    Natasha’s Results:

    Best Occupational Category
    You’re a RESEARCHER
    Keywords

    Independent, Self-Motivated, Reserved, Introspective, Analytical, and Curious

    e investigative types gather information, analyze and interpret data, and inquire to uncover new facts. They have a strong scientific orientation, enjoy academic or research environments and prefer self-reliant jobs. Dislikes are group projects, selling, and repetitive activities.

    RESEARCHER OCCUPATIONS
    Suggested careers are College Professor, Physician, Psychologist, Pharmacist, Chemist, Marketing Research, Inventor, Sales Forecasting, Project Engineer, Dentist, Identifying Consumer Demand, Chiropractor, Dentist, Medical Technician, Optometrist, Research & Development Manager, Respiratory Therapist, Real Estate Appraiser, Chiropractor, Veterinarian, Geologist, Physicist, Science Teacher, Medical Technologist, and Author of Technical Books.

    RESEARCHER WORKPLACES
    Task-oriented careers where you can become absorbed in the job, be original and creative, and not conform to rigid company rules will work best for you. Unstructured organizations, for example, that allow you to sail your own ship are vital.

    Suggested Researcher workplaces are universities and colleges, home office positions, medical facilities, computer-related industries, scientific foundations and think tanks, research firms, and design laboratories.

    2nd Best Occupational Category
    You’re a SOCIAL MANAGER
    Keywords:

    Tactful, Cooperative, Generous, Understanding, Insightful, Friendly, and Cheerful

    This very social type enjoys working in groups, sharing responsibilities, and being the center of attention. Fields of interest are instructing, helping, nurturing, care giving and instructing-especially young people. They discuss and consider feelings in order to solve problems, lead, direct, persuade, guide, organize and enlighten others.

    * Section I: You and Your Team
    This personality overview section highlights your natural workplace talents—the tasks you pursue with passion. You’ll learn how your natural strengths complement those of your coworkers and how, joining forces, you can resolve on-the-job dilemmas.
    * Section II: Your Key To Success
    Here you discover your capacity for dispelling disruption and maximizing profitability. Use this proven, beyond-self-perception advice to create a more positive career path free of detours.
    * Section III: Managing Strengths and Weaknesses
    Your evaluation’s highest and lowest scores result in this section’s recommendations for staying on-track in your career and reversing wrong turns. In focusing on your talents and missteps, you’ll re-stoke your energy and enthusiasm for managing costly mistakes.
    * Section IV: Leadership Power Moves
    This final section identifies your “street sense,” those power moves that turn obstacles into insignificant details. Here suggestions based on your color-ranked evaluations will guide you towards making the most of an interview or harnessing your fast-paced workday.

    • What I find funny, I could pick different colors on any given day. With my mood I might want to look at yellow on Wednesday but hate it on Thursday. I wonder if I took it next week if the results would be different.

      • I know what you mean. I look at the lime green square and it reminds me of one thing today and it could be something else tomorrow. I’m gonna try this again later — maybe when it’s raining instead of the sun shining brightly and see if it’s different.

        Still, I look at DS’s 2nd best category — organizer — and realize if I ever got that one, I’d think the whole test was bogus, at least for me. (DS, wanna come over and organize my bureau, for starters?)

      • Hey we should all do that. Just for kicks. But I have to say, I don’t like yellow – ever. And blue makes me a bit…well…blue.

      • I’m game for trying again next week. We should all agree on a day and post results to our blogs.
        That’s funny, DS. Blue is my favorite color and always relaxes me.
        Does my blog make you blue? 🙁

    • Why am I not suprised!

      You don’t want me to help you organize anything – I have a few obsessions about organization – It would drive you crazy. Not to mention it would drive me crazy to see the disorganization. LOL

  • Oh, yeah, and thanks, Dayner, for sharing this with us. It was really interesting — and interesting to see others’ results as well.

  • I am so ON for doing this again next week.

    How does next Tuesday, February 16 sound? It’s Mardi Gras….laissez les bon temps rouler and all that.

  • Hey guys! I love these things…unfortunately after I took it, it just sat there, blank, and showed nothing on the page at all. I tend to be oddly in middle whenever I take these kinds of tests…I’m very hard to figure out! LOL… anyway, I think I broke it!

  • I took this test and my best occupational category was creator and second best was social manager. My career path was of a staff pharmacist in a busy large hospital, then shortly into supervisory position there and finally the last 15 years was the Pharmacy Manager. I had to be creative every day (not the decorating kind – well, I take that back – I was in charge of remodeling the pharmacy 2 times while I was there), and was truely a social manager always! Scary! I’m in for next week’s redo.

  • It finally worked for me – this thing is crazy accurate!!

    Best Occupational Category
    You’re a CREATOR
    Nonconforming, Impulsive, Expressive, Romantic, Intuitive, Sensitive, and Emotional

    These original types place a high value on aesthetic qualities and have a great need for self-expression. They enjoy working independently, being creative, using their imagination, and constantly learning something new. Fields of interest are art, drama, music, and writing or places where they can express, assemble, or implement creative ideas.

    CREATOR OCCUPATIONS
    Suggested careers are Advertising Executive, Architect, Web Designer, Creative Director, Public Relations, Fine or Commercial Artist, Interior Decorator, Lawyer, Librarian, Musician, Reporter, Art Teacher, Broadcaster, Technical Writer, English Teacher, Architect, Photographer, Medical Illustrator, Corporate Trainer, Author, Editor, Landscape Architect, Exhibit Builder, and Package Designer.

    CREATOR WORKPLACES
    Consider workplaces where you can create and improve beauty and aesthetic qualities. Unstructured, flexible organizations that allow self-expression work best with your free-spirited nature.

    Suggested Creator workplaces are advertising, public relations, and interior decorating firms; artistic studios, theaters and concert halls; institutions that teach crafts, universities, music, and dance schools. Other workplaces to consider are art institutes, museums, libraries, and galleries.

    2nd Best Occupational Category
    You’re a PERSUADER
    Witty, Competitive, Sociable, Talkative, Ambitious, Argumentative, and Aggressive

    These enterprising types sell, persuade, and lead others. Positions of leadership, power, and status are usually their ultimate goal. Persuasive people like to take financial and interpersonal risks and to participate in competitive activities. They enjoy working with others inside organizations to accomplish goals and achieve economic success.

  • Eh . . .
    It told me I was an ORAGNIZER, which is pretty accurate (and my 2nd is DOER also), but I started itching when it told me the jobs and types of jobs I should have. Not itching to do them, mind you. Itching like hives itching. An actuary? Yeah, I don’t think so.

    But I think I could take it a dozen times and have a dozen different answers. Because I like color, lots of color, but I’m not all that particular about which colors I like. I have two months to come up with a new office color, and I think it’s going to take longer than that to narrow it down. Either that or I’ll just close my eyes, spin around, and grab the first paint sample color I run into, as long as it’s bright and fun!

    • Yeah…actuary, I could never be an actuary. Heheh!
      We’re trying again on Tuesday to see if the results are the same. My choices will certainly changed based on my mood.
      Good luck finding your paint color. Sounds like fun. Pick something that sparks creativity.

  • 1. Organizer
    2. Researcher

    Extremely accurate in my case! It’s amazing that our personalities can be identified by the colors we select. I was leery to take the test but now I’m glad I did. The connection is uncanny to me.
    Thanks for sharing the fun.

  • Jide Olowookere

    This is accurate of me.

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