Personalities and Favorite Color?

Here are the general characteristics of each color.This article is right on target ...

What's your favorite color? Do these characteristics describe who you are?

White:  Symbolic of purity, innocence and naivete, white has strong connotations of youth and purity. If you are an older person, your preference for white could indicate a desire for perfection and impossible ideals, maybe an attempt to recapture lost youth and freshness. It may also symbolize a desire for simplicity or the simple life.

White is the color of purity.
The color of new snow or light from above. What we fail to see is that snow and light has impurities in it but looks as if it is the most pure of all sights.
This personality sees themselves as very special because of this color, sort of above it all. Watching others with interest, they blend in with their surroundings.
Shyness comes with this color but it is not a true shyness. Waiting patiently for others to notice them before they make their thoughts known,they tend to appear shy but in truth, they are very outspoken.

Virginal attitudes abound with these people. They feel pure no matter what they do. The virtue of purity is attributed to them by others as well, whether they deserve this characteristic or not.
With sober sight, they tend to look others over with a very critical eye. Even while this is happening the person they are appraising does not feel they are being criticized but analyzed instead. If they win the approval of the white personality, these analyzed people act as if they have just won the lottery.
White personalities feel they are right in their belief structures although they are not sure they want to discuss those beliefs with others. The fact that they know they are right is enough for them. It is not uncommon, however, to notice a slight smile cross a white personality's face, when another acknowledges their belief is correct.
Self-importance is a part of their personality but does not interfere with their higher motives unless they are a negative white personality.

Red:  The color of strength, health, and vitality, Red is often the color chosen by someone outgoing, aggressive, vigorous and impulsive—or someone who would like to be! It goes with an ambitious nature but those who choose it can be abrupt at times, determined to get all they can out of life, quick to judge people and take sides. Red people are usually optimistic and can’t stand monotony; they are rather restless and not at all introspective, so they may be unaware of their own shortcomings. They find it hard to be objective and may blame others for any mishaps. Quiet people with a preference for red may feel the need for the warmth, strength and life-giving qualities of the color, or they blanket their true feelings under a sober exterior. Red is usually chosen by people with open and uncomplicated natures, with a zest for life.

A person who likes red runs the gamut of personality traits.
This is the color for passion, energy, and money making. It can also have a darker side to it.
If the person has a preference toward the more brick (reddish brown) red colors, they have problems with addictions such as drugs, alcohol, eating disorders or emotional instability. Red oranges are not only dynamos but love the outdoors and anything to do with people. Red with blue overtones can be energetic people with high emotions.
Red personalities when in their true red mode are sexy and seductive. We now have statistical proof that men will look at a women wearing red, even though she may not be the most beautiful woman there, more quickly than they will anyone else in a room.
It is the color for someone who wants to be powerful and in control. Business people who want to win wear the power color red to meetings in which they want to stand out. The red personality makes one feel more energetic or activated.
Stop signs are red. Red gets your attention. This energetic personality craves attention and what's more: They get it. Being quick with their emotions, they may erupt into a temperamental volcano right in front of you then simmer down just as quickly.
Quick to give others answers to any question, they feel they know everything. If they don't and it is proven they don't, you will find them trying to learn why. They are not frightened of not knowing the answer but only of appearing stupid.
Because they are quick moving people, they want everything done in a hurry. When tired, they have to lay down right then because it feels as if all energy has escaped them. Once they have taken a quick nap they are up and ready for almost anything life has to show them. Red personalities feel invincible and others tend to think they are.
Even though red's have all these personality traits, they do not make good leaders. They do, however, make good followers, once they decide they are being lead wisely. They have no compunctions in doing whatever it takes to get the job done in the manner needed.
Red personalities, though, do have a tendency to go off on tangents. Their attention span is not all that it should be. When focused, they are very strong in their determination.
Reds are quick minded, brilliant people who may not be well educated but are quick with answers because they have lived the circumstances.


Maroon:  Harsh experience has probably matured the Maroon person into someone likeable and generous. It is often a favorite color of someone who has been battered by life but has come through. It indicates a well-disciplined Red personality—one who has had difficult experiences and has not come through unmarked but who has grown and matured in the process.


Pink:  This color embodies the gentler qualities of Red, 
symbolizing love and affection without passion. Women who prefer Pink tend to be maternal. Pink desires protection, special treatment and a sheltered life. Pink people require affection and like to feel loved and secure, perhaps wanting to appear delicate and fragile. Pink people tend to be charming and gentle, if a trifle indefinite.

Pink is the color of peace.
People who love the color pink usually are either in a blissful state or looking for one. They want to draw the little smiley faces on everything. The perpetual smile on pink personality faces can grow thin when you are not in the same blissful state they are.
Truly loving everyone, they try to see the best in others. If they don't find something good in a person, there has to be a very good explanation in the pink personalities mind as to why not.
Those who have this personality quietly study the best way to approach problems and then act on their thoughts. Because they tend to research ideas this way, they may be seen as slow but they are anything but slow.

Pinks are youthful looking and usually have translucent skin. They see the world through rose colored glasses. The truth of the matter is that it might be nice if we could all put those glasses on now and then.
They are shy, very intelligent, hard working people who wish they were more a part of the mainstream but are frightened of moving too quickly.Pink personalities watch what they do or say because they are afraid that others may see them in a harsh light. They try to make everyone happy.
Others notice their wonderful senses of humor, though the pink personality may not laugh aloud. Some may even say they have a dry sense of humor.


Orange:  This color of luxury and pleasure appeals to the flamboyant and fun-loving person who likes a lively social round. Orange people may be inclined to dramatize a bit, and people notice them, but they are generally good-natured and popular. They can be a little fickle and vacillating, but on the whole they try hard to be agreeable. Orange is the color of youth, strength, fearlessness, curiosity and restlessness.

Orange is the color of nature.

Orange people are nature lovers. Being sports minded, they love to do anything having to do with the out of doors. 
Taking long walks in the woods revives them. When forced to stay indoors for long periods of time, they may become ill.

Trees and animals mean a lot to them. They want to be a part of nature and are, by the very fact that they are alive.
Good professions for orange personalities include farmers, ranchers, football players, and guides.

Oranges never meet a stranger. Their outgoing attitudes make them good friends. People always say good things about these down to earth people. Although they may sometimes invoke anger from others, it usually doesn't last very long. 

Who can remain mad at someone so helpful?

They are good lovers and can be kinky where sex is concerned. Orange personalities do not consider themselves kinky, just willing to try what their partner may like.
Tending to take up for the underdog, they will put themselves out to help someone who they feel needs assistance.
Orange personalities are loud. They talk a lot and know enough to be dangerous about most subjects.
In most cases they are the nicest people you have ever met but don't dare try to push one. If you do you will be sorry. 

Feeling as if you have a tiger by the tail, you are not sure whether to drop the tail or continue running in circles trying to stay away from it's teeth.

Always aware of their surrounding, they tend to be more adventurous than most. Even though they are impulsive and thoughtful, they generally are very much aware of what they are doing. Learning and remembering through experience is a strong suit of theirs.
Orange personalities believe God meant for them to have any good thing in life they want. As luck has it, they get it.

Yellow:  The color of happiness, wisdom and imagination, Yellow is chosen by the mentally adventurous, searching for novelty and self-fulfillment. Yellow usually goes with a sunny and shrewd personality, with a good business head and a strong sense of humor. It is the color of intellectuality and all things to do with the mind. Yellow folks are usually clear and precise thinkers who have a good opinion of their own mental capacities and who have lofty ideals. They may at times tend to shun responsibility, preferring freedom of thought and action.

People with yellow personalities are a business minded lot.
These people want others to know they are well educated, whether self taught or otherwise, and strive to attain success through anything mental.
Making good leaders, they generally make up their mind in a methodical way. Every detail needs to be analyzed before they make a move. Any strategic game peaks their interest. Chess is the game for them.
This personality can be a little stubborn. When the color goes more toward a mustard shade, these personalities know that they are the only people making the right decisions. This tends to make others a little suspicious of their motives.
The true yellow personality makes wise decisions based on consideration of all points of view. Yellow women personalities would rather be in business, than to be mothers, but can take both jobs and be quite adept at doing so.
When these people are under stress, they feel that they need to keep their emotions covered. If they show the stress, it is a sign of weakness. They try not to let you see them sweat.
Keeping to themselves without inviting many others into their lives, they generally only have one or two good friends. These friends are usually people who are business minded too, although the true yellow personality depends on no one but themselves.
Adoring tailored clothing, they usually dress quite professionally. Although the women may add larger accessories, they dress with a simple flair.

Green:  The color of harmony and balance, Green symbolizes hope, renewal and peace, and is usually liked by the gentle and sincere. Greens are generally frank, community-minded people, fairly sociable but preferring peace at any price. Green people can be too self-effacing, modest and patient, so they may get exploited by others. They are usually refined, civilized and reputable.

Green is the color of healing.
Green personalities want to help every one. They are natures mothers. These people are usually in the medical profession or some occupation which helps people.

Preferring to watch rather than to become involved in others business, they usually keep their thoughts secret. 

Others see them as good listeners because of this quality. This characteristic makes them wonderful counselors. 

Others take for granted that the green personality can see more than one side to a situation without bias.

Green personalities make others feel at home in their house by putting them at ease immediately. They try to take care of others with all the care their mothers gave them.
Peacemaker is their sworn duty. They want harmony in every one's life. Green personalities may even stop an argument between others by starting one themselves.
Others think that green personalities make the best of friends because they are jovial, caring and can keep a secret.

In order for a green personality to feel good about themselves, they have to be helping someone or something. 

Nurturers by choice, they are the ones who take care of animals, humans and plants.

Green personalities need to be careful not to make martyrs of themselves. This is something they easily can do.


Turquoise: Complex, imaginative and original, Turquoise people drive themselves hard and may be in a state of turmoil under their outwardly cool exterior.


Blue-Green:  Exacting, discriminating, poised and attractive, the Blue-Green person tends to be sensitive, intellectual and refined, persevering and stable if rather detached. Blue-Greens have excellent taste, and are usually courteous and charming, capable but often refusing help or guidance.


Blue:  Soft, soothing, compassionate and caring, Blue is the color of deliberation and introspection, conservatism and duty. Patient, persevering, conscientious, sensitive and self-controlled, Blues like to be admired for their steady character and wisdom. They are faithful, but are often worriers with somewhat inflexible beliefs and can be too cautious, and suspicious of flamboyant behavior.

Blue is an emotional color.
People with a blue personality stay within themselves and do not trust people very much. They watch every move others make.
Pale shades of blue show someone who wants everything in order. 
Their closet is immaculate. They know where any piece of clothing is and most likely how long it will 
take them to get it out of the closet.

As blue moves to the deeper end of color, it becomes more moody and shows it. With royal blue, one can be on a high or in the deepest of wells. This color would probably be worn by one who is deciding to parachute because it would mean one needed to make a quick decision. When looking back on that decision though, the person pulling the ripcord 
would not be so sure they made the correct decision.

The navy colors are very emotional but also want to hide it. It's almost as if they are wallowing in the fact that they are emotional. Some women, with a navy personality, go on cleaning binges, others go shopping.
If your house has too much blue in it, you may find yourself depressed most of the time. A baby put in a totally blue room cries all the time, but when taken into another room, it is a happy baby. Blue is a good color but it needs other shades to balance it.
Blue people think with their emotions. They are either way up or way down; feeling all the emotions they can experience on their way to either.
Crying when they are happy or sad, they are feelers. Having a need to feel every thing, they leave themselves open to others. Quickly they take the mood of any person they are around whether they are upset or elated. 
Feelers don't even know why their emotions run the gambit.

They are products of their environment. Blue people are no fun to be around when they expect you to be down with them. Showing signs of co-dependency, they need you to be by their side feeling with them as they do.


Purple:  Purples are highly individual, fastidious, witty and sensitive, with a strong desire to be unique and different. Temperamental, expansive and artistic, a Purple person may become aloof and sarcastic when misunderstood. If you chose Purple, you tend to be unconventional, tolerant and dignified, likely to achieve positions of authority.

Purple is the color of spirituality.
Purple personalities are always striving to be better than they consider themselves to be, both on a spiritual, emotional and a mental plane.
Needing more knowledge, they become avid readers. Trying to become what they think they should be, they search their own lives and the lives of others to find the answers.
The study of all religions make them feel as if they are accomplishing something bigger than themselves in life. A good theological discussion is right up their alley. Wanting to help as many souls as they can, they are more than willing to give you the benefit of their education.
Trying to achieve perfection, they struggle with themselves because they tend to be so critical of themselves.
The muted shades of purple can be religious zealots who know what God wants for themselves as well as everyone else. 
In their way of thinking, they are the ones put here to enforce religion for God. These people can be just a little frightening when they start searching for their holy grail.

The deeper shades of purple show someone working hard to find inner peace and love not only of their fellow man and themselves but of a higher power who many consider God.
Purple personalities make good friends because they always give first of themselves. Generally they do not ask much for themselves but some negative purples could be self martyred. This comes from the fact that when they do finally ask for something from a friend, they may do so in such a way as the person they are asking did not understand.
When they do not receive the item which they requested, they turn silent and think of themselves as the only one who works in the relationship, thereby becoming the martyrs they think themselves to be



Lavender:  This is often chosen by a person who lives “on a higher plane,” who never notices anything sordid and who is always impeccably and beautifully dressed. Lavender people may be on a continual quest for culture and the refined things of life, high and noble causes but without the necessity of getting their hands dirty. A Lavender person is usually creative, charming, witty and civilized.


Brown: A Brown person has stamina and patience, tending to be very solid and substantial, conscientious, dependable, steady and conservative. Browns are not impulsive, and may be inarticulate and tactless but they love responsibility and are reliable and kindly. If you chose Brown, watch out for a tendency to be obstinate and inflexible.


Gray:  The color of caution and compromise, diligent Grays search for composure and peace and often work hard without reward. OlderGrays like life to run on an even keel with few ups and downs. Young Grays may be withdrawing from life and suppressing their personalities. Grays often have good business ability and tend to work too much.


Black:  Dignified and impressive without being showy, Black people want to give the appearance of mystery, but their preference may also indicate a suppression of desires and worldly aims, suggesting hidden depths and inner longings.

Black is one of the most beautiful of colors and yet is the void of hue and brightness too. It is the color of detail.
Black personalities want every thing done in detail. They are statistical and make good accountants. Internal Revenue Service agents probably like this color.
If a job needs finishing, these are the people to finish it.
These personalities need leaders, though, to tell them what needs to be done. Under guidance, they are able to get to the crux of the matter and solve very large problems.
When put in a place to find the mistakes of others, they are right at home. Loving puzzles, and finding others' mistakes brings out their tenacious spirits. Black personalities sometimes intentionally find mistakes so that they can repair them.
This color is one of holding things inside. When one wears black, they do not want to be touched. Putting a barrier between themselves and others is the purpose of this color.
Keeping their strength inside so that they can better protect their emotions is the effectiveness of this color. Although they want to be part of the world around them, they want no one to tug at their sensitivity.
Black is a relief color for most people, like "Mom's apple pie". It makes them feel comfortable and even, in some cases, makes them feel smaller, allowing them to hide from the sometimes cruel world.


What's your favorite color? Do these characteristics describe who you are?

(Sources from, Iain Crawford’s Colorful Fashion Photography.,

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