What a Colorful World

WDFA has spent the last few weeks cross training. Not exercising (just Jerry does that), but understanding how we each contribute to the team. We’re learning about other departments and sharing experiences about how we stumbled into our professions and how that has helped us view life.

Today I heard someone talking about how the color of their office affects their mood. We did a collective poll about moods and color and here is what we came up with. Based on an article by Annie Bond at Green Chi Cafe colors can reveal something about who you are.

BLUE
Our Designers (after much debate) feel that blue best represents their department. They were really upset that I didn’t have a PMS book to give the shade. Anyway….

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

By the way, the IT team quickly determined that blue represents them as well, and they decided this in about 6 seconds.

LAVENDER
The Media Buyers are a mixed bag, as always — they went with a purple pink hue, mixed together that makes lavender. This is often chosen by a person who lives “on a higher plane” (if you’ve ever met Jamie and Nicki, you know that’s 100% true), 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. Lavender people are usually creative, charming, witty and civilized.

GREEN
Our Sales Team sees mostly green, not a red in the bunch. Blue was another hit.

Green is the color of harmony and balance; it symbolizes hope, renewal and peace, and is usually liked by the gentle and sincere. Green people are generally frank, community-minded, 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’re usually refined, civilized and reputable.

Our copy editors chose green as well. They are always at peace.

GRAY
A stand alone Sales Exec chose gray. The color of caution and compromise, diligent gray people search for composure and peace and often work hard without reward. Older grays people 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.

Gee, wonder who that person is.

RED and PINK
Customer Service, again a mixed bag, but they stuck with red, pink and blue. Red is the color of strength, health, and vitality; it’s 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’re 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 warm 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.

Pink 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, and tend to be charming and gentle, if a trifle indefinite.

Read the complete article here

LB

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