Tuesday, 16 September 2008

Colour test


   Interesting test available on MSN:

"By determining which primary, secondary and achromatic colours you prefer most and least, you can figure out a successful career path based on how you approach work, the types of workplaces where you work best and how you handle work tasks.

The Colour Career Counsellor (on CareerPath.com ), powered by The Dewey Color System -- the world's only validated, non-language colour-based career testing instrument - uses color preferences to determine successful career paths. Dewey Sadka, author of 'The Dewey Colour System', says using colours instead of a questionnaire eliminates the chasm between self-perception and self-truth and reveals your core motivations."


Here are my results:

  • Best Occupational Category

    You're a CREATOR
    Key Words:
    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.

    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.

    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, theatres 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 RESEARCHER
    Key Words:
    Independent, Self-Motivated, Reserved, Introspective, Analytical, and Curious

    These investigative types gather information, analyse 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.


Not too bad.  Could explain why I'm currently working independently (ie in an unstructured, flexible organisation that allows self-expression) and using social media (linked to suggested careers including Advertising Executive, Web Designer, Creative Director, Public Relations etc).  There's even a mention of  Corporate Trainer and Author.

Mind you, my horoscope (star sign Gemini) looked quite a good fit this morning too!

Does anyone have any positive or negative experience in using the Dewey Colour System?