Are you a White?
Let's find out!
If you are visiting for the first time, you may be wondering why in the world I am asking your ethnicity! Trust me, I am not. What I am talking about is what color are you? We are on a journey to find out what color we are by discovering our innate driving core motive. For the introduction to this series in finding out what our motives behind our personality are, go here. If you'd like to read about the two colors we have discussed so far, you may go here to learn about Reds and here to learn about Blues.
Whites are the peacemakers. While other colors are rambling on, the White is listening and observing. They resent being imposed upon and have no desire imposing their will on the rest of us. Nothing seems to ruffle their feathers and they have the God-given ability to bring clarity to chaos. Whites are motivated by peace!
Characteristics of Whites:
You are in no hurry to create disharmony. You can be difficult to read because you approach life fluidly and others sometimes incorrectly assume you are content while you may actually be feeling inadequate and fearful. You are typically unassertive and carry a sense of self-doubt. You are tolerant of others and patient. You may not say much, but when you do speak, you have invaluable things to say. You can approach life a little too casually. You are indecisive. You are very kind to everyone and don't relish seeing anyone mistreated. You can be lazy and somewhat unmotivated. You NEVER get in a hurry. You may be silently stubborn, but avoid conflict at all cost. You are very accepting of others because you can find the good in them all. You are gentle and even-tempered.
Some of your strengths are as follows:
As a committed companion:
- appreciates leadership qualities in others
- willing to accept beliefs and values of spouse
- flows well with crises
- supportive and considerate
- patient with deviant and inappropriate behavior (NEVER acceptable with a Blue!)
- listens with understanding and acceptance
- likes most people and is liked by most people
- undemanding of friendship
Some of your limitations are as follows:
As a committed companion:
- prefers the other person to lead
- too accommodating
- willing to let opportunities pass him or her by
As a parent:
- refuse to engage in conflict
- poor disciplinarian
- poor leadership and delegation with children
- won't express honest perception if controversial
- requires definition and structure
Isn't this fun? We are learning so much about the different motives that drive us and how God created each one of us spectacular. I hope you will come back for more. We have one more color to learn about. The Yellows exclaim in unison, "Finally"! The Whites are glad to move on to someone else. The Reds will come back as long as we promise not to get too sappy and the Blues will come just to see if I really know what I'm talking about.
For the introduction to this whole Color Code thing, go here. :)
P.S. The information I gave you was cited from all I learned at a Motive Matters Seminar with Van and Tammy Benson and from the book The People Code by Dr. Taylor Hartman.