True Colors Blue is similar to Myers-Briggs’ #ENFJ #ENFP #INFJ #INFP!
Do you ever wonder why you do what you do? Sometimes I do. Of course, there are many reasons we behave the way we behave. Some factors include how we were taught or socialized, as well as who we admire (or mimic) as well as the most telling reason: our personalities. I’ve been certified in True Colors(TM) and Myers-Briggs (MBTI) for years. I’ve even been certified to train DISC, but I don’t. Anyway, True Colors is my absolute favorite way to think about personality and temperament. It’s just easier to understand and remember. You’ll discern my passion for this tool while reading about the Blue personality.
In my experience, most people can’t even remember their MBTI letters, let alone what they mean! True Colors(TM) is easy to remember and simple to associate with behaviors. I love it and have for years.
Since I’m taking GodsyGirl toward a lifestyle blog – which means I’m going to blog about EVERYTHING in my head, I want to do a series on personality and temperament. The first one I’ll do is the Blue personality or the Blue temperament. Read through this post and see if you’re a Blue. If not, go ahead and read because you’re likely married to one, raising one, related to one, or working with one. Understanding their view will help you have productive and peaceful interactions with them.
Ready? Good! Let’s Go!
The Blue temperament – ENFJ, ENFP, INFJ, INFP are feeling beings that remind us the world is worth living in. They naturally bring a certain warmth to all their interactions.
When making decisions, do you tend to lead with your heart? If so, it could be an indicator you’re a member of the Blue personality. This post is all about explaining exactly what that means.
The Orange temperament adds quick-acting flair.
If nurturing others comes as easily to you as breathing, again, you are likely a Blue. It’s not just the nurturing you enjoy. It’s more of the cultivating people (and processes) to the point of seeing progress.
When you advise and support others, you love to see them advance or and reach goals. If someone from the Blue temperament creates a nonprofit, it’s their utopia when it starts to actually change lives and impact the community.
“I want world peace. For real.”
The Blue personality wants the world to be better – I mean they REALLY, really do. They dream of it and are, at times, even a little consumed by the ideology of making things better.
The Blue or MBTI’s ENFJ, ENFP, INFJ, INFP are the most passionate advocates and dogged protesters. They will fight to the end for what they believe is right. Sound like you or someone you know?
Problem-solvers with a Purpose
If they see a problem, they work to fix it for the sheer joy of helping others.
Flexible? Oh yes!
I call these folks social chameleons because they can adapt to just about any group of people. Everyone getting along with one another makes this temperament feel at peace. They hate tension and dissension. They will “check out” of it in a heartbeat.
In the mind of this personality, even if folks are on opposing sides of an argument, they should be able to disagree respectfully.
“Respect for all people”
People with ENFJ, ENFP, INFJ, INFP (Blue) personality revel in being civil and diplomatic with just about everyone. They usually choose their words extremely carefully to avoid offending others. You could hear a Blue say something like “every human being deserves respect”. They mean it.
I’m intentionally using the word “respect” several times. It’s incredibly important to them to give respect and to be respected. Dignity and regard for feelings are at the very core of what this temperament’s values.
Being this emotionally magnanimous is innate in them. No need (for them) to work at it, research how to do it, or read books about it – it’s just who they are. For instance, have you ever met a child that is just naturally sweet, gentle, and kind? This very well might be their primary temperament.
Ride or Die Friends
I have had and still have so many friends with this personality. I think, on some level, I must have sought them out. Now that I know this research, I definitely do find them intentionally. People of the Blue temperament bring a calm and gentleness to life.
Indeed, they make amazing friends and very honest confidants who won’t hesitate to tell you ”like it is” albeit tenderly and sympathetically.
I love how my friend, Rachelle, can let me know I’m being a butt head so lovingly that it helps me change without making me feel bad about myself.
“You were on my mind”
They also have an almost eerie way of discerning when something is not quite “right” with you. In fact, I’ve had my friend text me on my roughest days because she “knew” or “felt” something was wrong with me. Wild! I have no science to explain how these people know, but they frequently do. The research does say they are “intuitive”. So, that’s science, I suppose.
They can spot a fake a mile away!
They esteem themselves by being authentic. So, don’t try to fake them out or “play them”.
If you do, you’ll have hell to pay. Being the most emotional of temperaments, anger is on their radar just as much as hugs, smiles, and sunshine.
They don’t “want” to cause harm, but if pushed far enough they will tell you exactly where to get off. The Wrath of the Titans is nothing compared to the wrath of the Blue temperament when angered.
A STRONG Creative Side
You can count on these guys to deliver astonishing creativity to the world. They are so creative they may often try many things at once to expel all that creative energy inside.
Communication? OMG, these people are masters at both the written and spoken word. They are known to write terrific, moving poetry.
They also may enjoy keeping a journal, painting or even blogging.
It’s the form of expression and the “getting things out” that possibly gratifies them. Not to mention the notion of helping, motivating, or encouraging others in some way.
“I wish I didn’t care so much”
There is a downside. People with this temperament often wish they could be “tougher” because caring hurts so often and so deeply. The Blue temperament may have a difficult time seeing the hate, hurt and pain the evening news delivers. I’ve been told [by people with this temperament] it really affects them.
It also pains them when people mistake their kindness for weakness and try to take advantage of them. It insults them and grieves them.
They “feel” it; really feel it.
This temperament is so in touch with their feelings, they tend to love without abandon. Textbooks romantics, it’s not uncommon for them to give so much of themselves in a relationship that they sort of lose themselves. Does that make sense? In other words, these consummate “givers” virtually empty their hearts to the point of emotional barrenness. They give it all.
As I mentioned before, when someone hurts them, it genuinely hurts intensely. I think the aforementioned is why. They just give so much.
The pains of the heart can almost seem physical to this personality. They hurt down to their very center.
Heartbreak brings a sort of emotional agony that can seep into other parts of their life. They may not want to eat, go to work, or even sleep. Not to the point of insanity (i.e. never going to work again), but they might just take a day off work to recover from a broken heart or betrayal.
“I can’t move past this.”
When you argue with this Blue personality, please choose your words wisely.
The Blue temperament – ENFJ ENFP INFJ INFP may forgive you, but the pangs of your words (or actions) could linger loooooong after your apology.
So tread carefully.
Check out these other core values for the Blue temperament – ENFJ ENFP INFJ INFP and see if they fit:
- Communication (varied)
- Reaching people
- Authenticity and realness
- Building and nurturing relationships
- To “better” themselves and others too
- Searching for creative outlets
Before I run, does this sound like you or someone you know?
A great article for the Blue Temperament
The Power to Be Me
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