The article ran in USA TODAY this week, “Favorite colors test shows CEOs are different; take the test.” Friend Vic took the test today, and that prompted me to do the same. The results were pretty impressive. Apparently my struggle to find any career beyond my current one had come naturally. I was okay with that idea. Color science at work!
Seriously, read the story and take the test. My results with notes:
Best Occupational Category
You’re a CREATOR
Nonconforming, Impulsive, Expressive, Romantic, Intuitive, Sensitive, and Emotional
(Friend John last week, starting a conversation about this blog with an awesomely straight face: “I enjoy watching your emotional upheaval.”)
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.
(I’d never thought of being a 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, theaters and concert halls; institutions that teach crafts, universities, music, and dance schools. Other workplaces to consider are art institutes, museums, libraries, and galleries.
(Funny: When I visit job sites, Kennedy Center jobs always catch me.)
2nd Best Occupational Category
You’re a PERSUADER
Witty, Competitive, Sociable, Talkative, Ambitious, Argumentative, and Aggressive
These enterprising types sell, persuade, and lead others. Positions of leadership, power, and status are usually their ultimate goal. Persuasive people like to take financial and interpersonal risks and to participate in competitive activities. They enjoy working with others inside organizations to accomplish goals and achieve economic success.
(Take the test, dammit.)