Saturday, April 25, 2009

it's color coded correctly.

good morning ladies and gentler ones. it is hailing outside my window.
i woke up at six in the morning to get ready for a service project today.
in one of my college classes we have to get into a group and come up with an eight hour service project. it took my group and i forever to come up with a project. we finally settled (against my ideas) to go to an elementary school to weed, pick up trash, and plant flowers and trees.
now i am all for making the environment look beautiful but this was ridiculous.
i mean, my group got this assignment over a month ago. i was giving all these ideas but everyone always seemed to have a problem with them. i was the only one giving ideas. the only imput my group put in was saying that my ideas wouldn't work.
can i just let you in on a little known fact?
everyone has a color personality. i learned about it in my class (communications which is highly interesting).
the four colors are:
1. red
(motive: POWER)—these are the power wielders. power: the ability to move from point A to point B and get things done, is what motivates and drives these people. they bring great gifts of vision and leadership and generally are responsible, decisive, proactive and assertive.
2. blue

(motive: INTIMACY)—these are the do-gooders. intimacy: connecting, creating quality relationships and having purpose, is what motivates and drives these people. they bring great gifts of quality and service and are generally loyal, sincere, and thoughtful.

3. white
(motive: PEACE)—these are the peacekeepers. peace: the ability to stay calm and balanced even in the midst of conflict, is what motivates and drives these people. they bring great gifts of clarity and tolerance and are generally kind, adaptable, and good-listeners.

4. yellow
(motive: FUN)—these are the fun lovers. fun: the joy of living life “in the moment”, is what motivates and drives these people. they bring great gifts of enthusiasm and optimism and are generally charismatic, spontaneous, and sociable.

when you take the test to figure out what you are, you can sometimes be a combination of two or three. sometimes the results change with mood. when i take the test i am usually a red followed very closely with blue. i only had a couple points on white and yellow even though i do share a small piece of their qualities.
it is a very interesting topic and once you learn about it you start to notice it in the people around you. like your mum could be a white while your father seems more of a red. and speaking of couples, some color people don't work well with others. like a red and a yellow would clash terribly because a red wants to accomplish something while the yellow just wants to play.
this was researched for a long time by phsycologists and scientists. they have made books about the topic and have gained a much bigger understanding of people and how/why they think and act.
but anyways, sorry that was a long description. i brought it up because i am a red as i stated before. however, the others in my group are not. i have four other people in my group, two boys and two girls. one boy is a white and the other three are yellows. can you see the problem here? a red (me) wants to get things done, a white wants everyone to just get along so they go along with anything, and yellows never shut up. they talk and talk and talk. so when we have a lone red who wants to get this shitty project over with, the yellows want to socialize day and night and the white barely speaks because he doesn't want to start drama. it is quite frustrating. so now we are doing this service last minute because no one listens to me.
*rolls eyes dramatically*
i told everyone that it was going to rain and snow this weekend but
"nooo alexandra, we need to get this over with. we need to plant those flowers and trees..."
in the hail? you want to plant flowers and trees in this weather? are you all high?
... they called ten minutes before i was leaving to go help to say that the weather is too bad to do the project.
seriously, if people just listened to me the first time i wouldn't have had to wake up early on a saturday for absolutely no damned reason.
so now i am absolutley exahusted because i was up half the night with T and woke up at the crack of dawn for nothing. but you all know this about me:
i can't sleep worth shit.
so now it is eight in the morning and i am writing this.
last night was pretty good though i suppose. i went with T to his best friend's house to watch one of my favorite movies: waking ned devine. it is an irish movie about a town full of mostly old people that are trying to get nearly seven million dollars from a dead man who won the lottery....
it is good, believe me. :)
well keep daydreaming and sorry i seemed so angry. you probably would be too though. haha
i got the picture from the moldy doily blog. her friend designed the clothes.

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