Check this out- a personality test that determines your compatibility with a certain career based on color? It's called the Color Career Counselor, a new online personality test offered by CareerBuilder.com. According to a synopsis by Coloroot, favorite colors represent applicants' hopes and aspirations, the ideals they pursue with passion, while least favorite colors highlight the issues and experiences that they try to avoid.(source)
Seems a bit hokey and formulaic to me. I took the test out of curiosity, and found it full of flaws. They ask you to chose your favorite color from a series of choices, but I couldn't tell if I was supposed to react to the color on my computer screen (ie greenish yellow) , or just the color in general (ie pure yellow). Interestingly, even with the flaws, the test hit my personality pretty-much on the head.
Here's what they had to say about me:
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, theaters and concert halls; institutions that teach crafts, universities, music, and dance schools. Other workplaces to consider are art institutes, museums, libraries, and galleries.
Give it a whirl- what do you think? What did they say you should be? Was the program accurate in its assessment?