Career Match: Connecting Who You Are with What You'll Love to Do

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CHAPTER 11
Red/Blue Extroverts

YOU’RE NOT ONLY A RED, you also have strong secondary characteristics of the Blue personality. And you have tested as a Color Q Extrovert, which means you recharge your batteries by being with people, rather than being alone. It’s likely you have little patience for this book and are just reading this to please someone. So we’ll keep this realistic, or we know you’re out of here!


You Overall

High energy, good humor, and optimism are hallmarks of Red/Blue Extroverts. Unusually effective in times of crisis and change, you seek and revel in the unexpected. Active and independent, you function best in small collegial teams where hierarchy is secondary to getting the job done. Variety makes you happy, as does operating outside the norms followed by others.

Realistic and pragmatic, you trust only what you have personally observed. A particularly acute visual memory makes you exceptional at remembering details. You want the facts, but enjoy humorous anecdotes.

Your communication style is blunt and direct, which you find efficient. Others, however, may be put off by your style, and this confuses you. Though very attentive in the moment, you have a short attention span.

You resist making decisions under pressure. You like to keep all options open as long as possible. When ready, however, you decide with the speed of light.

Unusually adept at sizing up problems, you move in quickly for solutions. You trust your own instincts first, bureaucracy last, and often bypass

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