You might have heard of colour psychology. If you haven’t, colour psychology is the study of colour as a determinant of human behavior. Colour psychology says that you can tell an individual’s behavior by knowing their favorite colour. Below are colours and what it means when people like them:
RED (Choleric, Sanguine)
Positive traits: Attention-getting, assertive and confident, energizing, stimulating, exciting, powerful, passionate, stimulating and driven, courageous and strong, spontaneous and determined.
Negative traits: Aggressive and domineering, over-bearing, tiring, angry and quick-tempered, ruthless, fearful and intolerant, rebellious and obstinate, resentful, violent and brutal.
Orange (Sanguine, Choleric):
Positive traits: Sociable, optimistic, enthusiastic, cheerful, self-confident, independent, flamboyant, extroverted and uninhibited, adventurous, the risk-taker, creative flair, warm-hearted, agreeable and informal.
Negative traits: Superficial and insincere, dependent, over-bearing, self-indulgent, the exhibitionist, pessimistic, inexpensive, unsociable, and overly proud.
Yellow (Sanguine, Phlegmatic):
Positive traits: Optimism, cheerfulness, enthusiasm, fun, good-humored, confidence, originality, creativity, challenging, academic and analytical, wisdom and logic.
Negative traits: Being critical and judgmental, being overly analytical, being impatient and impulsive, being egotistical, pessimistic, an inferiority complex, spiteful, cowardly, deceitful, non-emotional and lacking compassion.
Green (Sanguine, Melancholy)
Positive traits: Self-reliance, reliability and dependability, being tactful, emotionally balanced and calm, nature lover and family oriented, practical and down to earth, sympathetic, compassionate and nurturing, generous, kind and loyal with a high moral sense, adaptable, encourages ‘social joining’ of clubs and other groups, a need to belong.
Negative traits: Being possessive and materialistic, indifferent and over-cautious, envious, selfish, greedy and miserly, devious with money, inconsiderate, a hypochondriac and a do-gooder.
Blue (Melancholy, Choleric)
Positive traits: Loyalty, trust and integrity, tactful, reliability and responsibility, conservatism and perseverance, caring and concern, idealistic and orderly, authority, devotion and contemplation, peaceful and calm.
Negative traits: Being rigid, deceitful and spiteful, self-righteous, superstitious and emotionally unstable, too conservative, predictable and weak, unforgiving, and frigid. It can also indicate manipulation, unfaithfulness and untrustworthiness.
Purple (Melancholy, Phlegmatic)
Positive traits: Unusual and individual, creative and inventive, psychic and intuitive, humanitarian, selfless and unlimited, mystery, fantasy and the future.
Negative traits: Immaturity, being impractical, cynical and aloof, pompous and arrogant, fraudulent and corrupt, delusions of grandeur and the social climber.
Pink (Sanguine, Melancholy)
Positive traits: Unconditional and romantic love, compassion and understanding, nurturing, romance, warmth, hope, calming, sweetness, naiveté, feminine and intuitive energy.
Negative traits: Being over-emotional and over-cautious, having emotional neediness or unrealistic expectations, being immature, lack of will power and lack of self worth.
Brown (Phlegmatic, Choleric)
Positive traits: Down-to-earth, wholesome, practical, approachable, friendly, stable, structured, reliable, protective, strength, quietly confident, sensual, sensitive, warm, reassured, honest, sincere, quality
Negative traits: Dull, boring, frugal, materialistic, lack of humor, lack of sophistication, predictable, cheap and stingy.
White (Phlegmatic, Melancholy)
Positive traits: Innocence, purity, cleanliness, equality, complete and whole, simplicity, immaculate and neat, self-sufficient, pristine and open.
Negative traits: Sterile, stark, fastidious, empty, isolated, cautious, critical and boring.
Black (Melancholy, Choleric/ Phlegmatic)
Positive traits: Protection and comfort, strong, contained, formal, sophisticated, seductive, mysterious, elegant and graceful.
Negative traits: Aloof, depressing and pessimistic, secretive and withholding, conservative and serious, power & control, sadness and negativity, dark.
So, from the above, is your behaviour a reflection of your favourite colour?