Personality Dimensions® on TV: The Big Bang Theory

We’re back with another edition of Personality Dimensions® on TV, this time featuring the wildly popular television series, The Big Bang Theory. While remembering that we’re all a blend of the four colours, some of the characters are more balanced colour wise, while others lead with a much more dominant Personality Dimensions colour. Check out what we thought each character is personality type wise, and give us your input on whether you think we are right!

leonard_hofstadterLeonard is a very smart character, with a quick wit to combat anyone -including Sheldon! He has a PhD in Physics which makes him a naturally inquisitive and information seeking individual. However, he also has a warm side. He tries to engage in right from the start of the show. He often is in and out of love, winning over Penny in the later seasons. These qualities are what peg Leonard as a blended Inquiring Green/Authentic Blue.

 

Sheldon Cooper IMDBWhen analyzing Sheldon, it is a pretty easy decision as to what his personality preferences are. He is a natural problem solver and is often stubborn with being right all the time. He creates plans, and rigidly sticks by them. Not the over emotional type, he often examines things to the nth degree. With his two Ph.Ds in the sciences to his rigid organizational structuring of his cereal boxes, it is clear to see that Sheldon is a blended Inquiring Green/Organized Gold.

 

Howard-wolowitz-the-big-bang-theory-16865313-930-1246Howard is a resourceful individual and the only one who is not overly concerned with obtaining a Ph.D. While he is extremely intelligent, he is not as stimulated by the sciences as our other TV show counterparts. He’s great in a crisis, able to repair things well, and creative when he dresses. That’s why we believe Howard is a Resourceful Orange.

 

Raj IMDBWhen looking at Raj’s personality, we see the deep-seated need for his friends and family to all get along. Always looking for love, Raj often sees the good in everyone; sometimes to his own detriment! Approval from his parents is very important to him, as well as taking care of his sister whenever she’s in town. Everyone goes to Raj’s place when they’re in trouble and needs a place to stay. It’s easy to see that Raj is an Authentic Blue

 

PennyPenny is always up for change or a new challenge. Whether it is moving to the city from small-town Nebraska to the city; staring as the leading role in Serial Ape-ist; dealing with difficult customers (Sheldon) at her waitress job; or tackling pharmaceutical sales. She is generally optimistic, ethical, honest, and sincere – you know where you stand with Penny. While she doesn’t share an interest in the kinds of abstract concepts her friends thrive on, Penny encourages and supports what they do. These traits are what make Penny a Resourceful Orange.

 

BernadetteBernadette is a natural leader who is comfortable taking charge of a situation. She is dependable, practical, and loyal. She shows great patience and understanding with Sheldon despite his quirks. The is practical with money and often questions Howard about some of his impulsive purchases. In her work life as a pharmaceutical researcher she is organized and excels at collecting and classifying data. While Bernadette does show developed traits from other colours, we believe her first preference is Organized Gold.  

 

AmyWhen Amy first came on the scene, she was almost a stereotype of her personality type, but we’ve since seen that there’s far more to her. Amy is insightful, and investigative. She learns by asking questions, and drives Penny nuts doing it. Some of her questioning can get a little TMI, but it just shows how much she wants to learn.  She has a tight-knit group of friends that she is fiercely loyal to. It’s for all of these reasons, and not just that she is scientifically minded that we believe Amy is an Inquiring Green Green.

What do you think, was our Personality Radar tuned in correctly? Both of us have watched The Big Bang Theory since it came out, and have watched the characters develop over the seasons. Let us know in the comments below.

Setting up a video chat or a phone call to figure out the personality traits of characters on your favourite shows is a great way to practice using your Personality Radar. Both of us have been stuck working from home for the past several weeks, and found a good excuse to binge watch TV during the day. Keep your skills sharpened and give it a go; until then stay tuned for the next installment of Personality Dimensions on TV. 

 

NancyNancy Tavares-Jones, MC, RP, CCC is a registered psychotherapist in Toronto, Ontario.  She has a thriving private practice, and is an on-site trauma responder for organizations needing immediate on-site support.  She is a self-proclaimed “personality type geek”, and loves to help people learn more about themselves and others.  Feel free to visit and connect with her at lifepathways.ca

 

Brad

Brad Whitehorn – BA, CCDP is the Sales & Marketing Coordinator at CLSR Inc.  He was thrown into the career development field headfirst after completing a Communications degree in 2005, and hasn’t looked back!  Since then, Brad has worked on the development, implementation and certification for various career and personality assessments (including Personality Dimensions®), making sure that Career Development Practitioners get the right tools to best serve their clients

Personality Dimensions® – Top 10 Traits of Introverts

Introvert MonthIntroversion was once a topic that many felt uncomfortable speaking about. Now, we see many publications which outline the psychological principles of Introversion, and the strengths that Introverts provide within the worlds of business, parenting, and relationship building. Remember Introversion isn’t about how shy you are, it’s about where you get your energy! The following top 10 traits outline some key information, which can help provide validation for Introverts and those who care about them.

 

10) Introverts often run internal dialogues to themselves.

9) Introverts often feel a strange sense of duality: They feel like they’re missing out, but want to be a part of things at the same time.

8) Introverts aren’t “anti-social” they’re “anti-draining”.

7) Introverts make up approximately 50% of the world’s population.

6) Introverts find “downtime” re-energizing.

5) Introverts find traditional networking draining and difficult.

4) Introverts find new situations and parties exhausting.

3) Introverts are generally very observant.

2) Introverts are generally great listeners.

1) Introverts generally dislike “small talk”.

 

NancyNancy Tavares-Jones, MC, RP, CCC is a registered psychotherapist in Toronto, Ontario.  She has a thriving private practice, and is an on-site trauma responder for organizations needing immediate on-site support.  She is a self-proclaimed “personality type geek”, and loves to help people learn more about themselves and others.  Feel free to visit and connect with her at www.personalitytype.me.

Personality Dimensions® in Action and Relationships

relationships-coloursRelationships can be difficult to build, maintain, and grow in today’s fast paced world.  Reaching out to people, visiting with people we care about, and ensuring that our network stays connected to us can be overwhelming and draining. The advantage of using tools such as Personality Dimensions® allows us to position ourselves in the best way to connect with others, in their preferred manner. This does not mean we have to be untrue to ourselves, but knowing the other person’s Dimensions can certainly put the odds in your favour to enrich and grow your relationships. So how do we approach each of the four colours, and build those relationships so that they feel appreciated, loved, and respected?  Here are some tips!

To build relationships with Authentic Blues:

  • Remember important dates (such as birthdays, anniversaries, etc.);
  • Build relationships that respect their need for empathy, harmony, and growth; and
  • Avoid confrontation and harsh language, as they may shutdown and avoid contact

To build relationships with Inquiring Greens:

  • Respect their need for space; so if they don’t contact you as often as you’d like, don’t take it personally;
  • Avoid repetitive activities, as they may become bored easily, especially when it comes to expressing emotions and feelings; and
  • Hold stimulating and logical type conversations. These conversations may turn into debates, deep in nature, and may include heavier topics, so be prepared for it!

To build relationships with Organized Golds:

  • Respect their need for time to be spent to include structured times and dates; and make sure you show up on time!;
  • Organized Golds are fairly easy going, as long as there are no surprises! Let them know what to expect during your meeting with them, with plenty of notice.  Ensure that you notify them of any changes to plans as soon as possible;
  • Include them in planning the events and gatherings, and ensure that they’re not made to feel like a last minute addition.

To build relationships with Resourceful Oranges:

  • Understand that they need flexible timelines and spontaneity in their relationships;
  • Activities for Resourceful Oranges often include high energy, stimulating senses, and exploring new things;
  • Try to have meet ups that involve differing activities, so that they feel the freedom to choose what feels right for them at that time.

 

NancyNancy Tavares-Jones, MC, RP, CCC is a registered psychotherapist in Toronto, Ontario.  She has a thriving private practice, and is an on-site trauma responder for organizations needing immediate on-site support.  She is a self-proclaimed “personality type geek”, and loves to help people learn more about themselves and others.  Feel free to visit and connect with her at www.LifePathways.ca.