My True Colors

Zach K. 3rd Hour

In childhood…


  • I appeared to be older than my years and focused on my greater interests, achieving in subjects that were mentally stimulating.
  • I was impatient with drill and routine, questioned authority, and found it necessary to respect teachers before I could learn from them.

In relationships…

  • I prefer to let my head rule my heart.
  • I dislike repetition, so it is difficult for me to continuously express feeling. I believe that once feelings are stated, they are obvious to others.
  • I am uneasy when my emotions control me; I want to establish a relationship, leave it to maintain itself, and turn my energies to my studies, work or other interests.

At work…

  • I am conceptual and an independent thinker. For me, work is play.
  • I am drawn to constant challenge in careers, and like to develop models, explore ideas, or build systems to satisfy my need to deal with innovation.
  • Once I have perfected an idea, I prefer to move on, leaving the project to be maintained and supported by others.

Leadership Style…

  • Expects intelligence and competence
  • Assumes task relevancy
  • Seeks ways to improve systems
  • Visionary
  • Analytical
  • Encourages change for improvement
  • Constantly “in process” of change
  • Expects people to follow through

Symptoms of a Bad day…

  • Indecisiveness
  • Refusal to comply or cooperate; the silent treatment
  • Extreme aloofness and withdrawal
  • Snobbish, put-down remarks, and sarcasm
  • Perfectionism due to severe performance anxiety
  • Highly critical attitudes toward yourself or others