We are done with color psychology basics and are ready to discuss the red personality type. According to so-called color psychologists, you belong to the red personality type if you have a strong preference for the color red. But in reality, many people love multiple colors, so it is usually suggested to read through description of all personality colors and see where you belong. Keep in mind, color psychology is not an exact science, and you may exhibit only some of these personality traits.
People with the red personality type are usually quite active, cheerful and optimistic — it is somewhat similar to the sanguine personality type. It is interesting that the word “sanguine” means “bloody” in Latin language — not in the meaning of bloodshed but in the meaning of excess of blood. It is believed that excess of blood leads to cheerful optimism, just like you see in people with the red personality type. It is an interesting coincidence that the color red is strongly associated with blood.
People with the red personality type love attention and are willing to work for it. This isn’t hard though — because they are so energetic and joyful, many people actually want to be around them in hopes that their joy and happiness will rub off on them too.
These people are quite competitive and are not willing to settle. Another positive trait is that they love originality and strive to bring something new; they want to add to this world.
Generally “red” people can be considered dreamers, but they do not just dream — they are ready to work to reach their goals. Many famous artists, actors and vagabonds exhibit characteristics of the red personality type.
Jobs for the Red Personality Type
Brilliant, dazzling, magnetic “reds” will do best when working with other people. Other people’s approval energizes them and motivates them to do even more. They are excellent entertainers and anything stage or art will be ideal for them. To be happy, they need a high degree of independence and should avoid monotonous work.
If stage and art aren’t an option, try sales or advertising. Remember: You need a job that allows you to be around other people.
Some of the weak points of the red personality are
- lack of patience,
- adventurousness when it reaches the point of getting them into trouble,