Orange Personality Description
If you’re hanging around this temperament in any situation, it’s no doubt you’ll know it. These people are active, loud, and fully engaged. You’ll discover the Orange personality description denotes them as the incessant “doers” of the world. Does this sound like you? No? Either way, take the free assessment to see what your Color might be.
You may have also heard them called: Sanguine, Intuitor or ESTP, ESFP, ISTP, ISFP or Artisan. Notice all those “E’s” in the Myers-Briggs letter configurations? Yep, the Orange temperaments are likely extroverts – people who derive energy from others in the world outside themselves. However, this temperament is not always extroverted live wires. Actually, lots of Orange temperaments are introverts by nature; in fact, I am one of them.
Anyone who knows me will tell you I’m a total comedic nutcase. I fit perfectly into the Orange personality description; I love to laugh and make others laugh a hearty laugh right along with me! I really have a gift for it too. Yeah, I’m a hoot…if I say so myself. 🙂
Yet, if I had my druthers, I’d rather be alone most of the time. No, I’m not depressed or anything like that. It’s just my alone time allows me to ponder, think, re-charge, and come up with the content to make my friends laugh. I’d bet most comedians are introverts at their most natural. What do you think?
Myers-Briggs and True Colors – It’s a tool and nothing but that!
Personality research -in it’s the best context- is just a resource to expose and reveal your innate preference and tendencies. This research is not a proverbial prison in which to throw someone or even yourself into!
No, use it to prompt you to think about your natural inclinations and the ways you prefer to do things. That’s it. Subscribe so you can keep these concepts fresh on your mind. If this is all new, take the free True Colors quiz/test/assessment here.
Self-Management at it’s best!
One of the most powerful abilities in the world is the ability to manage oneself.
That’s more powerful than a two-ton elephant on roller skates.
If we can’t control ourselves, we might fall into behaviors that inhibit the future we desire. The fun-seeking Orange temperament loves to play, right? If not careful, they could stumble into unhealthy ways of finding fun and pleasure. Their natural tendencies could make it difficult to self-check and control those behaviors.
Instead, leverage those tendencies to be a better version of yourself; not to fall into negatives, make fun of others, or beat yourself up for being a certain way.
There is no “best” or “better” temperament. Gretchen Rubin, author of “The Happiness Project and Better than Before” confirms this in her post on psychologytoday.com. She says “What matters is that each of us harnesses the strengths of our tendency and shores up the weaknesses, so we can have the life we want.”
More about the Orange Temperament or the ESTP, ESFP, ISTP, ISFP
The Orange personality description will tell you they enjoy lightning-fast actions and accomplishing tasks without hindrances. In other words, don’t slow them down! This personality has no interest in wasting time planning, thinking, and organizing.
They’d rather fix the situation and get on with life. Sure, they’ll get around to analyzing things later, but first, they make the tough decisions to solve the problems at hand.
Here’s a little bit more about the Orange Personality:
- Eats life …every bite
- Adaptable – goes with the flow
- Quick to act
- Charming boogers that negotiate with just about anyone
- Thrives in chaos
- Able to cut through crap and get things done
- Loves pleasure
- Enjoys physical contact
- May likely communicate in colorful ways
- Wants to make a meaningful impact…expeditiously
- Likely learns best by doing
They are always fidgeting.
“I’ve got to do something with my hands!”
In the Orange personality description, you’ll find they are highly kinesthetic and enjoy using all sorts of tools. These tools give them the chance to use their hands and create action faster.
Remember Fidget Spinners? They were probably created for and by the Orange temperament.
I understand they have some therapeutic benefit for people with unique conditions, but trust me, the Orange temperament digs them too for completely different reasons.
Movement, action, and hands-on is what this personality is about. Lectures accomplish little – other than boring them silly.
“Turn my brain off, please!”
This temperament may also have trouble sleeping at night. Their minds are always moving and working at coming up with new things to do and try.
Creative beings frequently struggle with this during the night hours. Suggestion: try keeping a notebook or note pad by the nightstand.
This practice could possibly help you because you can write down ideas and thoughts as they come to you. Don’t use a cell phone or tablet because the light will peak your brain and you’ll begin doing other things.
“I’ve got the check.”
Oranges can be generous to a fault. They are naturally a happy temperament and they want others to feel the same way. It’s nothing for them to pick up the tab after lunch or dinner.
They are all about sharing the joy. For example, say you’re on a diet. It will be your peppy Orange friend that will beg you to taste a dessert she’s enjoying on her plate. If she loves it, she wants you to taste it and love it too. It’s an Orange thing.
My Tips for the Orange Personality Description (ESTP, ESFP, ISTP, ISFP)
My personal advice to those who lead with the Orange temperament is to slow down. Strive to do one thing at a time. You’re the king/queen of multi-taskers, but sometimes you get very little done. Use an app like Wunderlist to keep your thoughts straight and pace yourself. Think quality over quantity.
There is nothing wrong with you; you’re simply a non-conformer that enjoys a full life. Take it all in!
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