Blue: intimacy (relationships)
Every person has one primary core motive, and usually a secondary color influences their personality as well.
The book was extremely insightful and I learned a lot about myself. Sometimes it was eerie how close he described my personality and quirks!
Dr. Hartman insisted there are only the four motives, but I wondered, could food be a fifth motive? I swear sometimes I think food is a strong motivating factor in my life. Invited to a party? Hmmm. What are they serving? Kim’s spicy-peach cheese ball? Oh yeah, I’m down for that! Invited to go out to dinner? What restaurant? Mandarin House? Count me in!! Bored? Hmmm… what sounds good to eat? Need to concentrate? Maybe I should eat first.
In reality though, he's probably right about the four motives, after all, he’s done the study and research. Food, though, often gets associated with motive. The winner gets a treat. (Power!) Grandma loves you. Here, have a cookie. (Intimacy.) If you two behave, I will give you a treat! (Peace.) And… Let’s go to the carnival! We can get some cotton candy! (Fun!)
My primary color is Blue (intimacy), and coming in a very close second is Yellow (fun). I’m thinking perhaps I’ve replaced “fun” with “food.”