People Do What They Do
centuries, philosophers, psychologists,
behaviorists and temperament theorists have
attempted to answer this age-old question: Why
do people do what they do? It�s a
simple question, but the answer is anything
but. The Spectrum Temperament Development
Model� answers the question in
an interesting and colorful way.
Spectrum Model builds on a number of
established temperament theories dating back
to ancient Greece. Building and expanding on
the existing theories, the Spectrum Model
includes one very important difference from
all other models: emphasizing that
through experience, people can learn and
develop skills and strengths which are not
part of their innate preferences and
abilities. It�s a more dynamic
approach, founded in the belief that people
are constantly evolving, learning and
changing. Spectrum Development promotes the
key components for achieving optimal
success: an awareness, appreciation and
development of self and others.
Your Full Color Spectrum
are two aspects to your Full Color Spectrum.
First is the interaction styles,
introversion and extroversion, which
describe your thinking process and energy
source. The second is your temperament
colors, Blue, Green, Gold and Orange, which
describe four distinct patterns of behavior.
and blending of your interaction styles and
temperament colors create your Full Color
Spectrum, or what makes you YOU!
are born with a preferred interaction style,
either Introvert or Extrovert. This style
describes how you think � in your head or
out loud; and where you get your energy �
from yourself or from others. Introversion
and Extroversion play a significant role in
understanding people. Your interaction style
is what people see on the outside. Once you
make a connection with someone, you start to
reveal your preferences, talents and skills.
are also born with a �natural�
temperament color that provides you with a
unique array of gifts, talents and skills.
Your natural temperament directly influences
your attitudes, behaviors and perceptions
� it�s the �nature� of the nature
nurture theory. You cannot completely
separate yourself from your natural temperament, for
it�s the essence of who you are.
are also born with the capacity to develop
skills and strengths of the other colors.
Through life experiences and relationships,
most people develop traits of at least one
other color. This is called your
�secondary� temperament. When your
secondary temperament is developed
effectively, it becomes a �blend� with
your natural temperament. You then use the
two in unison, with your natural temperament
always leading the way. Most people possess
traits and skills from their third and
fourth colors, however, these colors are
usually less developed than their natural
and secondary colors. By learning and
developing qualities of all the temperament
colors you can enhance your
relationship with yourself and others. In
fact, personal growth and optimal success
comes from understanding, appreciating and
developing skills from all four colors and
both interaction styles.