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4-color personality test

The Bridge Personality is the most widely used 4-color personality test by businesses and organizations in many countries worldwide. Based on the famous 4-color personality model: Red, Blue Green and Yellow. No license or training needed. Also suitable for teams: a handy team report is available. It's the ideal 4-color test for HR departments, consultants and coaches. You can order this test individually (per candidate) or use it through an account on TestGroup's online assessment platform.

What is a 4-color personality test?

This 4-color personality test provides insight into peoples’ behavioral preferences by using the easy and accessible 4-color model (blue, red, yellow, and green). The Bridge Personality (4-color personality test) offers tools for accelerated personal growth, team development, improving sales effectiveness, and leadership development. There are individual 4-color personality reports available as well as a 4 color personality test: team report

Features this 4-color personality test:

  • The most commonly used 4-color personality test by organizations and governments in many countries for over 15 years
  • Also for teams; a team report is available.
  • You can order this test individually or administer it yourself through an affordable subscription.

The famous 4-color model

The well-known 4-color model provides insight into personal preferences. It is precisely this simplicity that makes the model so popular: just tell me what your first color is, and I will know the best way to interact or communicate with you.

4 color personality test

How does this 4-color test work?

This 4-color test (The Bridge Personality) is a very reliable and valid personality test to measure the four colors of your employees and job applicants. Because this smart test uses algorithms to measure whether the test-taker was honest during its completion, you always get a reliable and effective picture of your candidate or employee. A team report is also available for teams.

Order a 4-color personality test

  • You can order a 4-color personality test for your candidate or employee at our order page;
  • Select 'personality test' and then the '4-color report';
  • You can order from any country in the world;
  • Only available for companies and organizations;
  • Your candidate or employee can get started within just 30 minutes;
  • After completing the test, the report is immediately available;
  • Large purchase? Get a corporate account on The Bridge Assessment platform.

Only available for businesses, government agencies, and freelancers; not for private individuals. No mandatory training required. Large volume? Opt for an affordable subscription.

Sample report: 4-color personality test

In addition to scores on the 34 competencies, the 4-color personality test report provides insight into behavioral preferences using the easy and accessible 4-color model (blue, green, red, and yellow) and offers concrete tools for the development of work performance on individual, team, and organizational levels.

For use in teams: the 4-color team report

The Bridge Personality can also be used for teams, for which a 4-color team report is available. 

In-company training: 4 color personality test

The one-day in-company training on the 4 personality colors teaches you how to utilize The Bridge Personality's 4-color model for coaching, training, and employee development, accommodating up to 12 participants. Available both on-site and online, the training includes all necessary materials, access to The Bridge Personality, and a 4 color team report for everyone involved.

Please note that this training is not a requirement for buying the 4 color personality test or any other Bridge assessment tool. You can purchase the Bridge tests & online assessments without attending this training. This training in the 4-color personality model is designed for clients interested in learning to apply the 4 colors for team dynamics, coaching, and employee development.

Why the 4-color model works well for team development

High-performing teams are essential for successful organizations. Teams that perform well often have one thing in common: cooperation and mutual communication are optimal. Teams that perform on a lesser level often look for a way to improve this communication, and they can find this in the 4-color model. The four colors are easy to remember, are 'value-free', and are not judgmental. The colors are preferences for behavior and are therefore not right or wrong. Everyone has preferences and if you recognize and understand those of your team members, better cooperation quickly arises. The 4-color model helps achieve this.

4-color team workshop: do-it-yourself kit

Do you want to organize a team workshop to use the 4-color test and team report within your team? We have a team workshop: do-it-yourself kit available. With this kit, you get all the tools to deliver your own 4-color team workshop. 

Features of the 4-color test

  • Comprehensive and user-friendly personality report;
  • Available in 20 languages, including Dutch, English, German, French, and Spanish;
  • Perfect for teams (a team report is also available);
  • Can be used to produce a tailored report: select the desired competencies yourself;
  • Personal suggestions for development;
  • Insight into management style and collaboration style;
  • Develop interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Strengthen collaboration with colleagues.

What are the 4 colors of the 4-color personality test?

  • Blue: The personality color: blue represents an introverted thinking style and contemplation. Those who prefer this color are often reflective, analytical, and value independence and objectivity. They prefer clear and precise communication, often in written form.
  • Green: The personality color: green stands for one-on-one relationships and support. This color focuses on personal values and depth in relationships. People with a green preference are trustworthy and commit themselves to matters they consider important, such as values and norms. They strive for equality in relationships and place a lot of emphasis on mutual understanding.
  • Yellow: The personality color: yellow symbolizes a clear vision and inspiration. It represents extraversion, sociability, and positivity. People with a yellow preference are often sunny, friendly, and enjoy the company of others. They approach others in a positive and equal manner.
  • Red: The personality color: red stands for assertive action and leadership. This color is extroverted, energetic, and action-oriented. Those who prefer red are goal-driven, assertive, and straightforward. They have a strong ability to direct and control situations and communicate in a direct manner.

In summary, The Bridge Personality's 4-color model provides a simple and intuitive way to understand behavioral preferences and personality types. Through these insights, teams and individuals can collaborate and communicate more effectively, leading to improved work performance and team dynamics.

The 4-color personality test wheel: A guide

The 4 color personality test wheel provides an in-depth and nuanced insight into personality types based on color dynamics. With 72 unique personality types, this model offers detailed understanding of individual preferences and behaviors. The 4 color wheel is displayed in the Bridge Personality 4-color report.

Foundation of the 4-color wheel:

  • The model utilizes the four Jungian processes: Sensing, Intuition, Thinking, and Feeling.
  • By linking these processes with Extraversion and Introversion, eight primary personality types are formed.
  • These eight types are further segmented by the color dynamics, resulting in 72 unique subtypes.

The 4-color wheel and color dynamics:

An individual's position on the wheel is determined by the combination and intensity of colors:

  • Innermost Ring - Characterized by three dominant colors above the midpoint. This indicates a broad range of behavioral preferences.
  • Middle Ring - Here we find types with two prominent colors above the midpoint, indicating a balance between two behavioral traits.
  • Outermost Ring - In this ring are the types with one dominant color above the midpoint, indicating a very specific and strong behavioral preference.

Each of these positions offers specific insights into behavioral preferences, communication styles, and ways of interacting. With this deep knowledge, teams and individuals can collaborate, communicate, and resolve conflicts more effectively.

What are the 8 core types of the 4-color personality test?

When focusing on the development of staff, teams, or leadership, we often start with our 8 core types: the Auditor, Planner, Connector, Mediator, Visionary, Entrepreneur, Director, and Change Agent. These types are more specific than the basic colors but remain easy to understand and implement. The 8 personalities are combinations of the 4 colors, arranged in a specific order. 

  • The Auditor: is precise, cautious, and organized. Accuracy and understanding are crucial for them, and they like to take their time to sort out their thoughts and emotions. They're not fond of people who are too intrusive or loud. Additionally, they're not keen on unexpected changes.
  • The Planner: is a discerning thinker focused on outcomes. They set high standards, both for themselves and for others. They can be perfectionistic and often need to explore every possible solution before deciding. Disorganization and failure are their anathemas.
  • The Connector: is considerate, diplomatic, and genuine. They try to avoid conflicts and place importance on accuracy and neatness. It's crucial to listen to what they have to say, and they get irritated by irrational actions.
  • The Mediator: is trustworthy and generally gets along well with others. They aim for harmony and are always ready to help. They appreciate a calm and friendly approach. They aren't fans of change or disorder.
  • The Visionary: is outgoing and enthusiastic, with an ability to excite others. Connecting with people is their main drive; they value popularity. They love engaging conversations and shared laughter. Their greatest fear is disapproval and loss of self-worth.
  • The Entrepreneur: is vibrant and dynamic. They embrace challenges and seize every opportunity to try something new. They seek public recognition and tasks that allow them to stand out. Restricting their freedom is a no-go.
  • The Director: is typically powerful, decisive, and demanding. They look to the future and thrive on competition to achieve objectives. They can also be critical and impatient. Losing control is their greatest fear.
  • The Change Agent: they are genuinely contemplative. These steadfast team members excel in monitoring performance and typically exhibit great discipline. They relish tackling challenges, aim for unparalleled excellence, and hence, worry about tasks not being executed correctly. Change agents often rank high in either introverted-intuition or extroverted-sensing.

The 4-color personality test report

The report of the 4-color personality test provides scores on 34 competences, determines the color preference (blue, green, red, and yellow) of the candidate, and gives scores on eight general competences. This way, you have the most complete overview of the personality of your candidate or employee. It is also possible to include the 16 Jung Types in the personality report.

4-Color Team Workshop: do-it-yourself kit

The team report produced by the 4-color personality test gives you a clear overview of the different color preferences in your team and is the perfect basis for a team workshop. With the do-it-yourself team workshop package, you can now organize your very own Bridge Personality team workshop. Once you’re equipped with the right tools, you’ll be ready to start working with your team yourself, at the time and place you choose - no external trainer required.

Frequently asked questions about the 4-color personality test

  • What is the difference between this 4-Color Personality Test and Insights Discovery?

  • The Bridge Personality 4-color personality test is much more comprehensive than Insights Discovery. Because the test is scientifically-developed, the candidate's color preference will also be more reliable and valid.

  • How do I use this 4-color test for my team?

  • It’s very simple. Each team member completes the test, and then a team report is produced by the system.

  • Does every personality have a color?

  • Yes. Every person has a dominant color. As with the DISC model, for example, The Bridge Personality distinguishes 4 colors: red, green, blue, and yellow.

  • What is the theory behind the 4-color model?

  • As with tests such as the Myers–Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and Insights Discovery, the theory behind the 4-color model is based on the ideas of Carl Jung.

  • What does this 4-color test cost per participant?

  • If you subscribe to The Bridge Assessment Platform (via credits or unlimited use), this test is available starting at 15 euros per candidate. You can also order the test separately (per candidate), at a cost of 145 euros. You can find all prices on the prices page.

  • What kind of supporting materials are available for the 4-color personality questionnaire?

  • TestGroup has various materials available for the use of The Bridge Personality 4-color test. These can be ordered separately, but you will also receive them individually if you opt for an introduction package. For example, there is a handy explanation booklet (The Bridge Personality: the booklet for candidates), a package containing cards of each color and, of course, the 4-color presentation (sheets) that you can use during your own training or workshop.

  • What is the 4-color test team workshop DIY package?

  • In the team workshop: do-it-yourself package you get the tools to organize a team workshop yourself. This package includes the workshop sheets, a 4-color personality test for each participant, a team report, and a handy booklet for each participant with an explanation of the 4-color test and the team report.

  • What do the colors red, blue, green, and yellow mean?

  • Each color describes a preference for certain behaviors. Do you want to know what your color is? Then complete The Bridge Personality 4-color personality test.

    People with a red preference respond quickly, and are often quite straightforward in their responses. The color blue is characterized by a preference for organizing, reacting more slowly and cautiously, and a preference for analysis and details. People with a preference for green often respond calmly, seek connection, and tend to avoid conflict. The color yellow stands for creativity, no preference for routine, and a focus on the future.

  • Why does the 4-color model work so well in teams?

  • If you understand the preferences and communication style of your colleagues, you can better estimate how team members will react in certain situations. This knowledge helps a team to communicate better with one another. Achieving an improved level of understanding between each other ensures better cooperation. By finding out the color preference of the team members, you also know which color is still missing in the team. For example, you could supplement a team full of red people with a team member with a green preference. This way you can put together the optimal team.

  • What is the language of color?

  • The 4-color model gives you insight into your own reactions in a fun and easy-to-understand way and can help you better understand why others (e.g. colleagues or team members) behave in a certain way. The four colors are easy to remember and are not a judgment as to whether certain behavior is right or wrong. It is a preference for a certain behavior and therefore value-free. After all, everyone has preferences. The 4-color model makes these preferences transparent, without judging. For example, 'this marketing meeting full of blue people could use some yellow' sounds a lot friendlier than: ‘this team is not creative’.

  • How does the 4-color wheel work?

  • There are 3 rings in the 4-color wheel of The Bridge Personality. The 4 colors, 8 major types, and 24 subtypes yield 72 positions in the color wheel. Each position in the wheel has a unique order of colors on which the preferred behavior of that type is based. The distribution per ring has to do with the relative focus or spread for the first three preferred colors. Inner ring: three colors above the centerline. Middle ring: two colors above the centerline. Outer ring: one color above the centerline. It is also possible to be in more than one position in the wheel; your conscious (normative) and less conscious (ipsative) preferences are then different. It is not possible to have a preference for all four colors. There is always at least one color that is (relatively) more difficult for you. But it is also accessible, although its use depends on the circumstances and may require a little more effort.

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