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Don't Be Fooled: There's Only One Valid True Colors "Test"

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Confused by all the different True Colors "tests" out there? The truth is there's only one valid True Colors® Assessment. 

You may have come across many self-proclaimed "True Colors Tests" online. Often free to take and quick to finish, you may have even completed one.

The problem is those "True Colors Tests" aren't trustworthy tools for your personal growth.

In this post, we'll discuss why it's important you're taking the real True Colors "Test". And how you can tell that you are.

Why You Want the Original True Colors "Test"

Don Lowry created the True Colors model in 1978 following in the footsteps of personality typing giants such as Hippocrates, Carl Jung, Katherine Cook Briggs, Isabel Briggs Myers, and Dr. David Keirsey.

Lowry realized other models were too challenging for people to apply to their everyday lives. So, he sought to distill complex temperament theory into practical tools and actionable programs. He wanted to differentiate the four primary personality types in a way that was easy to understand and remember.

Lowry was the first to apply the color metaphors of Orange, Gold, Green, and Blue to the four personality temperaments, and he coined his proprietary methodology "True Colors."

You can be confident that True Colors International is the original, user-friendly temperament and personality typing program. Our approach, which includes tools such as the True Colors "Test", is evidence-based — not just something we're throwing online as clickbait.

If you're serious about personal and professional growth, you want tools you can rely on. You want to know that the insight you are acting on is valid. That's why it's so important you take the original, evidence-based True Colors "Test".

Don't settle for a copycat.

What We Mean By Our Evidence-Based Approach

True Colors hired the Assessment Standards Institute (ASI) to provide an extensive third-party evaluation of our methodology and online assessment.

ASI certified and noted that the True Colors "....assessment exceeds generally accepted standards of Data Reliability, Construct Validity, and Disparate Impact as measured by the EEOC 80% Guideline."

What does that mean?

It means you can use the True Colors proprietary products and methodology with confidence.

But a few definitions may still help…

Data Reliability Definition: The extent to which any measuring procedure yields the same results on repeated trials.

Construct Validity Definition: The degree to which a test measures what it claims, or purports to be measuring.

Disparate Impact Definition: A tool to evaluate possible violations of federal anti-discrimination laws.

Additional Study Findings

True Colors is

  • Viewed as "highly accurate" by study participants in predicting and assessing behavioral characteristics and preferences
  • Understood in the same way each time it’s administered
  • Appropriate to its intended audiences
  • Relatively free from measurement error
  • Has a high degree of overall usefulness

6 Ways to Confirm You're Taking the Right "Test"

  1. Often referred to as a “True Colors Test” by imitators, we refer to our product as an “Assessment.” It’s not really a test since there are no right or wrong answers. 
  2. The True Colors® Assessment will only be found through the True Colors website and not on third-party websites.
  3. The True Colors® Assessment is a comprehensive, online assessment with a full report provided upon completion. Most imitators ask only several questions with no report following.
  4. The True Colors® Assessment is not offered for free like most, if not all, copycat tests.
  5. The True Colors® Assessment is part of an overall program experience and not a “one-off” exercise.
  6. The True Colors® Assessment is part of the True Colors proprietary methodology.

Excited For Results You Can Trust?

Then you're ready to experience the real True Colors® Assessment. 


We can't wait for you to learn more about yourself and have confidence in the results!