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Healthy Relationships Are For Everyone
Healthy relationships require self-awareness, empathy, and communication skills. It's time to be intentional about improving these traits. You can start by taking the True Colors Personality Test.
People are social creatures. We need each other. The loneliness, frustrations, and "rule-breaking" brought about by pandemic lockdowns and social distancing emphasized this. COVID-19 reminded us how much relationships matter. Relationships connected to family, friends, and work were all affected in one way or another.
Works of fiction like books, T.V. shows, and movies tend to make us think "good" relationships just happen, but that's far from the truth. Healthy relationships require self-awareness, empathy, and communication skills. And while that may sound like a lot of effort, healthy relationships also offer a lot of benefits: Less stress, better healing, healthier behaviors, greater sense of purpose, and longer life.
Sounds nice, right? Then it's time to get intentional about improving your relationships.
How? An excellent place to start is by taking the True Colors Personality Test. Our online assessment — which is the only valid True Colors "test" you can rely on — has the ability to increase your self-awareness, empathy, and communication skills. All of which have the power to improve every relationship that you have.
When you take our True Colors Personality Test, you begin an amazing journey of self-awareness. Upon completion of the assessment, you'll receive an in-depth, personalized 25+ page report about your unique personality spectrum. The foundation of the report includes details about your most and least dominant personality traits.
Self-awareness is critical to your success and well-being. It's also critical in healthy relationships between romantic partners, professional colleagues, caretakers and the children they care for, and every other relationship you can think of.
When someone in a relationship is lacking self-awareness, all sorts of problems arise as a result: suppressing emotions, shifting blame onto others, a lack of empathy, poor communication, and more.
While you don't have control over the choices and actions of anyone else, you certainly have control over yourself. By becoming more self-aware, you are guarding against these negative relational behaviors.
Empathy is the ability to emotionally understand what other people feel, see things from their point of view, and imagine yourself in their place. The saying "walk a mile in someone else's shoes" explains empathy well.
It's not hard to see how having empathy leads to healthy relationships, while a lack of empathy hurts relationships. The self-awareness you gain from taking the True Colors Personality Test is the beginning of your ability to enhance your empathy.
Robert Cook, the CEO of True Colors, wrote, "By first becoming self-aware, you can then elevate your capacity for empathy. Or in other words, you can elevate your ability to be sensitive to the feelings and intentions of others. Only then is real inclusiveness attainable — and the possibilities for your life and the lives of those around you become boundless."
By learning about your natural tendencies, you become more aware that everyone around you also has dominant and weak personality traits. It becomes easier to offer grace when we see someone having to function in a way that may be harder for them than for us.
Effective communication is an essential ingredient for success, but it doesn't always come naturally. You may be able to communicate very well with those that have the same personality and temperament as you. On the other hand, you can find yourself constantly misunderstood by others.
When you take the True Colors Personality Test, you'll gain insight into your communication style. You'll also learn the best ways to communicate with people with different personalities and communication preferences than your own.
From a spouse to a child to a boss, a better understanding of how they prefer to communicate can be a relationship game changer.
It's Time to Get Intentional About Relationships
Getting intentional about relationships is for everyone. Because healthy relationships are for everyone.
When workplaces focus on improving relationships, then enhanced teamwork, productivity, and retention can result. Schools may see dramatically improved attendance, behavior, and academic scores. The military can improve both mission completion and the transition from service person to civilian. And once quarreling families can unite in ways they thought impossible.