True Colors Personality Test

True Colors Personality Test - What Your Color Says About You

True Colors Personality Test

We like to say we live in "DiverCity" (yes - we meant to spell it with a "C") at dance camp. Each and every week at each and every ADTC location, we create a pop-up "city" where campers and staff of different backgrounds, styles, perspectives, beliefs and competencies live as a community.

And while we all have a unique cultural lens through which we've been taught to view the world, our goal at camp is to understand our own and each others' competencies to create an environment that values differences.

The Value of Culture, Personality & Color

Ever since Ancient Greece, people have recognized that individuals within a culture operate differently, with different personality styles. And almost since that time, there have been tests to try and help people figure out their own styles as well as how to work well with the styles of other people.

Our True Colors Personality Test (below) is one such test where we use four colors to represent four styles of being - green, blue, orange, and gold. Each of us has some of all these colors in our personality, but most of us have more of one than the others. We call this our dominant personality style.

We might sometimes act like an orange even when our dominant color is blue, but we're more likely to act like our dominant color more of the time...especially when we're under stress.

No one color is better than another. And at overnight camp, where we value teamwork and social growth, it's very helpful to have a variety of different colors so that we have all the personality traits we need to thrive as a community.

Take Our True Colors Personality Test!

Directions: Compare all 4 boxes in each row. Do not analyze each word; just get a sense of each box. Score each of the four boxes in each row, from most like you to lease like you: 4 = most, 3 = a lot, 2 = somewhat, 1 = least.

True Colors Personality Test - Part 1

True Colors Personality Test - part 2

True Colors Personality Test - Answers

* If any of the scores in the colored boxes are less than 5 or greater than 20, you have made an error. Please go back and read the instructions.

What Your Color Says About You!

Thanks for taking our True Colors Personality Test. Click below to read all about what your color says about you!


At camp, we'll have a chance to re-take this true colors personality test and to bond with other campers who share our personality color. Each color will then get a chance to tell the rest of the campers and staff everything they need to know in order to live, work and play most effectively with them within the camp community. When we know what causes each other stress, we can be more compassionate and understanding because we ALL have things that make us stressed, too - even if they're different things. And we all want to have more fun and less stress at camp!


About the Author:

In 2003, at the age of 24, Lindsey Fadner organized a 3 week overnight camp in Stratton, VT for students at her CT dance school. That pioneering venture evolved into American Dance Training Camps, the world's premier dance camps company. Still excited about it after all these years, Lindsey continues to serve as ADTC's spiritual leader, and CEO of all things relating to girls' self-esteem. Always on the hunt for new and interesting places to dance, her favorite camp continues to be the next one she's starting. Questions? Contact her anytime at!