The Birkman Method helps you understand your unique personality through the use of four colors (red, green, yellow, blue) measured by four key facets of personality which are:
1. INTERESTS are activities that you enjoy and motivate you in your work and personal life. You will naturally gravitate towards these. There are ten areas of interest: artistic, literary, musical, persuasive, social service, scientific, technical, outdoor, numerical, administrative.
2. NEEDS are what you need from other people and your environment to be satisfied and engaged. Examples: Strong, direct supervision, team acceptance, opportunities to feel heard, a definite plan in place
3. USUAL BEHAVIORS are your typical behaviors when your Needs are met. These are your strengths and how others see you. Examples: initiates actions, competitive, reflective, organized, detailed
4. STRESS BEHAVIORS are your unproductive behaviors when your Needs are not met by others or your environment. Examples: impatient, edgy, overly competitive, indecisive, resistant to change
Here are some of the most common characteristics for each color: