History On The Basis Of The Insights Discovery Model

colour-wheelTo start off my blog series on the Insights Colors, I want to begin by explaining where our research began.  Our concept in studying human behavior is as old as ancient Greece; it all started with Hippocrates’ observation of consistent behavior patterns in humans.  Hippocrates theorized that certain behavioral tendencies were due to the effect certain bodily fluids had on different people.  He identified four “humors”, or personalities, that are so prevalent that they are still used today, even though medical science has since moved away from the physical aspect of Hippocrates’ theory.

The Insights Discovery color wheel has four color energies: Cool Blue, Fiery Red, Earth Green, and Sunshine Yellow.  The four “humors” Hippocrates observed coincide as follows:  Melancholic, Choleric, Phlegmatic, and Sanguine.  Unfortunately Hippocrates and his colleagues didn’t have the technology we have today to analyze their results.  But just like any great discovery, their research has been studied and expanded upon throughout time.

The extensive body of psychological research on personality of Swiss psychologist Carl G. Jung is the basis on which the Insights model was devised.  Thanks to the years of extensive research, what you learn through Insights Discovery training can be applied in your every day life to bring you more understanding of yourself as well as of others.

Now that you have a brief history of the research that allows us to do our important work, I feel confident in launching into the explanation of each Insight color.  Next week I will begin with Cool Blue, those personalities that are introverted, thinking, and reflect on situations.  The following weeks will focus on Earth Green, then Sunshine Yellow, and finally Fiery Red.  To receive updates on when I post new blogs, be sure to connect with me on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.  You’ll be glad you did so you can find out which color energy is most like you, and so you can share the blog with coworkers, family, and friends on the color that is most like them!