True Colors Essay

1115 words - 4 pages

     I am a lucky person. I was raised by a very caring pair of parents with three very good siblings in an extremely affluent town. I attended the best grammar and high schools in the state, continued on to graduate from one of the best universities in the world, and had no idea what to do next. My drive to excel was both internal and external—I really do love success, but I was equally pressured by outside sources to succeed. The advantages I was given served both to help me start ahead of others and stay ahead in life, and to cripple me once I had traveled through those first two decade’s worth of rites of passage.
     I have long known that having so many opportunities had simply paralyzed my ability to pick one of them. While I know that my grade school friends were raised in the same environment as I, I have always wondered why they dove quickly and headfirst into their careers while I spent a decade trying to make up my mind. This introductory psychology course is the final prerequisite course I take before I begin medical school in less than one month. While I would have liked to have made this career decision ten years ago, I am glad to have experienced and learned all that I have in my life, for those experiences serve to solidify my resolve in having chosen my future career. Fortunately (and unexpectedly), Carolyn Kalil’s book has helped me to understand myself and my decisions.
     I am GREEN. Very green. Actually, my girlfriend stated that I am “anti-blue”. She is probably right. I am rational, logical, love to find, diagnose and solve problems, and I love debate. My original plan in life was to become a lawyer. I took the LSAT in my senior year of college, was accepted almost everywhere I wanted to go, but at the last minute “freaked” that I was making the wrong decision. My fear was two-fold: was I making a rash decision, and would a career as an attorney allow adequate mental stimulation? I chose not to attend, instead embarking on a very different path for the next ten years.
My gold traits are very strong, though not as much as my green traits. My gold tendencies are loyalty, need for efficiency and responsibility. The description of the gold traits seemed to fit me quite well, but the green traits are very overwhelmingly Me. I suppose were I somehow to acquire the trait of decisiveness, I would be nearly equal amounts green and gold. I do occasionally appear to others as a gold. My planned career path of becoming a doctor may seem like one for a gold—the decision to help others with their physical problems. My drive, however, is a bit more self-serving. I love the challenge of trying to identify, diagnose and solve problems, and my years of abusing my body (see explanation in the orange section) have given me a special insight to physical (i.e. orthopaedic) problems. So, while I do not present myself as being purely interested in aiding others, I...

Find Another Essay On true colors essay

Symbols, Symbolism, and Metaphor in The Great Gatsby

851 words - 3 pages Metaphors and Symbolisms in The Great Gatsby   In the novel The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald uses many different metaphors and symbolisms to express his point.  In this essay the point that I wish to make is how Fitzgerald uses colors to develop image, feelings, and scenery depiction to let the reader feel the emotions and other aspects being portrayed in that particular part in the book.    Like

Love in Two Works of Art: A Compare and Contrast Essay

827 words - 4 pages and exhibited it in 1887.” The history behind The Kiss is much more romantic because the sculpture is about two people in love, or lust depending on one’s opinion, and not just a word or letters that were messed around with and inspired by a decoration and colors seen on a billboard. Many people would agree that love is one of the most important thing in life. Love is the key to happiness and even the key to true success. The fact that love is so

Impressionism Essay

826 words - 4 pages let artist express their true emotions there were only seven artists, Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Alfred Sisley, Frederic Basil,Camille Pissarro, Paul Cezanne, and Armand Guillaumin. They all saw the world in a similar way, full of color, imperfectness, and beauty. These seven artists opened people's eyes to brighter colors with their love for expressing their personality through painting. Vincent Van Gogh,a post

Stephanie Bower "Local Television Time"

580 words - 2 pages another costly factor, and could save a lot of time. The teaser trailers do not work, and never will. It's just a waste of precious reporting time.The essay is very well expressed; the facts and opinions are precise and truthful. Bower's idea's consist of fact, and are easily acceptable arguments. It would be quite difficult to make an opposing argument after reading this essay. The idea that cutting out the flashy colors, teaser trailers, and "special reports" to give more time to the actual story is a drastic change, but, such a change is much needed.

Analysis On Materialism And Pink Flamingo

1563 words - 7 pages flamingo is even close to being a valid representation of its real-life counterpart. Price's use of imagery in her essay and the interpretation that follows shows that she believes the plastic flamingo is obviously not even fit to represent the true flamingo. Price lists the colors, "tangerine, broiling magenta, livid pink, incarnadine, fuchsia demure, Congo ruby, methyl green," in order to establish images that overwhelm the reader's mind with

Van Gogh's Painting Bedroom at Arles

1034 words - 4 pages ;   The balance in the painting is achieved through the use of color. As I mentioned before, the contrast of the blue wall against the colors of the floor and furniture contribute to this. This provides a balance of the colors and the objects respectively.      I believe that the true emphasis of the painting is focused on the depth. You truly get a sense that you can walk right into this painting and either

Symbolism in The Great Gatsby

916 words - 4 pages Gatsby Essay Symbols are objects, characters, figures, or colors used to represent abstract ideas or concepts. For example, a dove is usually used to represent peace. In the novel The Great Gatsby, written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Fitzgerald uses a lot of symbolism to connect the characters with each other or to other objects. Fitzgerald’s use of symbolism helps advance his thematic interest in his novel of The Great Gatsby. In the Great

Impressionism: The History and its Artists

921 words - 4 pages impressionist would possible paint a picture of a couple having a picnic outside in a park scene. Impressionist artists used bright, vibrant colors and painted their pieces without a lot of detail. Instead of taking colors and blending them together, impressionist artists took these bold colors and in a sense, spotted them on their easel. In this technique, these artists were able to show effects of light emerging through their paintings. The

A Strong Foundation

1261 words - 5 pages important, the most useful tool a liberal arts education gives students is the knowledge of strengths and capabilities of each individual field, as well as weaknesses and restrictions. As in mixing colors, a new color can only be created by mixing different colors. The brilliance of this new color depends on the shades and hues of the colors used to create it (Newman 53). The same is true for education. The resulting idea is a product of the

College Level Writing

2116 words - 8 pages that I believe shows my true colors as a great writer. The essay, simply titled “Fieldwork Assignment”, was written for my Early Childhood and Elementary Education in a Democracy class. Because I intend to enter the Teacher Education Program at Montclair next year, I had to take this course as a prerequisite. For this class, I had to spend one day at an elementary school observing a fourth grade classroom. This paper reflected on all of my

Everyday USe

928 words - 4 pages SUMMARY In the essay Everyday Use by Alice Walker, Walker depicts the misuse of the idea of what heritage means to different generations, from modern day to back in the day. In the beginning of the essay, Walker describes the narrator, Mama, as a burly woman with manly characteristics. Whether it was breaking ice to get water for washing, or knocked a bull out between the eyes with a sledgehammer and had the meat hung up and chilled for the next

Similar Essays

Racial Diversity And The True Colors Of Life

1040 words - 4 pages Racial Diversity - The True Colors of Life   Think of the world as a box of crayons. A box in which each color stands in its own designated space. Like these crayons, we each have different shades, tints, and most importantly, we all leave marks on our world when used. Some of us will leave a bold, vivid mark that cannot be unnoticed. For others of us, our mark is soft and subtle. Alone, each crayon can only achieve so much in

True Colors Essay

1405 words - 6 pages personality colors based on an individual’s natural born motivation in life. The Blue or (do-gooder), White (peacekeeper), Red (power wielders), and Yellow (fun lovers). After having studied detailed descriptions on each color, I determined that Olivia is a Yellow. I consider this because in general she lacks a respect for boundaries, is self-centered, optimistic, and impulsive. Only the second meeting with Viola yielded great impulsiveness as

Critical Essay On The Personality Test Theory And How Different Issues Helped Us To Understand The Human Mind

586 words - 2 pages personality test we rated the best colors that suit us and used some mathematical skills by adding up scores to determine our primary, secondary, third and last color. This test helped us to realize the color that best described certain characteristics like our abilities, thereby increasing our personal wellness.The second is the Validation essay. This essay required us to validate whether our true color best described our behavior. The essay also

The Book Thief Essay

1086 words - 4 pages way to Molching for more [souls]" (Zusak, 478), it effectively shows the connection in which is the third time Liesel and Death are united. This further depicting that Death uses his personal experiences of and with Liesel Meminger and War to express his true colors. In a final attempt to completely share his ideas, feelings and anything related to humanity, he contradicts it in the end. He says "I am haunted by humans" (Zusak, 550). This