The Color Code: A New Way to See Yourself, Your Relationships, and Life

Taylor Hartman, Author Scribner Book Company $22 (288p) ISBN 978-0-684-84376-6
According to Hartman, a Utah psychologist and business seminar leader who previously self-published this book, the romantic conflicts in Margaret Mitchell's Gone with the Wind occur because Scarlett, a Red (power wielder) is in love with Ashley, an incompatible Blue (do-gooder) but loved by Rhett, a Yellow (fun-lover), whose passion a Red can never return. Melanie, a trusting White (peacemaker), suspects nothing. This assessment is based on a color-code system created by the author that simplistically reduces human personalities to four color categories; his book includes a Personality Profile test that supposedly reveals personality types. Hartman details the strengths and weaknesses of each type and recommends ways of applying this knowledge to develop trusting personal and work relationships, along with suggestions on building character. Useful only if you accept these silly personality classifications. (Jan.)
Reviewed on: 12/29/1997
Release date: 01/01/1998
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