The short answer is, No way.
People who look similarly don't all come into this world with similar personality traits. It's just not the case that all Winters are born serious, focused and determined. Frankly, this kind of thinking sounds racist to me.
In a country where almost everyone has black hair, a cool skin tone, and brownish or black eyes, surely a good portion of those people would be some sort of Winter. Would that mean tons of people in that country would share the same basic personality traits? No. That's nuts.
Other people do sometimes expect us to have certain personalities based on what we look like.
For example,my sister is a Dark Winter. Growing up, people often seemed to expect my sister to be quiet, serious and determined. My son is a Light Spring, and people seem to expect him to be bouncy and cheerful.
But the bottom line is this: you are you.
Color analysis won't do a thing to reveal your personality to you.
It will help you see your true physical beauty, though. That makes all kinds of personalities pretty happy. :-)
10/16/2017 06:21:48 pm
I totally agree with you. I really tried to apply the whole color/personality profiling to my own life and could never make it work for me. We are not labels that live inside boxes. We are human beings with vast layers of complexity as it pertains to personality. To the people out there who swear by those types of systems working for them, I say congratulations. Thanks for this blog post. I'm so glad I'm not the only one who feels this way.
10/16/2017 09:07:57 pm
THIS. All of this.
10/17/2017 02:10:25 pm
To add, in case it wasn't clear:
10/17/2017 02:32:03 am
I have to disagree. If you know facial profiling and look at the example picture you posted you'll see several different types. You think all of the women in this photo are winters?
11/12/2020 03:54:09 pm
The problem though is that facial profiling doesn't always put you in the best colors. My facial profiling (If we're going by DYT) says I am type 1/Sanguine and I agree energy wise, but my coloring is most definitely soft summer. This article seems to focus on finding your season to find your best colors and type 1 colors are actually my worst. Yet type 1 color AND personality match the Spring coloring and personality, so she seems to be following this concept that if you have Spring coloring you will also have Spring energy. It just doesn't seem to work this way, which is what the above is saying.
10/17/2017 03:54:35 am
I'm a bit confused by this - after all, one of the basic tenets of Sci/Art is that your season is NOT determined by what you look like (but how colours react with your skin) - and yet, here you say that your personality is not determined by what you look like, i.e. your season...?
10/17/2017 04:03:30 am
Rachel,this has nothing to do with colours, but I wonder if you could do a post on evening wear for your style ID's.
10/24/2017 09:15:30 am
10/17/2017 12:29:51 pm
The whole premise of your season or energy type matching your inner essence is perhaps your son shouldn't be wearing light spring colors if he doesn't want people to expect a light and bouncy person. It's psychology. That's why draping doesn't work.
10/20/2017 03:11:59 pm
People should wear what makes them happy. Often, but not always, what makes people happy is appearing visually pleasing to others. That's where I come in. :-)
10/18/2017 03:00:06 am
The right season and styleID make me look my very best. And looking my best is making me feel good. The right look for me also brings out my inner beauty.
10/20/2017 03:10:23 pm
I feel the same as you, Nancy. :-)
10/24/2017 01:48:18 pm
Rachel, thanks for this post! I agree that correlating appearance to personality, while in most cases well-intended, is a very slippery slope, and one that has been used nefariously - and still is sometimes. I also think that the 'four types' systems can end up recommending style choices that are almost a little caricature-ish, especially when taken to the extreme.
11/13/2017 06:12:34 pm
I would say seasonal color doesn't determine your personality exactly, but there is a correlation, in the sense of, certain personalities get certain colors. It's not random which color you get. Hope that makes sense. :)
7/17/2019 08:56:39 am
I completely agree with this post and am very glad to have come across it. The idea that our personal colouring somehow relates to our personality is so wrong, and it has turned me off so many other systems, from PCA to DYT. Our genes determine our colouring and in no way does this reflect our personality. I like knowing which colours suit me, but as a Light Spring (like your son) I am not bouncy and extroverted and animated. I'm a quiet introvert who loves to spend time alone, writing or painting, and prefers small groups to parties. Yet, so many systems (Zyla too) insist I cannot be an LS, or if I am, then I'm not really an introvert. How silly! I think it all started with Suzanne Caygill, and nobody has bothered to stop and question these assumptions - until now. Thank you! Now we can all breathe a huge sign of relief and get on with our lives!
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