An Introduction to the Green Temperament

Individuals with a Green temperament are analytical, innovative, and driven by competence. They seek knowledge and thrive in intellectual pursuits. Curiosity and logical thinking define them. With a natural inclination towards science, technology, and problem-solving, they are often seen in research or technical fields. Greens value efficiency, expertise, and often have a visionary leadership style.

More than anything, Greens want knowledge about how things work, how to do things, what’s going to happen next, how to make it happen, and so on. It has always been this way. From the moment they took apart their alarm clock as a youth or built their own ham radio and stereo set-up, they’ve craved accumulating information and technical proficiency.

So there are no unpleasant surprises, they do their own fact-finding. They don’t inadvertently take in information, think about it, analyze it, and work out a solution only to have an overlooked fact change everything. To others, it appears as though they are slow to make decisions. But as they see it, a slow, good decision is always better than a quick, bad decision.

They really enjoy an intriguing discussion, but please don’t bore them by stating the obvious or becoming emotional. Spit out your facts, let them verify them, then move on. If you ask them a question, give them a chance to think about it for a second and then you’re likely to get a concise and accurate answer. If you really want to know the nitty-gritty details, they can give those too.

They are rarely satisfied with the status quo. There is always something else they can learn. For instance, if they can read faster or master another language, they can soak up information more quickly. At work, they get carried away when it’s interesting, even lose track of time. When they are learning, investigating, inventing, or reasoning, work becomes play.

  • Values. I am a curious, scientific, logical, problem-solving, clever, calm person. I like to study and discover new things on my own.
  • Motivation. I think a lot. I like to experiment with my ideas and try to make them better. I want to prove that they are important.
  • Communication. I like to talk about things that are important to me. I ask lots of questions to get to the important facts. I am fair and impartial.
  • Work. I want a job where I can think of new and improved ways to do things. I can work 24 hours a day if the work is really stimulating.
  • Supervision. I prefer to lead talented people who can work on their own. I welcome change and improvement. I keep my eye on the future.
  • Recreation. I like to keep my mind working even when I am supposed to relax. I have the most fun when I can learn or do new things.
  • Childhood. I asked lots of questions and liked to experiment and figure things out for myself. I enjoyed reading, inventing and investigating.
  • Youth. I was very independent. I did not need friends to be happy. I set my own rules and standards. I focused on my hobbies and interests.
  • Education. I prefer learning about subjects that focus on ideas: science, computers, engineering, drafting, mathematics and architecture.
  • Love. My head rules my heart. I express feelings only when necessary. I do not form relationships unless it makes sense and fits into my lifestyle.