Ideas that Span the Ages

Understanding human behavior has been one of mankind’s most enduring mysteries. More than 2300 years ago, Hippocrates, the Greek philosopher, scientist and physician, wrote that all humans could be divided into four distinct behavior types. Evidence exists that the ancient Egyptians may have held a similar viewpoint. They were right.

These ancient views were resurrected in the early part of the 20th century by researchers such as Jung, Adickes, Kretschmer, Adler and Spranger. Jung’s work most closely corresponded with the ideas put forth by Hippocrates centuries before.

The Rise of Modern Personality Theories

At the onset of World War II, using Carl Jung’s work as a springboard, Katharine Briggs and her daughter Isabel Briggs-Myers began their work developing the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®. Their work gained international recognition and acceptance. Shortly thereafter, Dr. David Keirsey developed his own concept of temperament theory.

Making Temperament Theory Accessible and Understandable

In recent years, many have attempted to make temperament assessment instruments accessible and useful for people in all types of industries. Few have succeeded – until Real Colors®.

NCTI’s Real Colors® Personality Instrument is a leading edge tool that bridges temperament theory and real life applications in a way that is easy to understand, fun to learn and that offers unprecedented levels of retention. Using Real Colors, people learn to recognize, accept and value the differences in others while improving understanding, empathy and communication.