As part of a school assignment in my son's grade ten class, he is to determine what he thinks is his personal Colour. It's some sort of personality test or something. I took an 'official' version of such a test when I was on the School Council of my son's former school. I can't imagine what useful purpose that served, but all of us on the Council took the test. I was, I think, Green and Orange. Only one other person had Green in her test. I liked her. What did it all mean? I can't remember. Nothing terribly important, surely. Just another way to waste taxpayer's money.
Anyway, my son didn't actually take the test, he is just to guess what Colour he thinks he is, based on attributes and characteristics culled from a list. He thinks he is Green and Orange. No, I didn't tell him what I thought he might be. My wife, based on the list he showed her, thinks he is Blue.
I didn't even look at the list. I think he is, or will be, whatever he wants to be.
What puzzles me is why valuable class time is spent on this crap. I think rather than trying to figure out what type or personality someone has, it would make more sense to establish ways to motivate the kids and make them perform in the classroom, not find excuses why they are the way they are. We like to be able to say: "Oh, my son can't help being a putz. He's a (pick your colour) and is better suited to (pick something that he might actually be good at) than to (pick whatever he sucks at.)" Pigeonholing us all is yet another way of excusing us from performing to higher standards and rationalizing away our sloth and indifference.
I really don't care what colour we all are. I only care that we behave rationally, consistently, always do our best, and adhere to high ethical standards. That's not too much to ask, is it?