For years we have heard people described as being introverted or extroverted. Numerous books have been written on the subject of whether one falls into a more introverted personality style or a more extroverted personality style. I don’t know about you, but whenever I would take the test, I was introverted in some areas and extroverted in others. It wasn’t until recently that I realized there is another category all together called the “ambivert” which falls smack dab in the middle of the two.
Ladies and gentlemen it’s time to rush on out and pick up some fashion accessories in this year’s color of the year. Or is it? For the last 15 years the Pantone Institute of Color has awarded one hue the prestige of being named color of the year. This year it goes to the color Marsala which is an earthy color named for wine and is—warm red with rich tones of brown. The color has already met with a great deal of criticism and has been called everything from “horrendous” to “boring” to “just plain awful”. However, the New Jersey based company is standing its ground. The Executive Director of Pantone, Leatrice Eiseman, insists the color will be extremely popular in 2015 and describes this year’s color choice as “exuding confidence and stability”. She calls it “hardy, robust, satisfying, and fulfilling” and says “At the same time there’s a certain glamour that’s attached to this color.”
Will 2015 Resolutions Stick?
What is it about a New Year that brings such hope for a brighter future? Why do we get a sense that the New Year is going to bring better health and prosperity and that we are leaving behind the misfortunes and disappointments of the previous year, just by the turning of a calendar page? Whatever the reason, we end the year reflecting on what worked and what didn’t and we look to the New Year to realize our hopes and dreams. So wouldn’t it be prudent for us to figure out what works so that we can accomplish more of our New Year’s resolutions than in the past?