Orange Athlete Style

According to the simple assessment you just completed, the majority of your strengths as an athlete are associated with the Orange Temperament as defined by the Four Lenses/Insight Personality System.


This doesn’t mean that you have a primary temperament of Orange, but that you prefer to act in Orange ways. This could be by choice, or it could reflect the way you were trained. Either way, if you exclusively use this style, you will be most effective with Orange coaches and athletes.

Athlete Characteristics

No athlete likes to be covered with a wet blanket that dampens everything it touches, which is why I want to be around people who know how to enjoy life and all the warmth it provides. Life is too short to be smothered by dull people or boring activities that have been methodically drained of all of their energy. A little bit of fun and spontaneity should be built into everything to keep everyone on their toes. Static and unchangeable routines are difficult to stomach, which is why I tend to inject a little spice or a little competition into just about everything I tackle. I try to surround myself with individuals who inspire me to reach for the stars, who have a playful approach to life, and who aren’t afraid to try new things in new ways.

It is possible to have fun in life and still achieve your goals. My key to happiness, is to find a balance between doing and having. If you’re having fun but not accomplishing anything, you may have lost sight of what you want out of life. Or if you’re constantly doing things but not having any fun, you’ll lose your motivation. While it’s important to stay focused on your goals and your dreams, it should always be coupled with adventure and excitement. You should set yourself up to succeed in life, and the best way to do that is to enjoy the journey.

Athletes should always be bold and courageous because they are taking risks in their sport. If you are not willing to risk anything, you will never be able to achieve anything. Even if something extremely important to you is at-risk, such as your record or your reputation, if you can’t summon up the courage to risk losing it, why bother living in the present at all? If you’re stuck in the past, then it is definitely time to move on to something different. The only person who can stop you from achieving your goals is yourself. There is no room for fear and cowardice in the world of sports.

I have a strong belief in willpower. I believe that we can do anything we set our minds to do. And, if we really want to, we can change the world, which will require us to do things that we might not be comfortable with. This attitude goes beyond the world of sports. If you want to achieve something in your life, you must make an impact. You must be willing to fail and to try again. The best way to avoid being a victim of your own fear is to face it head-on. Don’t let the fear of failure stop you from trying. If you’re afraid of failing, you’ll be afraid of succeeding.

I like to keep the conversation stimulating and interactive. In order to enliven a conversation, I might argue just for the sake of arguing or embellish a story or situation with exaggeration or jokes. I’m bold and assertive, and I normally say exactly what I’m thinking. Action, results, and cutting right to the heart of the problem are what I focus on. If another player does something stupid, I’m the guy who will jump right in and say what needs to be said. I am candid, clear, and seldom pull my punches. I’d rather get the confrontation over with quickly so we can move forward and continue the practice or the game. I’m quick to forgive and forget, always more interested in the here and now rather than the past or future.

When I’m on a sports team, I like to try to bring the spirit of fun into the game, to keep the mood playful and enjoyable. I think if you’re having fun, you’re going to have more energy, and you’re going to play better. It helps to reduce the stress and anxiety all athletes feel. If you’re going to be in a position where you have to be at your best, the most important thing is to enjoy yourself. That’s what keeps you going. It keeps you focused and keeps you from getting overwhelmed by the pressure.

I also try to summon up as much energy as possible and give all I’ve got to every practice and every game. If you’re not dead tired at the end, you’re not doing it right. I’ve found that energy is exhilaratingly contagious, and when my teammates see that I’m giving it everything, then they do it too. Part of that comes from our competitive natures and desire to not be left behind, but it also is a mindset that affects everything in life. As long as you’re living, you might as well live life with passion and intensity. The added excitement it brings also elevates the pleasure you feel when you know you’ve performed your best.

When you win an athletic competition, some of the benefits you receive are often intangible: the satisfaction of knowing you were the best, the camaraderie of teammates, and the pride of your family and community. While those things are good, there is also something to be said for more tangible rewards like the money, cup, trophy, prize, title, or fame. If you’ve earned something, there’s no shame in enjoying its rewards. The only shame comes if you use your reward to behave badly or in unsporting ways, like boasting, vanity, arrogance, hubris, or insolence, to name a few. 

When I’m on a winning streak, I tend to be generous with my good fortune. Sometimes this generosity is taken advantage of by fair-weather friends, but you can’t really blame them for trying to get something for nothing. Even though I did the earning, I may not have been able to do it without the support of those who genuinely love and care about me, so why not try to pay them back with a little kindness and extravagance.

I’m sick of mediocre coaches who just let you keep spinning your wheels and don’t offer the extra nudge you need to break through to my next level. I want someone who is ready to take my athletic development up a notch, and to do that, I need a coach who is animated, assertive, flexible, and persuasive. But not one who’s always telling you what you want to hear. I need someone who is willing to take me where I haven’t gone before. Someone who will put their finger on my pain points, my blind spots, and help me figure out where I need to go next.

I’m not a huge fan of the coach who comes in the room looking bored and uninterested, but someone who gets excited about the work and becomes animated and enthusiastic, ready to tackle any challenge. I’m not looking for a coach who is just trying to make me feel good, nor the cool, calm, analytical type. Nor do I want a coach who insists on micromanaging every little thing with an omnipresent clipboard and checklist. I just need someone who is assertive and able to persuade me to do what needs to be done, regardless of how I feel about it. Not one that creates unnecessary rules or sucks the fun out of the sport, but one who encourages flexibility, initiative, adaptability, and impact.

I’m a firm believer in leading by example and not leaving my teammates in the dust when it comes to winning competitions. When I’m faced with an obstacle or challenge, I know that the only way to really get through it is to take immediate action. So, I try to do just that — move forward and let my actions and decisions speak louder than my words. When I’m faced with a challenge, I don’t sit around waiting for someone else to come up with the perfect solution. I am proactive and try to solve the problem myself. It’s not always easy to lead out and take the first step. There’s no shame in failing, as long as I learn from my mistakes and move on. 

I try to keep the team motivated, focused on achieving their goals, and winning. There is nothing more important than teamwork when it comes to winning a competition. We all want to score the winning point. But that doesn’t mean that we should ignore our teammates. We should support each other, motivate each other, and help each other to be successful. Every person has a different approach to life. You have to be yourself and make decisions based on what you think is best. You have to be your own boss. There will be times when others may have a different opinion about your decision. However, as long as you are happy and comfortable with your decisions, don’t let anyone tell you that you aren’t doing anything right. Everyone has their own views and opinions about life, but you are their designated leader.

I am a very good motivator. I tend to have a high level of energy, enthusiasm, and motivation. I’m a positive thinker and always look for ways to encourage others to do their best. I like to cheer on others by challenging them to achieve goals and set expectations. I know how to push people’s buttons and persuade them to do what needs to be done, but I also understand how to give out positive reinforcement when they achieve their goals.

In my experience, if you are trying to motivate someone, you should always start with praise. Praise is the first step towards success. It’s very important to tell someone that you appreciate what they are doing. You can also make them feel better by telling them that they did a great job. You should also make sure that you have the right tools to motivate your team. If you don’t, you will never be able to motivate them. You should also give your team members some time off. They need to take breaks from time to time. This will make them more motivated and enthusiastic to do their best.

I like to shout a lot of positive words into my teammates’ ears. The key to helping me do this is enthusiasm. If my team is having a hard time, I have to be enthusiastic to get them going. On the other hand, if I think we’re playing very well and the others are thinking about what to do next, I have to throttle down my enthusiasm to not distract them. I try to encourage my teammates by telling them that we can beat our opponents, and then give our competition the trouncing of a lifetime.

There are so many athletes out there who think that they can never do something or that they are too old to do it. The best thing to do when you think like this is to prove them wrong. In other words, you should ignore the negative people and focus only on the positive ones. You must be positive about yourself. It’s important to believe that you can do anything you set your mind to. Just remember that you have nothing to lose, but everything to gain.

Athletes always need to maintain a positive attitude. Being optimistic will help you to perform well in your workouts. it can make all the difference between being ready or not. If you are a little too pessimistic and think that you might have a setback, you may never get into the game. This can lead to injuries, lack of motivation and even quitting altogether. On the other hand, if you are overly optimistic, you may find it unnecessary to prepare for what could possibly happen. You have to strike the right balance between being optimistic and realistic.

Being full of energy means having enough stamina in you to perform your sport. If you are tired, you can’t concentrate on the game or event that you are participating in. You will have problems with concentration and you will not be able to perform well. In addition, when you are tired, you will not be able to keep up with the other players during the competition, and that’s not fair to them. Fortunately, I seem to have a set of hidden batteries that can always be tapped to give me all the energy I need.

When I’m on the field or court playing with my team, I encourage others to not take the game too seriously, even in a crucial game. There is always room for a little levity and light-heartedness. Good-natured humor is always in good taste. Players should have the freedom to try new things and explore different positions and strategies. Therein lies the adventure and the challenge. If things get too predictable and “by the book” it is time shake things up a bit; not so much that it destroys your chances of winning, but if the odds are already in your favor, why not have some fun.  

I believe that everyone is unique, so no two people are the same. Everyone has their own style and personality. I believe that the most important thing to do in life is to find out what you love and then do it. Whatever your sport of choice is, you should discover different ways to experience it. Wade out into the world and learn how other cultures play the game. Find out more about different places and players and their unique contributions. Learn how to speak their language if you want to. Let the adventure continue!

How Orange Athletes Shine

  • Pushing boundaries, breaking records, and overcoming obstacles 
  • Constructing and assembling things with skill and dexterity 
  • Persuading others to adopt a different point-of-view 
  • Communicating with playful speech, laughter, and stories 
  • Promoting people, ideas, products, activities, or causes 
  • Taking chances and trusting their instincts and impulses 
  • Motivating others to spend energy and make things happen 
  • Taking initiative, living in the present, and seizing the day 
  • Displaying courage and generosity during challenging times 
  • Experiencing with enthusiasm whatever life has to offer 
  • Focusing on tactics, technique, and immediate results 
  • Making an dramatic impact on people and events 
  • Closing the big deal or scoring the winning point 
  • Adapting quickly and flexibly to sudden changes 
  • Negotiating and bargaining for the best deal 
  • Performing with finesse, grace, and style 
  • Bringing fun and excitement to the world 

How Orange Athletes Cause Stress

  • Ignoring rules, policies, procedures
  • Shooting from the hip and getting away with it
  • Preparing in haste and excluding important details
  • Failing to follow through with commitments
  • Neglecting to report failures
  • Appearing to be immature or playful
  • Making decisions too quickly
  • Abandoning responsibilities
  • Being undisciplined
  • Not planning ahead
  • Being careless about details
  • Being late or forgetting important events
  • Making commitments for people without consulting them
  • Being quick-tempered
  • Going overboard with unjustified praise
  • Being loud, aggressive, intimidating
  • Refusing to accept blame or running away from problems
  • Having a “flexible” conscience and bending the truth
  • Acting restless and fidgety
  • Doing too many unexpected things
  • Being manipulative
  • Undervaluing the contributions of others

How to Be a Better Athlete

As an Orange athlete, you probably possess some awesome qualities such as adaptability, candor, courage, optimism, and persuasiveness. These strengths come naturally to you and will help you find success. But have you maximized these virtues as well as the eight others that are associated with your temperament, or is there still room for improvement? And how are you doing at some of the other attributes that make athletes even more successful, such as concern, discipline, persistence, compassion, sincerity, tolerance, concentration, accuracy, efficiency, or foresight? 

If you would like to measure how much virtue you currently possess, then please complete the Maturity Assessment on this website. It is free to you as part of your subscription. Then, if you want to work on your weaknesses and turn them into strengths, check out the 7, 13-minute Gaining Virtue lessons on each of the 52 virtues. Before long, you will be even more successful!