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What does it mean if you lead with a Fiery Red colour energy?


Insights Discovery® helps people understand themselves and others so that they can have more respectful, productive and positive working and personal relationships, even across virtual boundaries.


Insights Discovery® uses a simple psychometric tool based on the psychology of Carl Jung, using a memorable four colour model to help people understand their style, their strengths, and the value they bring to the team. We call these the colour energies, and it is the unique mix of Fiery Red, Sunshine Yellow, Earth Green and Cool Blue energies, which determines how and why people behave the way they do. Knowing others colour energy preferences, means you can adapt accordingly to get to the result you may seek.


In this blog, we thought we would highlight some of the key traits of those that have a dominant Fiery Red first colour energy preference. (We are all the four colour energies, but we tend to lead with one).

What is a Fiery Red?

How to spot a Lead Fiery Red Energy:

  • These individuals tend to be extroverted – They are outspoken and bold and not afraid to give their viewpoint
  • They are goal orientated and often suggest new ways of improving how best to achieve them. They seek tangible outcomes
  • This leads to them being competitive as they want to do well in everything they do and know what the target is.
  • They come across direct and are quick thinking, they process information quickly and make decisions quickly and tend to stick to them
  • Which makes them strong willed, assertive, and courageous in their approach

How to manage a Lead Fiery Red Energy:

  • They have high expectations and are therefore demanding. Be sure to deliver what you say you will do and do it well.
  • A lead Fiery Red energy style is being direct with others; therefore you should mirror this and be direct and to the point in your conversations with them. If you waffle and take too long to get to the point, the lead Fiery Red will get frustrated and move on!
  • Be decisive. Don’t go to a Fiery Red with problems, go with solutions. A lead Fiery Red believes there are solutions to everything, and nothing is too big a challenge!

What a Lead Fiery Red Energy need to do more of:

  • Everything is managed at pace, sometimes they need to slow down to share thinking, so everyone else can catch up. It is important to take others with you
  • By slowing down, a lead Fiery Red energy needs to be receptive to questions. You are not always right, even if you think you are!
  • Be reflective – stop and consider your approach and how you came across. Did you manage the situation in the right way, did others understand where you were coming from? What can you do differently next time?
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Book onto our Insights Discovery® Programme to find out more

These are just a few areas to consider for a lead Fiery Red energy. If you want to know more about how to understand your four colour energy mix – book onto our Insights Discovery® programme. Or if you would like to find out more, contact us at