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CHAPTER SEVEN

STRUCTURAL MEANING OF THE COLOR PAIRS

Each group of two colors has a structural meaning of ts own which is independent of its position in the row. he functional interpretation of the corresponding attitude or characteristic naturally varies, depending on hether a +, X, = or — group is involved.

While a group may consist of a single color (in which case its structural meaning is as already given previously), yet most of the groups encountered will be in pairs of two colors; of these there are 56.

A brief description of these 56 structural groups is given here to help toward a fuller understanding of the basis on which the more comprehensive interpretations of the Tables are developed.

It will be found that there is an apparent duplication of these “group-meanings.” For example, both o 3 (grey/red) and 3 o (red/grey) have the meaning of “Impulsiveness.” However, the manner in which this impulsiveness is demonstrated is not quite the same for one as it is for the other. This applies also to many of the other pairs, each of which can occur in either order.

The function symbol (+, X, = or —, but not + —) will naturally affect the interpretation to be attached to the structural group-meaning. If we call this group-meaning “M,” then:

Group marked + means “Wants to be or to have ‘M.’ ” or “Must be or must have ‘M.’ ”
Group marked X means “Is being ‘M’ or feels in an ‘M’ situation ” or ” ‘M’ behavior is the most appropriate.”
Group marked = means ” ‘M’ behavior is inappropriate at present” or ” ‘M’ is in reserve or underrestraint.”
Group marked — means “Does not want to be or to have ‘M.’ ” or “Feels unable to be or to have ‘M.'”

Thus, using the group o 3 (grey/red) as an example: o 3 Wants to be free to follow his impulses and act + + as the spirit moves him. Acts on impulse. Impulsiveness is inappropriate to the situation, or impulsiveness is being kept under control (or both). o 3 Dislikes impulsive action (in himself and in others).

The short descriptions which follow the structural meanings of the color pairs have been worded in most cases to correspond with the + function. These would require the same modification as the structural meaning itself to make them applicable to the remaining functions.

0 1 Grey/Blue

Structural meaning; “An Interval of Tranquility” or “A Period of Recuperation”
The protective shield of grey (0) precedes the need for peace (1) and therefore non-involvement takes precedence over tranquility. Remaining uncommitted is expected to bring peace in its train.

0 2 Grey/Green

Structural meaning: “Separative Self-Insistence” or “Defensive Superiority”
The need for protection precedes the egocentric green, implying extreme caution in preserving interests and position. The self-regarding quality of green is associated also with a sense of superiority, the grey insulation implying unwillingness to undermine this self-esteem by too close contact with others. Since the grey comes first, this characteristic tends to be concealed or covert in its application.

0 3 Grey/Red

Structural meaning: “Impulsiveness” or “Ill-Considered Action”
With the protective and concealing grey preceding the active red, impulsive action tends to be of a rather covert nature, carried out with the hope of being neither committed nor involved in consequences.

0 4 Grey/Yellow

Structural meaning: “Indecision” or “Lack of Resolution”
Here it is hope, aspiration and the solution to problems (4) which lie behind the concealing wall of of grey (0) and are therefore lost in fog, as it were. This implies an irresolute groping for the right solution, or even the right thing to hope for or aspire to. Further, making a definite decision would mean committing oneself to a course of action extending into the future.

0 5 Grey/Violet

Structural meaning: “Cautious Sensitivity” or “Tentative Identification”
The desire to be identified with someone or something exists but must not be allowed to appear
openly, so all approaches are made tentatively and with caution.

0 6 Grey/Brown

Structural meaning: “Exhaustion” or “Depletion”
Here protection for the body and its sensory condition is involved. To avoid being caught up in any problem or disturbance may afford the constitution the opportunity to recover.

0 7 Grey/Black

Structural meaning: “Separative Isolation” or “Total Non-Involvement”
Here non-involvement is exaggerated and enforced by the imperative nature of black, while everything which follows in the sequence is renounced and considered unimportant.

1 0 Blue/Grey

Structural meaning: ” An Interval of Tranquility” or “A Period of Recuperation”
Protection from the stresses imposed by the colors following the grey will be afforded if peaceful conditions can be obtained.

1 2 Blue/Green

Structural meaning: “Discriminating Control” or “Self-Contained Orderliness”
Sensitivity and accurate understanding lead to an increase in self-esteem, encouraging order and method. Precision and exactitude bordering on the fussy and over-solicitous may result. Both colors are auto-centric, making for self-containment.

1 3 Blue/Red

Structural meaning: “Cooperative Enterprise” or “Emotional Fulfillment”
In the outside or working life, implies the ability to get along with one’s associates, to co-operate with them to mutual benefit and to the benefit of the organization. In the private or domestic life, implies a harmonious combination of sexual activity and tenderness. In both, the fact that blue precedes red indicates that greater importance is placed on harmony and co-operation than on activity. Co-operation and understanding, it is assumed, will lead to more creative action.

1 4 Blue/Yellow

Structural meaning: “Emotional Dependency” or “Group-Oriented Helpfulness”
The blue desire to understand and be understood and yellow aspiration lead to behavior designed to attract the affection of others. Both colors are heteronomous, making this an “other-determined” group.

1 5 Blue/Violet

Structural meaning: “Esthetic Susceptibility” or “Erotic Sensitivity”
Peace and fulfillment are here to be achieved through some form of fascination, either by absorption with the beautiful and the esthetic, or by the pursuit of some idealized relationship.

1 6 Blue/Brown

Structural meaning: “Sensual Ease” or “Indolent Attachment”
Peace and security can here only be achieved by relieving the condition of physical unease and being treated with special consideration.

1 7 Blue/Black

Structural meaning: “Absolute Peace”
Black following blue enforces as imperative the blue need for tranquility and implies renunciation of all that is represented by the colors following black. Where this group occurs towards one end of the row with 3 4 (or 4 3) towards the other, instability of the self-regulating nervous system should be suspected.

2 0 Green/Grey

Structural meaning: “Separative Self-Insistence” or “Defensive Superiority”
Here the defensiveness of green is emphasized and exaggerated by the defensive wall of grey. Self esteem, the need to impress and prestige-consciousness are all magnified, while the attributes of the colors following the grey are minimized

2 1 Green/Blue

Structural meaning: “Separative Self-Insistence” or “Defensive Superiority”
Here the defensiveness of green is emphasized and exaggerated by the defensive wall of grey. Self esteem, the need to impress and prestige-consciousness are all magnified, while the attributes of the colors following the grey are minimized.

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Structural meaning: “Discriminating Control” or “Self-Contained Orderliness”
Precision, logic and the need to be proved right take precedence over the understanding blue, so
that order and method are now more oriented towards the increase of self-esteem than in the
group 1 2. Here control and orderliness may strike others as ” bossiness. ” Both colors are concentric, making this a self-contained group.

2 3 Green/Red

Structural meaning: “Purposeful Activity” or “Controlled Initiative”
A determined and authoritative group, containing as it does both the autonomous colors. With green as the first color, action (3) is designed to lead to greater authority and prestige for the self (2). Leadership, management and the exercise of control.

2 4 Green/Yellow

Structural meaning: “Demand for Appreciation” or “Ambition”
Aspiration (4) is directed towards increased esteem both in one’s own eyes and in the eyes
of others (2). Ambitious self-interest or action designed to bring about recognition from others.

2 5 Green/Violet

Structural meaning: “Flexible Self-Insistence” or “Irresponsible Charm”
Pleasantness of manner designed to win the regard of others, but without committing oneself or assuming responsibility.

2 6 Green/Brown

Structural meaning: “Demand for Physical Relief” or “Insistence on Comfort”
The self (2) can continue to maintain itself only if conditions of unease (6) are relieved.

2 7 Green/Black

Structural meaning “Obstinate Exclusion” or “Prejudiced Self-Righteousness”
Here the green insistence on self, with its tendency to consider itself right, is enforced and made even more imperative by black. Any attempt by others to exert influence is resolutely shut out.

3 0 Red/Grey

Structural meaning: “Impulsiveness” or “Ill-Considered Action”
Action for its own sake, with insufficient attention paid to consequences since these are behind the concealing grey. Unlike 0 3, there is little attempt to conceal the action itself.

3 1 Red/Blue

Structural meaning: “Co-operative Enterprise” or “Emotional Fulfillment”
As for 1 3, except that here greater emphasis is placed on activity than on co-operation and harmony. Right activity, it is assumed, will lead to harmony in any event.

3 2 Red/Green

Structural meaning: “Purposeful Activity” or “Controlled Initiative”
As for 2 3, except that here action and the exercise of one’s own initiative are directed more for the pleasure of exercising them than for the high regard they may obtain from others. Contains both the autonomous colors and is therefore a “self-determined” group.

3 4 Red/Yellow

Structural meaning: “Expansive Activity” or “Development of New Fields”

Both red and yellow being ex-centric, this is a very outgoing and active group. Action (3) for the sake of action and always directed towards the new and undiscovered (4). Where this group occurs towards one end of the row with 1 7 (or 7 1) towards the other, instability of the self-regulating nervous system should be suspected.

3 5 Red/Violet

Structural meaning: “Susceptibility to Stimulus” or “Responsiveness”
Desires and actions (3) are directed towards things which fascinate, stimulate and enthrall (5),
while the actions themselves are designed to fascinate others. Can be either erotic or esthetic.

3 6 Red/Brown

Structural meaning: “Sensual Gratification” or “Self-Indulgence”
Here activity (3) is restricted by the fact that the body must not be disturbed or otherwise inconvenienced (6). Action is therefore aimed at gratifying the senses.

3 7 Red /Black

Structural meaning: “Exaggerated Desire” or “Dramatization”
The normal desirousness of red is made compulsive and enforced by black.

4 0 Yellow/Grey

Structural meaning: “Indecision” or “Lack of Resolution”
The need for a solution (4) predominates, but is walled off by grey and therefore separated from all other areas in which the solution might be found. Unlike 0 4, there is a willingness to be committed, but the grey barrier makes it difficult to discover just what one should commit oneself to.

4 1 Yellow/Blue

Structural meaning: “Emotional Dependency” or “Group-Oriented Helpfulness”
Both these colors are heteronomous, therefore the group is more effect than cause. The hope (4) is for affection and understanding (1), leading to activity designed to attract affection.

4 2 Yellow/Green

Structural meaning: “Demand for Appreciation” or “Ambition”
Less self-determined than 2 4 (q.v.). Here ambition is less a self-directed drive than a hope that by keeping alert and observant fresh avenues will open up and allow recognition to be achieved.

4 3 Yellow/Red

Structural meaning: “Expansive Activity” or “Development of New Fields”
The two brightest colors, both being ex-centric, make this a very outgoing and active group. The activity (3) is less controlled than in the group 3 4, since yellow (4) makes it both more superficial and more experimental, searching for something new and satisfying. Where this group occurs towards one end of the row with 1 7 (or 7 1) towards the other, instability of the self-regulating nervous system should be suspected.

4 5 Yellow/Violet

Structural meaning: “The Lure of Fantasy” or “Thirst for Adventure”
Here hopes and aspirations (4) are expressed through fascination, imagination and fantasy (5),
leading to a rather unreal thirst for adventure or vicarious experience.

4 6 Yellow/Brown

Structural meaning: “Total Security” or “Untrammeled Ease”
Here the solution (4) requires physical ease and freedom from any problems or fears of insecurity.

4 7 Yellow/Black

Structural meaning: “Sudden Crisis” or “Headstrong Decisions”
Here the two most extreme colors, the brightest and the darkest, are together, indicating that there can be no middle course, but only a ” Yes” or a ” No” answer. A solution (4) must be found (7), often by impetuous and headstrong means.

5 0 Violet/Grey

Structural meaning: “Cautious Sensitivity” or “Tentative Identification”
Sensitivity to atmosphere and environment (5) a ccompanied by the desire to protect it from any disturbing influence (0).

5 1 Violet/Blue

Structural meaning: “Aesthetic Susceptibility” or “Erotic Sensitivity”
Differs from 1 5 in that emphasis is placed on the idealized (and probably rather unreal) condition of identification. Often found as a compensation amongst those whose sexual relationships are unorthodox but who have a well-developed feeling for the beautiful and the aesthetic.

5 2 Violet/Green

Structural meaning: “Flexible Self-Insistence” or “Irresponsible Charm”

As for 2 5, but with greater emphasis on charm and on the unwillingness to accept the responsibilities of close relationships.

5 3 Violet/Red

Structural meaning: “Susceptibility to Stimulus” or “Responsiveness”
Fascinated by anything stimulating or exciting. Similar to 3 5 but rather less responsible.

5 4 Violet/Yellow

Structural meaning: “The Lure of Fantasy” or “Thirst for Adventure”
The future must hold excitement, stimulation and interest. Open in his charm, but over-imaginative.

5 6 Violet/Brown

Structural meaning: “Sensuousness” or “Voluptuousness”
Here the fascination (5) has to do with the things which give the body pleasure (6), such as good
food, luxurious surroundings, fine raiment and so forth.

5 7 Violet/Black

Structural meaning: “Need for Identification” or “Compulsive Blending”
Here the desire to merge and identify (5) is enforced and made compulsive by black (7). Must form part of something or feel identified with someone.

6 0 Brown/Grey

Structural meaning: “Exhaustion” or “Depletion”
Here bodily ease and freedom from anything which might cause physical or sensory distress are paramount. The body must be protected and allowed to recover. Similar to 0 6, but there is greater emphasis on the need for considerate treatment.

6 1 Brown /Blue

Structural meaning: “Sensual Ease” or “Indolent Attachment”
As for 1 6, but with greater emphasis on the physical need for gentle handling and considerate treatment.

6 2 Brown/Green

Structural meaning: “Demand for Physical Relief” or “Insistence on Comfort”
Here the body needs relief (6) but will power (2) is being exerted to handle existing difficulties. There is considerable strain involved and a more relaxed environment is necessary.

6 3 Brown/Red

Structural meaning: “Sensual Gratification” or “Self-Indulgence”
The bodily desire for conditions which gratify the senses (6) is followed immediately by the desirous red, emphasizing the drive towards self-gratification. A more self-indulgent group than 3 6.

6 4 Brown/Yellow

Structural meaning: “Total Security” or “Untrammeled Ease”
Bodily relief (6) is preferred even to hopes for the future (4), resulting in surrender to a static and problem-free existence making minimal demands.

6 5 Brown/Violet

Structural meaning: “Sensuousness” or “Voluptuousness”
As for 5 6, but with more emphasis on the physical senses.

6 7 Brown/Black

Structural meaning: “Self-Disparagement”

Since this is a very negative meaning, this group is generally rejected and appears most often at the very end of the 8-color sequence. When it does appear at the beginning, it indicates the renunciation of everything except physical gratification because of a feeling of purposelessness.

7 0 Black/Grey

Structural meaning: “Separative Isolation” or “Total Non-Involvement”
Considers the situation repugnant and wants nothing to do with it. Tries to shield himself from anything which might influence him.

7 1 Black/Blue

Structural meaning: “Absolute Peace”
In revolt against the overall situation and just wants to be left in peace. Where this group appears towards one end of the row with 3 4 (or 4 3) towards the other, instability of the self-regulating nervous system should be suspected.

7 2 Black/Green

Structural meaning: “Obstinate Exclusion” or “Prejudiced Self-Righteousness”
Revolt (7) followed by self-insistence (2) implies defiant obstinacy and rigid adherence to his own point of view.

7 3 Black/Red

Structural meaning: “Exaggerated Desire” or “Dramatization”
Action based on and reinforced by revolt leads to impetuosity and extreme behavior aimed at satisfying exaggerated desires.

7 4 Black/Yellow

Structural meaning: “Sudden Crisis” or “Headstrong Decisions”
The two extremes of light and dark, with black revolt against fate followed by yellow hope of solving problems, leads to extreme actions and decisions, and the likelihood of resorting to desperate remedies.

7 5 Black/Violet

Structural meaning: “Need for Identification” or “Compulsive Blending”
Insists (7) on identification (5). Things must fit together or blend perfectly, no concessions nor compromise being permissible.

7 6 Black/Brown

Structural meaning: “Self-Disparagement”
As for 6 7, but with greater emphasis on revolt against events.

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