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purple: pursuers with a plan


Disciplined initiators, Purples approach exercise with purpose and always with a plan. Purples organize exercise into categories, like cardio, weights and strength. They are attracted to variety, and experiment with different approaches from time to time, but are soon drawn back to exercise they can make routine. Purples have a consistent approach to exercise. Once it’s in their life, they generally stay with it.

Motivation, Approach and Focus

Active Purples are in a constant quest for increased competence and self-improvement, and they strive to be disciplined in making a place and time for regular exercise. Purples envision a fairly firm routine, become comforted by it and take pleasure in completing their plan, even when they modify it slightly.

They will research, study, consult authorities and do whatever is needed to collect information. Then, with confidence and independence as trademarks of their personality, they trust their own ability to devise the program, complete with categories such as cardio, strength, and flexibility.

As natural planners, Purples will easily pack their gym bag to prepare for their personal needs before and after their workout. They take advantage and enjoy the amenities of a well-appointed club – all part of the routine.

Friendly, outgoing, and energetic, Purples walk with confidence and speak with certainty. With their natural attraction to the outer world, Purples frequently don’t give themselves enough time alone to access their more creative inner side, so they often find that exercise is a perfect way to have that time alone.

Many Purples report that while engaged in repetitive cardio activities that don’t require focused attention, they get into a mental zone and their mind goes elsewhere, which often provides refreshing creative thoughts.

Environment and Interpersonal Connections

Purples prefer to control their own environment and can be surprisingly disturbed by what they perceive as out-of-place elements in their surroundings. Many report they become so distracted by non-conducive factors like loud music, stray dumbbells or messy equipment that it actually interferes with their enjoyment and discipline.

Purples are energized by exercising with people around them without necessarily interacting with them. Too much interaction requires energy and takes them out of that sought-after mental zone.

Using a Trainer

Purple Efficients (ENTJ)

Purple Efficients employ a trainer to achieve targeted results with a minimum of wasted effort. The relationship is businesslike and impersonal.

Purple Harmonies (ENFJ)

Purple Harmonies enjoy friendly and encouraging trainers. They respond best to those who communicate interest and caring while remaining committed to helping them reach their goals.