User talk:Contextual method for using the color pie

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The color pie is an effective method of communicating morality and/or personality, used right. The contextual method is one way of using it for this end.

The first part of the contextual method is that each colour, on its own, has an incredibly diffuse meaning. Red can mean anything from a fiery, pure-impulse person to someone completely in touch with their emotions, and Black can cover anyone from Machiavellian schemers to well-prepared and pragmatic revolutionaries. No colour is good, nor evil, and simply represents diffuse aspects under a core motive. These motives, are as follows:

Black: Power. Black seeks power above all.

White: Order. White seeks order above all.

Red: Passion. Red seeks passion and intensity first.

Blue: Perfection. Blue seeks perfection- of the self, of the environment- first.

Green: Acceptance. Green seeks to accept and preserve and care first.

There are also a lot of concepts associated with each colour: Black is the colour of schemes, plans, underhandedness, and general pragmatic amorality. Red is the colour of emotions, passion, art, love, and impulse. White is the colour of order, rules, codes of conduct, society and collective. Blue is the colour of rationality, of hard facts and scientific method. And green is the colour of nature, the wilds, the status-quo, acceptance and patience.

No two colours are mutually exclusive. Instead, this is a synthesis based system- adding two "opposing" colours together works perfectly fine. As an example, Black (power seeking) and White (order seeking) added together have all sorts of potential meaning. Black's selfishness is removed by adding White to it, and its power-seeking nature is modified, to seeking power for the sake of creating and maintaining an order.

The order of the colours becomes relevant for this adding/mixing process. Black-White means Black modified by white, but White-Black means White modified by Black. Adding Black to White gives you an entirely different and contextual outcome: It is white's drive and concepts (order, society, morality) being modified by black's drive and concepts instead: which means White-Black represents using society, codes of morality, and imposed order for self-interested ends and power-seeking. This works for two and three colour splits (there is no point attempting any more than three).

Example splits and what they can potentially mean:

Black-White-Red: The first behavior is power-seeking (black) and holds on to the concept of being unshackled from morality. It is then modified by white (power seeking for the end of creating a society) which also strongly codifies the moralities of this viewpoint- good does not live in means, but ends. Unshackled from morality to seek the most effective methods of creating a new way. Then, when Red is added it provides motive to the other two behaviours (power seeking for the ends of creating a society that is emotionally honest and free) and brings along the emotional aspect of red with it to two otherwise fairly emotionless colours.

Blue-Black-White: Blue gives us the first behaviour of perfection-seeking and peace-seeking. Ultimately, this colour split still wants to be left alone in peace to create, but then Black is added to the mix. When the desired peace to create is not achieved, power-seeking behaviours kick in to look for the power to create a better environment for perfecting the self and the self's work, and without restraint- mad scientist, almost. Then White gives the motivating and modifying behaviour- a structured and ordered quest for knowledge, restraining the worst of Black- save against those who threaten the quest for knowledge.

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