Here is a list of the strengths and weaknesses of the "white" personality type and a list of what you should and shouldn't do when dealing with them. Remember that these are general guidelines and not universally true.


  • Quiet, reflective, and peaceful
  • Sincere and genuine lifestyle
  • Accepts life comfortably
  • Patient with self and others
  • Enjoys life's simplicity
  • Compatible with others
  • Kind to animals and people
  • Blendable in most situations
  • Independent

  • Boring and detached
  • Takes a passive approach to life
  • Unresponsive and not openly excited about experiences
  • Has problems becoming intimate
  • Bashful and unsure of self
  • Easily manipulated in changing plans
  • Ambivalent about direction and goals to persue
  • Often lazy and unwilling to take responsability for self
  • Resists making commitments


  • Be loving and sensitive
  • Be firm
  • Provide structure (boundaries) for them to operate in
  • Be patient and gentle
  • Introduce options and ideas for their involvement
  • Be simple and open
  • Accept their individuality
  • Be casual, informal, and relaxed
  • Look for non-verbal clues to their feelings
  • Listen quietly when they talk


  • Be unkind
  • Expect them to always need other people to do things with
  • Force verbal expression
  • Be domineering
  • Be too intense
  • Overwhelm them with too much at one time
  • Force confrontation
  • Speak too fast
  • Take away their daydreams
  • Demand leadership