The Color Code: Your Professional Au Pair is a White

May 23, 2017
You’ve gone through the screening process, interviewed candidates and you’ve matched with the perfect professional au pair. Before your professional au pair arrives, or throughout her time with your family, it’s important to review what it means if your professional au pair is a White.

Why is it so important to know your professional au pair’s (and your own) color? As apex PROaupair CEO and Founder Susan Asay puts it,

In times of stress or extraordinary circumstances, a person usually falls back to their natural color, or their natural motive, because that’s where they feel comfortable. When a candidate comes from abroad to the United States, they go to their limit and that’s the time where they fall back to their natural color.

Why does a White make a great professional au pair? Because a White’s main motivator is peace. From The Color Code,

White are the peacekeepers. Peace: the ability to stay calm and balanced even in the midst of conflict, is what motivates and drives these people. They bring great gifts of clarity and tolerance and are generally kind, adaptable, and good-listeners.

White can also be described as:
-gentle
-diplomatic
-satisfied
-generous
-patient
-independent
-logical

A White professional au pair won’t be fazed by life’s difficulties, she is able to flow around them like water. She is a pleasure to be around because she has such a warm spirit and even temperament.

With these incredible characteristics come some quirks. Whites can also seem:
-uninvolved
-unambitious
-quiet
-silently stubborn

To create an environment where your White professional au pair will succeed, try these tips:
-Make sure her bedroom is a private, calming space where she can retreat to
-Let her form friendships and relationships at her own pace
-Show her respect by asking her opinion and checking in on how she’s feeling

A White professional au pair will be a calming presence in your home, full of goodness and warmth. Enjoy having such a wonderful example for your children to see!

About The Color Code

The Color Code Personality Assessment test, created by Dr. Taylor Hartman, is a tool that apex PROaupair uses to help host families and professional au pairs understand how they may interact with one another according to their personality type, or “Color”. All host families and professional au pairs take this test before matching- in fact, all of apex PROaupair’s staff also know their own color. For a refresher on The Color Code, visit our web page here.

If you are a current host family or professional au pair, you can review your results in your profile and by logging into The Color Code website.