Reds have a robust and playful nature and love games, sports, contests, and competitions. With their quick reflexes and in-the-moment attention, Reds are drawn to fast-paced activities that involve speed and thrills and that demand quick reflexes – such as basketball, tennis, or mountain biking. Reds are fully engaged in the moment. Their personalities are casual and spontaneous. They prefer to go with the flow and stay open to opportunities as they arise. Sporting get-togethers are open and flexible, seamlessly set up with no pressure. For Reds, “be prepared” is not a simple maxim; it’s a way of life. The trunk of their cars may look like a sports-equipment swap meet.
Goal-oriented, Reds are hands-on people who enjoy frequent short-term victories and intermittent competitions. Reds typically find exercise itself to be tedious. Reframing exercise as “training” is much more effective. Training to stay in shape for a sport or goal provides a focus that helps Reds push through an otherwise boring routine. And, of course, everything is more fun with other people.
Playful, enthusiastic, and people-focused, Reds enjoy interacting with people of all ages, backgrounds, and cultures and have a knack for stimulating others to enjoy themselves. With few exceptions, Reds prefer physical activity with others – it’s a favorite way to connect with people, and indoor at the gym, being with others combats boredom. Reds have a way of finding a training partner at the gym, whether by inviting one along or attracting one right there with their outgoing natures.
Solitary, indoor, routine exercise alone is too confining for Reds. It doesn’t provide enough variety, challenge, or opportunity to use the skills Reds enjoy most. If they must exercise alone, they’ll watch TV or listen to their favorite music on their iPods to keep themselves going.