Describe a Color to a Blind Person

Describe a Color to a Blind Person: BPO Sample Answers

“Describe a color to a blind person” is probably the most common out of the box question in a call center job interview. And in this article, I will show how to answer it along with some sample answers for each color.

How to describe a color to a blind person

To describe a color to a blind person since birth, evoke his other functioning senses (sound, smell, taste, touch, even emotional feeling) and then associate them to the color that you want to describe. That’s it! Sweet and simple.

True, a blind person cannot see but he can still hear, smell, taste, touch, and feel emotions. Use these to bridge the gap!

Sample Answers: Describe a color to a blind person

Red

Think of red as something warm and nourishing. It’s what you feel when you’re warming yourself up by a fireplace or when you’re sipping a hot tinola on a rainy day. It’s the security you felt when, as a little child, you were startled by the thunder and your mother rushed to hug you. It could also be a lover’s passionate kiss. Red is love.

Senses used: touch, emotion

Green

Green is the melody you hear when you’re in the middle of a forest. It’s the singing of birds, the fresh air you breathe, the murmur of a river. When you’re stressed, these melodies will relax you because green nurtures life. Green is slow but it moves with purpose. It’s gentle yet powerful. Where there is no green, it’s hot, dry, and dusty. Green is life.

Senses used: sound, touch, emotion

Blue

Blue is the feeling you get when you’re having a massage while listening to your favorite music. It washes away your stress and lets you live in the moment. Blue is also confidence. When you’re certain that you can do something exceptionally well, that’s blue. You become cool, calm, and collected. In short, blue is tranquility and confidence combined

Senses used: sound, touch, and emotion

Brown

Brown is that peace you feel when you’re indoors and curled up with a warm blanket, while outside, the storm is raging. You think you ought to be scared but you’re not because you feel warm and safe inside your own home. It’s also the feeling of belongingness when you’re laughing among friends and families. Brown is security and stability.

Senses used: touch, sound, emotion

Yellow

Think of yellow as the explosion of taste in your mouth when you sip a glass of fine wine or eat a well-aged cheese. It supports growth and metamorphosis so that grapes turn into wine, milk into cheese, and caterpillars into butterflies .

Senses used: taste

Orange

Imagine holding a freshly picked orange. Now, smell its aroma and taste its flesh. That’s how the orange color looks like. It’s sour, yet sweet. When you think of orange, think of the most talkative yet most likable person in your life. Orange always makes itself known. It’s never shy, nor dull.

Senses used: smell, emotion

Purple

Imagine soaking in a warm bath infused with lavender oil. That’s purple. It’s richly scented but never overpowering. Feel the touch of a velvet fabric. That’s purple too. It’s comforting and relaxing and helps you sleep after a long day.

Senses used: smell, touch

Pink

Imagine touching the skin of a newborn baby at the back of your hand. That’s how pink feels like. Or imagine eating a freshly baked salmon or a medium-rare beef steak. It’s tender, soft, and juicy. Pink could also be passionate but without the overbearing dominance of red and orange.

Senses used: touch, taste, emotion

White

White is the sound of a gentle breeze blowing through your hair. It’s the melody that milk makes when it’s being poured on a glass. It’s the smell of freshly cooked rice.

Senses used: sound, smell

Gray

Gray is the sensation of dust and sweat clinging to your body when you’re riding a jeepney on a hot summer day. It’s the smell of mold in an abandoned building. It’s the emptiness you feel when you long for someone who is no longer there.

Senses used: touch, smell, emotion

Black

Black is the rich taste of chocolate in a hot champorado. It’s the smell of fresh rain on fertile soil. It’s the heaviness of your eyelids and muscles when sleep is about to come.

Senses used: taste, smell, touch

Don’t say this!

“It’s impossible because he’s blind!”
The interviewer is asking this because he wants to see how creative you can be with your answer. He’s also asking for the expectation that you do have some answer no matter how silly it may sound.

The good thing about this out of the box interview question is that there are no right or wrong answers. As long as you can support your answer, you’re good.

Your description doesn’t have to correspond with the interviewer’s perception of colors. After all, we perceive colors differently. What’s important is you have something to say other than, “I don’t know.”

You Might Also Like:

Written by
Candace
Comments:

3 comments
  • Good afternoon help me this behaviorial call center question.

    Additional sample of a Behavioral Interview Question:
    ● Tell me about a time when you succeeded as part of a team, and give specific examples.
    ● Give me an example of a time when you failed.
    What is your typical way of dealing with conflict? Give me an example.
    ● Give me an example of a time when you set a goal and were able to achieve it.
    ● Describe your plan of action to solve a problem.
    Tell me about the type of people you have a hard time dealing with.
    ● Give me an example of when you showed initiative and took the lead.
    ● Tell me about a time when you had to do multiple things at the same time. How did you handle it?
    ● Give me an example of a time when you motivated others.
    ● Describe a situation where you had to work with someone who was difficult to get along with. How did you resolve the issue?
    ● Give me a specific example of a time when you used good judgment and logic to solve a problem.
    ● Tell me about a challenging assignment you worked on and describe how you completed the assignment.
    ● What are three successful leadership qualities you think are important? How have you demonstrated these qualities?

  • Hi Sheina, Im an avid viewer of your Youtube channel.I find your tips and Youtube vlogs really helpful.I also enjoy your mock call simulations.I also enjoy your soothing calm voice.I hope you will continue making videos about call center job interviews and mock call.I also want to thank you for giving us viewers an idea about versant and berlitz test for call center agents ,call center nesting and a lot more.I also admired you for taking courage to expose your vulnerability as a person in your grammar mistakes videos.I mean were all human after all .Its ok to make mistakes at times.But the confidence and the courage you had inspires me.I just wish you keep doing what you do.Nobody expects you to be perfect.I mean ,I dont know you that much ,and I dont think im in the right position to say this or give you an advice or motivation.I learned in my life , that this world is cruel.Sometimes you just have to be brave or confident .because no matter how hard you try to do your best ,poeple still has something to throw on you.I should know as a bully victim person when I was in highschool.Im still searching for a carreer right ,and I think call center can be my stepping stone to establish one.Ive applied many times years ago ,but havent hired at any company yet.Some company critisized my s pronunciation ,cause I hardly pronounce it due to the gap in my upper middle teeth.I thought of giving us applying for a call center job before because of that.I realize maybe this job isnt really meant for me because it migt be too late to correct the growth of my teeth.,cause im 24 years old now.Now my hope is fueled because I find an inspiration.I realize there still room for improvement.Thats with the help of you and your channel.I would like to thank you a lot for sharing all your knowledge about this field.I hope the next time I apply ,Ill get the job.
    Respectfully yours, Falcon

    • This is the most wholesome comment I have ever read from one of my viewers. Thank you Falcon, for the support! Good luck on your application. I hope you finally make it. I’ll certainly keep making more videos. 🙂