A criticism of systems like DYT, Color Psych and IE that you will hear is that they are two simplistic and limited with only 4 types or tones. This criticism of the original four seasons of Color Me Beautiful, etc., led to the 12 Seasonal categories we have today (and sometimes even 16 categories).
There are arguments on both sides of the simplicity question. I definitely think that it's hard for people to focus on just one aspect of their personality to the exclusion of others. But (even though I'm a DYT critic) I can see why forcing the expression of your "dominant" in one of the four categories expresses an archetype that they each represent. These 4 category systems emphasize color, design lines, fabrication, texture and pattern, but the way they use color is not correlated to your personal coloring as much as an expression of your energy movement.
When you dilute the archetype with your secondary energies, you do just that dilute the message. DYT (and IlluminEssensce and Color Psychology) are based on the idea that you are expressing something primal. I've come down on both sides of the argument at different points in my journey.
So comparing these guidelines for the 1/I category to the three Spring season breakouts, what happens is you are bringing in your secondary but in terms of colors, such as a clear spring wearing the black of a winter. That is where the systems would diverge, because then you are losing the light upward movement of lighter colors.
So comparing these guidelines for the 2/II category to the three Summer season breakouts, what happens again is you are bringing in your secondary but in terms of colors, but in the case of this season, it's not too far reaching from the guidelines.
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