Today begins the 3rd week of Diversity Appreciation Month.
Jim Henson, the genius creator of the Muppets, said, “There is a sense of our characters caring for each other and respecting each other. A positive feeling. A positive view of life. That’s the key to everything we do.”
Your interaction with the other Brain Colors at home, work, or school and in your cultural community influences your positive view of life. Misunderstandings between people often are a result of not appreciating another individual’s unique personality traits.
The What Color Is Your Brain? approach is not about tolerance, which can be defined as: A fair and objective attitude or the act of enduring or putting up with.
The What Color Is Your Brain? approach is about appreciation, which can be defined as: A sensitive awareness; an expression of admiration, approval, gratitude or an increase in value.
I think most of us would like others to appreciate who we are and have a fair and objective attitude towards us, but not a sense of tolerance. By definition, others would endure or just “put up” with us.
Color is a major stimulant in our lives and profoundly influences our behavior: the clothes we wear, the cars we drive, the advertisements that we read, or how we respond to the color of someone’s hair, eyes, and skin. Historical, educational, religious, and/or cultural interpretations influence the environmental conditions that expose us to colors or the lack of colors. These influences may also have a subliminal effect on us and how we appreciate others.
It is significant to remember the mantra of
Jim Henson’s celebrated Muppet, Kermit the Frog…
“It’s not easy being green!”
not easy for the Green Brainers because they are the most
misunderstood. They are not as comfortable demonstrating or
communicating their feelings as the other Brain Colors. Actually, the
Green Brainers can be more sensitive than the other Brain Colors, they
just don’t wear their hearts on their sleeves.
The following are Brain Color Clues to help you celebrate and understand what makes a Green Brainer Feel Appreciated not just this month, but every day.
1. Financial rewards
2. Acknowledgment their problem solving skills
3. Validation for their efficient systems that create success
4. Intelligent perks for a job well done
5. Respect for their logical perspective
6. Independence to accomplish tasks
7. Demonstration of fairness
8. Appreciation for their non-conformist attitude
9. Recognition their “Big Picture” vision
Sheila N. Glazov ~ Author ~ Speaker ~ Educator ~ Personality Type Expert
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