This is the last week of Diversity Appreciation Month and time to celebrate the diverse attributes and abilities of the Orange Brainers.
Author, C.S. Lewis said, “For what you see and hear depends a good deal on where you are standing;
it also depends on what kind of person you are.”
How we see another person is similar to a writer’s point of view (POV), which is the perspective of the story or character and how that viewpoint is revealed. To reveal your POV, imagine wearing a pair of Brain Color glasses that are tinted Yellow, Blue, Green, or Orange . However, how you see yourself may not be how others see you
because of their Brain Color glasses. In specific situations, their POV might be more significant than how you see yourself.
Psychologist, David Kiersey wrote, “If I do not want what you want, please do not try to tell me that my want is wrong. Or if I believe other than you, at least pause before you correct my view.”
The Orange Brainers are known for dancing to their own rhythm, and feeling unappreciated when other people attempt to discourage them or tell them they are wrong. Image yourself as a fun and freedom loving Orange Brainer and think how you esteemed you would feel if others appreciated you and didn’t just “put up” with your “crazy” behavior.
Dancing California Raisin
The following are some Brain Color Clues to help you understand, acknowledge, celebrate an Orange Brainer and help them feel appreciated, especially when your view differs from theirs.
1. Financial rewards
2. Verbal Recognition
3. Acknowledgment of their entrepreneurial spirit
5. Respect for their negotiation skills
6. Validation of their resourcefulness to be successful
7. Freedom to do it “their” way
8. Fun-loving attitude
9. Generosity toward others
I encourage you to pause before you tell an Orange Brainer or someone else that he or she is wrong or attempt to correct his or her POV.
Consider the POV that Glenn Frank, American editor and educator, offers in his poem, The Difference.
When the other fellow acts that way,
He is ugly;
When you do, it’s nerves.
When the other fellow is set in his ways,
He is obstinate;
When you do, it’s firmness.
When the other fellow takes his time,
He is dead slow;
When you do, you are deliberate.
When the other fellow treats someone especially well,
He is toadying;
When you do, it’s tact.
When the other fellow finds fault,
When you do, you are discriminating.
When the other fellow says what he thinks,
He is spiteful;
When you do, you are frank.
Sheila N. Glazov ~ Author ~ Speaker ~ Educator ~ Personality Type Expert
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