Last week, I received a message a LinkedIn message from my British friend and fellow professional speaker Philippa Games CMC. Philippa wrote:
“…while I’m in the midst of teaching 75 students from all over the world – it’s an amazing experience (and takes lots of concentration to listen to all the accents!) Do you think that brain colour rules apply regardless of your nationality/racial heritage?”
I found Philippa’s question fascinating and one many people ask me about. Let’s look a the definitions of each word:
Nationality: A people having common origins or traditions and often constituting a nation.
Racial Heritage: Of, relating to, or characteristic of a sizable group of people sharing a common and distinctive racial, national, religious, linguistic, or cultural heritage.
Culture: Culture refers to the cumulative deposit of knowledge, experience, beliefs, values, attitudes, meanings, hierarchies, religion, notions of time, roles, spatial relations, concepts of the universe, and material objects and possessions acquired by a group of people in the course of generations through individual and group striving.
By definition Culture embodies an individual’s nationality and/or heritage. I have found that most people’s personal attributes and abilities and Brain Colors remain the same within most cultures (races and heritage). When I present What Color Is Your Brain?® Programs to diverse audiences, the Brain Color statistics for adults remains the same. When my friend and colleague, Jennifer Roberts Buck was working with a Zulu community of teachers and parents in South Africa, it was fascinating to learn that the Brain Color statistics for the adult population were the same as mine. Below are the Adult Brain Color Statistics:
Yellow Brain: 35-40%
Blue Brain: 35-40%
Green Brain: 10-15%
Orange Brain: 10-15%
While researching data for my What Color Is Your Brain?® book, I discovered that individuals’ cultural attitude influences their career paths and personal relationships influence their Brain Color.
Sampling of Cultural Brain Color Attitudes:
United States & Australia = Entrepreneurial and Self-reliant
France, Italy, Brazil = Relaxed and Friendly
Japan, Korea & India= Knowledge Seeking and Methodical
Germany, Switzerland & England = Organized and Disciplined
I find it comforting and encouraging to know that our Brain Colors connect all of us in a non-judgmental and respectful manner!
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