What Color Glasses are you looking through?
We all look through different colored glasses when we view ourselves and others. A perfect example was my mother, who I refer to as the "Queen of Yellow." In fact, she was "Rependable".
Eric, a 5th grader, create that splendid word when his class was reading Princess Shayna. I worked with Eric's teacher and regularly visited his classroom while they were working on projects from the Gift Givers Guide at back of the book.
One day, Eric told me, "Mrs. Glazov, I am Rependable, which means I am responsible, respectful, accountable and dependable." I told Eric that loved his word and would always acknowledge him when I used his word.
In addition to my mother's "Yellow Brain Rependable" attributes and abilities, my mother was extraordinarily prompt and, of course, expected others to be the same. She always set the timer on the kitchen stove 15-30 minutes ahead of time. I still use her simple technology as reminder not to be late for an appointment. Family members and visitors viewed my mother's reminder from their different Brain Color perspectives:
Yellow Brainers liked her "plan ahead" approach.
Blue Brainers appreciated her helpfulness.
Green Brainers valued her system.
Orange Brainers were annoyed by the time restraint, they are notorious for being late.
To build healthy, loving, and productive relationships, it is essential to learn how to appreciate our differences. Often our differences create differences that conflict with another Brain Color. Below are examples of how Yellow Brainers view the 4 different Brain Colors positively and negatively:
Yellow Brainers view Yellow Brainers as: Predictable, Traditional, Organized, Realistic, Loyal, Decisive and Stable.
Yellow Brainers view Blue Brainers as: Sensible, Intuitive, Genuine, Naïve, Too talkative, Overly sensitive and Team player.
Yellow Brainers view Green Brainers as: Smart, Problem solvers, Independent, Condescending, Withdrawn, Non-social and To the point
Yellow Brainers view Orange Brainers as: Opportunistic, Active, Fun, Impulsive, Impatient, Belligerent and Manipulative.