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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Whole Brain Thinking

Recently I attended a training on whole brain thinking. It is provides an interesting way of understanding why people behave differently. It explains the difference in the preference in thinking. The brain is divided into four color codes - Yellow, Blue, Green and Red.

Blue

Goal Oriented
Facts Based
Quantitative
Yellow

Holistic
Future
Intuitive
Green

Process Driven
Organized
Red

Emotional
Social

The thinking preference usually sets in after the age of 18. Once we reach the age of 18, our preference usually does not change. Based on our preference (what makes us happy), we can usually tell which is our color preference. Most of us have have a preference combination but there is usually one trait that is our strongest.

Even though we each have a preference, being able to address the different preference will help us communicate better. For example, if you are communicating with a person with a blue preference, you need to provide lots of facts and figures.  The simplest way to remember in the following diagram below.

What
Why
How
Who

Since it was only an introductory course, only the concept was introduced. However, I can see the potential of applying this to improve the effectiveness of my communication.
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