One of my favorite art techniques is pointillism in which small dots are painted to collectively form an image. If you stand really close to a pointillism painting, you will see is an assortment of seemingly random dots. However, as you slowly step back, an image starts to reveal itself. The dots didn’t change; the perspective changed.
In the reframing portion of the True Colors presentation, we present how we see ourselves versus how others may see us using each of the four colors as examples. This is an exercise in perspective meant to exemplify the benefits of acknowledging and appreciating the joys, strengths, needs and values of others and ourselves. In order to do that, it requires us to step back and take a look at something or someone from a different viewpoint to get a better perspective. Although an individual dot plays an important role in a pointillism painting, it is the perspective when all of the dots are viewed collectively that reveals the beauty of the image.
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Has your color spectrum changed over the years? How?
Describe those changes to your colleagues. Remember True Colors is a tool to understanding others and ourselves. It is a common language because we talk about it and use it to articulate our perspectives to each other. Keep it going.
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