Part 1 -Your genetic processing and mental flexibility

The following are general descriptions of the different brain colors (or the color of the glasses your communication is viewed through). The color with the highest total score will be your foundational communication characteristic. Scores in the other boxes indicate your brain flexibility in those areas. The higher your score in other quadrants, the more communication dexterity you have outside of your genetic foundation.


Clarity is power to the red brains. Their action sequence collects information, cross references it, processes and shapes the information, cross references and processes it some more, then acts on it. Because of the linear cross-referencing nature, they usually maintain a clear sense of purpose and direction. Their brain tends to analyze situations constantly which aids in being very clear and precise in their communication, dealing with only one subject at a time. They process facts logically, which carries the ability to detach themselves from situations and be extremely objective, this is why they do not usually express much emotion and tend to be calm under stress. They also process information from a long-term perspective and often think in the future. They usually think through issues to give completed thoughts, and are also good at catching discrepancies and out of place ideas in projects or planning. More than any other brain color, red brained people live their lives around a well-defined value system, and seek to create a clarifying structure to keep those values from being violated. Red brained people usually like and need time to analyze and be alone to work.


People with a green brain process their surroundings as a summary of the overall situation and see the “Big Picture” (although it’s a fuzzy picture) of things they get involved in. Thinking  is in non-linear random chunks where NOTHING is connected, so these chunks get arranged into a variety of sequences to come up with multiple ways of approaching the same thing. Because of this randomness they can only fully concentrate on one situation at a time even though they work on multiple projects. Their action sequence collects a little information, immediately takes substantial action, processes information and actions, collects a little more information, acts on it again, processes and shapes it some more, gets a little more information and acts on it again… The consistent need to act is tied to the need to solidify the fuzzy big picture into reality and creates the craving to complete things quickly. Interaction with others in an exchange of ideas is part of the action sequence and assists in formulating direction. They easily work with others to come up with creative approaches and will have a big picture outcome in mind when they start a project (even though the picture may change as the result manifest themselves. If there is a problem, they will set out to resolve it immediately. Green brain people usually ask a lot of questions to try to understand things from an objective point of view. They work well with other people as well as by themselves.


Information is king to the purple brains, their processing requires them to absorb lots of information before they can take appropriate action. Their brains genetic make-up, connects information, time, tasks, people, etc. on a data framework. For them, the more information they have, the more stable a connection becomes and clarity of the relationship gives them a sense of direction. The initial sequence is to gather information, more information, still more information, process and shape it, then act on it. They need details, and information from different perspective to create an almost 3D data model in their brain. This clarity assists them in strategic planning, and the creation of systems. The mental modeling sets a platform for implementation of ideas and operational functions usually manifested in a practical application. Because of their accumulation of information and data that is catalogued for later use, they will often have a sense of individual identity rather than group identity, yet family is of great importance. They are usually more inclined to follow rules because of their orderly nature. To learn, they need considerable context in a hands-on environment, and sufficient time to assimilate the information


Because of their intuitive base, blue brain people process and communicate in associations and perceptions. The action sequence is a simultaneous one and processes and shapes surroundings, and starts to collect information at the same time, processes it a little more and takes a small action, more processing and getting a little more information, then another small action, then a little more information with simultaneous processing and shaping, finally they start processing and acting at the same time until it just become action. This sequence provides an extra sensitive ability to read and interact with other people. Unlike green brains, everything is connected for a blue brain, the emotions and perceptions of long ago connect with every new association and the brain automatically checks for correlations and discrepancies that subconsciously yields their intuition. They are versatile and flexible and are capable of playing many roles. This characteristic usually allows them to be organized. They are true Multi-taskers as long as they don’t have too much stimulus at the same time. Their sensitivity to their surroundings and the feelings of others also gives them the ability to be empathic but sometime creates difficulty in differentiating their own feelings from those of others. Because of the constant connection of events and emotions, relationships and people are usually central in their life. When they learn, they must have a sense of personal connection with the instructor. They usually will take the blame (look at where they may have gone wrong) when something they are involved in goes amiss. Blue brained people communicate at a deeper level with others because of their verbal expressiveness and intuition.

If your graph shows other colors that are also being represented well, these are areas where you have developed greater brain flexibility.

Part 2 - Miscommunication Insights

This graph shows the areas that you need to become more flexible in. For example, if the graph shows a higher concentration in the purple section, then you may have a difficult time in relating to people with a purple orientation. You may be misinterpreting their communication based on the color of your own glasses. The following general explanations give an outline of how some colors may be misunderstood. Further insights and direct color relationships are discovered through Directive Communication seminars. See www.carmazzi.net orwww.directivecommunication.com for more details.


Because of their strong sense of structure, communicating with Red brain people can sometimes be challenging because others may perceive them as inflexible. They may also appear to be insensitive because of their emotional non-expressiveness and their ability to remain detached. If they see no value or any real risk in change, they will resist it strongly, but not before taking time to analyze it thoroughly. Learning is also reflected by these selective traits, but in relation to their own beliefs and principles. Their analytical and objective nature determines their acceptance of new concepts or ideas.


Communicating with Green brain people can be challenging to some because they don’t pay much attention to detail, and while they are good communicators, they are often too general in their explanations. Also, because they tend to try to solve problems quickly and move on, others may perceive them as impatient. Since ideas are always in movement, the green brain process of shaping and reshaping ideas, as new information is received, may give others the perception of them being erratic or even fickle. Because they are always expressing their ideas with passion, some may feel that green brains are “pushing” their views as the “only” way, when in fact they are usually just putting them out to stir up feedback because of their inclination for interaction.


Purple brain are commonly misunderstood because they usually take much longer to act or make decisions. Since they require so much information, processing time is considerably longer (they may appear to be doing nothing when in reality they are gathering necessary information to be thorough). Their meticulous attention to detail may be perceived as Too Much in some instances. Some may consider purple brain as insensitive because they will often not speak unless they feel it is necessary, and seldom express their feelings. They will often show their caring by creating smooth operational systems in life and work.


Blue brain are sometimes misunderstood because they will often take things personally. This comes from the difficulty in separating their own feelings from others and their sensitivity to the feelings of others. They are also more prone to talk about things that bother them, but NOT to get solutions as much as to just get someone to listen to them. Others may also have a difficult time relating to their nature of openly sharing feelings, and may interpret it as complaining or nagging. Misinterpretations can also occur because of the blue brain nature of “being nice”; this can be seen by some as insincere or sometimes as weakness.




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