What is a Purple Dot?
A Purple Dot is one of the four communication styles that we each use. It is a way of describing the Visionists’ style of communication.
How to identify a Purple Dot…
Relaxed, talkative, loud, fun, maybe over the top behaviour.
People of this type tend to be friendly, charming and outgoing, quick-witted, energetic and irreverent, ingenious, imaginative and creative, curious, flexible and unpredictable, at times illogical and non-analytical. They are innovative and often think of the future and the “big picture” of life.
How to get along with a Purple Dot
- They are dreamers. They are great starters but poor finishers. They talk a lot (even to them-selves).
- If you need to have a challenging conversation – questions are more effective than to “lecture”.
- Let them know that they are a valuable member of the team when working well.
- Be prepared to listen and offer regular praise.
Most importantly – The most important thing to this type is being creative, seeing possibilities, and always having new challenges. They are excellent starters but poor finishers.
Are you a Purple Dot?
If you have Purple DOT as your main nature, you will communicate through inner knowings. You can’t always explain how you know what you know; you just know. Others might wonder how you seem to know the things you know. In fact, you probably even respond to people with the words, “I know”. If you are strong in this nature, you are also aware of the future and can easily sense what is to come. As a result, you are concerned about the future and often think of ideas or create plans that cause yourself to think that you are ahead of your time.
If you’re a Purple Dot, don’t let unenthusiastic people drag you down.
You are passionate about life!
You are a big picture thinker!
You naturally tend to future-proof scenarios – it’s what you’re good at!
You come up with ideas months (sometimes years) ahead of their time, and the constant disappointment you feel when others finally get on board with those ideas far too late can be draining and demoralising.
Why don’t people get you?
Why are you constantly misunderstood?
Because the people around you don’t understand how your Purple Dot works!
The simplest way to solve this problem is to get them ‘Dotted’ by introducing the Dots Communication training into your team, your environment (but of course you already know this!)
Get things started! Find out how to DOT your team here.