Self-Contained – Green and Red
Green is indirect like Yellow, and self-contained.
Understand something. When you’re talking to Green, they’re trying to calculate and figure out ahead of you why you’re asking the question. So you need to take a breath. You need to slow down.
You can’t talk too fast with Green. They are indirect & self-contained. They think they’re the smartest people on the planet. So what they do is, they try to figure out, calculate and analyze why you’re even asking them the question.
So ask the question and let it sink in before you go on. Slow down the pace. The indirect will not give you more information than they think you need. (Yellow & Green)
They enunciate their words correctly and they talk slower, so that while they’re talking, their mind is still figuring out why you’re asking the ques tion. In fact, Green spends so much time in their head, trying to figure things out, that they get paralysis by analysis.
Recognize that. Give Greens a breathing space when you talk to them.
Green expects you to listen to what they have to say. If you don’t listen to them, they’ll scratch you off their list. And never be late with a Green. If you have an appointment with them, be on time or early. One minute late is noticed and frowned on. Greens are very punctual people. They pride themselves on being punctual and correct.
- the most organized
- great planners
- task persistent
- great on follow through
- problem solvers
- perfectionists very hard to please
- naturally pessimistic about everything
- paralysis by analysis – inability to make a decision, for fear of being wrong
Relating to a Green
Be time disciplined; logical; prepared; respectful of rules; supportive of their thoughts; structured and well organized; precise.
Red is very direct, like the Blue.
But what happens is, sometimes people think they’re being open, when they’re not. They are just very, very direct. Direct and self-contained. They will go right to you and want to know why you are asking that question.
But then they’re also self-contained, like the Green. They won’t show you their weakness. It’s critical to them that they keep that away from you.
Red is so direct in answering your question that you might think they’re being open with you. But they aren’t. They’re being direct, and they are going to control the conversation. They’re going to ask you a question,
and don’t think you’re going to avoid the question. They will get their questions answered.
Red is money motivated, driven by money. Everything in their core revolves around money, success, being #1 in the company. Yellow isn’t at all focused on money, and they often have more of it than Red.
Red also demands a show of respect.
If Red calls you and decides to join your network marketing business, don’t dare try to stick them under somebody else. They are going to be sponsored directly frontline to you, or not at all. “I don’t need anybody to burp me, diaper me, hold my hand. So don’t you think you’re going to put me under somebody else.”
So don’t go there.
And don’t think you’re going to coach Red. Because Reds are not coachable. Some of my very best friends are Reds. But I wouldn’t have them in business with me if you gave me the company.
I wouldn’t do it.
You go out to eat with Red, they try to order you to eat what they’re eating. If you meet with them in their office, they never tire of telling you how their company’s success depends entirely on their actions.
I just couldn’t tolerate their ego.
- the best negotiators
- have lots of energy
- risk takers
- natural born leaders
- action, not talk people
- Big ego guys
Relating to a Red
Be practical; brief; assertive; to the point; supportive of their goals; respectful of their time; show strength