If there are any Reds out there who haven’t been frustrated with a Blue at some point or another, we would be shocked. Reds and Blues are very different personalities. Reds are insensitive, while Blues are too sensitive. Reds want to get the job done and Blues want to get the job done perfectly. Blues go on about their feelings and Reds get to the point. Get the picture?
Reds, we know it can be frustrating for you to maintain and/or foster relationships with Blues, but odds are there are several Blues in your life you want to maintain your relationship with. So instead of getting fed up with the process, listen closely. We’re here to provide you with tips on how to use your strengths to get along with Blues better. We’ll make this short and snappy so you can get on with your productive day!
1. Use your leadership skills to help them attain quality.
Blues want to attain quality, and they are creative individuals. If you’re a Red parent, give your Blue child a job that will allow them to express their creativity and attain quality while also helping you out. Since you’re about getting the job done quickly and they’re about getting the job done perfectly, give them a job that doesn’t have a tight timeline, such as preparing the family Mother’s Day Gift a month in advance.
2. Let your confidence help them feel secure.
Reds, you are naturally confident people, which is a great trait. Now let your confidence in yourself translate to confidence in others, and it will go a long way. Blues want to have security, which means if you’re in a relationship with a Blue, they are going to want to feel secure in that relationship. Verbally mention your confidence in your relationship and in them as a partner. Let them know you believe in the two of you working out.
3. Be assertive about letting them reveal their insecurities.
As strange as it may seem to you, Blues want to reveal their insecurities. Since you are naturally assertive, this can work for both of you. Whether they are your romantic partner, your employee or your friend, be assertive about addressing problems in your relationship. This way, Blues have the chance to express their inadequacies in or worries about the relationship and you can view it as a productive way of moving forward in the relationship and getting past anything that would inhibit productivity.
We told you we’d make it short. Reds, as hard as it may be to get along with Blues sometimes, you both are so great and would benefit from one another. Follow these tips, and we think you’ll find your relationships will improve. Let us know how it goes!
—The Color Code Team
Shared by Deborah Bryson
Certified Independent Trainer