It’s common Color Code knowledge that Whites dislike conflict and confrontation. Whites are motivated by peace and since peace isn’t exactly the root of conflict, you can see why it could make Whites cringe. Although Whites don’t like conflict, we as humans actually really need them to engage in it with us. Why? Because some of the White strengths are actually really beneficial during conflict. Whites, keep reading to discover how some of your strengths can be assets during conflict and confrontation.
Whites are kind
Other personalities may get so caught up in the heat and emotion of conflict that they forget to be kind. How many times have we all seen people place blame on the other person instead of owning it themselves? But Whites are naturally kind. If a White were to engage in conflict, their kind nature would turn the conflict into positive communication. Whites, stand strong against your natural tendency to be timid and confront conflict with boldness, yet kindness.
Whites are diplomatic
The conflict won’t always be between you and another group or individual. It may be between two friends, two relatives or two or more of your kids. Remember, you are diplomatic and the voice of reason. We need you to speak up and to play mediator between two sides, because your kind, diplomatic way of handling arguments may bring a better resolution to the situation at hand.
Whites are even-tempered
While other personalities are getting all riled up, you are as cool as a cucumber. If you are in conflict with someone else, it’ll be harder for them to escalate the argument if your emotions of anger are not fueling theirs. As you keep your head, hopefully they will be able to come down a level and the two of you will be able to communicate better.
Whites, even though you may not like it, we challenge you to face conflict more. It may be uncomfortable for you, but it will sure benefit the rest of us. For those of you Whites who have used your strengths to help resolve conflict, how did it go? Let us know in the comments below!
— The Color Code Team
Deborah Bryson, Certified Color Code Independent Trainer