The third wow at this seminar was from the Green group. On their list of strengths was that they’re “thoughtful.”
OK, not to be rude, but that actual word should really belong on the list of Blue and Gold strengths, instead of Greens. Blues in almost every way, and Golds often by way of taking care of something before you ask, or a thank you note, text or email. Even if you send Golds a thank you note, lots of them wonder if it’s appropriate to send a thank you reply for the thank you…
Of course, Greens can be thoughtful, too. But it might have a very different meaning, or ways to express it…kind of like the January story that procrastination comes in four different meanings. When I asked the Greens to define it, they came up with: thinking everything through, exploring options before acting, and generally not being rash or hurried… I’m guessing that’s not part of the Webster’s definition of thoughtful!
So let’s come up with a new word that fits their explanation: How about we call it “thinkful?” THAT makes a whole lot more sense. Feel free to use it, but be careful if you text it, as auto-correct will change it to thankful….not that we shouldn’t be thankful for Greens actually being thinkful all the time!