Listen up! and learn about Greens Listening Style

The Greens Listening Style

Ever wondered, why you are so misunderstood by some people and yet others seem to hear you loud and clear?

Ever get the feeling that people are listening to what you are saying, but they aren’t really hearing you?

In the same way that we interpret visual information through our own unique lens, the same can be said for the way we listen, and the Green Personality types have their own unique way of listening.


Effective listeners remember that “words have no meaning – people have meaning.” The assignment of meaning to a term is an internal process; meaning comes from inside us. And although our experiences, knowledge and attitudes differ, we often misinterpret each other’s messages while under the illusion that a common understanding has been achieved.”

Larry Barke

Green – Listening for information

If you relate to the Green True Colors Personality type, you listen for information and you want to know the purpose for the communication. Your interest in solving problems, often leads you to believe that the speaker needs your problem solving expertise or wants to exchange some complex information.

In order to keep your attention the speaker should avoid talking to you about extreme emotional subjects and matters that have already been discussed, because they bore you. You are a deep thinker and can become lost in thinking and rethinking an idea and often will miss other parts of the message being delivered through non-verbal channels.

Green – Mentally try to solve problems

It is difficult for others to know how much you are actually hearing, because you tend not to show any outward signs of engagement, leading others to incorrectly believe you lack empathy or compassion.  However, this misconception couldn’t be further from the truth for what appears to be disengagement is actually you demonstrating the ultimate act of compassion, by mentally trying to solve their problem.

Because others cannot read you, they often interpret your lack of visible caring as aloofness.

Gillian Andries, is a Life and Career Coach and a certified True Colors facilitator  – Take a look at our True Colors Workshop options, then contact her to discuss your specific needs.