Purple - Affirmations.

Purple Dots thrive on applause. They need to ‘hear’ that they are good people. Criticism tears them down.

Action Be prepared to listen and offer regular praise! Remember criticism tears them down.

 Yellow - Doing nice things.

Yellow Dots like pleasant surprises. They love it when you do something nice for them. They like attention (acts of service). Lack of appreciation can cause resentment.

Action Be prompt, listen patiently, be tidy, respectful and always keep your promises! Remember criticism can cause defensive behaviour which could have negative consequences!

 Red - Respect.

Red Dots need honest appreciation, a gift of gratitude, a sincere thank you. Lack of appreciation can cause resentment.

Action Understand they have a tendency to assume control! Remember unfair criticism and lack of respect can anger them.

 Blue Dot - Caring

Blue Dots need to feel you care. Criticism can close them down.

Action  Be collaborative, kind, and demonstrate a pleasant manner! Remember criticism can cause them to lose confidence.

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 PURPLE dot - Remember

  • Purples are dreamers, great starters but poor finishers, and talk a lot .
  • Be clear and firm when displeased. Questions work better than “lectures”.
  • Focus on the errant behaviour/attitude, don't let it become personal.
  • Purples may be defensive and appear arrogant.
  • If working well, let then know they are a valued member of the team.

  YELLOW dot - Remember

  • Yellows are time conscious, and can be highly critical, and like to finish, tending towards perfectionism.
  • Yellows may react and not listen.
  • Let them have their say, with time to respond. They may complain, then explain why they are complaining.
  • Detail the rules for acceptable behaviour/productivity and give a timeline for improvement.
  • Be prepared to acquiesce on a minor point and you will probably get cooperation on the other issues.

 RED dot - Remember

  • Reds have a logical approach to life, if you are emotional they're likely to ignore you.
  • Be sure of your facts, and present the situation as it is.
  • Don't attack, Red's will probably close down and simply ignore you.
  • Let them know that they are respected and that you are seeking a “win/win” resolution.

 BLUE dot - Remember

  • Blues take things personally, and often seek “approval”.
  • Blues avoid confrontation, and tend to shut down if confronted.
  • Don’t expect feedback or answers immediately. Give them time to get a feel for what you are saying.
  • Discuss the behaviour, don't get personal.
  • If working well, let then know they are a valued member of the team.

(Dickson’s Dots™, Get Dotted!™)  Amy Scott Dots Quick Tips • © Red Gumboot Consulting Ltd & Amy Scott • All rights reserved