Is It a Duck or Is It a Rabbit?
Let's try an experiment. Here is a picture of a duck.

You are now going to be shown an optical illusion that can be seen in two different ways. You'll probably be able to see both images, but which image do you see first?

Click here to see the optical illusion.

Explanation: Probably you saw the duck first. It may have taken you a little longer to see the rabbit. When you were shown the duck, you knew what you were looking for. That is what we propose to do with Appreciating Differences Thru Colours: to make you aware of the four temperaments as represented by the four colours so that as you see behaviour in yourself and others you can identify which temperament is being displayed.

Where does temperament come from? As far as is known we are born with our temperament. We didn't choose it. It was just there. If you plant a tulip bulb, you don't expect a daffadil showing up next spring.

Effects of our environment: If you have ever grown a flower in the house and leave it by a window, you'll see that it leans towards the light. Even though it is the same kind of flower as you planted, it has been affected by the environment. It is believed that we are born with a specific dominant temperament, but the environment we are brought up in can influence our temperament. For instance a very outgoing and curious child could become quite fearful and withdrawn if brought up in a very strict and rigid household.

Does that put us into a box? We are still unique individuals with an infinite number of variables. With Appreciating Differences Thru Colours we are just looking for common behaviour patterns. When you look at a bouquet of tulips, if you look carefully, you can see differences in each flower.

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