If some of us see this dress as white and gold and others see it as blue and black and some even see it as blue and gold, can you imagine how many conflicts are built on a difference in perception? What are the larger implications here? How can you use this to help you next time you are in a disagreement with a spouse, a boyfriend, a girlfriend, a coworker, a child? Can this help you with conflict resolution? What color do you see?
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P.S. I see white and gold! No question about it! 🙂
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This post was created by Kristin Barton Cuthriell, MEd. MSW, LCSW. Kristin is a licensed psychotherapist and author of the book, The Snowball Effect: How to Build Positive Momentum in Your Life.
Playamart - Zeebra Designs says
ha; if i were to paint that image, the color would be blue! but our brains tell us that it’s white.
yes, we should try to give that other person the ‘benefit of the doubt’ – and i’ve learned, it’s really not important if someone says they like my painting of airplanes in the sky — when those painterly objects were representing birds! let go of ego, and the disagreement vaporizes.