We all adore Yellows, and they have amazing strengths, but they’re not exempt from limitations, just like the other colors. Today, we want to help Yellows recognize some of those limitations and point out ways they can try to overcome them so they can be healthy, or in other words, so they can live primarily within their strengths and not their limitations. Yellows, bear with us for just a moment while we point out some things that may be painful for you to hear!
Yellows can be self-centered
Like we said, we adore you, but other people enjoy attention sometimes too. Yellows can be self-centered, which is frustrating for their loved ones. Although your friends and family members surely find you entertaining and lovable, they probably want to get a word in too. They would appreciate if you asked about their life and let the focus be on them sometimes. Next time you’re in a social situation, try to ask other people what they want to do or what’s going on with their life. Try to be more aware of how you might be focusing too much on number one and shift your focus. It might be unnatural for you to do, but it’ll be worth it!
Yellows can be interrupters
We know Blues can be long-winded, Reds can be more than ready to prove their point and Whites may not say much, but no one likes to be interrupted, regardless of how you are feeling about the conversation. We realize you probably don’t mean to interrupt, but recognizing it as a habit may help you be more aware of how often you do it. Next time you feel inclined to interrupt someone in the middle of their story or comment, physically bite your tongue (not hard, though!). While you surely have something fun or important to say, it can wait until your friend or family member is done talking.
Yellows can be impulsive
While your spontaneity can be fun, your impulsiveness may cause you great regret. Being impulsive can lead you into debt, bad relationships or dangerous situations. Next time you feel yourself on the brink of making an impulsive decision, tell yourself you are going to give it one night’s sleep. If you’re wanting to buy a house and are feeling the pressure of putting an offer down right away, step back and ask yourself if you need more time to think about it. If you can afford more time, give yourself a day to think on it, even if you feel pretty sure you’re going to say yes. This may help alleviate regret down the road.
Yellows can be afraid to face facts
You are happy and optimistic, which is wonderful, but if a negative or difficult situation comes along, you tend to be afraid of facing the facts. This may cause you to procrastinate being upfront with someone or to let yourself live in denial. We don’t want you to cause yourself hurt and we also don’t want you to be wishy-washy with other people. Although it may be a challenge, try facing facts head on, even when they are difficult. You don’t have to spend too much time thinking about them if it’s overwhelming at first, but allow yourself to at least confront them and give them the immediate attention they require.
Once you start to overcome these limitations, we think you’ll find there’s even more to love about you. Others will appreciate it, too! Yellows, thanks for being so much fun—now try to take on a bit of a challenge!
—The Color Code Team