by: Kenneth Cossin
Bring in the Industrial Revolution to the word, argued to have begun in the 17th or the 18th Centuries. Loosely defined, the Industrial Revolution was a time when manual labor was being transformed into mechanically performed labor thus allowing easier production of goods.
Fast-forward to the 21st Century, and we begin to see the growth of, what I call, the “Right-brained Revolution.” For all intents and purposes, the Right-brained Revolution (a.k.a. The Creative Mind) began with the advent of computer technology in the 1960s and 1970s.
Allow me to take a step back for a moment. You may be asking yourself, “What about the left-brained individuals?” I’m getting there!
Psychologists and counselors have developed many tools for us to determine which we use more, our right brain or our left brain. One very interesting study is simply based upon answering a series of questions and then categorizing the answers into colors. This test is called The Personality Color Types.
Gold and orange personalities dominate today’s world, and green and blue are very uncommon. At this point I suggest you read about The Personality Color Types before continuing reading.
With the advent of the Industrial Age, we were forced to focus our minds on the qualities of gold and orange personalities. Green and blue personalities did not serve as important of a purpose during this time. I even believe that the gold and orange personalities played an integral part in the transformation of our world.
As we move into this new Era that I am calling The Right Brained Revolution, I am noticing that green and blue personalities are emerging as leaders. “How can a creative mind be a leader?” you may ask.
It all comes down to the simplicity of creating complex projects. Think about how easy it is to create whatever your mind can dream of on our computers simply by using the tools we have on our computers. Crafting designs, creating music, developing Web sites, drawing, painting, creating games… these are all readily accessible to the right-brained, blue and green thinkers.
Thus, why I foresee a new Era called “The Right-brained Revolution” on the world’s horizon.