This is not a dirty picture.

photoSo. I incorporate lots of my marker-on-flipchart paper drawings into our trainings. This is my rendition of a chameleon, which represents one of the classic responses to conflict: accommodation — going with the flow, not making waves, ceding to others’ needs, etc.

In a recent training, here is more or less what went down when I showed this drawing:

Me: OK. What’s this a picture of?

Participant X:  It’s two lizards having sex.

Me: What? No, it’s just one lizard —  a chameleon.

Participant X:  Nope, I’m seeing two lizards getting busy.

Me: No really, it’s just supposed to be one lizard. You must have a dirty mind.

Participant X: You’re the one who draws the dirty pictures.

And…scene.

 

 

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