Written by EILEEN CONN
So we are all built like that. But we also have the potential capacity for overriding those instant judgements with a few more seconds thought from the more evolved parts of our brain which can assess the risk in a considered way. One of the difficulties in explaining this sequence of ideas is that generally the latter part isn’t heard and the fact that the ‘bad’ instant behaviour is natural is taken as that is all that is possible and is an excuse and justification for the bad behaviour.
I suppose your associating tribal defensive/aggressive behaviour with purple, which I agree with, is also saying that in that condition the more evolved part of the brain are not being employed as the instant limbic brain reactions are allowed to dominate behaviour without further reflection and analysis.
Maybe another challenge is how we can develop ways to help more people make those thoughtful journeys.