The main characteristics of stage green include community, equality, idealism, & empathy.
Femininity and Sensitivity
Stage green is the first stage where feminine qualities begin to be valued above the masculine qualities.
This stage is known for its ability to tap into sensitivity and emotions. The world of intuition and feelings really begins to open up here. Logic and rationality take a backseat to our feelings in this stage.
The ability to tap into our emotions and sensitivities can help create personal internal healing as well as societal healing and change for the better.
Share The Love
There is a deep sense of love, care, and empathy that develops in stage green. This trickles into caring about human rights and taking care of the environment.
Think about the “peace and love” hippie when you think about stage green. There is a deep love for all humanity and the earth in this stage.
This greater access to our feelings in stage green is what fosters empathy and the desire to connect with others.
Community & Social Justice
Stage green swings back to a sense of community as opposed to the previous stage orange’s individual focus.
This stage values inclusivity and non-discrimination. Everyone should be included and have fair and equal treatment in the eyes of stage green.
There is a strong desire to connect with others for the sake of social change. We may connect to a sense of world injustice that creates a passion to change it and make the world a better and more fair place. Social justice movements are strongly stage green.
- Black lives matter movement
- New age spirituality
- Bernie Sanders
Pros and Cons
Every stage in spiral dynamics has its strengths and weaknesses and stage green is no exception.
Stage green works towards an ideal world that is fair, kind, and sustainable. All aspects of ourselves begin to be tapped into and accepted in this stage.
Lots of positive personal and societal change happens in stage green.
The opening of emotions in stage green can cause an air of rashness and a disregard for rationality at times. Feelings can be valued above thoughts and that can cause us to become carried away.
Stage green can have a nihilistic perspective, perceiving overwhelming injustice and inequality in the world. This can make the world seem cruel and depressing.
Stage green is like the hippie stage of spiral dynamics. It’s filled with love, community spirit, lots of new ideas, and heightened sensitivity.
Though there are pitfalls to this stage, stage green is all in all a period of growth, harmony, and positive change.
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