Wordle

by James McLeod

WHAT DO YOUR WORDS SAY ABOUT YOU 

If a picture paints a thousand words, then what can a thousand words paint? Would your painting of words reveal a little more of the ‘real you’ behind the exterior mask? And finally, if you were able to see for yourself the selection of words that you choose and the frequency with which you choose them, could you learn more about the way you interact with others and what blind spots you might need to be addressing?

WORDLE IS A BLANK CANVAS WAITING FOR YOUR WORDS 

Wordle generates “word clouds” from text that you provide when in written format or for words you say when spoken out loud. The clouds give greater prominence to words that you use more frequently – so that the cloud paints a picture about how you communicate and what is currently of the most importance to you. The words used with regularity appear larger in the cloud and can reveal what it is that is currently at the front of your thoughts as well as those words that are permanently embedded in your automatic behavioural programmes.

WORDLE AS A COACHING TOOL

I am a Master Coach in the Executive Training & Leadership work space- coaching Individuals and Organizations to pursue mastery in their lives. It dawned on me that this Wordle tool could provide me with a valuable frame to help my Clients see with their own eyes their speech patterns. Then we could work through reversal – change the words, change the thoughts, change the emotional charge, change the reality and change the outcome a powerful process.

Wordle can be found on the web and can be played by utilizing an App. My favourite is the free app found on the Wordle website itself at www.wordle.net. Give it a try and see what your painting teaches you about the way you think, feel, and act.