THINK Acronym for Kinder and More Effective Communications (Infographic) February 24, 2016 Reading Time: Less than 1 min Share311Tweet3Share40Pin3K4K SharesThis THINK acronym and infographic helps us communicate more kindly with others. Originally the THINK acronym was created to help reduce online bullying (to be used before posting something on Social Media), but it's actually useful for all our communications... Where Could You Enrich Your Communications with the THINK Acronym? To deepen your learning, ponder the questions below: How could the THINK Acronym help your clients? How could you use this THINK acronym in workshops or groups? Where could THINK help you in your relationships (work, home, socially)? Where could you post this THINK infographic to reduce online (or other) bullying? Who else could find this acronym helpful? Finally, if you liked this THINK Acronym Infographic on Kindness and Communication, you may also like: Be Brave – Be Authentic – Be Fabulous! By Ruby McGuire Healthy Conflicts: What's Underneath the Anger Costume? By Julia Menard 5 Conflict Tips and a Powerful Model to Make Your Conflict Conversations Run More Smoothly! Categories: Coaching Inspiration, Conflict Management, Difficult Clients, Infographics, Maximising Effectiveness, Question Sets, Self-Management, Walking our Talk 14 Comments Lynda Monk February 29, 2016 Hi Emma, do you know the original source of THINK? It is a great tool, thank you for sharing it! Warmly, Lynda Reply Emma-Louise February 29, 2016 I did some research and couldn't find the original source. It seems to have originated as an anti-bullying acronym for social media posting. But sadly, no luck as to finding the origin! 🙂 Warmly, Emma-Louise Reply Rochelle Blaszczyk June 23, 2017 I knew the THINK acronym well before there was such a thing as "online" anything. Don't know who created it, but it didn't have anything to do with online bullying. However, it is a great acronym to live by and remind us that our words have consequences. Reply Claire June 13, 2018 i believe it is based upon a Buddhist saying: Before you speak, let your words pass through 3 gates: Is it true? Is it necessary? Is it kind? Reply Pam November 15, 2016 Many times there are infographs...where can I get a copy of them as a poster like the "think' one? Reply Emma-Louise November 15, 2016 Dear Pam, great question. You can always "right-click" on the image, save or copy the image and then print it if you'd like a copy to refer to! Warmly, Emma-Louise Reply Peggy Baldwin January 1, 2017 I'm trying to find the source also. I've heard it for many years, way before social media. Reply Emma-Louise January 2, 2017 Dear Peggy, well, if you ever do find the source, I'd love to hear about it. And if I find the source, I'll share it here too. Warmly, Emma-Louise Reply Pamela May 10, 2017 In 1932 A 4 Way Test was created by Rotarian Herbert J Taylor 1. Is it the Truth? 2. Is it Fair to all concerned? 3. Will it build Goodwill and Better Friendship? 4. Will it be Benefical to all? Reply Emma-Louise May 11, 2017 Thank-you Pamela - that's lovely! I have heard it before, but didn't know where it was from 🙂 Warmly, Emma-Louise Reply Rocio July 12, 2018 Hello 🙂 I would like to share this graphic for a blog post I am doing. I would like to keep it attached to your website so coaches can find it. Let me know if this is okay with you, please 🙂 Reply Emma-Louise July 16, 2018 Hi Rocio, this is fine with us! We designed our infographics to be helpful - and shareable! Warmly, Emma-Louise Reply Claudia April 3, 2019 I found you in a Google search as I couldn't remember the "I" in THINK! I was given this back in the 1980s in management training programs, long before online bullying needed the refresher. Reply Emma-Louise April 3, 2019 Hi Claudia, thank-you for your comment! That's great to hear - I've had trouble finding the origin of this acronym! It's been around for quite a while then! Warmly, Emma-Louise Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.