Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Problems with Classifying People

There are two problems with classifying people. The first is that we are often so very bad at it. It takes a lifetime for a person to become what they are, and most of us never stop “becoming”. Yet one person might try to classify another after being introduced and shaking their hand. I have known people who were proud of their ability to size people up instantly. Of course, they always turned out to be right about the person. I was always amazed, because I didn’t have that ability myself – I was slow, it usually took me a few days to figure someone out.

Doing the Right Thing
and Achieving All Your Goals at the Same Time



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