by Greg Krehbiel on 7 February 2013
Beware, this is a grumpy post.
Some people tell me that I’m supposed to learn everybody’s personality type and learning style and whatever other style so I can treat them appropriately. Like I’m Burger King or something.
If the person is introverted, approach with the left foot. If extroverted, turn the right hand slightly inward. If they are an auditory learner, emphasize the verbs.
I’m kidding of course, but all this stuff simply wears me out.
And where did it all come from? Why can’t we just treat people decently and let everybody learn to deal with their own problems? Why do people expect special treatment because they’re an ESTJ, or R2D2, or whatever?
It would never cross my mind to tell my boss that I need verbal instructions because I’m a … whatever … and when Mom said “clean your room” I don’t think “but you didn’t tell me the right way” is a valid excuse for not doing it.
I don’t want to keep card files on my friends and customize my evites by the recipient’s Myers-Briggs profile.
If I need to learn things a certain way, that’s my problem. If I don’t like crowds, I stay away from crowds, … or I cope.
This idea that everything should be customized seems incredibly self-centered, wrong-headed and socially dysfunctional to me.
But then again, maybe that’s just because I’m a 32OP7 whooop! 49 zing 8.
-- 2013-02-07 » Greg Krehbiel