I’ve often seen articles that say there are some number ‘X’ types of people in this world, and I’ve often been disappointed by the categorisations and characterisations used in these types of articles, so I thought I’d write my own … and begin in the title by acknowledging that there are many types of types (Y) as there are perspectives (X) to categorise them – so here is mine.
- People who mean well, and to a significant degree understand (conceptually) how to deliver their intention;
- People who mean well, have a significant understanding of the data, but have come to the wrong conclusions;
- People who mean well, but have only a limited understanding of how to deliver their intention;
- People who mean well, but have no idea (or only misinformed ones) about what’s wrong & how to deliver solutions;
- People who say they mean well, but are completely full of shit and don’t mean well at all;
- People who say they mean well, and who mean it, but their perspective is so fucked they’re dangerous;
- … and people who just don’t care.
So what’s that? … Y = 7 (& X = 7+ billion).
So there you go, there are 7 types of people in this world, and this has been no more helpful to you than any other article about how many types of people there are in the world …
SO IN CONCLUSION: next time you see an article about “how many types of people there are in the world”, you can remember back to this one, and ignore the next one as completely meaningless fluff … thus saving yourself a whole bunch of time reading it … and if we’re really lucky, this one will go viral & no one else will ever write another of those stupid articles … then you can think “thanks Trev”, and I’ll think back “you’re welcome” (because with more brain space free for meaningful thought, we’ll discover telepathy).