me ask you this: would you object if our country’s leaders declared that
African-Americans aren’t capable of running for office because they were
unqualified? Would you get upset if Mexicans were barred from public
office because they weren’t “born” with the right skills? How would
you feel if suddenly a survey “proved” that women shouldn’t have the vote
after all, due to their lack of innate potential?
hope you are having a suitable Catalyst response: you would immediately
rebel against this sort of discrimination.
let me put something else to you: this sort of thing happens using Type
all the time, and no one challenges it.
was involved with a Type organization when it was suggested that volunteer work
be distributed within the group according to Type. How would that work, I
wonder. I suppose introverts wouldn’t be allowed to interface with the
public or give presentations? Perhaps they would be hidden away to do
“backroom” jobs. And of course we could never trust our treasury to an
“F” or a “P” for similar reasons, right? They simply aren’t born
with the skills needed to do that job. Certainly all SPs should be herded
into the nearest prison wholesale, and all the NTJs should be endowed with power
and authority immediately. Only “F’s” can be trusted to talk to
people, and everything technical should be left to NTs. SJs would be
assigned all the chores.
today I came across
an article that claimed only "Ns" make suitable managers.
have gotten emails from people complaining that their company was using Type to
decide what jobs people were assigned to, or what promotions would be given out.*
these forms of bigotry any different than those based on gender or
no wonder people are wary of Type when it’s applied in these unethical and
inappropriate ways. It's no wonder people “falsify type” or decide
they’re a type they aren’t.
don’t be guilty of these sins in your own use of type. When you talk
about the types, ask whether you could speak about [say] Japanese people the
same way... or Latinos. If you wouldn’t do that, then don’t speak
about the Types that way either.
you see how it's no different?
acts are illegal
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