Recently I’ve been reading and listening to a few typology enthusiasts and in quite a number of occasions something very unpleasant surfaced. “We, introverts are really special. There much less of us, the world is against us, yet we end up being at the most top paid jobs”. “We, intuitive people are really special. There much less of us, the world is against us, yet we are true geniuses, creators of everything new”, etc. Sorry, but for me this sounds… racist.
Talking about nature, I want to belong to a special group only if everyone else belongs to other SPECIAL groups. Every person could be incredibly inventive – in his or her own domain.
I never felt that the human civilisation is fine tuned to sensory extraverts or any other “common” personalities. Rather that the whole spectrum of us is better at solving any problems than a single person.
Talking about nurture, I don’t mind considering some groups more special than others. Peoples who achieved a lot. Even then, some who didn’t achieved much had the circumstances of their lives against them.
So rather than looking for reasons to feel special and above average lets find our tribes of like minded people and feel simply understood – without the pomp…