I just saw a “game” on Facebook that got my attention. It said “Each of us possesses different types of personality that fall in the certain category. There are basically four types of people in this world. You can only fit into one of these four personalities; which one is it?”
The call to action was “Let’s play.”
Okay, I just can’t let that go. Granted it is Facebook which makes no claim to the authenticity or veracity of anything posted. And it is Facebook where we go these days for our news and opinions.
And it is kind of fun to see where you fall out in these “games.” Perhaps we learn a little something about ourselves, which helps us feel comfortable in our own skin. Learning and comfort can be a good thing.
So why did this get my attention?
Because it stereotypes, and stereotyping limits. (more…)