Critical Thinkers vs List People

From a Reddit discussion about parents realizing their kids aren’t that bright:

“One group is like your first two kids, critical thinkers, self empowered types. Show them the concept, talk about the goal and they’ll pick up the pieces and run with it. … Group 2 I call the list people. The didn’t want to hear about concepts. They didn’t want to have too many choices. Too many choices frustrates and confuses them. They will actually tell you that YOU are the stupid one because you made it too complicated by having too many ways to do the same thing or you are drowning people in too many choices. These people you would have to approach training as a list. … The List People outnumbered the Critical Thinkers by about 10 to 1 at the “I at least have a high school diploma or GED” level. When you get out numbered like that. They gang up and call everyone else stupid. If a List Person is in charge and you are a Critical Thinker, beware and be careful how you phrase things.”

Full discussion: jaeldi comments on Parents of reddit, when did you realize your kid was stupid? Not just simple-minded but downright stupid; and how did you feel about that?.





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