Analytical Analytical

Took a Wilson Social Styles class at work this week. I enjoyed the class but it seems to have given co-workers additional justification for rejecting my contributions. "Oh, you're just being analytical." (This is particularly ironic when said by an analytical person.) Yet the same ideas are considered wonderful when emanating from the mouths of others.

It never occurred to me that the super bright people working at a national laboratory would be unable to fathom that there might be multiple valid paths to multiple valid solutions rather than being rigidly inflexible that their way is the one true way and everyone else is wrong. It's not a zero sum game folks. We might all be right. We definitely all have something to contribute and the fact that I contribute doesn't mean that you suck.

Methinks it is time to find a new place to work.


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