Keep your eyes on the stars but keep your feet on the ground.’
- Theodore Roosevelt
Here we look at the second RIDO scale: How you prefer to gather and use Information: Practical or Creative; and provide three simple exercises for the time conscious to distinguish the two concepts at either end of this scale.
Of all the RIDO Scales, it is this one that seems to bring out the stereotypes! Repeatedly using the term Extrovert and Introvert (as in ‘Extroverts do this’, and ‘Introverts like that…’) can unintentionally have the effect to categorising people. A way to avoid this labelling is instead of saying ‘Extrovert’ and ‘Introvert’; try: ‘people with a preference for Extroversion/Introversion’. While it takes longer to say, it does help avoid ‘boxing’. It’s also consistent with the idea that we can all do Extroverted and Introverted things, it’s just we tend to prefer one over the other.