I do not knowingly perpetuate type bias.
I’ve observed rampant type bias on the internet with dismay — especially a bias against sensing types, spread of course by those who prefer to use intuiting to gather their information.
People with a preference for Sensing are often called “sensors” in a dismissive tone, and treated as second class citizens. It’s heartbreaking.
One type expert I know stated that this is a natural development for someone first learning type. It’s normal for someone to use type to bolster their projections and feel better about themselves at first. Over time, they will integrate realizations from their acting out, and eventually cease employing type as a means of rejection rather than understanding others.
Is that true?
Did I do that when I first discovered type?
I can’t remember. It was sooo long ago.
I’ll have to take the expert’s word for it.
Although it still bugs me.
The irony is that the person who prefers iNtuiting and is spewing hate and contempt probably had a Sensing type in their life whilst growing up to thank for ensuring they had food in their belly and a bed to sleep in, not to mention keeping the lights turned on.
One of the problems with widespread bashing of Sensing types is how it makes it unsafe for anyone to prefer sensing as their preferred means of gathering information. Many people who know they have a preference for sensing will either deny or even lie about their true preferences, just to avoid being scapegoated.
Years ago someone even accused me of *insulting* someone by wondering whether they had a preference for sensing, as if it were a deliberate slight. Yet, when you hold all the preferences as equally valuable, how can such a suggestion be received as a slight?
And then there’s the shame someone must feel if they have engaged in “sensor bashing,” only to discover they have sensing preferences themselves — who would want to make that painful admission?
Sometimes I let people know that by insulting Sensing types, they are unwittingly insulting my entire family — nearly all my family members prefer Sensing to iNtuiting. Did you really mean to insult my mother…? It’s occasionally useful to remind people that type is personal, and lives in the world with us.
So it’s kinda weird that I would share the following video, since it’s nothing but a hate-mongering rampage.
Here’s why I am.
First of all, it’s a cartoon, so that in itself telegraphs that it’s caricature. Second of all, by watching it, you grasp just how ridiculous the whole proposition is. It gets hilarious after a bit. Ultimately, it embarrasses the hateful person, which may be the reflective mirror someone needs to awaken them to their bias.
In that spirit, I offer it to you now. You may find it a tad jarring. (Warning: it’s filled with profanity.)
I’d love to hear your thoughts. Was it a mistake to share it? Does it encourage, or discourage, reprehensible behavior?