Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Saturday, June 06, 2009

Hasty Generalization

All of us know that before generalizing something, we need to have looked at many instances of it. One day, my friend said that Europeans don't behave properly, the reason being that he met an impolite European. Another day, another friend of mine, said that he stopped buying from a particular brand, since he had bought a particularly product from that brand that unfortunately turned out to be defective. All these, as you can see, are generalizations based on a small number of instances - in this case its awfully only one. In fact all of us do this, including me. All of us try to fit a model for anything we see, try to sketch a character to a person just as we see (even before we interact) and in many cases say negative things about a product even before it is released. Imagine what will happen if your interviewer is such a person?

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Personality Test - 3

Check out my personality test results two years back. And this one's now.

You Have A Type A Personality

You are hyper and energetic - your mind is always active

You tend to succeed at everything you attempt

And if you don't succeed at first, you quickly climb your way to the top!

You could be called a workaholic, but you also make time for fun

As long as something is competitive, you're interested

You have the perfect personality for success in business and athletics