Characterizations don’t divide, they can be used to unify, like in the business talent endeme set. There are 22 talents. Rather than dividing people into 22 groups, each person has an endeme with all of the talents at various levels, so everyone has a degree of commonality.
Most personality categorization systems divide people into things like the 4 personality types. Systems divide people into four groups. Categorization divides, characterization unites.
The MTBI is sort of a hybrid. it divides people into 16 groups based on 8 possible areas for commonality and gives each person a characterization of four characteristics.
The problem I have had with finding a venue for This Stack is that the net has been so severely subdivided by categorization that there is not a place for generalists like me, or for people talking about general ideas. To solve this we could build a social network based on characterization instead.
Some possible benefits of a Social Network based on Characterization:
- a place for generalization to bring people together based on shared characteristics/characterizations.
- Maybe someday include attention management from interest characterizations.