How Versus Why–And Why It’s Important

The newest member of On the Fence Voters wrote a very thoughtful … and thought-provoking … post yesterday that I would like to share with you this afternoon. I hadn’t thought to categorize people in this way before, and I suspect that most people are some combination of these two, but what he says makes a lot of sense. Take a look …

On The Fence Voters

Keeping in mind the crucial caveat that there are exceptions to almost every rule, I will attempt to persuade those reading this missive that we can accurately place every human into one of two categories. Category one is made up of how people. Category two is made up of why people. How people tend to be doers; they accomplish beneficial tasks–or at least want to do so. Why people tend to be dreamers, thinkers. They might also accomplish beneficial tasks, but they are more likely to want to discover why those tasks the how people accomplish are beneficial.

How People

How people tend to be hard-working blue-collar folks. If they attended any college, it probably was a community college or a trade college. It’s likely that during their career-preparation years they had only marginal interest in subjects outside those that pertained to their chosen profession…

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16 thoughts on “How Versus Why–And Why It’s Important

    • It is interesting … I think that most all of us are some combination of both. I do, however, think that some of the more … um … rigid-in-thought evangelicals are very much How people, without much deep thought or ability to question the “why” and “wherefore” of situations. And yes, I’m hedging a bit here because I’m really not in the mood for one of them to come screeching down at me and start an argument 😉

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    • Who? What? When? Where? Why? I think all of us are multi-faceted and have some of each in varying proportions. I am a Why and How person, I think, always seeking to understand, for in understanding a problem, we can find a solution … sometimes … unless it involves closed minds. Sigh.

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