In social groups, work groups, and families, we often see the diversity in values, beliefs, biases, and cognitive processes. It’s very normal. If we are more aware of it, it can lead to a better mutual understanding, appreciation, and collaboration. If we don’t, conflict arises unnecessarily.
There are four main groups of folks we can observe in families, in our patient population, and in society.
1. Some folks love to live life congruent with their “objective truths” above all else.
2. Some folks love to live life congruent with their values and what gives them the most inner harmony ie living life authentically and true to self above all else.
3. Some folks love to live life in whatever way “that works”. They are practical and realistic above all else.
4. Some folks love to live life in a way that gives the most outer or social harmony above all else.
So who is the best?