In the first part of Social DNA
we looked at four basic
personality types. In this article, we
look at the second focus of Social DNA, perception.
People have different perceptions because of their paradigms. A paradigm is a pattern or map for understanding
and explaining certain aspects of reality.
Every day we have people with different maps coming to the same office,
facing the same reality but because of their maps, they interpret that reality differently.
Paradigms are formed by past experiences. We all grow up differently, even if we come
from the same culture. We must become aware
of the perceptions of others who interact with us. Again, the first step is an awareness of our own perceptions and
with what paradigm we are living and how that will affect our behavior. We all have a distorted sense of reality and,
therefore, we need to understand our own perceptions. This will lead to a greater respect and understanding for the
perceptions of those with whom we interact.
We need to expect the Social DNA of each individual that we
work or socialize with to be different, some more different than others. Become aware of the differences as soon as
possible and adapt to each specific personality and each specific perception.