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Why you shouldn't label people so vaguely

Updated: Jun 16, 2021

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Our mind has a tendency to sort people by groups. As soon as we meet someone new, we send him or her into one of our mental groups. It can take us less than 5 minutes after we have met someone, to label them as something in our head.




Our mind has a tendency to sort people by groups. As soon as we meet someone new, we send him or her into one of our mental groups. It can take us less than 5 minutes after we have met someone, to label them as something in our head.


My best guess on why we find somehow useful to group people, is that we think that in this way we can understand them better. That might be true until a certain point, but it can become quite limiting when it comes to building a meaningful relationship with another human being


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