Forms of Cognitive Diversity

Goals

To understand the different forms of cognitive diversity that are never talked about in order to publish an article on Forbes.

Early Findings

Intoversion

  • A large proportion of the world's population is comprised of introverts, who belong all ethnicities, age groups, genders, religions, etc. Even then, the society favors extroverts, specifically in educational and work environments, and introverts keep believing there's something wrong with them.
  • "Introversion isn't a choice – experts agree that introversion/extroversion is genetic. Furthermore, research has shown there are brain-level differences between introverts and extroverts that result in real differences in how they think, process information, interact with others, and work best."
  • An introvert may be a white heterosexual male but they can still face discrimination because they are an introvert.

Poor Background

  • "The majority of the poor in the world are “working poor”, in the rural and urban informal sectors, who work long hours and combine multiple activities but are still unable to earn enough to meet their basic needs."
  • Perceptions of “class” and socio-economic status have always permeated UK life and will continue to do so.

Proposed next steps:

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Our initial research suggests that information pertaining to the three forms of cognitive diversity and discrimination based on them is scarcely available. We recommend further research into each type of diversity to explore how it affects career of an individual and/or workplace issues relating to the same, including an explanation of what that diversity is, where applicable. Please specify if you want to focus on a specific geography, e.g. the US or a global focus is okay.
Alternatively, we can cover all three areas but with a broad/overarching (not-so-detailed) coverage to each.