Rebecca Blake wrote:Wow! Looking at that population distribution chart (thanks for sharing!) I just can’t believe Permies are generally the least common personalities!
I wonder how this will direct the permaculture movement. If it is most appealing to a small percentage of the global population, how will we successfully go about spreading the message and passion for permaculture? Will we be stuck in only recruiting from this small group?
Or perhaps rather than a weakness, this is a strength. Surely almost all revolutionary ideas begin with the dreamers.
Or maybe it is not a matter to worry over at all, because our Permies sample is only measuring those who are attracted to Paul’s style of permaculture and may not accurately represent other permaculture followers who engage in other communities more.
Now, I’d be very interested to see if historical revolutionaries have been sparked by a certain personality type... no matter the nature of the revolution.
Greg Martin wrote: Rebecca, I think you hit it on the head with innovations stemming from the dreamers. I think every group is bringing something important to our society and the dreamers bring innovations like permaculture to the early adopters who then bring it to the larger group. Here's the classic innovation diffusion model:
There are more evolved models too, which add things like a chasm that you have to get past to gain traction into the mainstream:
I think permaculture is in the early adopters stage and working towards or through the chasm right now (which I'm confident that we're going to succeed in jumping).
Andrea Locke wrote:INTP, here. In good company with Warf, Yoda, Hermione Granger and Sherlock Holmes. Possibly also Gandalf, although there seems to be some discussion of where he fits.
Rebecca Blake wrote:
I’m curious, how do you think permaculture will make the jump from ‘scarcity’ to ‘social proof’ as is shown in second chart?
What’s your guess of how many % early adopters we have?
I definitely see how it is gaining traction, as I am new to permaculture (came due to Covid) but even then I have gotten 3 friends very excited about it! Perhaps it’s the times bringing us to permaculture. If that’s the case, now is better than ever to jump the chasm.
Eric Hanson wrote:I love this survey!
Being a psychology teacher, I use a version of this in class and it takes about a week to take the survey and go over all the results. We do not cover all 16 individual types, but focus on the four basic groups--SP's, SJ's, NT's, NF's. Every year, without fail, students are amazed at how accurately the analysis describes their own personality.
I love it!