The Dismissive says, “No, that’s not what I think.” They don’t take the time to hear why you do what you do. They don’t care. That’s because they think they have it all figured out.
“You read mainstream books? Eh, Malcolm Gladwell and Jim Collins are nothing to Plato.”
“You drink soy milk? You’re effeminate.”
Many, many people are Dismissives. This is because most people tend to think they’re right about most things.
Dismissives are dead wrong, and in my opinion, one of the worst kind of people.
Ignorant conviction breeds prejudice. Proper understanding rests on continuous reasoning, which may be defined as an open mind and an open heart to the experiences and most intimate, complex dispositions of the people in our lives.