‘Personality and pizza in 30 minutes or less?’ Moving beyond introvert-extrovert labels

People don’t typically walk around with labels on their chest stating who or what they are. But in our interactions with others, we often do exactly that. We slap labels on people and never let them take them off.

Like introvert or extrovert for example. I’ve heard these terms discussed from time to time, often with frustration or resignation. I haven’t personally come across anyone who loves these labels, who is thrilled to be classified in these ways. Yet we behave as if these concepts will be here for all time. I’ve never been a total convert.

Our culture is saturated with references to these personality types. We see articles on the latest interpretation of introverts and extroverts, some of which hint at the wish to be free from these limiting categories.

Increasingly, authors are tackling the topic. Continue reading “‘Personality and pizza in 30 minutes or less?’ Moving beyond introvert-extrovert labels”

Editorial: Lower speed zone a good idea

Saskatoon motorists heading to the lakes on Highway 11 over the Victoria Day long weekend probably had to hit the brakes and reduce their speed just a little bit north of Warman.
Surprise! The provincial Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure instituted a 90 kilometer per hour speed limit in the vicinity of the Highway 11 junction with Highway 305, where a new overpass is being built.
According to a spokesperson with the Highways Ministry, the reduced speed zone is due to the overpass construction, and is expected to remain in effect until the project is completed in the fall of 2019. Continue reading “Editorial: Lower speed zone a good idea”

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