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Challenging our own biases

Amanda Krulis, Managing Consultant

If, like me, you enjoy sinking your teeth into reality TV, then you’ve been devotedly watching the new series of Love Island. I’m obsessed and can’t wait for my daily fix when I get home at night.

Surely I’m not alone in getting enjoyment out of analysing and unpacking the personalities or projected personalities of the contestants? In fact, I can see it in the contestants themselves as they try to understand each other! I don’t want to sound overly critical, but they tend to revert to classic stereotypes and descriptions like “Laura is like a really cool surfer type”. I think we can all agreed that this isn’t the most accurate form of personality profiling!

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