It is good to share ideas, but not wise to share them with everyone.
Here are 9 kinds of people that you should beware of:
1/ The idea rejecters: People who reject ideas without proposing a different one do not offer constructive feedback. They don’t see the potential in other ideas or may be closed-minded. This type of person can harm the creative process and hinder innovation.
2/ The idea hijackers: These individuals take credit for other people’s ideas and try to manipulate the conversation to make it seem like their idea was the one that was chosen. They do not have any original ideas of their own and instead try to take credit for the work of others.
3/ The idea stealers: Like idea hijackers, these individuals take credit for other people’s ideas but use them for their benefit. They do not have any original ideas of their own and instead try to take credit for the work of others to further their career or agenda.
4/ The idea blockers: These individuals don’t necessarily reject ideas but may resist change or new ideas. They are comfortable with the status quo and don’t want to disrupt the current way.
5/ The idea pushers: These individuals are overly aggressive in promoting their ideas without considering the needs or perspectives of others. They are not open to feedback or constructive criticism and are challenging to work with.
6/ The idea gatekeepers: These individuals have much power or influence in a particular group or organization and only consider ideas from within their inner circle. They are not open to outside perspectives or resist change from external sources.
7/ The idea overthinkers: These individuals spend too much time analyzing and critiquing ideas without taking action. They are perfectionists afraid to take risks or make mistakes, to harm progress and growth. When you share ideas with them, they will tell you what is wrong with your idea.
8/ The idea underminers: These individuals actively work to undermine or sabotage the ideas of others, either through negative comments or by intentionally withholding support. They are jealous or threatened by the opinions of others and try to undermine them to maintain their position or influence.
9/ The idea dismissers: These individuals dismiss ideas without giving them a fair chance, often based on preconceived notions or biases. They are not open to new perspectives or resist change that challenges their beliefs or values.
Being aware of these different types of individuals can help you navigate personal and professional relationships more effectively.