Some psychologists and coaches try to categorise people into those who navigate towards facts and figures and those who prefer to deal with the bigger picture.
Being able to label our thoughts and behaviours makes it easier for them to compare us all.
The Times columnist, David Aaronovich, defies such reductionist categorisation. His Tuesday columns illustrate how a thorough investigation of the facts is essential for understanding the bigger picture. A great example of this is his recent article “Haiti is real life, not an episode of Thunderbirds: Do we really expect heroes to swoop from the skies? It’s far too easy to criticise the rescue from the ignorance of home.” Check it out at: