Where are you?

According to Roger’s Innovation Adoption Curve, people fall into one of five categories. He defines the categories like this:
Innovators: Brave people pulling the change
Early Adopters: Respectable people, opinion leaders, who try out new ideas in a careful way.
Early Majority: Thoughtful people, careful, but accepting change more quickly than the average.
Late Majority: skeptical people, they will only use ideas or products when the majority are using them.
Laggards: traditional people, caring for the “old ways,” are critical towards new ideas and will only use them when become the main stream or even tradition.

Now, let’s have some fun. Read these descriptions to someone who knows you well and ask them which one you are. I would be willing to bet that most of us put ourselves on the more adventurous end of the spectrum than we really are. Post their responses as replies.

4 thoughts on “Where are you?

  1. steve ward on said:

    As we begin a search for a new pastor, many changes need to be made that do not effect the way we pray and worship. I may not like the changes but I know everything has its place.

  2. Shelby Wimberley on said:

    I don’t even have to ask…I know Toby would say I’m a laggard, but he’s definitely an innovator so someone has to put the brakes on every now & then!

  3. This poses a great observation: does situation dictate where you are in this scale all the time, sometimes, or not at all? As ARBC faces change, will some early majority people become early adopters? Can you function outside your modus operandi?

  4. I think I’m a “early majority” type of person & think Andrew would be a “late majority”.

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