How Trying to Be “Normal” Makes You Mediocre

Psychologist and global speaker says fear of judgement can lead to fear of exceptionalism. Downplaying personal characteristics to appear more ‘normal’ is a common practice in American culture. In fact, according to one recent survey, 61% of working Americans admit to “covering” at work; ie disguising or underplaying personal characteristics in order to appear more acceptably ‘normal’. (Deloitte: Uncovering Talent report, 2013)

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