Dear Lucy,
You make a very good point here - that the pressures on us as individuals is to group together with those like us. I also agree that academic experts have for many years extolled the narrow and the same (for example, I find it amazing that much of personality theory often extols the personal inflexibility that comes with the notion of 'trait' and 'profile' and that people and companies have been hoodwinked into believing this is a good thing to take account of in recruitment etc.. The opposite is the case!

So thanks for your email. I look forward to the time when we are all diverse and inclusive and that is the 'in group'!