It's OK to be different, Embrace Diversity

The demographic makeup of United States society has changed dramatically in the last 25 years, and it will continue to change. Living and working in our society will require that each of us become increasingly aware of the challenge of cultural change. It's OK to be different.

Human diversity means differences among people. It’s all of us in our rich and infinite variety.

Diversity includes everyone, because people differ from one another in many ways. In other words, there are many dimensions of diversity.

The following are just a few dimensions of diversity:


Religious beliefs

Race Marital status


Parental status



Physical and mental ability


Sexual orientation



Geographic location

Veteran status

As you can see, diversity is very broad in scope and it includes all of us. However, some dimensions of diversity have more impact than others on the opportunities people have.

It's OK to be different. And is a must the social skills to embrace our diffences.

Emotional Intelligence skills are key to embrace diveristy:



Social awareness


It's OK to be different. Manage the emotions associated to diversity with emotional intelligence skills.

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