Dominant Minority = 5%


By anthonykreiner, 11 November, 2009

I recently read a book by Colin Wilson in which he raises the interesting fact of a Dominant Minority: these belong to a group representing 5% of the population, the creative thinkers who challenge systems.

Probably made up of self-actualisers.

Apparently, this statistic was proved during the Korean War, when the Chinese realized that they only needed to control this minority [the enterprising type] amongst the prisoners of war and that the rest [the passive type] could be left with almost no guards at all.

The implications are startling.

This apparently applies to the animal kingdom as well [zoology].