Inspired by my post on the types of architects, Michael has blogged on architect behavior: the Purist vs. the Realist. I leaned heavily to the purist side earlier in my career, but I have evolved to be more middle-of-the-road between the two. (note the use of the word “more” implying that I have not yet reached the middle-of-the-road).
Michael implied that I care about title and function more than behavior. Of course, no one has “Realist Architect” on their business card. I guess I’m wondering: if we asked this question on a survey (Are you a total purist, mostly purist, slightly purist, middle of the road, slightly realist, etc?) would anyone answer it?