Chickering and Reisser (1993):
Typology theories describe distinct but relatively stable differences in perceiving the world or responding to it. They say that while we may travel in the same general direction, we own very different vehicles and we do not all drive the same way. (p.474)
Good faculty have the capability to recognize, appreciate, and develop these differences.
Chickering, A. W., & Reisser, L. (1993). Education and identity (2nd ed.). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.