When you think, can you notice how you think? Do you hear yourself talking in your head or maybe it's more like a reading? Maybe you mainly see pictures and movies in your head, or... maybe you just have the feeling of associating stuff.
This question can be translated to: "Are you Visual, Auditory or Kinesthetic thinker?" Most people do a little bit of all three but there is usually a dominant one.
We all prosses information differently, some use pictures in their mind, some will hear themselves talk or some talk, some will just have associative thinking and will have a "feeling" for things. Until now you may have thought that the way you think is the way everyone thinks, well... you are wrong.
Three types of thinkers
You feel like most of the thinking done in your head is in a form of pictures and movies? The visual thinkers will usually see images and movies in their mind. Their brain is like a google search for images and they can picture something in their mind pretty easily from memory or even from nothing. Visual thinkers will typically use terms like: "I can totally see it" "see man..." "I can imagine that" you get the Idea...
These types are excelling in painting, sculpturing, digital design, photography, industrial design and basically anything involved visuality and visual creativity. Other types of thinkers (like myself), may have a little difficulty visualizing things in their mind and really hard time trying putting it to paper (painting for example).
Kinesthetic or Pattern Thinkers
This type really focuses on his feeling and have an associative kind of thinking. The kinesthetic is an emotional person who has to feel things before he can learn them. They won't rush into a decision and they will want to feel it's right before doing it.
The pattern thinkers are really good ant distinct patterns as the name suggest and they can see logic and connection between two things much easier. They use words such as "I feel" or "i don't feel" a lot. They really excel at cooking, software engineering, math, programming and stuff involved pattern seeking. The way they think is by associating stuff and most of the stuff usually also associated with feelings.
Auditory or Verbal Thinkers
You verbalize things, talk to yourself ? The verbal thinkers tend to speak to themselves in their mind a lot, they can listen to full songs in their head and they are good speakers. They can memorize things by hearing them, I spent most of my school-days without writing anything in my notebook and just listening. They are also people with very expressive personalities and that have a lot of communication abilities. They know how to express themselves very well and they like to listen to others.
Those people excel in writing, socializing, journalism, acting, and of cause music! (although other types can show musical talents as well). Basically, anything that can be put into words. They usually use predicates like: "that sounds good" "I can tell its right" "listen" and so on.
Focus on your strengths
I think this can really be used in education. If the parents and the education system can find how the kids think they can also move them into the direction that they will excel in and also enjoy more. Many people go and learn stuff that not really interest them and they wind up not being that good at them. While people who focus on their strengths usually get into high places, invent more stuff and live more happily doing the stuff they like.
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