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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thin-slicing

    I've been reading Blink by Malcolm Gladwell and the examples he given show that think-slicing has it's benefits. Bloody good read.

    Are you someone who thin-slices or do you prefer to weigh up a decision with facts, experience and plenty of time?


    I used to thin-slice and allow the dice to roll as they may and i enjoyed that way of thinking and it suited my life style and personality. These days i tend to give myself plenty of time to come to a conclusion but unfortunately i rarely do come to a conclusion as i am able to weigh up both sides which ultimately leaves me in a neutral place which doesn't really help.

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    Interesting article. Sounds like thin-slicing might be correlated with Ne?
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    ^I don't know--I'd guess it's more a Je characteristic? I'm pretty sure I do it a lot.....in the name of efficiency.
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    Quote Originally Posted by saslou View Post
    I've been reading Blink by Malcolm Gladwell and the examples he given show that think-slicing has it's benefits. Bloody good read.
    I love that book!

    Are you someone who thin-slices or do you prefer to weigh up a decision with facts, experience and plenty of time?
    I keep the immediate instincts in mind but I don't make important decisions based on purely them. Although I guess if I get a strong reaction about something I'm more inclined to investigate if that reaction is apt or at least keep my mind open to the possibility of it being so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Kross View Post
    I love that book!
    Awesome
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    I get that feeling all the time, the more I think about something, the more convoluted it becomes.

    Individuals also believe that the effects of the phenomenon known as déjà vu happen within the same time frame of thin-slicing and might also have a direct correlation.
    No way o.O
    That's so cool that it can't be true, I blame these so called "individuals".
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    I prefer thinly sliced meat but thickly sliced cheese. The perfect sandwich is all in how the meat folds, and when it's thin you get more creative/robust folding.



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    Thin-slicing can't be magic. I imagine something like that needs to be trained. Is it maybe a just an ability developed at maturity when enough patterns have been observed and conclusions being experienced, i.e. Thick-slicing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JocktheMotie View Post
    I prefer thinly sliced meat but thickly sliced cheese. The perfect sandwich is all in how the meat folds, and when it's thin you get more creative/robust folding.
    me too. i like shaved, actually, when it comes to meat, but they get pissed at you at the deli counter because it takes so much longer.

    as for regular thin-slicing - i'd actually guess it as Ni. i'm totally better at broad patterns than quick recognition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JocktheMotie View Post
    I prefer thinly sliced meat but thickly sliced cheese. The perfect sandwich is all in how the meat folds, and when it's thin you get more creative/robust folding.
    Thin-sliced meat yes, but everyone knows cheese tastes best when grated.

    Quote Originally Posted by Qlip View Post
    Thin-slicing can't be magic. I imagine something like that needs to be trained. Is it maybe a just an ability developed at maturity when enough patterns have been observed and conclusions being experienced, i.e. Thick-slicing.
    Yes, in the book it described people who were quite knowledgeable in an area that had become highly attuned to the subtleties. One example was a tennis expert (I think he had coached professionally for years and/or played professionally) watching players serving on TV. He could predict to a high accuracy before they had even struck the ball whether they would double fault or not. He had no idea why he could tell and spent a lot of time trying to work out what he was picking up on.
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