Okay, I admit...
I'm lazy. And not just around the house but intellectually lazy.
I've realized lately what a fraud I am. I graduated with honors in college, and I quickly "rose to the top" in my past corporate career (thank god, that's over)!.
But it's not because I can "think".
It's because I know how to sort through information and find that which is necessary for me to succeed. And I rely heavily on this talent.
I honestly don't care how most things work. I just want to know how to apply the key points to my situation. I want an outline to follow. Tell me the grammatical rules ("i before e except after c", comma splices, etc.), and I'll follow them to a "t", but tell me the parts of a sentence (prepositions and all that mumbo jumbo), and you'll lose me. It's just not relevant to me.
In school, I memorized only what I needed to know in order to ace the test. I can honestly say that I've probably only retained 10% or less of what I "learned" in college. That's the problem...I didn't really learn much of anything. I memorized.
What's interesting, though, is that I'm great at troubleshooting and clarifying. And I think I overuse my critical thinking skills. I'm quite the "killjoy" in my family.
Help me out here. What personality temperaments/types and/or cognitive processes are at play (or absent) in my situation?