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    Default Describe Your Thought Process

    So I was doing some introspecting and this thread idea came to me. I searched, and there's some threads similiar, but not what I'm looking for.

    Basically, describe how you think. Interpret this how you want.

    For me:
    So my Ti tries to figure things out. I can't really consciously see the inner workings of the process, but it's basically like solving a jigsaw puzzle.
    You have a jigsaw puzzle, and you know the size of it, but you don't know what it's going to look like when it's finished. You have some pieces already in place, but there's a lot of holes everywhere. So I have a "sense" of what the final outcome is, but I don't know specifically what it is. I then ask myself questions that narrow down what I'm looking for. Equivalent to zooming in on a specific piece of the puzzle. I keep asking questions until I've zoomed down to the level of a single piece. So now I know the shape of the piece, my Ne/Si/whatever goes and finds the piece. If I'm lucky, the piece is connected to some others too. Then I move on to another area of the puzzle. Eventually enough pieces are filled in that you pretty much know what the picture is, although you can never find all the pieces. The puzzle is too big, and the pieces too well hidden.

    SO YEAH N STUFF.
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    This was a really hard question to answer. I never really realized how automatic my thought process was until I tried to describe it.

    The most I can come up with is that I allocate a "section" of my head to looking at a situation/problem from each angle I can think of at (what seems like) the same time. After each angle has played itself out a bit, they either intertwine and give me a solid thread to follow, or one angle stands out more than the other and aspects from other angles are used to follow that one.

    I have no idea if that made sense.
    The probability that I was procrastinating when I was typing this post:

    P(have big assignment due) = 0.6
    P(posting on TypoC) = 0.2
    P(having big assignment due | posting on TypoC) = 0.7

    P(posting on TypoC | having big assignment due) = .......


    Eh, I'll finish it later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cenomite View Post
    This was a really hard question to answer. I never really realized how automatic my thought process was until I tried to describe it.
    Indeed.

    The most I can come up with is that I allocate a "section" of my head to looking at a situation/problem from each angle I can think of at (what seems like) the same time. After each angle has played itself out a bit, they either intertwine and give me a solid thread to follow, or one angle stands out more than the other and aspects from other angles are used to follow that one.

    I have no idea if that made sense.
    I think I get it.
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    I can't describe it, I can only show it;

    Normal thoughts, Ne gone mad;



    When stressed, Ti overload;


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    Quote Originally Posted by Trinity View Post
    I can't describe it, I can only show it;
    Cheater! You just copied from that one thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Costrin View Post
    Cheater! You just copied from that one thread.
    Sure, but it was my post

    PS I cheated in that thread too cause thatís not even the first time Iíve posted them! Whatcha got to say about that buster?! *fronts*

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    My mind likes to make connections (Ni). It tries to shove everything together and insists they're all related in some obscure way... you just need to look to find that hidden pattern.

    If my mind's allowed to wander, it runs on to everything. Pretty much like a kid finger painting. Dabs their hands into everything and smear it all around. (And then poke a dot some where as the eye and call it a doggie. )

    Usually though my mind is on problem solving mode. Which means it works towards an objective. First thing I think about is defining the problem. Typically at this stage my mind comes up with a lot of mental models, analogies and imagery. Then it hunt through all the different related pathways in order to find solutions to the problem... then to analyze the different pathways to figure out which is the best option.
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    Usually my thought process is the same thought process used while playing pong. Exactly like that.

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    Copied and pasted from elsewhere:

    Most of my thinking is visual. A lot of things are mapped onto a mental model of the planet which I can zoom in and out of. The underlying connections/interactions are part of this mental world. Everything is multi-layered and I'm always spinning through what's already there to find new connections between concepts. The 'eureka' moments are quite addictive - there's often a euphoric rush when a new insight becomes apparent.
    ...so much smoke pouring out of each chromosome.

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    Hmm, this is near impossible to describe. But to the best of my ability.

    My thoughts are like soap bubbles floating around in my head. All these soap bubbles have recognitions, when I grab on to one bubble and pop it. I can spot all other similar/related bubbles and pop them at the same time. I then fix them up together and put the newly formed group of thoughts into one bubble. Eureka moment - getting all wet and soaky as a soap bubble explodes in my face.

    In more realistic terms, I gather scattered thoughts on a subject, and then form them into a new or an existing idea. Eureka moment - recognicing the familiarity of a certain thought that holds great potential in strengthening the idea that is being formed.

    And to use a real life metaphor. I'll break up small lego cars and create one big ass truck with the pieces. Eureka moment - Finding that one illusive special car that makes the truck that much more badass.

    That sorta makes sense to me, but in all honesty. It's mostly mystery to me too. :P

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