Accept the past. Live for the present. Look forward to the future. Robot Fusion
"As our island of knowledge grows, so does the shore of our ignorance." John Wheeler
"[A] scientist looking at nonscientific problems is just as dumb as the next guy." Richard Feynman
"[P]etabytes of  data is not the same thing as understanding emergent mechanisms and structures." Jim Crutchfield
Only scores 60 and above indicate an actual preference.
I would not start comparing your Idealist and Realist score,
since your Synthesist and Pragmatist aren't far behind.
You have to look at what all your scores are really "saying."
I see an overall flat pattern with them, except for the Idealist.
That's why you scored 66.
Perhaps it's subconscious on your part, but it's there.
Wait awhile and then do a retest.
I have taken that test 5 or 6 times in the last 2 years,
and my scores have always indicated the same thing.
I'm a Synthesist-Realist. (Balancing contradiction! )
If you're interested, I highly suggest getting Harrison and Bramson's book:
THE ART OF THINKING.
(A copy of the test is also in the book.)
Okay I read the "how to know a __________ when you see one..." parts for each of the thinking styles in that book (on Amazon just now), and the synthesist sounds just like how I behave, and how people have told me that I behave. Yet synthesist was my lowest score on the test. I wonder what's going on with that?
(did this test while fighting not to fall asleep)
Am I lazy?
("better" state of mind, not "high" due to low bloodsugar and bad sleep)
Which factors might influence ur results in this test?
Exept the obvious ones;
You want to be a certain thinking style, and therfor choosing options for beneficial "visual" result(thinking style never really changed)
You are tired, and therefor stressing through the test(why take it in the first place then)
My synthesist score went down 9 points. Could you say, just to be as vague I can be as possible, that certain thinking styles are more active during certain mental-stages?