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    Default InQ Thinking Styles Test-- Harrison and Bramson

    The InQ assesses five different thinking styles - synthesist, idealist, pragmatist, analyst and realist.

    Synthesists are integrators.
    They delight in finding relationships in things which, to others, have no apparent connection.
    In a group discussion, they are likely to champion an opposite point of view, and are therefore valuable in avoiding "group think."
    Synthesists tend to be highly creative people, very interested in change and highly speculative.
    To others, they may appear argumentative at times, and their pattern of thought may appear somewhat disjointed.

    Idealists take a broad, holistic view of things, tending to be future-oriented and to think about goals.
    They are also interested in social values. We could say that they are "big picture" people.
    Correspondingly, they tend not to like detail.

    Pragmatists have a bias for action.
    They like to get things done and their approach is often flexible and adaptive. The model of the pragmatist is, "whatever works."
    Unlike idealists, their solutions do not have to be the most elegant.

    Analysts tend to be logical, structured and prescriptive.
    They prefer predictability and rationality, and will look for a method, a formula, or procedure to solve a particular problem.
    Analysts believe there is "one best way" to solve any problem.

    Realists
    take an empirical view.
    Their world consists of what can be felt, smelled, touched, seen, heard, and personally observed or experienced.
    They are interested in concrete results And, at times, may appear to be too results-oriented.
    In thinking styles, the realist resembles the analyst.
    Both are factual and focused on concrete facts, but unlike the analyst,
    the realist will finally run out of patience and become frustrated with the analyst's endless search for data.

    Scores of 60 or higher on any category indicate a peak or preference for that thinking style.
    Scores of 48 or below indicate a valley or relative disregard for that thinking style.

    It is possible to have no peaks or valleys, yielding a relatively flat profile that may indicate versatility in thinking styles,
    and an ability to adapt one's thinking style to a given situation.

    About half of any population would be expected to have a peak in a single thinking style.

    35% of people have peaks in two thinking styles,
    with the most common combinations being analyst/realist, idealist/analyst, and synthesist/idealist. The rarest combination is synthesist/realist.

    Two percent of the general population has a preference for three styles. About 13 percent exhibit relatively flat profiles, with neither peaks nor valleys.


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    80 synthesist
    64 realist
    49 pragmatist
    39 idealist
    38 analyst


    Scores above 60= thinking style preference(s)

    I'm a Synthesist/Realist combo thinker.
    That's accurate.

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    Not too sure on how I can equally be two conflicting thinking styles. Not really what I expected. Actually, on second thought, maybe that makes perfect sense.

    57 Idealist
    57 Pragmatist
    54 Analyst
    53 Synthestist
    49 Realist
    "It is not length of life, but depth of life." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

    "Thought breeds thought." ~ Henry David Thoreau

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    wow i scored 58 on realist! what is happening to me lately wtf! 57 on idealist
    54 on pragmatist, 53 on synthesist and 48 on analyst
    There can’t be any large-scale revolution until there’s a personal revolution, on an individual level. It’s got to happen inside first.
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    59 synthesist
    41 idealist
    63 pragmatist
    51 analyst
    56 realist

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenna View Post
    Not too sure on how I can equally be two conflicting thinking styles. Not really what I expected. Actually, on second thought, maybe that makes perfect sense.

    57 Idealist
    57 Pragmatist
    54 Analyst
    53 Synthestist
    49 Realist
    Yes, you can easily have equal scores in conflicting thinking styles.
    None of them are above 60, so you don't have a particularly strong preference for any of them.

    This applies to you:
    " It is possible to have no peaks or valleys, yielding a relatively flat profile that may indicate versatility in thinking styles,
    and an ability to adapt one's thinking style to a given situation."



    Quote Originally Posted by Lady X View Post
    wow i scored 58 on realist! what is happening to me lately wtf! 57 on idealist
    54 on pragmatist, 53 on synthesist and 48 on analyst
    Lady X, read my comments to Jenna.
    The same would apply to you.
    Your range of scores are like hers.

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    64 Realist
    60 Analyst
    59 Pragmatist
    44 Idealist
    43 Synthesist

    So, analyst/realist. That seems right, though I did think I was more of an idealist than a pragmatist. Oh well. And the synthesist score is totally true. In my classes we are often asked to "put two thinkers into conversation with one another" in order to effectively synthesize their theories, and I am dead terrible at that. I prefer to deconstruct one theory and then build it back up with new elements that make it more effective.
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    That makes a lot of sense. Thank you for the test

    Leave it to me to not really read all the way through the details and jump right into taking the test...
    "It is not length of life, but depth of life." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

    "Thought breeds thought." ~ Henry David Thoreau

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenna View Post
    That makes a lot of sense. Thank you for the test

    Leave it to me to not really read all the way through the details and jump right into taking the test...
    I realize I posted a lot of material, but it was for those who wanted to go back after the test and read it.
    I skip over info and head for the test button, too.

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    48 Synthesist
    54 Idealist
    47 Pragmatist
    71 Analyst
    50 Realist

    Holy crap what happened.
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