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    Quote Originally Posted by d@v3 View Post
    Concrete= Something tangible, something I can use one or more of my senses on. OR something factual.
    Can you hear your thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kai View Post
    What does concrete mean to you?
    Umm, is it useful/can I use it/does it apply to reality?

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    My NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) trainer gave me a wonderful definition of how to determine the difference between concrete and abstract.

    Anything that's concrete can be placed inside a container of some sort. This can be very small, such as placing a placing a tiny droplet of liquid into a glass vial, or very large, such as driving a bus into a depot.

    Everything else is abstract.
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    Be running up that hill,
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    Concrete = something tangible
    Abstract = something imagined, an idea, a concept

    But that's because I use those terms in a linguistic context most of the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apollanaut View Post
    My NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) trainer gave me a wonderful definition of how to determine the difference between concrete and abstract.

    Anything that's concrete can be placed inside a container of some sort. This can be very small, such as placing a placing a tiny droplet of liquid into a glass vial, or very large, such as driving a bus into a depot.

    Everything else is abstract.

    Well exactly

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kai View Post
    The only times I can bounce ideas is when I've written them down somewhere like a mindmap, otherwise I can easily lose track of them and my overall train of thought. The consequence is when I'm thinking about an issue with multiple sections is that I can end up going in circles rehashing ideas in an attempt to cover all aspects.

    I'd love to know whether other SJs identify with this.
    I definitely do!
    Si, Fe equal Fi & Ti

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    Concrete is good for building stuff yo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unique View Post
    Concrete is good for building stuff yo
    Fo' REAL?
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    What is this pattern thing you speak of? It is too abstract.

    A math course that focuses on the steps of solving a problem is concrete. It is linear and I know what comes next.

    A math course that focuses on the theory/proof is abstract. It is abstract because I can't relate to it. It is abstract because the next step I need to write down could be anything. I think people that do well in that immediately recognizes patterns from previous proof they have seen and just fill in the blank. When I look at the page, I see the the question and the blank page.

    Keep me away from those courses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kai View Post
    What does concrete mean to you?
    Evil.

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