What kind of thinker are you?

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  1. wdlove macrumors P6

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    What kind of thinker are you?
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/leonardo/thinker_quiz/

    Intrapersonal thinkers:

    * Spend a lot of time thinking about and trying to understand themselves

    * Reflect on their thoughts and moods, and work to improve them

    * You understand how your behaviour affects your relationships with others

    Like intrapersonal thinkers, Leonardo worked hard to improve all aspects of himself.

    Other Intrapersonal thinkers include:
    Sigmund Freud, Gandhi, Grahame Greene

    Careers which suit Intrapersonal Thinkers include:
    Psychologist, Teacher, Pilot, Child care worker, Explorer, Drama therapist. I would add nursing
     
  2. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

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    Musical thinkers:
    Tend to think in sounds, and may also think in rhythms and melodies
    Are sensitive to the sounds and rhythms of words as well as their meanings.
    Feel a strong connection between music and emotions

    Like many musical thinkers, Leonardo loved to sing, and had a fine voice
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    Other Musical Thinkers include
    Mozart, John Lennon, Jimi Hendrix

    Careers which suit Musical Thinkers include
    Musician, Music teacher, Sound engineer, Recording technician



    i'm an animator, but i've recently started writing songs (lyrics)... so i guess that fits.

    and i do tend to think a ton about people and the situations in my life... ie, overanalyzing. but sometimes it works out.
     
  3. beez7777 macrumors 6502a

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    Logical-Mathematical thinkers:
    Like to understand patterns and relationships between objects or actions
    Try to understand the world in terms of causes and effects
    Are good at thinking critically, and solving problems creatively

    Interpersonal thinkers:
    Like to think about other people, and try to understand them
    Recognise differences between individuals and appreciate that different people have different perspectives
    Make an effort to cultivate effective relationships with family, friends and colleagues
     
  4. baby duck monge macrumors 68000

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    Interpersonal thinkers:
    Like to think about other people, and try to understand them
    Recognise differences between individuals and appreciate that different people have different perspectives
    Make an effort to cultivate effective relationships with family, friends and colleagues

    Like interpersonal thinkers, Leonardo had lots of friends and contacts, and was a popular figure at the Italian court.
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    Other Interpersonal thinkers include
    Winston Churchill, Mother Teresa, William Shakespeare

    Careers which suit Interpersonal thinkers include
    Politician, Psychologist, Nurse, Counsellor, Teacher
     
  5. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

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    Spatial Thinkers:
    Tend to think in pictures, and can develop good mental models of the physical world.
    Think well in three dimensions
    Have a flair for working with objects

    Other Spatial Thinkers include
    Pablo Picasso, Michelangelo, Isambard Kingdom Brunel

    Careers which suit Spatial Thinkers include
    Mechanic, Photographer, Artist, Architect, Engineer, Builder, Set designer


    Pretty much accurate I'd say. I've always been good at "seeing" things in my mind. If you put me in a more abstract situation I usually struggle. Example, I was never very good at algebra or any more complicated math, but I always did well anything problems that related to shapes (or anything I could visualize) and geometry.

    My current day job is as an assistant video editor and I've also worked as a freelance editor and shooter so yeah, I like working w/images. :)


    Lethal
     
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  7. JesseJames macrumors 6502a

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    I am an INTP. A very visual thinker. I am a lefty. But not exclusively. I throw right-handed and I don't have a problem driving a stick-shift car.
    I play guitar lefty and I write lefty though. So I guess I am ambidextrous.
    Artistically and mechanically inclined. Usually see the whole before the parts.
    Always thinking about stuff. Can't turn it off. Running simulations in my head and trying to consider every variable.
    Some people have said that is scary. So I keep mum about it.
    I value my sense of humor most of all.
     
  8. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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    Musical thinker

    Righty, but slightly ambidextrous

    ISTJ
     
  9. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

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    go figure

    Spatial Thinkers:
    Tend to think in pictures, and can develop good mental models of the physical world.
    Think well in three dimensions
    Have a flair for working with objects

    Like other spatial thinkers, Leonardo had a talent for designing buildings and machinery. He also invented a new style of map-making
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    Other Spatial Thinkers include
    Pablo Picasso, Michelangelo, Isambard Kingdom Brunel

    Careers which suit Spatial Thinkers include
    Mechanic, Photographer, Artist, Architect, Engineer, Builder, Set designer
     
  10. DreaminDirector macrumors 6502a

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    This is me too...

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    Spatial Thinkers:
    Tend to think in pictures, and can develop good mental models of the physical world.
    Think well in three dimensions
    Have a flair for working with objects

    Like other spatial thinkers, Leonardo had a talent for designing buildings and machinery. He also invented a new style of map making
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    Other Spatial Thinkers include
    Pablo Picasso, Michelangelo, Isambard Kingdom Brunel

    Careers which suit Spatial Thinkers include
    Mechanic, Photographer, Artist, Architect, Engineer, Builder, Set designer
     
  11. Durandal7 macrumors 68040

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    It gave me two results:

    Linguistic thinkers:
    Tend to think in words, and like to use language to express complex ideas.
    Are sensitive to the sounds and rhythms of words as well as their meanings.

    Other Linguistic Thinkers include
    William Shakespeare, Sylvia Plath, Anne Frank

    Careers which suit Linguistic thinkers include
    Journalist, Librarian, Salesperson, Proof-reader, Translator, Poet, Lyricist


    Existential thinkers:
    Like to spend time thinking about philosophical issues such as "What is the meaning of life?"
    Try to see beyond the 'here and now', and understand deeper meanings
    consider moral and ethical implications of problems as well as practical solutions

    Other Existential Thinkers include
    The Buddha, Gandhi, Plato, Socrates, Martin Luther King

    Careers which suit Existential Thinkers include
    Philosopher, Religious leader, Head of state, Artist, Writer
     
  12. Phil Of Mac macrumors 68020

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    Linguistic and intrapersonal.

    I should note that I've never had an accurate online personality test :)
     
  13. dstorey macrumors 6502a

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    Well it says i'm musical. I love music but i dont think in it...I have no clue how to write music or know how to play by ear etc...so I guwess it's total wrong. I am a leftie however and we suppose to have better creative side of the brain. I do write lyrics but that comes under the linguistic one...
     
  14. MacFan25 macrumors 68000

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    Here's my results

    Logical mathematical thinkers:
    Like to understand patterns and relationships between objects or actions.
    Try to understand the world in terms of causes and effects.
    Are good at thinking critically, and solving problems creatively.

    Intrapersonal thinkers:
    Spend a lot of time thinking about and trying to understand themselves.
    Reflect on their thoughts and moods, and work to improve them.
    You understand how your behaviour affects your relationship with others.

    I think that it sums me up pretty well. :)
     
  15. applemacdude macrumors 68040

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    Spatial Thinkers:

    * Tend to think in pictures, and can develop good mental models of the physical world.
    * Think well in three dimensions
    * Have a flair for working with objects

    Pablo Picasso, Michelangelo, Isambard Kingdom Brunel
    Careers which suit Spatial Thinkers include
    Mechanic, Photographer, Artist, Architect, Engineer, Builder, Set designer

    Very true...
     
  16. shadowfax macrumors 603

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    Funny, i am a CS major. this describes me very well, but i feel it's limited. i spend a hell of a lot of time thinking practically. but eh... there you go.
     
  17. topicolo macrumors 68000

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    You are a Logical-Mathematical Thinker
    Logical-Mathematical thinkers:
    Like to understand patterns and relationships between objects or actions
    Try to understand the world in terms of causes and effects
    Are good at thinking critically, and solving problems creatively

    Like Logical-Mathematical thinkers, Leonardo based his theories on evidence rather than speculation. Other Logical-Mathematical Thinkers include
    Isaac Newton, Archimedes, Albert Einstein

    Careers which suit Logical-Mathematical thinkers include
    Physicist, Chemist, Biologist, Lawyer, Computer programmer, Engineer, Inventor

    You are an Interpersonal Thinker
    Interpersonal thinkers:
    Like to think about other people, and try to understand them
    Recognise differences between individuals and appreciate that different people have different perspectives
    Make an effort to cultivate effective relationships with family, friends and colleagues

    Like interpersonal thinkers, Leonardo had lots of friends and contacts, and was a popular figure at the Italian court. Other Interpersonal thinkers include
    Winston Churchill, Mother Teresa, William Shakespeare

    Careers which suit Interpersonal thinkers include
    Politician, Psychologist, Nurse, Counsellor, Teacher
     
  18. Stike macrumors 65816

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    I am from the linguistic front :)
    When I am done with everything, I guess I will be a screenwriter or poet or some sort of author. Heck... nice test!

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    Linguistic thinkers:
    Tend to think in words, and like to use language to express complex ideas.
    Are sensitive to the sounds and rhythms of words as well as their meanings.

    Other Linguistic Thinkers include
    William Shakespeare, Sylvia Plath, Anne Frank

    Careers which suit Linguistic thinkers include
    Journalist, Librarian, Salesperson, Proof-reader, Translator, Poet, Lyricist
     
  19. pivo6 macrumors 68000

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    I never really thought of myself in this light....interesting
     
  20. Doctor Q Administrator

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    You are a Poor Thinker

    Poor Thinkers:
    Rarely understand what they are doing.
    Don't understand simple principles of science.
    Are not creative.
    Cannot remember a tune.
    Miss most of what's going on around them.
    Are not worth having as friends.

    Other Poor Thinkers include
    Pamela Anderson, Mike Tyson, Dan Quayle, all Darwin Award winners.


    (OK, I'm kidding. I was correctly identified as a logical-mathematical thinker, suitable to be a computer programmer.)
     
  21. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

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    Naturalist Thinkers:
    Like to understand the natural world, and the living beings that inhabit it
    have an aptitude for communicating with animals
    You try to understand patterns of life and natural forces

    Like other Naturalist thinkers, Leonardo longed to spend time in the countryside. He spent hours watching birds to understand how they flew.
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    Other Naturalist thinkers include
    Charles Darwin, Jane Goodall, Johnny Morris, David Attenborough

    Careers which suit Naturalist thinkers include
    Biologist, Meteorologist, Forester, Farmer, Astronomer, Alternative therapist

    only half-right. i think the test is flawed in that it only gives one type, rather than many blended types or giving you the top two/three that you identify with... naturalist explains much of my philosophy but i think mathematically (doesn't mean i can do math, it's more the way my thought processes work and connect things)...

    i know it's just for fun, but i think if someone put time into it, and the test was thorough enough, i think it could be roughly accurate...

    pnw
     
  22. Phil Of Mac macrumors 68020

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    I got two results, but I agree that it could be more accurate. No online test has pegged me yet!
     
  23. Nermal Moderator

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    It says I'm a musical thinker. While I never thought of myself as a musical person, I do find myself singing along to the radio in the car, etc.
     
  24. polyesterlester macrumors 6502

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    I'm an interpersonal thinker and spatial thinker. It's one of the first personality tests that's gotten me somewhat right. Emode doesn't know crap about me.
     
  25. Daveman Deluxe macrumors 68000

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    I came out with interpersonal thinker, intrapersonal thinker, and musical thinker. I thought a lot of the other categories described me as well, but that's probably why I'm not writing the quiz. :p
     

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