⦁ Gather info through patterns & connections ⦁ Start with big picture abstract and move toward detail ⦁ Picks up the “Why” ⦁ Make a Present to Future connection ⦁ Likes change and doing things differently ⦁ Uses pictures, metaphors, analogies ⦁ Strategically ignores unneeded details for pattern ⦁ Categorizes and connects things ⦁ Outside the box, random, abstract thoughts & ideas ⦁ Likes work that involves creative solutions & possibilities ⦁ Doesn’t like a lot of questions ⦁ Look for what can’t be seen ⦁ Likes to think a lot about the future and possibilities
I pay the most attention to impressions or the meaning and patterns of the information I get. I would rather learn by thinking a problem through than by hands-on experience. I'm interested in new things and what might be possible, so that I think more about the future than the past. I like to work with symbols or abstract theories, even if I don't know how I will use them. I remember events more as an impression of what it was like than as actual facts or details of what happened. I remember events by what I read "between the lines" about their meaning. I solve problems by leaping between different ideas and possibilities. I am interested in doing things that are new and different. I like to see the big picture, then to find out the facts. I trust impressions, symbols, and metaphors more than what I actually experienced Sometimes I think so much about new possibilities that I never look at how to make them a reality.
⦁ Gathers info with 5 Senses ⦁ Starts with details then moves toward big picture ⦁ Picks up the “What” ⦁ Makes a Present to Past connection ⦁ Likes concrete evidence linked to reality ⦁ Uses descriptive, literal language ⦁ Notices the facts, details, and present reality ⦁ Sees and takes mental notes ⦁ Systematic thinking, literal analysis ⦁ Likes work applying experience, common sense, practical solutions ⦁ Likes questions and answers ⦁ Looks at what can be seen ⦁ Likes to focus on the here and now and what is at hand
I pay attention to physical reality, what I see, hear, touch, taste, and smell. I'm concerned with what is actual, present, current, and real. I notice facts and I remember details that are important to me. I like to see the practical use of things. I learn best when I see how to use what I'm learning. Experience speaks to me louder than words. I remember events as snapshots of what actually happened. I solve problems by working through facts until I understand the problem. I am pragmatic and look to the "bottom line." I start with facts and then form a big picture. I trust experience first and trust words and symbols less. Sometimes I pay so much attention to facts, either present or past, that I miss new possibilities.