Definitions: (1) the power of reasoning and conceiving ideas; imaginative; (2) the ability of a person to form mental images; envision, (3) given to pondering a suggestion; cogitation; (4) focusing on something in order to arrive at a conclusion using logic, judgment, and inference
See also: Conscious, Thoughtful
Synonyms: deliberating, fancying, realizing, reflecting, speculating
Quotes: I am, therefore I think. — Dr. Chris Halvorson (1960 -) American Theoretical Physicist
If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought. — Peace Pilgrim [born Mildred Lisette Norman] (1908-1981) Steps Toward Inner Peace
Then only are we thinking when the subject on which we are thinking cannot be thought out. — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832) German Artist
- Thinking people apply their knowledge to new situations unrelated to the original situation.
- To move from a single good idea to its completion surround it with compatible ideas, and umbrella it with good ideals.
- Complexity results from keeping ideas in your head. Create systems to help you express your thoughts. Holding ideas takes energy – write them down.
Types of Thinking
Strategic Personality Disciplinary Overall Miscellaneous
Additive Aggressive Anthropological Brilliant Aesthetic
Analytic Extroverted Financial Clear Constructive
Applied Introverted Historical Deep Creative
Backward Kinky Humanistic Keen Efficient
Broad Optimistic Legal Mercurial Expressive
Converging Market-oriented Methodical Innovative
Critical Mathematical Quick Insightful
Decisive Medical Right Instinctive
Deductive Product-oriented Powerful Literal
Diverging Scientific Productive Practical
Eliminative Sociological Precise
Focused Technological Random
Forward Verbal Visual
Advice: A teacher must know the level of each student in order to challenge each with those things just outside his or her current level of understanding. But it is the responsibility of the student to commit themselves to strive for that understanding. If the challenge motivates them, they will give it some thought.
Color: sky blue
Symbols: 1) the hat; 2) the pansy; 3) the helmet