Sometimes I would just listen to people and analyse them. It would often throw people off a bit while I’m staring at them intently, but that’s their problem, not mine.
What often interests me is their thought process. I will try to break it down and understand why they think that way, even if they are obviously wrong. I like to do this with conspiracy theorists, but I could never make it through – their minds are like, whoa!
I tend to think in a very structured way, analysing paths and possibilities. Others, well they just jump in. Now, jumping in may work well if it’s some sort of creative endeavour, but not so much when engineering something or troubleshooting an issue.
I’ve tried to teach my method and process of thinking, but only people who think the way I do tend to understand. Others may attempt it, but they just fall back to their way of doing things.
This sort of scattered thinking, as I call it, is common I found. It gets worse in an environment with many distractions, simply because there isn’t time to formulate a proper thought. But these are people with great ideas, though. However, they have a challenge executing. It’s all intriguing.
Maybe I’ll figure out a way to help them one day. If you thought I was going to be helpful, that’s very interesting.