5 Struggles of People Who Are Creatively Logical
I’m sure there are lots of people out there who can relate these struggles. Some people like math and science; others like art and philosophy; we tend to love both.
1. The internal struggle to choose the creative solution or the logical one is never ending.
You can’t just pick one, because what if it’s the wrong one. Maybe they want the most physically appealing solution; but maybe they would prefer the solution that makes sense. What if they don’t even care, then I’ve wasted all this time trying to logically give the most creative solution to a problem at hand and any future problems there might be.
2. Games that involve using one of these traits over the other are nightmares.
Don’t make us play games that could have both a creative or logical answers and expect us to make a quick decision…it’s unrealistic. We will analyze every possible solution and take too much time trying to think like the other person. So unless you want to play the longest game of your life might I suggest sticking with Chutes and Ladders.
3. We come up with multiple ideas and logically eliminate them before the suggestion is even made.
If we provide a new idea it’s probably already been logical thought through. We tend to be most critical of our own ideas and poke holes in why something won’t work long before we even bring it to the table. Chances are we already have a solution to your concern of why it won’t work and prove to you how it will.
4. We can relate to both abstract and concrete thinkers.
No this doesn’t make us bipolar; we just get both the logical and abstract thinkers and can usually work well with either. We tend to be more logical around abstract thinkers and more abstract around logical thinkers and we can easily switch between each of those mind sets. So if you put us in an idea factory with only idea makers we will logically be able to tell them why their idea is great or why it’s the most ridiculous one that we’ve ever heard.
5. It’s hard to get things accomplished if we are in a group with each other.
You put a bunch of us in a room and we will figure out how to overcomplicate opening the refrigerator. Everything, and I mean everything has to go through a series of “what if” questions to determine the best possible solution. In other words, nothing is never as it seems but the answers are almost always right in front of us. So it’s not that we can’t get something accomplished we’d just rather think of all sorts of possible solutions and then never actually pick one to stick with, because we are continually improving the idea or coming up with a more effective way to do it.
So basically, we are an indecisive mess; but not because we can’t make decisions, it’s because we can’t pick just one. But I can guarantee that we are your best defense against a toddler or a teenager.