What is thinking?
Thinking is about our ability to use logic in our judgements. A thinker is concerned with efficiency, swiftness, productivity, quantity, reason, physical conscious action, and hierarchy. Logic is researched in neuroscience as the task-positive network. We call it the technical network. Compared to Feeling, thinkers value efficiency over beauty, and logic over aesthetics.
Because neuroscience suggests it, we believe logic is also related to our finer motor skills and our mental “physics” engine. Logic help us understand the physics of the world around us, for example cars that approach us, telling us to move away from the road.
Thinkers help us predict how dynamics will change and how things work. It’s great for understanding patterns, and it helps for thinking logically. If you’re trying to figure out how a remote control works or how exactly to arrange a table to fit it through the door, you’re using logic. Logic has both analytical and practical uses. You can use it in both cooking and in rocket physics.
The Thinking Type
A thinker measures, scores, defines, organizes, orders, and structures the world around it. It is involved whenever you’re actively focusing at work, or actively focusing your thoughts. As soon as you start to consciously think of something, thinking turns on. The logic network is also interestingly involved when you make conscious physical actions, for example moving your arms, or monitoring your breath manually. This suggests well developed thinking is a beneficial function in sports and in physical actions such as juggling or mechanics.
Logic or efficiency is the primary goal of a thinking type. Logic is about doing the smart, swift, easy, most beneficial thing in any situation. What will give you the best results? What will protect you from physical harm? How will you pay the rent and how will you respond to a problem at work?