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Do you consider yourself an analytical or an intuitive thinker?

There's a study showing that those who are religious tend to be intuitive thinkers, while those who characterize themselves as atheist or freethinkers tend to be analytical thinkers.

Where do you fall on the thinker/religious spectrum? 

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jsbenkert

Asked by jsbenkert at 7:29 PM on Nov. 10, 2012 in Religious Debate

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  • Honestly, I consider myself to be both. I am capable of both. Though, I'm a INFJ & consider myself agnostic.
    3libras

    Answer by 3libras at 7:35 PM on Nov. 10, 2012

  • Analytical.
    SWasson

    Answer by SWasson at 8:04 PM on Nov. 10, 2012

  • I consider myself to be more intuitive.
    hatagaj

    Answer by hatagaj at 8:27 PM on Nov. 10, 2012

  • Very analytical
    Mrs_Prissy

    Answer by Mrs_Prissy at 8:33 PM on Nov. 10, 2012

  • Analytical, sometimes too analytical, lol

    Sharon
    momto2boys973

    Answer by momto2boys973 at 8:40 PM on Nov. 10, 2012

  • So, Sharon, you consider yourself to be an exception to the rule, or do you think the study is completely flawed, or are you no longer religious?
    jsbenkert

    Comment by jsbenkert (original poster) at 8:48 PM on Nov. 10, 2012

  • I am an ENTJ and find it frustrating to be a thinker. But I will say my analysis is usually based on intuition. I have no idea what category I would fit since I am spiritual but not really belonging to a specific faith. What would a study conclude for those who are open spiritually to all things but not one specific faith or belief system? I wonder where they fit in?
    frogdawg

    Answer by frogdawg at 8:57 PM on Nov. 10, 2012

  • I know I've been away for a while, but what is an ENTJ and an INFJ? Hopefully it's not something too obvious . . .
    jsbenkert

    Comment by jsbenkert (original poster) at 9:13 PM on Nov. 10, 2012

  • It's a personality test. My company spent thousands each year on employees to have us tested officially. The idea is to know who you are and what personalities you work best with. E is extrovert. I is introvert. Then it goes on from there. I know several colleagues who do clinical testing on patients as a way to direct therapy and open up insight for patients. You didn't miss anything. Most people don't do this type of testing. It's called a Briggs Myers personality test. I knew one therapist who did amazing work with these typal personality tracking. It's fun but can be very expensive.
    frogdawg

    Answer by frogdawg at 9:24 PM on Nov. 10, 2012

  • I always considered myself intuitive but like Frogdawg I took a personality test at work and was found to be evenly split between the two- thinking is situational actually and much more complex than I ever imagined- helped me understand some of my most difficult kids-
    soyousay

    Answer by soyousay at 9:33 PM on Nov. 10, 2012

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