Different ways of thinking?
So what are the different ways of thinking? Aside from just talking to yourself?
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Hey Robert, you could just search on google.
But then I wouldn't be able to directly give you my input.
I'll just list a few different styles of thinking. (Each is usually used in different context or for different purposes)
1. Abstract: Kind of like using your imagination as a kid.
2. Critical: Analyzing, research, and studying things.
3. Creative: Coming up with new ideas and possibilities.
4. Deep: Thinking like AI supercomputers.
5. Lateral: Thinking "Outside the box."
6. Strategic: Usually used in business or making your 'moves' while playing a (good) board game.
7. Systems: Everything can be put in a box and systematized.Bill Dahlberg
Reasoning & Understanding (from wiki)
Reason is consciously making sense of things, establishing and verifying facts, applying logic, and changing or justifying practices and beliefs based on new or existing information. It is closely associated with human activities like philosophy, science, language, mathematics, and art and is normally considered to be a distinguishing ability possessed by humans. Reason, or an aspect of it, is sometimes referred to as rationality.
Reasoning is associated with thinking, cognition, and intellect. Reasoning is like habit or intuition (you can develop it through practice). It is how thinking moves from one idea to another related idea. For example, reasoning is the means by which rational individuals understand sensory information from their environments, or conceptualize abstract dichotomies such as cause and effect, truth and falsehood, or ideas regarding notions of good or bad.
Understanding is a psychological process related to an abstract or physical object, such as a person, situation, or message whereby one is able to think about it and use concepts to deal adequately with that object. Understanding is a relation between the knower and an object of understanding.
Understanding is often, though not always, related to learning concepts, and sometimes also the theory or theories associated with those concepts. However, a person may have a good ability to predict the behaviour of an object, animal or system—and may, in some sense, understand it—without necessarily being familiar with the concepts or theories associated with that object, animal or system in their culture. They may have developed their own distinct concepts and theories, which may be equivalent, better or worse than the recognised standard concepts and theories of their culture. Thus, understanding is correlated with the ability to make inferences.