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What are you thinking of? What thinking? What?
I'm a linguistic thinker, an interpersonal thinker, and an intrapersonal thinker, according to this quiz on BBCi (as seen on huskyteer's journal).

Interesting to see the careers they suggest for people who think in these ways, and to note that at no point do they say "trained monkey shoving bits of HTML around".

Current Mood: intrapersonally thoughtful
Now playing: Bob Dylan, "Blood on the Tracks"

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huskyteer From: huskyteer Date: June 10th, 2003 05:21 am (UTC) (Link)
That's my job and I love it. And I think it belongs in the Linguistics section. But maybe I've trotted out Why Classics Helps You Webdesign in one interview too many.
j4 From: j4 Date: June 10th, 2003 05:44 am (UTC) (Link)
No, no, I wasn't being derogatory about web design. I really was talking about shoving bits of HTML around. Not web designing: moving bits of HTML from one place in a file to another. Eventually turning crap HTML into crap SGML. This is my job at the moment, and I hate it. It is to web design what being a brickie is to architecture.

I quit my job so that I could carry on doing the more boring bits of the same job at a slightly higher (pro rata) wage but without the benefits (a pension plan, and a free bus into town on Thursdays). This was not quite what I intended.
From: kaet Date: June 10th, 2003 05:24 am (UTC) (Link)
Apparently I'm a naturalist and existentialist.

Suggests: Biologist, Meteorologist, Forester, Farmer, Astronomer, Alternative Therapist, Philosopher, Religious Leader, Head of State, Artist, Writer.
I shall become a mad ruler of the world and base it on a meteorocracy. Michael Fish will be my number two, and we shall write Archers scripts for Therapists of Astronomers. Mwahahahah.
bopeepsheep From: bopeepsheep Date: June 10th, 2003 05:33 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm a Linguistic Thinker: ...Tend to think in words, and like to use language to express complex ideas...Are sensitive to the sounds and rhythms of words as well as their meanings.
That sounds reasonable.

Careers which suit Linguistic thinkers include Journalist, Librarian, Salesperson, Proof-reader, Translator, Poet, Lyricist
Well I've been three of those and worked in the vague area of the others, although none of those are really my career since I don't have one. For me that's not a bad result I suppose.
lnr From: lnr Date: June 10th, 2003 07:56 am (UTC) (Link)
I come out as a musical thinker, which kind of surprised me. I don't really think of myself as very muscical these days. Maybe that's why I spend my life with earworms all the time :-)
sion_a From: sion_a Date: June 10th, 2003 08:45 am (UTC) (Link)
Me too. Along with Mozart, Lennon and Hendrix (what an unimaginative set of examples).
k425 From: k425 Date: June 11th, 2003 07:38 am (UTC) (Link)
Linguistic and spatial.

Linguistic will come as a surprise to no-one who knows me, spatial as a surprise to everyone except my ex-father-in-law, who had me down years ago as a spatial thinker because of the way I asked questions about things, and said it was mildly surprising that I was a linguist.
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