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How do you think?
NT/Words 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
NT/Images 1%  1%  [ 2 ]
NT/Concepts 1%  1%  [ 2 ]
NT/Other 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
ASD/Words 21%  21%  [ 36 ]
ASD/Images 29%  29%  [ 50 ]
ASD/Concepts 37%  37%  [ 64 ]
ASD/Other 7%  7%  [ 12 ]
Other/(Specify) 5%  5%  [ 8 ]
Total votes : 175

EstherJ
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03 May 2012, 11:34 am

It's weird. I think in pictures of words.
I don't see an image when you say a word, I see the word either on white or brown paper. Sometimes the word has color.

If you speak sentences, it's like I'm reading a book.


I actually don't know whether to call that thinking in images or words, or synesthesia, or what. I'm ASD, btw.



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03 May 2012, 5:53 pm

This poll is proving to be highly inadequate! Shame on the creator of the poll*!

* Guess who he is...



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02 Jun 2012, 3:54 am

It honestly depends what I am doing. Memories are like film strips, writing and speaking is words, and everything else concepts. Sometimes I do not think at all and just know things, then I have to remember how I got it.



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04 Jun 2012, 8:37 pm

I think in images/concepts at the same time.


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04 Jun 2012, 9:11 pm

I'm not sure if I understand the question. There are a few ways that those on the Autistic spectrum tend to think: visually, pattern-wise, and verbal... Is that what you're getting at?

I tend to learn verbally, but think in patterns...


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19 Jun 2012, 1:15 am

I most commonly think in concepts, and detailed maps of relations can be traced between objects on the overall scheme of things. When speaking, I think in words and concepts. When inventing, drawing, or thinking through engineering processes, I think in images.


But yeah, mostly concepts, because those require the least active thought to get the point across the brain. Understandable language, even in thought, tends to take a while longer - and as such limits my ability to see everything connected to a situation.



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23 Jun 2012, 6:43 pm

I'm not sure if I understand the question, but I think I think in concepts. When I write, I can never actually write about reality, only this abstract stuff that goes around stating the point. But then, maybe I think in words. hmm.
also, it's too bad there aren't more NTs to vote on this.



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03 Jul 2012, 6:31 pm

I think in both words and concepts.


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28 Jul 2012, 6:48 pm

ASD-Images.


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28 Jul 2012, 7:37 pm

What does it mean to think in concepts :?: I thought concept was something like an abstract idea & ideas can be thought in words or images.


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30 Jul 2012, 5:39 pm

I think with all three. Usually it's in partial sentences accompanied by images and memories and with some nouns and verbs replaced completely by concepts or images. When I'm stressed I think only in concepts and images.

I'm currently diagnosed with an unspecified, gifted learning disability and sensory issues, and am looking into a more formal AS diagnoses.



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31 Jul 2012, 4:25 pm

nick007 wrote:
What does it mean to think in concepts :?: I thought concept was something like an abstract idea & ideas can be thought in words or images.

Probably calling it thinking in concepts is not strictly correct but there isn't any other good word for it. For instance I can think about a mechanism and understand exactly how it works without words or images. I just know how it works. I virtually never think in images and words don't really work to describe that sort of thing. A friend of mine in the same situation would 'see' a movie of the mechanism in action.


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31 Jul 2012, 4:34 pm

empiristic?



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18 Aug 2012, 12:08 pm

Are the options in the poll from a particular test?
Or just created by the person who posted them?



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25 Nov 2012, 1:32 am

I am a visually thinker, but occasionally words might be added in (usually when I am rehearsing something).


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