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luvtaread
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03 Jun 2016, 10:47 pm

So I am curious. Can anyone describe what language based thinking is?

I understand the sensory/picture thinking because that is how I think. But I have never had anyone describe what language based thinking is or what it is like.



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04 Jun 2016, 2:13 am

I've wondered that too. I'm just posting to bump the thread and make it easier for me to find again.


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04 Jun 2016, 5:15 am

Im language thinker. When im planning for something or repairung things im having monologue inside my head about things i see and things i need to do. example if i see bird or something and i start to wonder where its going i will "speak" to my self about the probabilites where its going. Its really hard to explain how i think. :)



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04 Jun 2016, 5:33 am

DrePhoton wrote:
Im language thinker. When im planning for something or repairung things im having monologue inside my head about things i see and things i need to do. example if i see bird or something and i start to wonder where its going i will "speak" to my self about the probabilites where its going. Its really hard to explain how i think. :)


I do something similar. Most thoughts for me are language, I think. But I will also think in pictures at times. For example, I may need to say someone's name and I picture them but can't remember their name at that moment. Do you also think both ways?


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04 Jun 2016, 7:00 am

im a mix of language & picture thinker. In my head, there is this endless monologue that starts when i wake up, and stops when i fall asleep. And even then it doesnt really stop, in the rare event i remember my dreams it goes on there too. Everything i see, everything that happens, my head has something to say about it. I truly wish that it would shut up for some time but i doesnt. But i also think in pictures, memorys, imagination ahead, it all works in pictures. They just flash up before me. My 2 oldest memorys date back to when i was a baby and couldnt even speak, so its only the picture of it. Im also pretty good at visualising things. Like walking/driving paths of people/cars, it s abit like these rearview parking monitors, but in my head. Or how technical things look inside...

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04 Jun 2016, 8:16 am

Does this picture thinking concept also include sound, touch, smell, ET see? Or do people primarily think visually and not in other senses if they are sensory thinkers?

I have my internal monologue. I can also imagine what people might say in certain situations, hearing it in their voice, not mine. In memory, I sometimes recall their voices saying things. I think of how things feel in my hand, sometimes of smells and tastes.



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04 Jun 2016, 9:22 am

I think the picture thinking also includes sounds, smells and such. I often recall pictures with how the memory felt, smelt or how loud. I also have vivid memories of when I was very young (a baby) and people looking over the edge of the crib at me, so that is obviously a visual memory.

I suppose I also do the internal monologue. Especially when I am doing something difficult I will talk myself through it, either in my head or aloud. I also tend to wake up with a song stuck in my head. Doesn't always have to be a song I heard recently, something in my dreams must trigger it.

Thanks guys! I have a much better understanding now. There is always such a plethora of information for visual based thinking but not as much about NT thinking.



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05 Jun 2016, 1:46 pm

I have that monologue too, but it turns off regularly. When it's off I usually just have a song playing in my head while I think in images.


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