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21 Apr 2008, 6:20 pm

Talent - Finding the root of a problem and finding ways to resolve it.

Drawback - Its very hard for me to explain to others how i reached my solution so they can understand why its important that ALL steps I outlined are needed to fix the issue not just the ones that would fix the effects of the problem.

Think of it as a 'family tree'. The latest branches are the most numerous but if you go back far enough they all end up in a common ancestor. That's how I find the causes of problems.. in multiple 'family' trees..simultaneously. I trace all routes back until I find things that affect each other and put 'steps' to fix them.

The problem is, I cant seem to explain well how fixing something way down there fixes something on a different family tree (on a much higher branch) well enough for NT's to realize WHY its important and DO it not ignore it.

Had several instances of this in my last job :( One was a very serious issue that at the time, was not making trouble for us but I went to my manager time and time again telling that dumb cow that if X thing was not changed it would explode into a huge problem later on. Of course, she did not see it as a problem... a year later it literally exploded in her face and rather than her losing her job for her incompetence the company instead had to fire more than a dozen low level employees to recoup the lost cash.

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21 Apr 2008, 6:52 pm

Anything in involving abstract theories and patterns and using them to solve problems. When I find an idea I don't just see the idea itself but all the possibilities and implications as well. I am not just interested in "what is" in an empirical, scientific sense, but I am also interested in "what is possible" and "how can things be improved." In my mind the world is like a chunk of raw marble, ready to be carved and sculpted by my imagination.


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22 Apr 2008, 7:26 am

Focusing on tasks for hours on end that would bore others to tears.
And Reading. From talking to people, I've determined that I probably read more books in an average year than most people will ever read in their entire lifetime. I read the entire Bible cover to cover in less than a week. And what I do is not what they call "Speed Reading" where you just skim through the thing quickly to get the gist of it. It's just regular reading, for hours on end, only stopping to eat and sleep (I take them to the bathroom with me). When I was 8 years old, I read a book called "The Robe" by Lloyd C. Douglas (over 500 pages), and did a book report on it for school. I think that was the point when they decided to have me tested to see if I was gifted.


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22 Apr 2008, 7:29 am

I like to read I've probably read more books this year than the entire school population has read in the last ten(and thats just the average student I'm not counting the smart ones who actually read) but my ultamate obsession is to play videogames.


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22 Apr 2008, 11:19 am

Hmm... I might contest that :D I read a lot. Sometimes I read four or five books at once, and inevitably get the plots mixed up :S



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22 Apr 2008, 2:20 pm

TheRani wrote:
Focusing on tasks for hours on end that would bore others to tears.
And Reading. From talking to people, I've determined that I probably read more books in an average year than most people will ever read in their entire lifetime. I read the entire Bible cover to cover in less than a week. And what I do is not what they call "Speed Reading" where you just skim through the thing quickly to get the gist of it. It's just regular reading, for hours on end, only stopping to eat and sleep (I take them to the bathroom with me). When I was 8 years old, I read a book called "The Robe" by Lloyd C. Douglas (over 500 pages), and did a book report on it for school. I think that was the point when they decided to have me tested to see if I was gifted.


LOL, I'm one of those people who reads in the bathroom, too! :lol:

When I was 8 I was reading science books written for an adult non-scientists and I was reading more technical books and scientific papers when I was 13, and I got my parents to get me a subscription to the journal Nature for my 15th birthday.


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22 Apr 2008, 2:24 pm

darkstone100 wrote:
I like to read I've probably read more books this year than the entire school population has read in the last ten(and thats just the average student I'm not counting the smart ones who actually read) but my ultamate obsession is to play videogames.


I was told that I had probably borrowed more books from my high school library then any other student in the 100+ year history of that small rural school! 8O


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22 Apr 2008, 2:27 pm

Remembering car license plates.



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22 Apr 2008, 2:39 pm

Exploiting my visual memory and abstract intuition to the fullest. All that really means though is that I spent my entire life drawing shapes from different views, copying landscapes, listening to sounds, counting things, scrambling patterns, and admiring nature. When I was 14 I actually began giving my mental energy a formal grounding by reading a lot of philosophy. Before that I had already developed (typically) superior language, math, and art (as a critic back then) skills. Also I read a ton regularly as well. Any topic catches my attention, but it always shifts back to the fundamentals of nature.

Have any of you read this (quite popular, yet not popular enough for me to memorize it exactly) website about hackers? I remember a quote from there "...With a library that would be daunting even to liberal arts majors."... Yeah, that's pretty much me.



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22 Apr 2008, 2:40 pm

Writing and editing...I love reading, too.



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22 Apr 2008, 2:42 pm

hmm, numbers in general.

I can not forget a number. I still remember answers from my elementary school math class. :S I can only forget a number if I consciously try to forget it.

(and have you ever consciously tried to forget something?! it's impossible!!)



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22 Apr 2008, 2:52 pm

reading, writing, remembering and understanding facts about my area of interest

My most recent are Neurology and video games.


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22 Apr 2008, 4:45 pm

*whispers* being quiet...

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22 Apr 2008, 5:04 pm

Datamining...



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22 Apr 2008, 5:07 pm

spacing out :D I could be an astronaut :D



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22 Apr 2008, 5:17 pm

Specter wrote:
Hmm... I might contest that :D I read a lot. Sometimes I read four or five books at once, and inevitably get the plots mixed up :S


I found the solution to that one. I try not to read two books of the same genre at the same time. Right now I am reading a (fictional) history of the Texas Rangers, WWII (factual) history of the P38 airplane, book two of a fantasy wizard series, and an autobiography of a champion target shooter. Out in the machine shop I have a book on using micro machining tools and in the craft shop I have a pictorial of period powder horns. It is hard to confuse the stories, one with another, in this mix.

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