The first of the two thinking modes comprise the rationals. When we operate as rationals we're operating principally in the known. In the more mundane aspects of this mode, we are often performing routine mental tasks. On the more developed end of the rational spectrum, we are solving problems by finding solutions in the known, that is, ours and others' experiences, the tried-and-true. Those who function much of the time in this mode must have a great deal of knowledge and experience to draw upon in order to find solutions. They tend to be somewhat risk averse. Operating outside the known is not comfortable for them. And they tend to be more detail-oriented and have longer attention spans than dreamers.
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