Analytic Or Synthetic Mind English Text

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Published on December 13, 2009

Author: Marcobertolini



Are you rather analytic or synthetic ? According to your tendency, you will grasp and use information in very different ways. Test your major trend and find out how you gather and use information.

Analytic or synthetic Mind? Depending on your pattern, analytical or synthetical, you will cover data collection and analysis of the problem differently, even radically different. You may also, depending on your temperament, be lost in the infinity of detail or, conversely, just make a superficial vision and information processing. This little test will help you identify trends in your area and to rectify, if necessary, your attitude towards a more complete understanding of information and a more balanced treatment of problems and, therefore, a more efficient one. 1. First, fill in the questionnaire by answering yes or no 2. Then count your results by drawing a cross in front of your answer in the right column 3. Sum up your answers in each column 4. Check on the Comments page which category you belong to and follow our advice. This test is an indication of your main trend. This does not mean that you always act this way or that you cannot change your habits. If any of these trends is severe, you can restore some balance by practicing exercises developing the opposite trend.Techniques such as Mind Mapping support the overall use of the brain and mobilize all of your intellectual and creative abilities. They can help you rebalance your approach to information. A final word for managers and team leaders: the most successful teams are those that consist of a mix of the two trends. This way, you benefit from the rapid response of synthetic people and depth of view of analytical ones. In all cases: enjoy your discovery! For the Lingua Franca AcademyMarco Bertolini. TestYesNo1Do you easily get rid of old newspapers and magazines?2Do you tend to pile up old clothes, objects, books and so on?3When studying a new topic, do you tend to read thin and easy books first?4During a conference or an exposé, do you tend to jot down a lot of notes?5Do you feel able to talk about a subject, even if you know only a few elements of it?6At the movie, do you feel easily overwhelmed by the emotions and do you cry easily?7Can you easily read thick books?8Can you stand long and detailed descriptions?9When you talk, do you tend to stray from the subject?10During your exams, do you often finish before the end of the session?11Do you think your writing style is often too direct or even dry?12Are you sensitive to clothing details, to the harmony of shapes and colours?13When listening to a lecture, do you feel that some details or anecdotes could get in the way of your understanding?14When learning a topic, do you tend to read a lot of books and articles from the very beginning?15Usually, do you try to spare time by thinking about and organizing your action in advance?16Do you feel the need to draw a structure of your paper before you start writing them? TestYesNo17Are you attracted by documentaries?18You don’t anticipate situations, you prefer to discover everything at the last minute 19Starting a new job: are you immediately acknowledged by your new colleagues, even if they don’t know much about you yet?20Are you able to make a quick abstract of exposé main ideas if you heard it once?21When reformulating some topic, do you feel difficulties to select what is relevant?22Do you always try to reach perfection in every detail?23When travelling, do you always bring a lot of luggage?24You would like to live in a very plain environment, without much furniture or decoration25Do you tend to collect objects of the same kind?26Do you often feel the need to put your stuff in order?27Do you easily grow tired when having to learn one and only topic?28Do you often feel the need to move and to change activity?29Do you enjoy reading several books about the same topic? 30When having an appointment, do you tend to come in advance and to anticipate transport troubles? Family nameFirst nameOrganisationFunctionDateTraining course Test results After completing the test, draw a cross in front of your answer in the table below. Then add the number of crosses in each column. The sum will give you an indication of your dominant trend. Analytic SyntheticYour resultsYour results1. No1. Yes2. Yes2. No3. No3. Yes4. Yes4. No5. No5. Yes6. Yes6. No7. Yes7. No8. No8. Yes9. Yes9. No10. No10. Yes11. No11. Yes12. Yes12. No13. No13. Yes14. Yes14. No15. No15. Yes16. No16. Yes17. Yes17. No18. No18. Yes19. No19. Yes20. No20. Yes21. Yes21. No22. Yes22. No23. Yes23. No24. No24. Yes25. Yes25. No26. No26. Yes27. No27. Yes28. No28. Yes29. Yes29. No30. Yes30. NoTOTALTOTAL Comments BMI between 15 and 19 in any column: You are already in balance. You can be analytical or synthetic depending on circumstances and needs of the situation. You are able to, both analyze a problem in great detail, as to paint the general context of this problem in a few words. Just Go On! BMI between 19 and 25 in the Analytical column: You tend to dig the problem you are analyzing. You spend lots of time to pursue the matter in detail, sometimes at the risk of forgetting the key or forget the whole matter treated. Force yourself to go back to synthesis, to consider the problem more comprehensively. BMI between 19 and 25 in the Synthetic Column: you tend to consider information in a comprehensive way and you get bored very quickly with details. You are able to understand a problem from a glance or a few words, but you do not go into details. Force yourself to the analysis, spend a little more time on the various elements of the situation. BMI between 25 and 30 in the Analytical column: you are fiercely analytical. You are literally obsessed with details and you usually have no overview of the situation or problem to cope with. You can easily tire people around you by your thoroughness and your exaggerated concern for accuracy. Just relax… Practice seriously : summarizing and abstracting by limiting the number of words, etc. BMI between 25 and 30 in the Synthetic Column: You are completely synthetic. You are usually satisfied with a superficial glance, you hardly read the newspapers headlines. Details literally make you sick; you do not understand that we can waste time on such trifles. People around you sometimes complain of your shallowness. Practice the scrutiny of the details, try to read every word and watch every corner of an image...

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