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Resources for the David Lazear - Book - OutSmartYourself

Thinking Patterns

Rank yourself for each thinking pattern on a scale of 1 to 5:

5 = highly skilled
4 = shows promise
3 = the norm
2 = needs help
1 = trouble area
0 = donít understand what the thinking pattern is

Following each section of the inventory, list situations in your daily life where you
find yourself needing to use the thinking patterns listed.


 1. Patterns of Critical Thinking

543210 -

Brainstorming
543210 - Comparing and contrasting
543210 - Classifying
543210 - Sequencing
543210 - Prioritizing
543210 - Drawing conclusions
543210 - Analyzing causes and effects
543210 - Analyzing information for points of view, bias, or assumptions
543210 - Identifying criteria
543210 - Weighing information for
 possible consequences

When do I use the patterns of critical thinking the most?


 
2. Patterns of Creative Thinking
 

543210 -

Forcing relationships
(seeing relationships between divergent ideas)
543210 - Imagining
543210 - Inventing
543210 - Transforming (modifying ideas from one situation to fit another)
543210 - Finding unusual patterns in thoughts or ideas
543210 - Generating new ideas or thoughts
543210 - Predicting outcomes
543210 - Inferring particulars based
on generalizations
543210 - Generalizing based
on particulars
543210 - Making analogies
 
When do I use the patterns of creative thinking the most?
 

 


3. Patterns of Problem-Solving Thinking

543210 -

Setting realistic goals
543210 - Creating realistic time lines for implementing goals
543210 - Identifying problems, obstacles, or contradictions to goals
543210 - Creating strategies to
overcome obstacles to goals
543210 - Evaluating progress toward goals
543210 - Making midcourse corrections in goal implementation
543210 - Articulating long-range vision
543210 - Understanding of and sensitivity to underlying values and beliefs
543210 - Building consensus in a group
543210 - Adapting solutions from one situation to a very different situation
 
When do I use the patterns of problem-solving thinking the most?

To save a copy of your rating, press see your score and print
or email yourself the results page.

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