I’m thinking about the differences in the way people percieve things.
One example: One person cooks by using a pinch of this, a dash of that, a small handful of something else and two big handfuls of another ingredient. Other people have to have tsps, tbsp, or cup measurements. I’ll grab whatever onion is in the fridge and chop it up and throw it in the pot; someone else needs to know how much onion, how big was it, was it half a cup or something else.
I either understand a pattern and how it works and can therefore make it up as I go along or use a pattern for reference or I struggle miserably with it. Other people are lost without a very detailed pattern.
I’ve known for a long, long time that my communication style and ways of seeing things are different from most other people’s. The Myers–Briggs test scores me as an Intuitor Thinker under normal conditions and when I’m stressed it flips to Thinker Intuitor and that means I don’t communicate with others without a lot of effort on my part; go away and leave me alone is more like it. That test is one of the few things I’ve ever done that gave me a result that I really could say is accurate.
ETA Yeah, I’m weird. I know it. Only a very small percentage of people are Intuitor Thinkers. I think when I took the test as part of a class for work the guy in charge (who was also an Intuitor Thinker and so kept me from sitting alone when we split into groups) told me that we were part of less than 5% of the population. He said that there wasn’t always one in his classes but never more than one.