They can think logically and analytically, but have issues such as: No sense of direction, can't read a map or a compass, no technical abilities. For example, if a button gets pushed on a remote they have no idea what to do, can't put Ikea furniture together if their life depended on it, can’t set up a home entertainment system, etc. I’m sure there is a name for it and I’m hoping someone knows.
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This is really interesting knowledge, but yet important to know.
Very interesting! Sometimes others criticize, name-call, and put down people with these conditions that are not of their doing/choosing - or say "snap out of it" or "act right." A few may fake it to avoid work, but not most I've seen in practice.
Thank you very much Patty Inglish, MS for your detailed answer. Your link was very educational as well.
Thanks ladydeonne. I agree and I think your analogy is right on the mark! The reason for the question is that sometimes predominantly LB thinkers get frustrated with me because I'm not technical and I don't know what to tell them or what to do.
Your lack of technical skills is nothing to apologize for or to be ashamed of. Thank God we are all have different gifts! Learn to embrace your differences and capitalize on your strengths. You have many I'm sure. Celebrate your GIFTS!
Thank you so much Lisa HW. Your explanations make a lot of sense. Particularly since I don't think a brain injury is associated with the case I'm researching. I can't wait to get more information on each of the points you made!
You're reading too much into the question. It's not a psychological thesis. You assumed “as if their life depended on it,” was the key to the sentence. It is merely being used to stress that it is difficult for them;
We can further present a case. First, to "have no idea what to do." is a strongly negative characterization assuming it's someone you know and can speak about. If not, it's a description that is by definition, an exaggeration. 2-3 more clues no space
Addiitonally “no idea what to do,” was used to stress technical difficulties with technology. To clarify I am speaking about myself in the question. It's not a huge problem, but frustrating at times. I would never talk like that about someone else.
Hi duffsmom: You're funny :). You made a good point, I guess everyone can't be good at everything. I just thought it may have something specific to do with the brain.
Thank you mizwoody. Your answer helps a lot. I'm going to look more into your social skills theory.
Thanks ytsenoh. You too have given me more to think about and research. I totally understand what you are saying about the remote, and writing. What you are saying backs up a lot of the "human focused theory Lisa HW discussed.
Thank you so much Dr Billy Kidd. "There's an operational part of the psyche that is not engaged." That makes total sense. I need to do more research on your points. That is so unfortuneate about your friend.
Thanks liesl5858. I agree that our Creator gave us different talents, so some of us are better at some actions than others. I'm not sure though if that applies to having a sense of direction.
Very good. I used this theory in my GED classes to help students learn according to their own talents and we had the highest rate of GED certificate obtainment in a 17-county area for several years. Plus, both men and women had spatial intelligence.
Admiral Murrah: That is an excellent point, that problem-solving skills could very well be a factor. When I said intelligent person in my question, a lot of people assume I was talking about book smarts, I just meant overall intelligence.
Thanks wqaindia! Good luck. It sounds like you're well on your way.
itsjustnormita: The answers keep getting better and better. Thank you!!! That is totally a theory that I have to investigate more.
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