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Do you think with your mind logically or emotionally?

  1. davenmidtown profile image90
    davenmidtownposted 6 years ago

    Do you think with your mind logically or emotionally?

    When you listen to someone or if you read something that is thought provoking, what is the source in your mind that provokes the response? Do you react emotionally, or do you think about what is being said in a logical manner and then respond? What might be strengths or weaknesses of either way of thinking?

  2. Daniel J. Neumann profile image62
    Daniel J. Neumannposted 6 years ago

    I try to use both. Only thinking rationally is sterile & ultimately meaning-starved. Letting emotions control you completely steals away your free will.

  3. rlaha profile image68
    rlahaposted 6 years ago

    Hi davenmidtown.
      This is a great question. Usually I think about it before answering. Sometimes the answer is from the heart and sometimes the answer is emotional. I guess it would depend on the specific question. I also find that if I am answering a question logically (to me anyway), if someone responds with an opinion that is far too strong, then I will counteract emotionally if that person's answer does not make sense or does not seem correct.  Does that make sense?

  4. TFScientist profile image90
    TFScientistposted 6 years ago

    I think we all react in a variety of ways depending on the situation. Even the most calm and rational of us all can be forced to lash out uncontrollably if the right set of circumstances hit at the same time.

    Obviously it is best to rationally think things through, and respond calmly

  5. The Frog Prince profile image79
    The Frog Princeposted 6 years ago

    Primarily logically.  Most men have that tendency while women tend to be on the emotional side.  Not being sexist when I say that either.

    The Frog

  6. lburmaster profile image82
    lburmasterposted 6 years ago

    Logically. The strengths is that what you respond with is from an intelligent and educated point of view. However, you don't really care if the other person will take what you say and believe there were emotions pointed at them in the comment. Instead I am only commenting from the perspective at the SUBJECT OF CONVERSATION, not the person I am deliberating with. However, that doesn't seem to cross their mind set and another heated discussion arises causing more issues and makes me just want to piss them off further for not paying attention to my personality type.

  7. krosch profile image60
    kroschposted 6 years ago

    Most of the time my mind works very logically, sometimes even to the point of being annoying. But I have spent my life actively training my emotions to be unleashed and active for intended purposes. For example drive, anger, pain can all be focused into sports training like running or rock climbing. I don't mean I think about something that mad me upset during the day then go running (some do though.).

    But if I say hit my knee Rock Climbing, I focus on the pain, use it to pump up my adrenline and I push myself harder on the rock wall energy and focus wise. Or once you hit that "runner's rush" wave, you push yourself a lot harder riding the wave.

    But I try to step back from disagreements when I find myself getting massively upset and pull my inner emotions back a bit and think logical like about things. My girlfriend for example says she has never meet anyone like me who when angry suddenly just readjusts and gets past it and apologizes and gets back on track. I do that by realizing that my emotions are tamped up giving me a bad result and I need to pull them back. That's the logical part.

    We can all focus our logic, our emotions to better end. Burying either one is not a good thing in my mind. We can use them to better ourselves.

  8. nifty@50 profile image74
    nifty@50posted 6 years ago

    I equate the word "think" with logical and factual thought, and the word "feel" with an emotional response. In a debate setting, logical and factual thought generally wins the day in a political argument, but in a short 30 or 60 second T.V. advertisement, an emotional argument can be far more effective.

  9. edithculkins profile image59
    edithculkinsposted 6 years ago

    I think logically with my mind for some reasons but sometimes I do think in an emotional way I guess it depends upon the situation.

  10. jtmiddleton profile image70
    jtmiddletonposted 6 years ago

    Logically.  Far too often. My ex agrees with me.

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    setarehposted 6 years ago

    Emotionally. Definitely emotionally. I've been told i'm far too emotive very many times . . . it's beginning to be a little annoying. Especially the tears! haha