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Tue February 09 2010

this book…:

Organizing For Your Brain Type: Finding Your Own Solution to Managing Time, Paper, and Stuff

tells ME this…:

“Lastly, you do well with written lists, which truly maximize your efficiency.  You keep things moving forward by having lists that you can quickly check off – tracking what you did and what must still be done to ensure you won’t forget anything…”

HOWEVER, having totalled the quiz results and read through my top TWO types – which at the moment my totals are straddling, separated by four points (and i have a few questions where i felt compelled to double-answer because i wasn’t sure, or both seemed to fit) – i am a little doubtful that i am a) wholly the brain type that my total tells me, and/or b) i blend two types.  When I told Big Daddy about being the first type, he recommended getting a refund on the book.  ahem.

But, if that’s the case, then, in the OTHER brain type, the books tells ME this (and if you know me well, read on, and laugh with me):

“No one understands your relationship with paper but you… The fact is, your piles of paper make sense to you and represent ongoing, intellectual, active thoughts… You need it around because it enables your specialized thinking to work… Malcolm Gladwell… says of people like you, “They can’t file because they haven’t yet sorted and filed the ideas in their head.  It isn’t a sign of disorganization, but rather a sign of complexity.””

AAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!  I am on board with THIS!!  That is the truth, up there.  As i am skimming through this second brain type, my insides are jumping up and down with their hands up shouting, me! me! me!

But I do have the first style’s affection for compartmentalized organizing too.  If i could, i sure would have everything in it’s own bin, labelled with it’s own name, and that’s the only place that thing could go. i would.  except my papers, probably.  i’m still thinking about them….

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