People who seek to increase skills and knowledge, and people who seek to improve

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    People who seek to increase skills and knowledge, and people who seek to improve

    There appears to be two kinds of people, ones that seek to increase knowledge and skills, and ones that seek to improve the existing system by synthesizing information. People who seek to increase knowledge and skills often seek high education levels, while those who prefer to improve upon existing systems, by pondering how things work better than others, and what makes certain things work, will often go into creative writing, or like Albert Einstein, work at dead-end jobs while thinking about their other interests. It would be very beneficial for society to foster these "creative" individuals, and give them the opportunity to have their ideas heard, their opinions voiced, and inspirations realized.



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    I'm actually both

    But i think mastering something is more important than being jack of all trades

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    Quote Originally Posted by atamagasuita View Post
    I'm actually both

    But i think mastering something is more important than being jack of all trades
    I fit more with the creative category, or the people who seek to improve. I'm always able to find something to do, and if I find myself idle, my workload actually increases over time as I gain interests in a multitude of things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparky View Post
    I fit more with the creative category, or the people who seek to improve. I'm always able to find something to do, and if I find myself idle, my workload actually increases over time as I gain interests in a multitude of things.
    Me too. And multi-tasking is actually bad for you

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/travisb...udies-suggest/

    And accdg to legendary bruce lee:

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    Quote Originally Posted by atamagasuita View Post
    Me too. And multi-tasking is actually bad for you

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/travisb...udies-suggest/

    And accdg to legendary bruce lee:
    I don't think multi-tasking is right for everybody. The article fails to mention if their subjects fit in more with the creative or skilled category, also whether they are visual, auditory or olfactory temperaments.
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    There appears to be two kinds of people: the creative ones, and the technical or skill-oriented ones

    Creative people:

    Able to multitask efficiently
    Have a wide variety of interests (might appear easily distracted)
    Asks the questions of what makes one thing or system work better than another, under what circumstances would one thing work better, and what makes certain things work well

    Skill-oriented people:

    Prefer to stick to and finish one task at a time
    Focused on developing, learning, and improving one skill, or a set of skills (appears career or goal oriented)
    Asks the questions of how one can improve oneself, how to solve a particular problem, and how does one problem relate to another, already solved, problem
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    I fit neither of these categories, and the people I know fit neither of them either.

    The only consistent dichotomy I've seen is generalist/specialist. Some people prefer to learn/do many things, some people only one/few things. Creativity and ambition are not limited to one group or the the other, they are just pursued differently.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coburn View Post
    I fit neither of these categories, and the people I know fit neither of them either.

    The only consistent dichotomy I've seen is generalist/specialist. Some people prefer to learn/do many things, some people only one/few things. Creativity and ambition are not limited to one group or the the other, they are just pursued differently.
    Yes, it's related to the generalist/specialist dichotomy. Where did you read that? Do you have more information?

    People ask different questions, while some might focus on improving the self and obtaining material goods, others focus on improving their surroundings and enjoying mental pursuits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparky View Post
    Yes, it's related to the generalist/specialist dichotomy. Where did you read that? Do you have more information?

    People ask different questions, while some might focus on improving the self and obtaining material goods, others focus on improving their surroundings and enjoying mental pursuits.
    I improve myself and my surroundings through mental pursuits, and reward myself by obtaining material goods. Does that make me weird?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zynthaxx View Post
    I improve myself and my surroundings through mental pursuits, and reward myself by obtaining material goods. Does that make me weird?
    Which do you prefer, improving yourself or improving systems?


     
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