I apologise for that, I wasn't try to imply the left brain was less imaginative in a negative way, I was trying to imply it isn't as orientated to it as the right brain is. It's still capable of it, like you said. Linear was a better word to use in that situation. As for the theories, I will sit on the fence on this issue and won't argue with you on a sound point. I'm unfortunately one of life's little wannabe pseudo-intellectuals and it really sucks at times.PS. The left brain isn't less imaginative; it's more linear. It "narrows" the creativity a bit, but it doesn't matter in fiction. Plot is linear. If they are also N's, J types usually do fine there. Also I should add that the thinking and sensing = left brain and feeling and intuition = right brain is a seperate theory to Thomson's J = left brain/P = right brain. We don't know which is true, and both can't be, because according to Thomson Fe and Ni are left brained functions, and Se and Ti right brained.
Thank you. This approach sounds right, and I appreciate the advice.Maybe encourage her to write something with a lot of description and delicious words???
SP's thrive on fun. You could convince her that writing a story is just like performing...presenting your ideas to the world with flair and fun???
I guess try and encourage her to write her own thing...writing about stuff people could relate to. Like love. Maybe presenting it in a down to earth way as apposed to some lofty spilling of the soul onto the page would appeal to her???
It is more of a club...in the context of a youth ministry, and I have not yet had an INTP student.Do you teach at a private/small town high school or is this a club of some kind?
PPS. Have you ever taught an INTP student? I was just wondering what sorts of things (s)he excelled at and if there was any approach that worked particularly well for my type.