- Writes best in isolation.
- Finds writing easier than extroverts.
- Engages in prewriting activities such as outlines.
- Writes much of the paper in their head.
- Seldom ask for other's advice.
- Needs a quiet place to complete writing tasks.
- We encourage introverts to seek advice and counseling if they have problems writing.
- Writes best when given explicit, detailed directions.
- Finds revision easier when given step-by-step instructions.
- Collect lots of data and facts before writing.
- Have difficulty deciding what to include in the paper.
- Very concerned with making the paper mechanically correct.
- May fail to notice content weaknesses.
- We encourage sensors to include more creative writing and examples if appropriate.
- Prefer clear, objective, analytical assignments.
- More concerned with clarity than creativity.
- Write best when they follow an outline.
- Papers tend to be a listing of facts.
- May fail to use examples or details.
- We encourage thinkers to use examples to highlight their facts.
- First drafts are short and quickly written.
- Later drafts are longer and expand on ideas.
- Frequently begin writing before completing their research.
- May fail to include all requirements in a paper.
- We encourage judgers to stop at intervals in drafting to reevaluate their writing.
Prepared by Rebecca Corcoran, from material by James S. Major and Jean S. Filetti,
Defense Intelligence College, Washington, D.C. Published in Writing Lab