- 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.
- Select broad, unlimited topics.
- Attempt to research or analyze the topic thoroughly before beginning writing.
- Have difficulty organizing their writing into sections.
- Write best when they have a large block of time to devote to writing.
- Frequently stop writing to examine alternatives or ponder decisions.
- Need a specific deadline.
- We encourage perceivers to focus their papers in the revision process.
Prepared by Rebecca Corcoran, from material by James S. Major and Jean S. Filetti,
Defense Intelligence College, Washington, D.C. Published in Writing Lab