12 May 2020, 10:44

my brain's cognitive preferences

According to a survey at https://www.kairoscognition.com/,

2020 may 12 robs cognitive preferences

I am Associative preferent.

My competitive advantage is for rapid, integrative thinking. I respond effectively to predictable randomness: the things life sends to each of us, we just can’t be sure when. I let my experience and training take the lead when making decisions under pressure.


  • Managing predictable randomness
  • Integrating context with experience
  • Recognizing patterns
  • Understanding big picture


  • Keeping track of time
  • Screening out distractions
  • Holding convergent focus and attention
  • Respecting rules and processes

Developing my attention

Much of life requires us to focus on one thing at a time in order to see it through to completion.

  • Take a deep breath
  • Center on the task in front of you
  • Close out any distraction I can: email pop ups, message alerts, phone sounds
  • Create a signal for colleagues that I am concentrating so they avoid interrupting
  • Acknowledge and accept the slow pace
  • Stop when I lose focus and am struggling to get it back
  • Step away from the task
  • Repeat the above after an interval