Mark's blog yesterday reminded me of a book I read years ago entitled something like The 7 Modes of Thinking. I probably don't remember them all but I recognized mine immediately. I think geometrically; I see shapes in my mind floating around, usually 3D but sometimes (when I was younger) up to 7D. They float around and come together like puzzle pieces. When they all fit together I know the answer or I understand. They don't always.
Some people think in motion, particularly the motion of their body, and from that expand that centered view of motion to the world. Athletes and dancers do this. I once had a friend who was a dancer. She talked in motions of her body. One day she was happy to see me and her whole body wiggled like a puppy wagging it's tail from head to toe. Her meaning was so obvious. But I can't imagine what it would be like to think of the world from the point of view of motion.
Some people think legally, from rules. They have a basic set of rules in their minds from which they view the world and extrapolate meaning. I've know many people of this type.
What other modes were there? Through the sense of touch like sculptors or a group of friends I had who worked at tables with huge magnifying glasses on stands and moved incredibly small hardware electrical components on boards. They touched them and could see them better that way. I can imagine understanding the world though touch.
They were very talented and highly paid.
Algebraically, thinking by means of color, and there's one more I've forgotten.
So, how do you think. (I sure hope this is of interest to someone.)