What do analytical thinkers do


As with almost all theoretical types who live primarily in their minds and thoughts, the analytical thinker always runs the risk of paying too little attention to his body as a whole. The analytical thinker is the typical “absent-minded professor”, a bookworm and computer lover par excellence. It is all the more important that analytical thinkers consciously pay attention to sufficient movement to compensate! Since they are introverted, however, people of this type prefer to do sports alone and at their own pace than to fit into a group and have training plans dictated to them from outside. The analytical thinker is therefore more of a loner when it comes to sports and less of a team athlete or club. Analytical thinkers are primarily interested in sports that they can do alone, according to their own personal plan and while they are thinking about their thoughts. Many analytical thinkers therefore like to jog or walk, climb, cycle, hike, mountaineering or go cross-country skiing or skike in summer. It is also important for analytical thinkers to provide enough stimulation and variety in the sports program. The same exercises or running routes day in and day out - that's far too boring for this personality type.


All physical needs such as eating, drinking, fatigue or even pain are perceived by analytical thinkers far less intensely than by many other types. Basically, they only see them as unfortunately inevitable necessities that each time represent an unpleasant interruption to their actual (intellectual) interests. That is why many of them quickly and carelessly stuff the food into themselves so that they can turn back to what they prefer to do as quickly as possible. Or they just eat on the side while they just get on with their other activities. Many creative analytical thinkers also tend to add a little too much to alcohol or nicotine if they have the feeling that in this way they can inspire the muse or gain distance from stressful situations. In terms of health, it is therefore particularly important for this type to pay attention to these and similar weak points and to consciously take good care of themselves and their own body - even if analytical thinkers are naturally more difficult than many other types.


Analytical thinkers are among the downright perfectionists who always find something to improve in themselves and are basically never really satisfied with themselves. With this type, this can even lead to burnout at some point. A warning signal for Analytical Thinkers should be when they find themselves engaging in activities that could in some way be described as excess senses: for example, overeating, smoking, drinking, exercising, or in the worst case even substance abuse of some kind. These are clear signs of this that the analytical thinker's stress balance is in the red and that it is high time to take countermeasures! Good opportunities for relaxation in times of stress for this type are, for example, strategy games (e.g. chess, bridge, poker, etc.) or tricky puzzles and brain teasers (e.g. Sudoku, Sikaku, etc.). Many analytical thinkers also feel addressed by autogenic training and / or fantasy journeys or have good experiences with meditation in some form as relaxation.