Are You A Convergent or Divergent Thinker?

If you’re a convergent thinker, you’d probably make a good investigator.

A convergent thinker needs to draw on a number of facts to discover the common denominator or what links them all together to discover right answer.it's elementary my dear Watson pic

Convergent thinking is for the most part linear. This means that steps can be followed to the logical conclusion. It is also a style of problem solving that uses trial and error

In terms of forces of Nature convergent thinking is centripetal , which means moving towards a centre point or converging.

So if you’re a details person or see things as either black or white, you’re more likely to be using convergent thinking to perceive and make sense of the world.

If you’re a divergent thinker, you’d probably be great
at seeing the big picture and coming up with unconventional solutions.

Shall I compare thee to a Summer's Day picYour manner of thinking branches out in directions that are not necessarily logical and often “outside the square.”

In terms of forces of Nature divergent thinking is centrifugal – moving away from the centre or expanding. In poetry, for example, connections are made to completely unrelated things and in doing so expand one’s experience of the world.
Shakespeare’s line: “Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day,” is an excellent example of divergent thinking because each reader will attach their own meaning to the thought or image.

Most people have a preferred manner of thinking that suits how they want to see the world and function in it. As with all things, there is no absolute truth and neither type of thinking is good or bad, worse or better. They’re just different or divergent.

However, a convergent thinker may not be so quick to agree.