Am I visually/spatially gifted?

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Am I visually/spatially gifted?

Posted 30 October 2012 - 08:33 AM

Was just wondering if my visual thinking is different, but screw it

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 08:41 AM

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That's too long to read, so if you aren't a supermodel and can't fly, the answer to the topic is 'no'.
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Posted 30 October 2012 - 08:43 AM

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I think you need to lay down the crack pipe and step away.

Everyone has strengths and weaknesses. Everyone thinks about different things they might do one day. Not everyone is good at math. Not everyone can draw. Not everyone can walk in a straight line without tripping over their own feet.

Giftedness is a testable quality. If you are, in fact, gifted in any capacity there are exams that will tell you this. Otherwise, you are just another nameless, faceless mass among the other special snowflakes.
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Posted 30 October 2012 - 08:47 AM

Everyone in America is special, & everyone deserves medicare & an Obama phone.
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Posted 30 October 2012 - 08:49 AM

Are you looking for a serious answer, just needed to fish for a warm fuzzy today, or are looking for some sort of validation that you need to give up on something because parts of it are hard?

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And do you think I should reconsider becoming a programmer because math doesn't come easily to me (or because I stubbornly choose to make it hard)?

Cutting away all the visual/spacial nonsense it sounds like this is the nugget of your question. Shockingly there may be areas that you are not good at that you need to work through to get to the other side. Not everything is a smooth and well kept path - occasionally you need to go off course and into the brambles to get through.

Ultimately it is up to you. A pro/con write up of your options, weigh them out, and make a choice. Barring that go in undeclared and spin your wheels getting your gen-ed requirements out of the way before finding a major.

From where I am sitting this intricate and winding horn-tooting is there to cover up a self defeatist 'tude... Lay a few bricks of why X, Y, and Z will not work to dampen the blow when the self fulfilling prophecy is complete.

*shrug*

If you are lacking direction there's always the Armed Services. Get out of your comfort zone, see interesting places, and let the hard choices be given to you. Just a thought.

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So where do you think I am on the bell curve for visual/spatial ability?

Honestly - how do you think anyone can give you a more than "ah.. sure" answer to this through the internet?



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Posted 30 October 2012 - 08:51 AM

Lol Obama phone...?

Sorry for the stupid topic. I know people don't like talking about stuff like this, but I was curious. It just kind of occurred to me that I'm not making use of the visual ability I might have
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Posted 30 October 2012 - 08:54 AM

Can we get a rollback to the original content of the original post for the sake of maintaining some form of coherence in the thread?

Seriously, we have rules about people removing their content when they get their answers in the code boards... should the same rules not apply here?
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Re: Am I visually/spatially gifted?

Posted 30 October 2012 - 08:55 AM

View PostAVReidy, on 30 October 2012 - 11:51 AM, said:

Lol Obama phone...?

Are taxpayers paying for free cell phones?
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Posted 30 October 2012 - 08:55 AM

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I know people don't like talking about stuff like this, but I was curious.

Explain this premise... usually people asking the questions don't like to hear other people's opinion, but what to hear parroting of their position instead.
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Posted 30 October 2012 - 08:56 AM

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View PostBenignDesign, on 30 October 2012 - 11:54 AM, said:

Can we get a rollback to the original content of the original post for the sake of maintaining some form of coherence in the thread?

His mom was a gewd drawer, he likes airplanes, really gewd at M$ flight simulator, has really gewd hand 2 eye coordination, though about being a pilot, he remembers math calculations & does 3d in his head.
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Re: Am I visually/spatially gifted?

Posted 30 October 2012 - 08:58 AM

What original post? Lol... it's embarrassing. I guess I really just want to know if it's normal to think visually because some people act like I'm crazy when I describe how I see things

@no2 you nailed it

@modi that's definitely true, but I didn't create this to get compliments. See above.

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Re: Am I visually/spatially gifted?

Posted 30 October 2012 - 08:58 AM

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View PostBenignDesign, on 30 October 2012 - 11:54 AM, said:

Can we get a rollback to the original content of the original post for the sake of maintaining some form of coherence in the thread?

His mom was a gewd drawer, he likes airplanes, really gewd at M$ flight simulator, has really gewd hand 2 eye coordination, though about being a pilot, he remembers math calculations & does 3d in his head.

Thank you. At least now those late to the conversation will get more than 'screw you guys, I'm going home'.
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Re: Am I visually/spatially gifted?

Posted 30 October 2012 - 09:00 AM

View PostAVReidy, on 30 October 2012 - 11:58 AM, said:

@no2 you nailed it

I is (can be) gewd remember'er
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Re: Am I visually/spatially gifted?

Posted 30 October 2012 - 09:00 AM

View PostBenignDesign, on 30 October 2012 - 10:54 AM, said:

Can we get a rollback to the original content of the original post for the sake of maintaining some form of coherence in the thread?

Seriously, we have rules about people removing their content when they get their answers in the code boards... should the same rules not apply here?

I would agree. Thankfully I smelled something like that happening and had a copy...

FIXED!

(Also it is in post #5.. because you gotta diversify you stocks and bonds..)

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Re: Am I visually/spatially gifted?

Posted 30 October 2012 - 09:21 AM

I feel so powerless now, modi XD
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