MindTime® is a cognitive framework for predicting individual differences in people.
What does that mean?
The MindTime Theory is a universal organizing principle that reveals a simple framework for understanding the perceptions people will have of each other and the world around them, and reliably predicts how they will act upon their perceptions in all areas of their lives.
How can it do that?
“MindTime will be the dominant theory of individual differences in psychology.”
—Dr. Vincent Fortunato III, Professor I/O Psychology
As simple as it appears, the MindTime cognitive framework is actually a well-researched, scientifically validated model of thinking.
Specifically: how people form their individual thoughts, the patterns in information they are able to perceive, what kinds of thoughts people can form, and what mental strategies and patterns of behavior can evolve from those thoughts.
And, everything we do begins with a thought . . .
There are three distinct points of reference our thoughts can take on a thing, concept, idea, event, person . . . even on ourselves.Its Past perspective:
The certainties that can be known about it, based on prior observations and measurements.Its Present perspective:
The probable trends and likely conditions of everything that affects it, and is affected by it.Its Future perspective:
The entire spectrum of possible things it might evolve into, connect with or bring into being.
This information—of how our minds perceive and think—is intuitively familiar to people.
An awareness of the Past, Present & Future aspects of reality is already an innate part of everyone’s mental experience. This accounts for MindTime’s very high face validity, an important aspect of its utility and adoption.
The value of Past thinking
Past thinking learns from the past (all that is) to avoid risk and increase certainty. Past thinking requires facts, information, measurement, and certainty. It helps us delve deeply, researching what is known and accessing individual and collective experiences. Past thinking drives us to understand the fundamentals and measure and weigh all evidence carefully before coming to any, even tentative, conclusions.
People who use Past thinking to a high degree typically excel in: engineering, academia, journalism, law (but typically not litigation), medicine, science, research, editing, history, architecture, actuarial professions, and theology. Past thinking is abstract and it is concerned with understanding the meaning of data and information.
The value of Present thinking
Present thinking focuses on current trends controlling the present moment towards a predetermined or desired goal. Present thinking manifests itself as organization and planning. By driving us to create and maintain organizational structures, processes and systems, Present thinking provides us with the means to create continuity and manage our way forward with order and efficiency.
People who use Present thinking typically excel in: accountancy, city and town planning, administration, construction management, business management, strategic planning, government, banking, strategic planning, and systems administration. Present thinking is concrete and is concerned with execution and closure.
The value of Future thinking
Future thinking finds possibilities in areas of chaos and uncertainty; even small temporary ones, where new opportunities and ideas emerge that can be pursued. When excited by possibilities, Future thinking generates enthusiasm that imbues the very quality of our communication. Quick thinking, which also characterizes Future thinking, drives us to change course, adapt, and makes us highly tolerant to risk and ambiguity.
People who use Future thinking typically excel in: entrepreneurship, sales, politics, public speaking, design, advertising (creatives), business deal making, adventuring, and creative writing. Future thinking is abstract, visionary and idealistic, it inspires our minds.
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