If you are like most people, when you have a problem, you take your time to truly think about the problem and think about the solution. But did you know, there are different ways that people think about their problems. Here are three main ways that people reason out problems in their head.
When you decide to address a problem, you may think about it logically. This is reasoning based on what you know to be true. For example, if you are trying to decide if a friend is lying to you or not. You may know that they have lied in the past to you and that they have lied to other people. As such, based on what you know to be truth, there is a high probability that, combined with your gut instinct, they are lying again. It might not be an easy decision to make, as many factors can be involved, but choose what the right decision is.
Cause and Effect Reasoning
This is probably the most thought about reasoning method when someone is trying to leave a problem behind. When cause and effect reasoning, you want to think about different outcomes and the various solutions. While it is not an easy task you need to understand what the effect of each outcome will be in decision making process. Weighing the pros and cons of each situation and not over thinking your choice will assist you greatly in knowing that you made the right choice and decision for yourself.
You think about how you’re currently feeling, how you want to feel and make a decision based on your current emotions and how you want to feel emotionally in the future. Unfortunately, emotional thinking can be the hardest way of reasoning, as you may feel many different things. However, if you are an emotional reasoner, give yourself time to reflect on the problem and address it after a bit of time. This allows you to process your emotions and act accordingly, rather than to make a rash emotional decision. Take a week or two and you will see the difference in how you feel from the first day the problem happened and you will remember what you were going to do based on the path you are going to take now.
If you have a problem, you will want to reason it out in your head. Regardless of whether you use logical reasoning, cause and effect reasoning or emotional reasoning, you will come to a solution that makes sense for you. Taking the time to think about what you want and how to get there will help you solve the problem.