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dragoncar

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quiet and structured person with an eye for details
« on: September 04, 2017, 06:31:38 PM »
In the Wikipedia article for "Thinking, Fast and Slow" it says that

System 1: Fast, automatic, frequent, emotional, stereotypic, subconscious. Examples (in order of complexity) of things system 1 can ... connect the description 'quiet and structured person with an eye for details' to a specific job"

I have no idea what the "correct" answer to this is.  Maybe I have no System 1 thinking.  Anyways, what do you think it is?

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Re: quiet and structured person with an eye for details
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2017, 07:13:54 PM »
Okay... I think they mean that System 1 is unconscious instinctual responses, relying often on biases and stereotype without any deeper thought.

Based on common stereotypes, in what job description or career would you find someone who is "quiet and structured with an eye for details"?


Does Accountant leap to mind before you think about it?   Obviously many accountants are not quiet and structured, its a wide career, but that is the stereotype.. maybe you thought of something else..?.


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Re: quiet and structured person with an eye for details
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2017, 06:57:17 AM »
Daniel Kahneman's book explains the concepts pretty well:

https://www.amazon.com/Thinking-Fast-Slow-Daniel-Kahneman/dp/0374533555

It's less an issue of what type of person you are than what type of
thinking you use for different situations, e.g. responding to a traffic
signal vs. solving a complicated logic problem.  You can't use slow
thinking for the former situation, as you need to respond quickly.

Where relevant to mustachiasm, I'd say you don't want to use system 1
thinking on system 2 problems, such as asset allocation.

For many people, the default is to use system 1 thinking (because it
requires less effort), even with system 2 thinking is required.  I think
if you train yourself to recognize when you encounter a situation that
deserves system 2 efforts, you'll achieve superior results in life.



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Re: quiet and structured person with an eye for details
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2017, 01:42:37 PM »
Okay... I think they mean that System 1 is unconscious instinctual responses, relying often on biases and stereotype without any deeper thought.

Based on common stereotypes, in what job description or career would you find someone who is "quiet and structured with an eye for details"?


Does Accountant leap to mind before you think about it?   Obviously many accountants are not quiet and structured, its a wide career, but that is the stereotype.. maybe you thought of something else..?.

Thanks, I did come up with that answer eventually, but I had to think about it a bit, and I still wasn't sure if that's what they were looking for.

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Re: quiet and structured person with an eye for details
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2017, 02:19:20 PM »
dragoncar uses system 3 which is very slow thinking.