(left hand raised) I admit it, I do not think in linear progression.
Or I should say, frequently, I do not consciously think in linear progressions. As a rule, I tend to think and process information either verbally, tactically (e.g. writing down initial thoughts and continuing via exploration), or through pictures: I draw insights and conclusions from time and dimensional disparate data.
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(hat tip to Mike Brown for this post’s inspiration)