Some people will once in a while see fleeting pictures of very vague images in their mind. These are between "no imagery" and "changing imagery." Then there are those few who have very gradually changing imagery. In other words, there are very few spontaneous changes in their images and they take place gradually, so these people are kind of in between "changing imagery" and "fixed imagery."
Changing imagers often give themselves guilt complexes because of their procrastination. Many think of it as laziness in that they are unable to finish their jobs due to the shifting inner-mind images of something they want to start before their first job is finished. Many changing imagery people will have from 10 to 30 projects started which are still unfinished and may possibly never be finished. Changing imagers tend to be specialists in starting and fixed imagery people tend to be specialists in finishing.
Fixed imagery people can see the finished result of a project before even beginning it, but are often poor starters because they know that if they start the job they will have to stay with it until they are finished. The solution for them is to divide the job into several portions, and then begin by holding in mind the fixed image of the completion of the first portion (like vacuum the house by dividing it into different rooms.)
After that course I mentioned it to students of a college class I was then instructing, particularly the non-imager and imager difference. Two female students nodded their heads in rapid agreement and said, "That's why we sometimes 'tune you out' when you discuss an aspect of economics, as we already have 'the picture' and don't need to listen further." I smiled in response, for I had noticed the faraway look in their eyes at times and wondered why!
So, what about you. What type of imager are you? What do those around you "see" in their mind's eye when talking and listening? Work with this over time and you may learn to pick up subtle clues indicating what type of imager a person may be, which can help to communicate. Ideally, you now realize the significance of this material to those in emergency communications units!
Thanks to Wally Mento for allowing use of the material from his course and book titled, "Alpha Awareness."
Cary Mangum, W6WWW - E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org