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What goes through your mind?

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When you're not occupied in a conversation or directed concentration, what is going on in your mind?

Are you thinking in words? Say, when watching a sports event or an orchestral concert, or a cartoon without dialog, are you thinking words to yourself?

55% (5) Yes, my mind never stops forming word-thoughts or sentences.
22% (2) Just part of the time, just thinking about what I might tell someone about the event.
22% (2) No, I'm capable of constructing ideas without words.

9 voters have answered this question.

When you go up or down stairs, do you count the steps?

11% (1) Yes, usually, just automatically.
55% (5) Not usually, but sometimes.
33% (3) No. Why would anybody do that?

9 voters have answered this question.

A song keeps going through your mind. What's it like?

44% (4) You know it well enough that you can sing all the words.
22% (2) You know the arrangement, but just have to Tum-de-dum-de-dum it.
33% (3) You can only zero in on a couple of bars.

9 voters have answered this question.

When you watch or listen to a news broadcast, what do yuou think of?

11% (1) Frequently think of questions you wish the reporter had asked, or that you could ask?
44% (4) Occasionally wonder why th4e story is covered in a certain way.
44% (4) Just absorb what's of interest and get on with it.

9 voters have answered this question.

Do you often wonder How and Why things are?

66% (6) In your daily life, you frequently wonder and try to analyze Why things are the way they are, or How
33% (3) Occasionally things catch your attention that you wonder about.
0% (0) You just keep humming songs to yourself as the world goes by.

9 voters have answered this question.

Do you make lists?

0% (0) My hard-drive is loaded with carefully cataloged lists of favorite movies and cities I've visited.
77% (7) I just hav e a few lists of things that I need to refer to.
22% (2) I can't even find my sister's phone number.

9 voters have answered this question.

Do you require constant stimulation?

33% (3) I'd go nuts if I had to drive to work without a car radio.
33% (3) I don't mind being lost in my own thoughts for a short time.
33% (3) I'd rather keep distractions out of my mind, and let my thoughts fly where they will.

9 voters have answered this question.

This poll was created on 2003-11-17 09:56:06 by jtur88
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