You may not know it but you might be showing signs you are an over-thinker. This article can help you assess yourself whether or not you are indeed an over-thinker.
To some, it is an advantage but people who don’t know how to put over-thinking in proper perspective, it becomes a disadvantage.
Being an over-thinker has its advantage and you just need to know how to use it in situations where you need to think carefully before making a decision.
When you are aware of the reasons you are over-thinking, you will know how you can deal with it.
6 Signs You Are An Over-Thinker
1. You get excited when you’ve finally figured something out
Maybe you’ve been mulling something over for weeks. A complex problem that you haven’t figured out yet, but have kept at it.
2. You are patient
You highly value the time it takes to “dot all of your i’s and cross all of your t’s.” Even if it takes you longer than most, you are delighted when you come out ahead because you’ve put in the time to figure it out.
3. You are always seeking new information
A friend forwards you an article about a topic you are interested in. You get a notification from Facebook that you were tagged in a photo at the same time you get a text from someone asking you a question. Then, your cubicle mate stands up and wants to try this new restaurant for lunch. With so many distractions, there is a tendency to want to know more information about all of it.
4. You want to get everything right
You might be a perfectionist. On the one hand, you pride yourself on being great at what you do and strive to do your best. But when you don’t get everything right and come up short, you can become your harshest critic.
5. You are a lover of lists
The joy of making a large list and crossing out those items as you complete them is highly motivating. When you try and share your love of lists with others, they may not revel in that same joy.
6. You analyze people
This includes you! You may wonder why people do the things they do. You enjoy people watching because you want to try and figure them out.
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