Mental Orientation

The first section of the MAPP Educational Analysis, Mental Orientation, addresses how the person's mind is "wired". How does this person think? What is their priority for mental activity? How do they process information?
Perceptual/Sensory: Consciousness which is almost exclusively sense oriented.It includes one or more of the following traits: visual, auditory, mechanical, natural.A great share of trait development, ability and activity is subconscious —what is commonly called 'natural talent'.
Intuitive/Impulsive: The combination of sensory and philosophical traits which are not accompanied by analytical, computational, clerical or routine traits.The person operates on feeling, hunches, intuition and impulsive motivation. He / she feel the urge or reluctance to do things, but would have difficulty in orally explaining why.
Mechanical/Functional: A mental orientation which is conscious of 'what makes things tick'.This consciousness, from that point, may take a number of different functional directions according to the type and number of other traits involved: visual, auditory, natural, computational, routine, social, managerial.In itself, it is subconscious 'savvy' relative to the function and utilization of mechanics or mechanical things.
Pragmatic/Factual(Dogmatic): Strong opinions and positions which are self - made and only self - changed; consciousness which sees things polarized in 'black or white, but no shades of gray'.This may or may not be accompanied by aggression and persuasion to pressure such opinions or positions on others. It can also be exclusively internal and be the source of stress, frustration and learning blockage when confronted with contrary opinions or positions, change, novelty or new ideas.
Clerical/Logical(Detail): A non-intuitive, non-impulsive consciousness which is oriented toward fact, detail and methodical procedure: "a place for everything and everything in its place". The primary trait is one which is conscious of detail and order.It may be accompanied(and compounded) by managerial, mechanical, routine, analytical and/or computational traits.And it may exist by itself.
Computational:Consciousness which is oriented toward tangible problem solving.This trait also gets into different orientations according to the traits with which it is tied and is interactive: managerial, analytical, mechanical, visual, routine, social, interpersonal, dogmatic.It in itself, is not theoretical. It deals in factual problems.
Scientific: A problem solving consciousness, but one which is curious and exploratory.In some instances, this leans toward the natural and material rather than the philosophical, psychological or spiritual.It can readily be coupled with managerial, mechanical, functional, visual, or natural basis.
Philosophical: Consciousness primarily aware of the existence, meaning, purpose and destiny of mankind, people, persons and self; consciousness of the larger picture and context of circumstances, events and time —and the ability to see everything within that context rather than as isolated happenings restricted to the 'here and now'. When coupled with social and natural traits, the philosophical consciousness causes the person to have stability, composure, trust and faith throughout life.
Symbolic/Dramatic: A mixture of philosophical, intuitive, cultural and sensory traits(visual and auditory in particular) which cause sight, sound, imagination and emotion to be primary in consciousness.This mental orientation rarely includes mechanical, computational, analytical or clerical traits at significant levels.It is strongly subconscious.