Learn to be Over-Analytical

I have learned so much over the course of these past 4 years, but there is so much that I don’t know. My job threw me into the pit of fire without giving me any preparation. At first, it was unimaginably terrifying to meet people in a position of authority – between directors and developers to vice presidents and presidents. They are much older than I am and I respect them. Their experience carries a strong, reserved aura that effuses through their words and actions. Some people have difficulties understanding why some people are successful and others are not. That’s where being over-analytical has helped me.

I have analyzed the types of questions that they ask, the way they phrase their statements, and the manner in which they compose themselves and I have discovered that it goes much deeper than conventional thinking. When you analyze actions and deconstruct the words, you recognize the small details inputted subconsciously. You begin seeing patterns and signs that are secretly embedded into the message. It’s a skill that needs to be nurtured. Look at the words themselves. Why have those specific words been chosen? Look at the way a phrase is worded. What are they trying to express? Look at the way their body speaks.

In literature, we’re taught to analyze each and every detail. At the time, it seemed like a bunch of crap, but it is a critical skill to have. You find patterns in the way an author writes something – whether it is alliteration, foreshadowing, etc. Could it have happened by chance? Most certainly. Did it happen by chance? Most likely not.

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