What if you knew why you think the way you do? And why others think so differently? What if you changed how you think just long enough
to really communicate with someone else? Every English speaker has a language habit, often quite different from our own. Thus, “thinking out of the box” really means empowering ourselves with fresh views from other contexts -- how the other three patterns and their combinations differ from the default we each have as our individual language habit. theExact Word’s ThoughtPrint Inventory will direct you to a self-assessment of how you think and your patterned communications habits.

Every English speaker will usually have a first and second choice for a thinking style – how s/he best likes to learn or convey information. Those are strengths. His or her third and fourth choices may be styles less attractive to him or her, but they form wonderful strategies to augment personal strengths. After all, we must use all four patterns to speak and write English at all. Furthermore, all four patterns create different context meanings. As we think with each pattern, we invoke each type of meaning, despite our defaults.


  • Orange, Background Detail: time, place, or grouping, the specifics about events and processes or other words.

  • Pink, Conditional Image: circumstance or impinging conditions.

  • Blue, Primary Image: mission or “bottom-line” purpose supporting all the other contexts

  • Green, Process Detail: guidelines, principles, or “always true” processes that have happened, are happening, or could happen.

“You already know everything you need to know about English because you speak it. “ (Dr. Robert Fox at American University) Making conscious what you unconsciously know will change your life.

“Do” Your ThoughtPrint. Learn
Why You Think the Way You Do

Currently an activity during workshops, training, or coaching, theExact Word‘s ThoughtPrint inventory will be offered as a downloadable during 2012.


Every group, work team, organizational staff, faculty, classroom, or family has a collection of ThoughtPrints in a “ThoughtMap” which explains why people don’t see eye-to-eye or share standards for “doing things the right way.” Understanding communication “across the map” lowers barriers quickly, replacing them with bridges and interpersonal harmony.

The ThoughtMapping Inventory will accompany the downloadable ThoughtPrint Inventory during 2012.

“Perceptual Fog”

As a bonus accompanying the ThoughtPrint and ThoughtMap downloads, a new Perceptual Fog inventory will be included and, further, include in the forthcoming book, "You Should Just Know, How Perception Turns to Reality, Volume 1". Why “Perceptual Fog?” Just as we all have language habits, so too are we often misunderstood and misperceived. This new “Fog” Inventory will point to potential extremes which our language habits can inadvertently present to others.

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