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Does typing out your question help you come up with an answer?

Asked by RocketSquid (3475points) January 9th, 2010

I have a hard time posting questions of Fluther because by the time I write out a few sentences, I’ve come up with a solution.

I think typing it out for others to see kind of helps put things in perspective.

Does anyone else have this happen?

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adinaa's avatar

yep that’s happened to me
It’s kind of the same as trying to do a difficult math problem in your head. You have to write it out to see how to answer it.

Spinel's avatar

If it’s the kind of question where I want a direct, problem solving answer, than yes typing it out does turn on the light bulb occasionally. I find it irritating. Answers from other people are much more fun then from my own brain.

fireinthepriory's avatar

That happens to me all the time! Even if it’s a start-a-discussion kind of question I tend to think about what the answers will be to the point that I never end up posting the question… It’s very strange.

Trillian's avatar

It has been said that the thought process is not complete without articulation, so it makes sense that writing, which is a form of articulation, would help to complete the thought and give it access, so to speak, to the next step, which it couldn’t have until that point.

stranger_in_a_strange_land's avatar

I’m so self-critical that 95% of what I would post as a question never gets written. I’ve started dozens of times, looked at what I was writing and decided that it wasn’t “up to Fluther standards”. My typing skills are so poor that the checking process alone inhibits me.

john65pennington's avatar

99% of the time, i already know the answer to the question i am asking. typing has nothing to do with it at all.

La_chica_gomela's avatar

Yes! I was thinking out how I would phrase my fluther question about what to get my dad for Christmas when 2 or 3 perfect solutions came to me. I never ended up asking the question, and he loved the Ghirardelli chocolate, by the way. :)

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