chapter  1
Introduction
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Some people prefer to think carefully and reflectively before they act. Others prefer to act quickly and on impulse. We sometimes refer to the latter kinds of people as ones who “shoot from the hip,” or “shoot first, and ask questions later.” These two types of people can be referred to as differing in their preferred intellectual styles, that is, in how they choose to use their intellects in solving problems and making decisions. Intellectual styles occur at the interface between personality and cognition.