This is the second in the series following on from Extraversion/ Introversion.
The second dichotomy in Myers Briggs®, Sensing or Intuition, how we take in information.
When building IKEA furniture people tend to fall into two camps.
Camp 1 – They count all the pieces (including the small screws etc.), lay them out neatly then follow the instructions step by step. These tend to be Sensing types; they like the detail
Camp 2 – They look at the picture and give it a go vaguely following the instructions. They may count the big pieces, sometimes. Rarely count the small stuff. Quite often halfway through they find they have put a piece together upside down or the wrong way around. These people tend to be the Intuitives; they like the big picture.