When I was first being evaluated by my neuropsych, I was asked to describe what I saw in a scenario in a picture. I wrote out a multi-page elaborate description of EVERYTHING that I saw in the picture, including backstory.
As it turns out, I was supposed to answer in a way that made sense to others. My own elaborate interpretation was wrong – in so many ways.
In this exercise, you’re going to practice putting yourself in someone else’s shoes and thinking like they would think. You will respond the way you think others would expect you to.
Remove the items below that other people think you would NOT need at a picnic in the park. Then choose the top four items that other people think you WOULD need, rank them from most important to least important, and write how that other people think you would use them. (Hint: You can do this many different ways, depending on the scenario you design for yourself. And you can create multiple scenarios from one collection of items.)
Fishing Rod Egg beater Basket Subway Token Chips Light Bulb
Pencil sharpener Blanket Suntan Lotion Galoshes Cooler
XBox Can of Paint Swimming Suit Sunglasses Plastic cups
Thermos Screwdriver Soda Library Card Nail File Batteries
Cat Litter Backhoe Helmet Parachute Extra Sock Lunchmeat
List the Top Four most important items that other people think are needed for a Picnic in the Park:
How do other people think you would use them?