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 to get ready for work. Then choose the top four items that other people think you WOULD need, rank them from most important to least important, and write how 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.)
Subway Token Fishing Rod Egg beater Toothpaste Galoshes
XBox Sunglasses Clean Underwear Pencil Sharpener Shirt
Car Keys Earrings Dress Shoes Library Card Nail File
Deodorant Backhoe Helmet Office ID Badge Extra Sock Coffee
Comb Alarm Clock Parking Ticket Wallet/Purse Phone
List the Top Four most important items that other people think are needed for Getting Ready for Work:
How do other people think you would use them?