Gist Reasoning Scenario 4 – Getting Ready for Work – What Would Others Say?


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:

1.____________________________________

2.____________________________________

3.____________________________________

4.____________________________________

How do other people think you would use them?

________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

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