I am very curious about how people think in words alone for a long time and am hoping that some of you here can enlighten me on this topic. When i try to investigate the subject almost all that i come across are articles on how people think visually which for me is normal and therefore of little interest. About eight years ago i knew a man who said that he thought purely through words, that as he thought script would appear in his mind's eye and that images never appeared for him. This dumbfounded me. I had no idea before then that another human could have such fundamental differences in thought processes, and the difference, from my perspective, is so huge as to appear alien. Since then i've been very curious as to how people think through words alone, how common this is and how this effects emotional/cognitive/memory function. Although i have often asked people since how they think i have only ever met one person who described thinking in the same way as Simon and he was immediately defensive about the subject. (Probably because i was looking at him like he was a prize specimen!) It probably doesn't help that i work in an art college and that all of my friends are creative types, although i am also wondering whether Irish people think more visually than other nationalities as this is where i live and the "word thinkers" are (i think) so rare here. So can anyone help me out? How does this work? Does your inner monologue appear as text? How do you imagine mathematics? Is it by seeing the symbols themselves? Do words appear closer or far away according to emotional impact? Do the words have a colour? How many words appear at once and does the field behind have any quality? Do emotional words appear different to each other?EG Is anger bigger or closer? Are memories also in words or do they have images? Can you remember sound/voices? Can you also remember/imagine music? If you do is it holistic sound or just the voice? When daydreaming do you ever lose awareness of your surroundings? If there are other questions that i've left out dive in and ask.