As I will show you, noticing every little detail of life is not always beneficial. There are still many positives, the most important of which is that many advanced jobs require extreme attention to fine print. Below you’ll find a small list of things only detail-oriented people (sometimes humorous) do and how to make them successful in life.
1. They Always Proofread Their Work Multiple Times.
I’ve always been surprised in college that most of my classmates seldom proofread their work. Even when they did, they usually did it only once, and subsequently submitted documents with numerous errors. This surprised me because I literally felt the urge to read my work several times. In fact, I went through a pretty specific process. I write, proofread, sleep, reread, and read aloud. Is that overkill? Possible but leading to many great papers!
I once admitted that half of a student’s grade in a professor’s working hours is determined by how well he or she writes (structuredly speaking). If the essay flows and there are few grammatical errors, the professor will give students the advantage of doubt, even if their argument is unstable at best.
Whether you’re still in school or not, don’t forget to edit your work! Complete your essays, emails, notes, memos, reports, or anything else you need to write in advance and give yourself time to write several drafts. When it comes to essays in college, if you do this you ‘ll be really passionate about it, and eventually you’ll get the skills you’ll use to start doing what you want to do. Actually I want to This is why calibration is so important. Not because it is special in itself, but because if you pay this much attention to a single piece of paper, you inevitably prove that you will apply that care and concern to others as well.
2. They Remember Incredibly Random Details That Nobody Else Does.
I swear, there are moments in the real world where you feel like Sherlock Holmes. Sometimes when I talk to my friends, I feel nostalgic and say this. Hey so and so, remember one time you told me about the way my sleeves were tied in a weird way when you went to class with me? Usually, I just blankly smile and hahaha… At that point they slowly step back or walk quietly with me if they’re good enough friends.
Here’s another example. As we were attending family reunions and chatting with our cousins, we began to recall down to the smallest detail what we had done as children. about seven years old). None of them knew what I was talking about, and I completely forgot the precious memories I had cling to for years.
As you can see, the game is not all about memorizing every detail! Often you will find that it can be a bit lonely. That said, keeping all this seemingly random thing could prove to be definitely useful in a future job interview or date. You never know when you will need that unnecessary information! Ask any lawyer.
Paying attention to these small details may seem a bit tedious and not worthy of energy, but it does help because , like the aforementioned corrections, you are developing skills that can be applied at work or elsewhere. To give a simpler example, how many scientific discoveries seem obvious after the fact? It’s all about absorbing seemingly random details and ideas to create breakthroughs that, if viewed belatedly, are incredibly obvious. Think of Isaac Newton. advertising
I’m not saying you should go out and start taking notes whenever you see something a bit odd. However, to develop this skill, you must constantly strive to be slightly aware of your surroundings and mentally checklist the things that are interesting or out of the ordinary. You never know when two and two will merge into four…
3. Instantly Match Faces And Voices Seen And Heard On Television To Specific Actors.
This is fun. It doesn’t mean the same as A-class actors. We’re talking about the unknown actor who appeared on LOST twice and played the second-person role. If you see them in other shows or movies, you will usually immediately remember what you saw before. There are times when this annoys other people because I always say something very appropriate when that person was killed at 24 or when a TV show or movie airs. Other than that, I use the IMDB app on my phone a lot!
Because I play a lot of video games (even those who don’t), I tend to match my voice. I like Bioware games like Mass Effect and Dragon Age, so I practiced matching the various voice actors shared among those games. When I play classic songs like Knights of the Old Republic, I often listen to them there, but I usually find them!
Mastering this fun little skill on your own requires crazy attention to details that most don’t. Matching actors’ faces and voices may seem pointless, but it’s a neat little exercise to hone your analytical skills. If, then, you can pay enough attention to your TV to be able to play this advanced version of Where’s Waldo, you will definitely start using that talent for more practical purposes, such as research. List).
4. The Ability To Remember Faces Also Applies In Real Life!
This summer I went back east to visit my family for the first time in two years. While there I visited many of the same places I had been on my previous trips. Most of the people working at this store/ice cream shop were the same as before, and I noticed them right away.
I’m not sure why or how to track all these random people. It probably has to do with my introverted personality. I usually observe and think without opening my mouth, so I think I have a recording function more than anyone else.
The practicality of this ability is helpful when trying to remember certain MPs, voices on the radio, constitutional provisions, etc. Seriously, parlor when you pay attention to the faces of the people who work at your local ice cream parlor, you’re sure to absorb all that matters! It’s a great skill if you want to be a politician someday because we all know their number one talent is remembering faces and names (bottom).
When you look at the world like a detail-oriented person, it’s like seeing everything with Terminator vision. Everything you see allows you to access strange memories or make connections in your mind. You start to mentally question everything you see. advertising
To some this may sound boring, but after long enough, it actually becomes second nature. There are certainly benefits to scrutinizing everything you see while out and about. Especially if you have a job that requires you to put a microscope on objects every day (figuratively and literally). The famous Thomas Jefferson quote is a bold question. If you do it 24/7, it will be much easier to see the invisible (a very Morpheus-esque line).
5. They Are Insanely Good At Reading People’s Emotions And Intentions.
I’m pretending to be socially inept, but I’m good at reading people, and I think that’s the case with a lot of detail-oriented people. This is not surprising, as all attention has been paid to random details and faces.
Detail-oriented people are always calculating and usually analyze you as soon as you walk in the door and distinguish you mentally. This usually gives us an advantage. Because on the surface we seem fairly harmless.
In the meantime, we match your face to other people with similar looks, observe how you walk and talk, and judge whether you are approachable or arrogant. All of this disappears within seconds after meeting you.
I think this gives credibility to the whole first impression. It’s always good to try your best when you don’t have the chance to meet someone very detailed! Now I mention it, but this is a very useful skill to have for an interview…
Direct use of this technique requires a rudimentary approach. That is, once you start questioning everything, proofread the boring essay assigned by your professor, and pay attention to what the people around you are doing, you will begin to develop the skills necessary to execute the fleeting decisions many people make. is. Detail-oriented people make it every day.
6. They Are Good At Discerning Different Types Of Intonation.
I’m not saying that detail-minded people are good at accents. At least I know it isn’t. Not only are they good at distinguishing one accent from another, they’re not as simple as Southern English vs British. I mean Pennsylvanian vs Californian (the difference is in the way you ask) or Northern California vs Southern California.
This is not a very practical technique by itself, but it is something detail-oriented people often do as a habit. New accents will pop out like sore thumbs as they constantly question everything and try to notice the out-of-the-ordinary in their surroundings. advertising
7. Correction For Minor Grammatical Errors Such As Using Which Instead Of That.
This kind of goes back to full proofreading, but I thought it would take a little longer to explain this particular point.
To most people, the statement that a ship that crossed the Atlantic sank within three days of its voyage sounds grammatically correct. However, it is usually used only after a comma or after in or of. The correct sentence is: The ship, which crossed the Atlantic Ocean, sank after three days of voyage.
Does it really change the meaning of the sentence? It’s not, but it’s the kind of thing that detail-oriented people choose. Because they are pre-programmed to analyze everything in front to the nth level. Similar to the point I made about the more general example I gave for calibration, it may seem trivial at first, but it will eventually lead to the development of more advanced analytical techniques.
8. They Always Ask Themselves Important Questions When Studying, Reading, Or Working.
Detail-oriented people can sometimes overthink things, but they often outperform their peers because of their tendency to see everything with the discerning eye, at least compared to bigger picture types. Remember the Cornell Notes in middle school and high school where you had to write your thoughts in one column and ask questions to the left? Well, detail-oriented people apply that mindset to everything they do. Whether you’re reading a novel or planning a lesson, always ask questions, spot loopholes in arguments, find logical errors, and find ways to streamline complex processes.
How can I develop this trait? Simply put, start asking questions about everything around you. Why did the author use that word instead of it? How can I improve this system I work on or how can I improve it? Can we do something more efficient? Is that person biased? What should they get by saying b, c? Am I prejudiced? Where do I get my sauce? What is missing from the equation? This question may go on for a while. In other words, the key to thinking in a more detailed way is to start asking questions about why things are as they are. Don’t assume anything. That would be a great first step.
9. They Like Being Micro-Managers.
Detail-oriented people don’t necessarily excel on group projects. This is because colleagues often try to control every aspect, either because they are incompetent or because they (erroneously) believe in their own superiority. Think Steve Jobs. It may not be my personal favourite, though, but I have no doubts that the more detail-oriented of us often get the job done.
To be a good micro-manager, you just need to pay attention to what you do. When you put your passion into something, you want to make sure it’s succeeding. That said, we will do our best not to fail any part. Whether you’re writing a group report at university or developing the next generation of technology, it’s much easier to stick to the details when you really believe the importance of what you’re doing.
Personally, it’s much easier for me to write a thesis on a topic I like, like American colonial history than it is with medieval Russian history. I think I’m a detail oriented person, but I’ll pay more attention to the former than the latter. So the key is to choose what you want to do. Once done, paying attention to the small print becomes an easy task! advertising
10. Easily See Patterns When Given Enough Information.
I worked with a professor who created a database that tracks the voyages of thousands of slave ships. From that database, he collected information such as the types of ships, the number of each slave, the ports from which they departed and arrived, and who sold the slaves after they landed in the Caribbean. You couldn’t get a lot of information from a single shipment, but after examining thousands, you could see different patterns and draw certain conclusions, all of which eventually culminated in a book.
The key here is that a lot of detail-oriented labor was required to reach the final result. Compiling thousands of pages of data and asking yourself a few notebooks of important questions was enough for the professor to come to a conclusion.
This kind combines many points I made earlier. People who care about detail usually take a lot of data related to what they care about and separate them little by little, like a turkey-legged wolf. Then, they use what they’ve learned and everything they’ve worked on up to that point to create a finished product. As mentioned earlier, the pinnacle of this process can be anything: a book, a startup, or a new technology.
It only takes a little dedication to become that person. It’ll be easy if you find something you’re passionate about, like Steve Jobs with a computer or my professor doing research. Paying attention to those things makes it easier to ask all the questions that detail-oriented people ask, and it’s a skill that never leaves once it becomes a habit.