Metaphorical Thinking

WindowSome people are literal minded – they think in black and white whereas others colour their worlds with metaphor. A new paper published recently in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology reports on the first standardised measure of this difference, and it shows that having a proclivity for metaphors has real consequences, affecting how people respond to the world around them and even how they interact with others.

A summary of the paper in non-technical language can be found in The BPS Digest (from which this quote is taken).