Someone with the preference short-term likes to make plans for the short-term. When someone has this preference strongly, they will be motivated by short term goals and possibly de-motivated by long term goals. It is possible that they will overlook the long-term aspects. People with this preference will not have long term goals and rarely use a planner. The short-term way of thinking is useful to act directly and accurately. These people think in terms of weeks or perhaps a few months at the most.