Time schedule



Someone with the preference long-term likes to plan for the long term. This person also often uses a planner and writes their plans a long way in advance. When someone has this preference strongly they think in terms of at least six months and even years ahead. They will have an overview of what they are doing many months or even years in advance.


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.