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Abstract

Mr. Spock of the original TV series Star Trek is the classic Analyst. He is driven by logic and firmly believes—actually he knows—there is one best way to do things. In The Art of Thinking, Allen Harrison and Robert Bramson describe the Analyst as one of the five styles of thinking. (Ranging from right brain to left, these are personified as the Synthesist, the Idealist, the Pragmatist, the Analyst, and the Realist.) But Gene Roddenberry depicted the Analyst earlier—in the character of Mr. Spock. Spock was brought to life by the acute interpretation of Leonard Nimoy who wrote two memoirs about his experience that seem to highlight his ambivalence about the role, perhaps due to the internal schism of the character: I Am Not Spock and I Am Spock.

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