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How do you know whether you're a technical person or a non-technical person?

This is a follow-up question to How do non-technical people appear to technical people?.
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tynamite
tynamite's avatar A non-technical person has only the vision of what they want created, and the technical person brings that vision to life by actually doing it, with their own ideas and creativity.

This is very much like a freelancer who brings their client's vision of a design to life. Clients (non-technical) people like to think that they have ideas, and that they have creativity, but more often than not, they don't. All they have is the vision of what they want made. They don't really have the idea of how the made thing should be done, just the idea of what should be made. Non-technical people don't understand design or writing, though they like to think that they do.

I am both because I'm full of creative ideas and am technical when I create things.
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tynamite
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Matthew

Adisa you may be right about the need to have the ability not just the vision, but even with the ability you can be filled with self doubt. It is more about creativity than technique still I think. I really think that anyone can become technical. Anyone can code for instance. It is what they are coding which makes it important.
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tynamite
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You can have the ability to be creative with all the ideas in the world, but without having the technical know-how of how to execute them. To be creative you have to be three things.

1. Creative - to come up with ideas.
2. Technical - to put them down onto paper
3. Judgemental - enough to know whether your work is good or not.

It's an infruiatingly puzzling and rewarding thing to learn, and it can be immensely hard or easy at times.

Yes anyone can code. You're right about that!
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