Spacial Thinkers. Look at the entire issue, analyze causes and options, to come up with the 'best' solution. They solve structured problems a bit slower, but can solve complex problems quicker than others.
Chaotic Thinkers. Get distracted by some element of the issue and solve a different problem. They are able to solve problems that have not been defined yet.
A linear thinker walks into a dark room and flips on the light switch.
A spacial thinker walks into a dark room and observes that it's dark, this may mean that the ligh bulb blew out, the power is out, or the light switch is off. She takes a metal inventory of light bulbs and flashlights. Then she flips on the light switch.
A chaotic thinker walks into a dark room , it reminds him of his youth when he used to develop photographs ( old school) in a darkroom. He turns around gets his camera and takes some photos of local landscapes. He later hangs the photos on a blank wall in the currently dark room.
What kind of thinker are you?