The Thinker consumes information holistically and see if she can draw logical connections. She is not always everyone's favorite, because she continuously ask:
"What is the real problem here?"
"Are we doing the right thing?"
"Does this solution make sense?"
But you gotta admit, some of her questions are pretty spot on! She also doodles and mind-maps a lot to do a mind dump.
The Explorer is inquisitive and meticulous in nature and charmed by human behavior. She loves to conduct research, synthesize the finding, and propose whimsical ideas. Whenever possible, she would base a design decision on user research. BTW, she's relentless when recruiting!
However, there are times when the Thinker says to her: "You are not gonna get all the data, try to make educated guesses"
Although the Optimizer is as much a perfectionist as the others, she has other onuses. She knows that if everything is done by the book perfectly, we are never going to get enough work done. At times, she has to make hard decisions on how to work with limited time and resources.
Although sometimes she could be a buzzkill, people are somehow okay with it -- after all, she brings everyone baked good!