Mainly think in words rather than pictures, with a sort of internal dialogue. Verbal thought is linear and follows the structure of language. Thinking verbally consists of composing mental sentences, one word at a time, at about the same speed as speech.
mainly think in pictures. They think with 3-dimensional, multi-sensory images that evolve and grow as the thought process adds more information or concepts. They do not experience much if any, internal dialogue. This thought process happens so much faster than verbal thinking, that it is usually subliminal.
Words that enable a picture-thinking person to imagine a picture, have meaning and are clearly understood. However, they are unconsciously challenged when faced with certain words or symbols in the English language.
The ability to think in 3-dimensional, multi-sensory pictures is actually a talent. It can, however, cause problems and confusion when it comes to 2-dimensional symbols and words.