What is the definition of "metaphorical thinking"?


According to Iowa State University's New Art Basics project, "metaphorical thinking" is defined as a substitutional mental process that implicitly compares the qualities of two objects that are considered unlike each other. Metaphorical thinking can help analyze the hidden connections between objects.

Metaphorical thinking helps students become creative, which is necessary in an educational environment that emphasizes only literal connections. According to Mind Tools, metaphorical thinking stimulates brain activity associated with images, ideas and concepts.

Metaphorical thinking enables business leaders to view a problem from a different perspective. For example, a company could look at lowering production costs through logically analyzing the production process or metaphorically relating it to weight loss.

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