According the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, the definition of closure is: an often comforting or satisfying sense of finality…something (as a satisfying ending).
Dr. Geil Browning, Founder, Emergenetics International, defines a Structural Thinker as a person who is “practical and dependable…talent for drawing comparisons, looking for connections…likes to follow guidelines, agendas, procedures, and protocol…Similarly, if you want a really solid plan, ask someone who is highly Structural.”
There is no one that I can think of who can give you a better explanation about what it is like to be a structural thinker than me. I am all of these characteristics and bag of chips.
Today, I want to focus on the importance of closure to a structural thinker.
When I was a kid and would get into the occasional fight with a friend, and we would stop talking for a while, I was the one who broke the ice and asked the question: “Are we still friends?” I had to have an answer because I needed to know whether to move on or not.
When my manager gives me a project to work on, the last question I ask is: “When do you need this?”
Structural Thinkers don't like to leave things “out there.” The door must be closed. There must be a period. The well has to be capped.