Inflexible or rigid thinkers have trouble seeing alternatives or doing things in a different order. They often get stuck on an activity or idea. And they probably don’t know why.
Here’s what trouble with flexible thinking can look like:
Not accepting other people’s ideas
Arguing the same point over and over
Getting upset when others don’t follow rules
Having trouble switching from one activity to another
Getting anxious when plans change, or frustrated when small things go wrong
Not following new schedules
Struggling to take on new, more complicated tasks
Repeating the same mistakes
trouble getting jokes
a day in the life
of a child who struggles with flexible thinking.