It's not that they can't accept change; analyticals would just prefer it not intrude upon their comfort zone I once told a young lady who I was friends with that she was overweight. It is not the intention of the analytical to be critical but rather to provide an honest assessment, although it is almost always perceived as criticism.Unfortunately for the well-intentioned analytical, people don't like an "honest assessment" of their looks, behavior, general hygiene, or body fat index.I now realize that I should have had the courtesy to acknowledge my gaffe and apologize, but words failed me at the time. " Missing lunch to complete some inane pet project for my manager was physically upsetting. They prefer the predictable, daily routine and are resistant to change.It may be more than 15 years late, but Mark please accept this apology for my insensitivity. A left-brain thinker may lack motivation when starting a new project, but once started, they are like a persistent bulldog working to complete the project.Had Mark been able to see he would have seen a flushed face with perspiration beginning to form at the hairline. Stand well clear of a hypoglycemic logician when sustenance has been withheld!
Perhaps you have experienced one or more of these curses of the analytical thinker yourself.
The irony is that these socially oblivious, albeit honest assessors usually don't take criticism well themselves.
"You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all of the time." Abraham Lincoln is supposed to have said this.
I can understand how this behavior might be really annoying to a family member. Being both a pessimist and an optimist gives the impression to friends that the analytical is wishy-washy, assuming he any friends.
Please understand it is natural for humans to seek after information — just not as compulsively as the analytical thinker seeks it. Because the analytical likes to gather as many facts as possible before making an informed decision, he may be perceived by others as being indecisive.