Rational vs. Irrational vs. Arational

Stage # 1 and # 2:  Novice and Advanced Beginner

Follow the Steps!

Be Rational!

Rational

Irrational

Stage # 3: Competence

Somewhat Rational, Somewhat Irrational

Moving from step-by-step -- TO -- Some intuition

In this stage you may stumble as you move between rationality and intuition

Kath and Dave are irrational because they use some step-by-step processes, but also include some intuition by thinking about a few possibilities that may occur outside of those steps.

Arational

Stage # 4 and # 5:  Proficiency

Rationality can get in the way of expertise.

A person that thinks too logically in this stage may decrease the ability to do their task proficiently or expertly.