Not everyone follows the same process for arranging thoughts and putting them down in words. It is valuable to identify the kind of writing process you generally use. When you understand the strengths of your approach, you may keep them in mind as resources to capitalise on. When you see the limitations, you may take compensatory measures (e.g., build in time after your complete a first draft for Reverse Outlining
and thoroughgoing revision) or undertake remedial exercises to bring alternative approaches into your toolkit.
One way to explore writing preferences is to position yourself in relation to one of each of four pairs of profiles that Legendre (n.d.), a writing instructor at Cornell University, created based on Myers-Briggs personality types.
(see Phase G