I recently completed some pseudoscience based team training designed to define each team members personality.

I've been asked to provide a “visual metaphor” with a blank page to do so on the feedback form.

Only problem is I can't find a decent definition after having looked around (Wiktionary, Wikipedia, Google Define etc.). Would appreciate a straight forward definition.


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You're welcome.

  • Ahhhhhhhhhhh......... ummmmmmmmmm....... I now feel as informed as I did looking at the top results on Google image search or reading this definition on ChaCha chacha.com/question/what-is-a-visual-metaphor
    – going
    Commented Jan 26, 2012 at 23:17
  • Simplified: it means using a picture (of something completely different) to describe something.
    – JeffSahol
    Commented Jan 26, 2012 at 23:20
  • Thanks @Jeff I think I got it now. Your about.com link above was helpful.
    – going
    Commented Jan 26, 2012 at 23:21
  • @JeffSahol I took the liberty of linking the image to your about.com link, I hope you don't mind :-)
    – user11550
    Commented Jan 26, 2012 at 23:26
  • Thanks, and sorry for the smart aleck answer but it was too much to pass up.
    – JeffSahol
    Commented Jan 26, 2012 at 23:30

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