I am looking for a word or a short phrase for people who frequently hypothesize and contemplate. Please help me out. I need use this word to give a title to an article that deals with such people as I've described. These are just general people, who happen to dream and ponder a lot over hypothetical possibilities.
I might go with just calling these people "thinkers". Depending on what you want to get across you might consider "day-dreamers" or "philosophers" as well.
Some various names:
- More formal with positive connotations: thinker, intellectual, philosopher, scientist, genius
- Neutral: Einstein
- Negative: geek, Absent-minded professor, brainiac, brain,
- Negative: egghead
Some people will proudly call themselves anything like a geek or an absent-minded professor, while others don't like being called Einstein or a genius etc.
The most accurate designation would be INTP Personality Type. What you use depends on what type of article you are writing.