IT TAKES A MULTI-FACETED MIND AND SKILLS THAT ARE DRIVEN TO PUSH BOUNDARIES IN SOLVING COMPLEX PROBLEMS - simply.
Engineers are reductionists by nature; genetically wired for logic and practicality with a penchant for complexity. Their skills are also an art form of sorts, combining science, mathematics and common sense to make the impossible possible.
Stereotypes suggest that it takes a left-brain person with strong tendencies for practical, analytical, objective, detailed thinking to be an engineer.
Engineers do typically fit this profile; however, they are often right-brain individuals as well, equally capable in their creativity, intuition, feeling
and big-picture perspective to problem solving