While I agree, it is also my experience that people can fall into the trap of obsessing about how to develop the framework instead of applying the framework in a practical setting. But then again, one person's obsessing is another's focus. I just tune out when people theorycraft on problems to the exclusion of actually addressing them.Understanding oneself is important and hard, but I think you've reversed some things here -- a framework can help with self understanding. It's the extremely rare individual that can divine thier own thinking without such tools and then articulate one. Most of that work is done by sharing and curiosity and discussion with peers. Which I'd certainly however come to better understand my own preferences and also, on topic, evaluate a rule set to see how it both is supposed to work and how it supports, or doesn't, my preferences. And I can articulate this very clearly to peers that have done similar work.