Thinking Like A Lawyer Is A Technique %u2014 Not A Lifestyle � Above the Law: A Legal Web Site %u2013 News, Commentary, and Opinions on Law Firms, Lawyers, Law Schools, Law Suits, Judges and Courts Career Resources. I respectfully disagree. Thinking like a lawyer is merely a reflection of who you have become because of legal training. Being a lawyer is who I am, and thinking like one is as natural as brushing my teeth. I agree that "acting" like a lawyer can be destructive to personal relationships, in that constant rational arguing is often counterproductive to human interaction. However, thinking like a lawyer can also involve consensus building, cooperation, the application of logic and compassion to a problem, the ability to show opposing parties the best way through a problem, and so on. So, keep thinking like a lawyer. Society needs you. Just don't act like a jerk, and you will be fine. Now, beam me up Scotty. I have a universe to save.