We all accumulate knowledge and put it to use through explicit decisions and sense-making. We make plans, adjust those plans and communicate our intentions.
As a community of humans, we differ in our need to map our surroundings, people, and circumstances alike. Some are very curious and ask direct and pointy questions of the people they encounter, presumingly establishing a model (lego) of the individual in front of us, later to be used to sequence a plan. Others might let the model emerge (like soup) and adjust as new ideas and opportunities arise (see more in why CBS has no introductions).