It's something that has made his typing apparent to me as well. What you're talking about is the nascent form of if/then/else thought flow of the Dialectic-Algorithmic thinking style. Musk engages in it, but then he becomes uncertain of himself since this is his dual style that he himself has little means to pull it off. So he gets lost, being of Casual-Determinist type. This is something that squarely rules out him being of an LIE type and places him within process dyads.
Originally Posted by somnambulat0ry
"In speech it often uses syntactic constructions "if-then-else", the predictive branches of a developing process. Within limits, the Dialectic strives to find an intermediate point of dynamic equilibrium between contrasting extremes. Dialectical cognition is born from the colliding flow and counterflow of thought, the consciousness and unconsciousness. Thinkers of this style are characterized by an express inclination towards the synthesis of opposites, the removal of contradictions, which they so keenly perceive." - cog styles
^ This is what Musk is attempting, and hey may be one day some EIE will hear his call, and then he won't have to name his kids of the sort X ∆ A-Xii.
For comparison, this is what an LSI (CD type) wrote about his thinking style:
answering questions: even if he begins with an affirmative statement, this will be followed up by "if this, then that ...but if that, then this
" ..."but it depends on (x)"
"There is like a flowchart in my mind. Every single possible if-then statement is recorded and stored in my brain and I have an amazing memory for it. My plans for the future can be written in C++ format if I wanted. (If I get this job, I will stay for 6 months. Else I will find a new job & work on my real estate liscence simultaneously). When I was younger, interacting with people was a huge flowchart for me, because I had no emotional intelligence (and it is debatable if I still do). I would make a complete flowchart in my mind so I could control the interaction and know exactly how a person was going to react so I wouldn't get my feelings hurt. For example, I would plan an entire interaction in my mind, "I'm going to say "hi, how are you?" her possible responses will be: nothing, something non-commital, and something engaging. If the person says nothing, I will try again and stop conversation if they don't respond. If the person says something non-committal, I'll leave. If the person says something engaging, I will start such-and-such topics of conversation with him or her: X, Y, Z." - LSI"