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    I'm too busy trying to figure out a system of principles which will work every time (and the problem is that they don't because things are always changing).
    I think I finally understand why I'm so scatter-brained on the job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ism View Post
    I think I finally understand why I'm so scatter-brained on the job.
    Another person! I figured out that a Ti user (or someone who does this) needs to develop Se to pay attention to relevant data about situations, so then we can apply Ti and thus develop common sense. Like look at whether food is about to be ready and what kind of food it is, to know how important it is that it is taken to a table immediately. Or look at the tickets to see whose food is about to be ready. Or...I don't know, because I don't pay attention. But I shall. So, look at things we would normally consider boring and then think about them.

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    TP would be worse, at least FPs give a fuck about the other person.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhoCares View Post
    TP would be worse, at least FPs give a fuck about the other person.
    That's what a lot of people think; it's probably true in general. As for me, I more like the process- I like doing simple, relatively easy things to make people happy and healthy (i.e. giving them food and drinks) with minimal interaction. I kind of care about people's well-being, but I don't make a habit out of caring about random people. It actually makes me feel better if I start out stressed. If I smile and give people food and they smile back, I'm happy. I've never experienced mean customers, but if I did I'd only be mad at myself if it was my fault. Otherwise I just wouldn't really care.

    Don't know what all this looks like type-wise.

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    Lol. It's serving.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ginkgo View Post
    Lol. It's serving.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ginkgo View Post
    Lol. It's serving.
    Yes. When's the last time you can recall an INTP walking up and graciously saying, "Oh, hello, and how may I serve you?" (At least not thru gritted teeth?)

    ... oh yeah. We're naturals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by greenfairy View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    Yes. When's the last time you can recall an INTP walking up and graciously saying, "Oh, hello, and how may I serve you?" (At least not thru gritted teeth?)

    ... oh yeah. We're naturals.
    By extension, the OP questions the general functionality of these types for most work settings since serving requires no prerequisites.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    Yes. When's the last time you can recall an INTP walking up and graciously saying, "Oh, hello, and how may I serve you?" (At least not thru gritted teeth?)

    ... oh yeah. We're naturals.
    Yeah I did a lot of that pleasantness-through-gritted-teeth approach. I don't know why people would assume the INFPs would be all that nicer.

    I'm not sure which is worse, all I know is that I'm TERRIBLE at serving customers.

    I worked in a convenience store part time for many years and I pretty sure my customer service standards are crap. I hated the job, mostly because I had to spend all day talking to people and being nice while I did it. Also it seems I'm very easily irritated by human beings and their stupidity/rudeness and all annoying little crap they do. Normally this isn't a problem because I can escape when I feel myself getting on edge but when it's your job, you can't. And it makes it even worse where you have to endure that shit over and over again - I can be cheerful for only so long before my patience wears thin. I would regularly have to go out the back and literally silently scream, jump up and down and punch the air in sheer irritation.

    I did do my best to maintain a mimimum level of civility but I'm sure at times that came across as rather surly. I did have days where I was in a good mood (or with certain customers) and was happy and obliging, but mostly I was not overly pleasant.

    I just don't think I'm nice enough person to do that sort of job - not to mention too bad tempered.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ginkgo View Post
    By extension, the OP questions the general functionality of these types for most work settings since serving requires no prerequisites.
    Well, it only assumes a predisposition toward wanting to make others happy.

    Typically if you catch an INTP wanting to help someone, it's more to provide them information and perspective/framing rather than E2 style helps.

    (Not that we can't do other things, but those are typically more developed/learned skills, not instinctive.)
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