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    Default Wasting Time

    I don't know if this is something different types would feel differently about, but I'm curious: what qualifies, in your mind, as wasting time? How do you feel about wasting time?

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    When I'm not doing anything that I'm enjoying. If I'm doing nothing and enjoying it, then I don't consider it wasted time.

    And I hate it. I get bored when I waste time, and boredom depresses me.
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    Masturbation.

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    Sleeping, biggest waste of time.

    I would also classify spending time on the internet a big waste of time, because you don't get anything out of it.
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    i'm wasting time all the time and i hate it. i concider everything i do, which is not towards a goal, or social irl a waste of time. sometimes you need to waste time, like read novels, or just hang out by yourself, but i do it too much.

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    Doing something for an extended period of time without getting a sense of movement towards something significant, accumulation of at least something (no matter how little) that adds to the general development of something.

    I can usually rationalize everything I do, find importance in every activity and see it as progress. But there are moments when it feels like you're walking in your own footsteps and you've been going in circles for a long time without getting anywhere. I see that as a waste of time.

    Obviously I don't like it. I need progress, movement towards something, I need to learn, continuously.

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    Any time I am not doing something productive (work, cleaning, cooking, expanding my knowledge, etc), active (sports or excercise), expending social energy (which is essential) or spending time with loved ones. If I am just laying around watching TV, looking at nonsense on the internet or anything similar, I generally feel like I am wasting my time.
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    In your experience, does personality type play a role in the way people feel about wasting time? Do you think there's a difference between E/I, N/S, F/T, J/P, enneagram, etc., in their reactions to wasting time? Do different types feel differently about what constitutes "wasted time"?

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    Time is a waste.

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    Quote Originally Posted by burymecloser View Post
    In your experience, does personality type play a role in the way people feel about wasting time? Do you think there's a difference between E/I, N/S, F/T, J/P, enneagram, etc., in their reactions to wasting time? Do different types feel differently about what constitutes "wasted time"?
    Maybe the E would be more likely to feel like time spent alone was a waste, while an I would look back on a social situation that he or she did not particularly enjoy and consider it wasted time. Other than that, no, probably not.

    I think of wasted time whenever I am not doing something that I either enjoy or challenges me. If I spend an hour creating a website layout idea, whether it's good or not, that's not wasted time. If I spend an hour wacking off, that's not wasted time. If I spend an hour backing up files, that's not wasted time.

    However, if I spend an hour playing video games and I'm still bored, that's wasted time.
    For art to exist, for any sort of aesthetic activity to exist, a certain physiological precondition is indispensable: intoxication. -- Friedrich Nietzsche

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    No time is wasted!

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