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    Default On Enthusiasm! w00t!!!!!

    Enthusiasm!

    What naturally causes you to get enthusiastic?

    Do you believe you get better results when you're enthusiastic?

    How do you bring it into your life/job/home/etc if it isn't there?

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    I don't like enthusiasm...it makes me feel disconnected. Sorry to start your thread off like that. :P

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    Crowds. Being infront of people. Performing

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    What naturally causes you to get enthusiastic?
    Ideas! Theories I can turn into plans or experiments. Projects! Adventures. Anything new! Great results.

    Do you believe you get better results when you're enthusiastic?
    Not always. But it helps, especially in the take-off phase of any project. And it's a good way to engage and sell your idea to other people. I can't really sell anything I don't believe in.

    How do you bring it into your life/job/home/etc if it isn't there?
    Yes! I try.

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    I get better results when I'm mellow.

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    People but not always. Enthusiam and good mood swings make slaving away for no money and (quite literally in some cases no reason) somewhat bearable

    hang on, better results?? yeah of course. One of the most important things is that you get started, because once you've started it's easy to keep going, that's where procrastination comes from right??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trinity View Post
    Enthusiasm!
    YES!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Trinity View Post
    What naturally causes you to get enthusiastic?
    I am entheusiasm incarnate. I'm not kidding. I am always in a good mood. I am always ready to look adversity in the face and make things happen, no matter what. It is just part of who I am. Some say that is one aspect of ADHD personality types, we're always in a good mood, always creative, always positive, so the entheusiasm is likely an extension of that, methinks.

    So, what causes me to get enthusiastic?

    NOTHING yet EVERYTHING! I cause enthusiasm to manifest wherever I mgiht be.

    Quote Originally Posted by Trinity View Post
    Do you believe you get better results when you're enthusiastic?
    Interesting question.

    I do not believe that a happy idiot working as a carpenter will get better results working a power saw than a grumpy idiot working a power saw. I think both idiots will do their best because of the real and present danger that they will lose a finger or two if they don't do things correctly. So, in this example MOOD is independent of PERFORMANCE, and if anything FEAR is the MOTIVATOR of PERFORMANCE.

    Now let's talk about idiots in an office environment. You have a team of idiots. They must INTERACT with one and other because no single idiot on the team knows all there is to know to solve the objectives of the project. People INTERACT more when there is ENTHEUSIASM about the work at hand, and in the air in general. So long as they are staying on topic it is the QUANTITY of INTERACTION that will drive the AMOUNT of work in this group of idiots. If you are lucky, you have one perosn who knows what they are doing LEADING the group of idiots, and they are setting up the draft work plan, and herding the idiots along to extract the needed information as the idiots INTERACT with one and other.

    So, entheusiasm CAN lead to better results, but is not a prerequisite for optimizing performance in all cases.

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    How do you bring it into your life/job/home/etc if it isn't there?
    As I said before, I am the source of my own entheusiasm, so my presence is going to increase the amount of entheusiasm wherever I am. Wherever there is a differential of entheusiasm (Me VS My Environment) my environment begins to become effected by me, the jovial gregarious extravert from hell.

    Thankfully I have some common sense, not much, but some.
    I can usually figure out pretty quickly if my locale is cool with me perking it up, or if it is going to make things worse. If it's a doomy gloomy roomy, I interact with who I need to to get what I need done, and bid them farewell as I leave the room.

    Alos, you're talking to an ESTP 7w8 sx/so who is married to an INFJ 1w9 sp/sx. For the majority of our 16 years together I have been the one in the more entheusiastic mood. There are times when I have tried to "fix" Mrs. Halla's lack of entheusiasm, and she has become angered by me doing so. If it is something that she needs to work through, I simply give her a hug, a kiss, and tell her to come to me if she needs anything at all. Then I retreat to my man cave or go bonkers with the kids in the family room.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trinity View Post
    Enthusiasm!


    What naturally causes you to get enthusiastic?
    Hmm, when I get excited about some shiny new topic of interest or piece of information, or when one of my interests are being discussed, I can get a bit excited. My feet go pitter-patter!

    One thing that's funny, is I'm very much immune to being pushed around by the enthusiasm of other people, especially if I feel like it's manufactured. I remember when I played american football, the coaches and captains would try to rile everybody up into a frenzy and I'm just standing there thinking, "What the hell is wrong with these people." Sometimes, I even find myself deflating others' enthusiasm balloons when they're too excited!

    I'm weird.

    Do you believe you get better results when you're enthusiastic?
    Actually, I don't. Usually if I sense I'm a bit over excited I'll try to dial it back because I don't think I make good decisions when I'm that excited about something. I feel like I need to step back and pump the brakes, stabilize my mind until I'm ready to approach with a cool head.


    How do you bring it into your life/job/home/etc if it isn't there?
    I think it's tough for me to manufacture enthusiasm out of nowhere. Probably one of the reasons I'm such a bad self-motivator. But, since I don't necessarily think I need enthusiasm, I don't really think about trying to add it into my life.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Trinity View Post
    Enthusiasm!

    What naturally causes you to get enthusiastic?
    Very little. I get enthusiastic with the prospect of going to see my favorite band in concert, or there's some kick ass videogame or movie coming out. Basically art.

    Do you believe you get better results when you're enthusiastic?
    Definitely. It's a very very rare feeling for me though. You could say that I even get smarter when enthusiastic.

    How do you bring it into your life/job/home/etc if it isn't there?
    Music can serve as a catalyzer. Or just lose all inhibition and start Ne machine gunning till they give me the O_o look. After a while they get into it and we all descend into madness together.

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