Great post, I very much enjoyed your thoughts.
I find this fascinating really. Both ways seem clear, in that I see the preferences leaning one way or the other for everyone - I can see who favors process and who's averse to it. But of real interest to me over the years is how unable those favoring the dynamic model seem to be at 'seeing' the existence (never-mind the legitimacy) of the static framework. I've wondered about this for a long time. When I was younger, I thought I must be broken or something to dislike process so intensely. I tried to twist and contort myself to be more process-oriented, figuring it might be something I could improve. Those favoring process, after all, are such outspoken advocates for it, and I grew up with two Pi dominant parents.That said, I'll mention that my INTJ wife, when I explained Reinin's Static/Dynamic dichotomy to her, expressed disbelief in the Static view. She couldn't imagine that anyone would see things that way.
Yes, absolutely - and that's the part I get stuck on as though it's unfair somehow - this seeming inability for 'process-people' to get the fact that half the world isn't wired that way. Why don't they get that?For the INFP (and seven other types), there's usually an interest in getting past the process (including any process of change) to the desired result or outcome.
I relate to this completely. The process seems to mean little if the destination or desired outcome is not reached. The process seems somewhat meaningless in and of itself. I seldom look back with nostalgia reflecting on the journey, it's more like, "Thank heavens I survived the work - the boredom, exhaustion, tedium and the grind of the process to get here." I'm all about maximizing the efficiency of the process to tighten up the timeframe whilst maintaining quality of the end result.I'm sure you're right. But it's still discouraging to me when, after a long effort, I finally reach the crest of a hill, only to see that the path goes on and on over more and more hills. Each time I near a crest, I'm thinking, "This may be it! Could be we've almost arrived at the place we were headed to." And then my heart sinks when it turns out the destination is still far off. It's immeasurably worse if pursuing the goal is like chasing the horizon or the end of the rainbow. Without the joy of arrival and the reward of resting on my laurels, no journey ever seems worthwhile to me.
Yep.Yeah, some time long after the celebration, I'll probably grow tired of the plateau I've reached, and then I'll be ready for another journey. But that's for the future. And when that day comes, it'll feel to me like a brand-new journey, not part of some never-ending process.