Yeah, all while hoping and praying it doesn't start raining...and even worse, God forbid there's a "huge ice storm" that will cripple the city for 2-3 days. Any day it's raining I know it's gonna be at least and hour and a half to get back home! Oh ATL, how I love and hate you all at the same time!
I guess it doesn't help that I didn't know how to drive when I lived there. That didn't stop me from knowing the city better than the majority of the people I knew that COULD drive. I was like, "WTF, how do you NOT know what each exit on 285 is?"
General sense of direction...? How does that work? The only way I know to get around is to memorize streets and highways. If I don't know exactly how to get somewhere, I figure out which direction it's in, and head that direction. If something's southeast, I'll just keep taking roads that lead southeast until I get where I want!
I expect them to have the roads memorized. I'm still amazed by my friends who've grown up here and don't know the names and numbers of roads and highways. But that just means I get to tell them, and I love doing that. So we all win.
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<- still has Atlanta memorized from when he lived there...9 years ago? I loved that place. It's like driving through a battlefield. Except no one is shooting at you, and all of the other soldiers don't know wtf they're doing.
Ugh, that is so true. Not only is there a complete lack of a grid system (it's more like triangle-system), but the other drivers are insane and/or stupid. Plus, you have to watch out for drunk homeless guys trying to cross the street in the middle of traffic. It's like Frogger on steroids.
Hmm... well.... S types might be able to describe EXACTLY where they are... but NP types can get a general sense of where they are and how to get to their destination.
I have a wonderful sense of direction - navigation wise. But don't ask me about left and right...
This is right on from my perspective. My ISTJ always defers to me regarding navigation when we are traveling. Somehow I instinctively know where I am relative to where I want to go even when I don't know where I am. Don't ask what that means. Can't put it in words.
I can also look through a phonebook and pick out the perfect restaurant. Don't know how I do that.
In a sense I am always "lost" because street names and numbers don't register with me. It's more instinctual traveling somehow.
"No ray of sunshine is ever lost, but the green which it awakes into existence needs time to sprout, and it is not always granted to the sower to see the harvest. All work that is worth anything is done in faith." - Albert Schweitzer
well i'm an ISFP and I got lost in columbia, maryland which is a planned community..I got lost for 2 hours because everything looked the same and I didn't have my glasses at the time very frustrating! Although with my new glasses I'm very good at reading street signs and figuring out where I need to go
Nah, if I'm truly an ISTJ, then no it's not true. My sense of direction is horrible.
Mine isn't so good either. But like the other SJs said, I can remember streets pretty much forever. Street names and N/S/E/W confuse me to no end unless I have landmarks and images in my head to go by.