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  • I have a plan or goals I can work to (I am Judging)

    13 22.81%
  • I do what I have to do as I go along (I am Judging)

    6 10.53%
  • I have a plan or goals I can work to (I am Perceiving)

    17 29.82%
  • I do what I have to do as I go along (I am Perceiving)

    21 36.84%
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    Luctor et emergo Ezra's Avatar
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    Default I work more effectively and productively when...

    Pick.

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    what exactly do you mean by goals/plans?

    I ask because I think everyone has at least the end goal in mind.
    -end of thread-

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    I do what I have to do as I go along (I am Judging)

    Plans have a way of ending up falling short of reality, so I'd rather not just spin my wheels going off in some direction, locking myself into one path, until I'm certain of where my work is supposed to be headed. Wasted effort is not exactly effective or productive.

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    when i don't
    Expression of the post modern paradox : "For the love of god, religions are so full of shit"

    Theory is always superseded by Fact...
    ... In theory.

    “I’d hate to die twice. It’s so boring.”
    Richard Feynman's last recorded words

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    I picked "I do what I have to do as I go along".

    In some situations, such as large scale projects, a plan helps me out. In a situation such as writing an essay, or other small scale projects, I work much better and produce much better results from winging it. I drove my grade school teachers insane because no matter how much they tried to reinforce it, I would never use their outlining or planning techniques for essays.
    The probability that I was procrastinating when I was typing this post:

    P(have big assignment due) = 0.6
    P(posting on TypoC) = 0.2
    P(having big assignment due | posting on TypoC) = 0.7

    P(posting on TypoC | having big assignment due) = .......


    Eh, I'll finish it later.

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    I voted "goal" but I have still to really figure out when it is that I work more effectively. Any time now....

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    I picked plans/goals. I need some kind of external organisation so I have an idea what direction I should head. However, I'm probably somewhere between the two options as my plans are never terribly detailed and are pretty flexible to being shifted in changing situations. It's when I'm stressed and short on time that plans get me in trouble. Then, I tend to lock myself into one and always...always...end up running into some little thing that trips me up and sends my plan flying (and then I freak out...and then I make a new plan).

    I'd like to eventually have the best of both worlds: flexibilty and adaptability of someone without plans with the clear-headedness and organisation of someone with plans. Or at least get to a point where I could work in both sitations. I hate the stress of watching a plan suddenly fly out the window as it suddenly becomes utterly useless.
    "I took the one less traveled by,
    And that has made all the difference."

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    I do what I have to do as I go along, plans just get in the way.

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    I said that I prefer a plan, but I meant a short-term kind of plan, I mean, I suppose everybody thinks "now I am going to do X because that will lead to Y".
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    Quote Originally Posted by greed View Post
    I do what I have to do as I go along (I am Judging)

    Plans have a way of ending up falling short of reality, so I'd rather not just spin my wheels going off in some direction, locking myself into one path, until I'm certain of where my work is supposed to be headed. Wasted effort is not exactly effective or productive.
    Yeah, that's how I see things too. Maybe it's an NJ thing?
    INFJ 9w1 sx/sp/so

    "A wizard is never late. Nor is he early. He arrives precisely when he means to." - Gandalf The Grey

    And if I only could,
    I'd make a deal with God,
    And I'd get him to swap our places,
    Be running up that road,
    Be running up that hill,
    With no problems.

    - Kate Bush

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