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    Default Perceivers: Does long-term planning and scheduling harm your work?

    Ps generally procrastinate, and prefer open-ended lives without strict scheduling. We all know this.

    I'm curious if any other Ps find that the quality of their work is lowered when they are forced to plan and outline everything.

    For example: When I was in middle school, they forced essay/research guidelines on us that had us outlining things, making index cards, making thought webs, and following draft submission due dates. I found that this made my papers worse, and that I create much better work when it's the last minute and I'm free to follow my own devices. Planning things out to such an excruciating level kills my creativity and keeps in some good thoughts that would otherwise be on paper.

    Do you experience this? Or do you simply prefer to procrastinate and not plan, but not for the benefit of your work?
    The probability that I was procrastinating when I was typing this post:

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    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 actually need to procrastinate and randomly start working on things to be effective. If I have to "force" myself to do an assignment when I know that there are 2234523452543 other interesting things that I could be doing other than that, I work much slower and the quality is much less than what I'd normally do. If I just suddenly feel "well maybe I should do that work" and totally zone in on that, it's great.

    I generally work well under pressure, with that nagging thought in the back of my head that something needs to be done, but I'll do it on my own time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SillySapienne View Post
    You can't fuck with the Flow, man.
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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by SillySapienne View Post
    You can't fuck with the Flow, man.
    More for me.
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    long-term what ? Are you drunk ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by entropie View Post
    long-term what ? Are you drunk ?
    You know, most people don't devote the second half of their posts to talk to themselves.
    If a deaf INFP falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?

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    No. Certainly not.
    I need deadlines, otherwise I get nothing done. Then I am frustrated with myself, as I had such a lot of plans and never actually realizing them...
    Let's make this clear. I have work (teaching) and a hobby (writing).
    When my lessons are taught, I feel myself entitled to spend time writing. I actually write and am happy with that.
    A few years ago, I was a researcher. There were no deadlines. So I procrastinated, surfing the 'net, never getting the research done that I wanted. And I didn't write, as I thought my work was not done.
    So... yes, I want deadlines. And I want them to be set in stone. I don't want to make a structure myself; but give me the deadline and it will work. More or less.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tamske View Post
    No. Certainly not.
    I need deadlines, otherwise I get nothing done. Then I am frustrated with myself, as I had such a lot of plans and never actually realizing them...
    Let's make this clear. I have work (teaching) and a hobby (writing).
    When my lessons are taught, I feel myself entitled to spend time writing. I actually write and am happy with that.
    A few years ago, I was a researcher. There were no deadlines. So I procrastinated, surfing the 'net, never getting the research done that I wanted. And I didn't write, as I thought my work was not done.
    So... yes, I want deadlines. And I want them to be set in stone. I don't want to make a structure myself; but give me the deadline and it will work. More or less.
    I think this sums me up too. When it comes to my writing, just leave me to it, deadlines would lessen the quality of it, however for work and study I need deadlines otherwise I will just ignore it.

    I need the rush of last minute agony that comes with meeting a deadline as I work very well under pressure.
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    It depends on how much planning is required. I need a deadline to get anything done (unless I suddenly feel like doing it one day), but planning and documenting every single part of a project is just too much and I completely lose interest. I only want to know what I need to do, and when it needs to be done by.

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