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    Default How do you cope with a change of plan?

    Are you fundamentally flexible and feel relaxed about changing plan or not doing something you set yourself to do, or do you have a hard time accepting that you have not fulfilled a goal you've set out for yourself?

    Personally, although I'm Judging, if I understand the reasons for changing plans, I'm happy. For example, if I want to go for a run, and yet I wake up and feel ill, I won't run. It might annoy me a bit at first, but I can take it. I'm good at creating contingency plans.

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    I never make very concrete plans to begin with, so if someone wants to do something else, I'm cool with it - oftentimes it'll be better than what I'd thought I might do, and they usually have a reason for preferring to do that, so... *shrug*
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    I love a good monkey wrench.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ezra View Post
    Are you fundamentally flexible and feel relaxed about changing plan or not doing something you set yourself to do, or do you have a hard time accepting that you have not fulfilled a goal you've set out for yourself?
    This one. Generally, if I set out to do something, I expect to do it. "Obstacles" I do not welcome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jive A Turkey View Post
    I love a good monkey wrench.
    Hey, I read once that the tool name "adjustable spanner" is a popular synonym for monkey wrench in Britain. Would someone "throw an adjustable spanner" into a plan over there?

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    Actually, I'm fine with changing my own plans.

    The times I find difficult to deal with involve when someone else changes my plans for me.
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    I mostly don't like having things sprung on me, but unless I have something planned that I was really looking forward to or that is important and time sensitive, I can roll with whatever. I often have a moment or two of mild annoyance, then make the mental shift to Plan B. As long as things aren't totally haphazard, I'm pretty happy to be along for the ride.
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    My mind dwells on it for a bit. But the pessimist in me allows for the change in plan.
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    I generally don't like it when someone else changes a plan on me, and I make sure not to change plans on other people. For myself it is less of an issue, but I generally would prefer not to change plans on myself, because it will usually be in a way that gets less things done.

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    If I was going to do something I liked, then I am very annoyed by a change in plans; conversely, if I was neutral or disliked what I was going to do, I am either indifferent or happy of a change in plans. This is true both if the plan involved other people or if it didn't (ex. if I had planned to bike some new place, the weather forecasts were positive, and I wake up and see the rain, I can be very pissed)
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