I found the recent article "The Surprising Strengths of Perceivers" by Meri Hicks Beckham published in the Journal of Psychological Type to be right on target, and a good match for my approach to college (with a few exceptions). The study used a grounded theory methodology (a mostly qualitative approach) with a pool of 19 junior, senior and recently graduated academically successful undergraduate students. From the abstract:
Beckham goes on to write:Originally Posted by Beckham
Which is how the writing (and programming) process tends to work for me. I always had a sense of something percolating in the back and my head, and I knew when I was ready to write. If I tried to force it before time, writing was slow, painful and drawn out.Originally Posted by Beckham
I also tended to find that going back and editing (other than for basic grammar and typos) tended to make things much worse before they got better.
The article goes on to point out that Judging faculty outnumber Perceiving faculty 2:1, and that time management techniques are all about taking a Judging approach. The author points out:
The perceivers, although academically successful, tended to study very little (74% studied less than 7 hours per week), wait until the last minute, and not go back and revise.Originally Posted by Beckam
Six elements were identified as being central to how the perceiver's work process:
So, I am curious if other perceivers identified with the above descriptions. It seems like some perceivers end up adopting more Je-typical styles as adults (@FineLine being an extreme example among INFPs, @PeaceBaby, too, to a lesser degree) and others mostly don't, working to optimize the process that comes more naturally.Originally Posted by Beckam
Also, for people who are successful with a more Perceiving approach, what are the limitations and work-arounds? When do you have to bite the bullet and engage/emulate Je?