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    how developed are your organizational skills? what do you enjoy organizing? are you a systematic creature, or do your solutions vary from production to production?


    i enjoy organizing things that require complex analysis, but i rarely have the mental capacity to follow through with my projects. if the task is thrilling or the reward great enough i can manage. recently i produced a spreadsheet analyzing cost ratios among several companies i do contract work with. it has already proved useful, but i doubt i'll make another anytime soon, even though there are several fields in my line of work i could produce them for.

    having said this, i am terrible at day to day organization. my backpack was always a filthy mess, my binders would contain 5 different subject's worth of work intermingled, and pretty much any attempt at a sustained method of organization is made null within a few days. i know my ways around it, but i know i am inefficient in my methodology. i constantly lose important data, and always feel i am "doubling over" some of my efforts.

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    it would be very interesting to see how others view their organizational skills, and what steps they take to become efficient.

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    thread fail.

    maybe someone can move it somewhere else... lol.



    another example of an area i'm poor at managing would be my music collection. i absolutely loathe inconsistency in my music library, but i don't quite enjoy fixing it enough to get the job "done". i kind of just like administer patchwork to get my mind off the glaring problems i notice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jontherobot View Post
    thread fail.

    maybe someone can move it somewhere else... lol.



    another example of an area i'm poor at managing would be my music collection. i absolutely loathe inconsistency in my music library, but i don't quite enjoy fixing enough to get the job "done". i kind of just like administer patchwork to get my mind off the glaring problems i notice.
    I'm pretty anal about my music (mp3) library.

    At least I was at first. Spent a lot of time at first getting them all under the same filing and naming system, same type of tags, etc.., but any new song that gets ripped has that process automated with a tag app.

    I'm not this way with everything, but if it's something I interact with on any regular basis, I come up with a system. If it's something temporary, I just sort of rig something and have a more careless attitude.

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    Oh god my music collection is a mess... "Would you like to merge "Various artists" and "Various artists"?" Im working on my organization when it comes to digital files--I have a plan that I think will work once I get it all sorted out. Save everything to a jump drive, and occasionally clean it out by filing it all away on my portable hard drive with all my back-up files... And then back up the harddrive and computer via gmail to work as a cloud of sorts. The computer doesn't get cluttered, and I have two separate back up locations for the important stuff.

    Im really organized when it comes to my home--cleaning, and having a home for everything is something I learned in the army. Everything MUST have a place and be of use.. I have a flavor of minimalism in me, but not too much. I keep organized mainly through this fact alone. I may not have color codes or anything extensive like that but I keep everything in sections--electronics, books, shirts, etc.

    Also, paperwork I've very recently became VERY organized about thanks to software and a compatible scanner I purchased. I don't know how I lived without it now.
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    I organise virtually nothing. If I apply organisation it is to my codes of conduct and my methodologies for engaging in a future hypothetical situation.

    In other words, I plan out how a conversation might go if it is important to do so, such as in a job interview or an important phonecall. I do have a semi-organised folder of my past bank statements and other useful information, but this was not created by me; it was made by my mother, I merely use it, so it cannot be called a product of my organisation.

    I do have a rather scattered organisation when it comes to my warhammer painting and collecting though, as in what paints I want to use and what colour scheme I wish to achieve and how large I want it to get. So my desk might look messy but all the paints are carefully ordered with the most often used at the front.
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    I try organize what I do but i'm naturally not organized at all. when things move slow I try to put it to the man though.
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    Under Keirsey's INTP description it says master of organization, although this must be of mental frameworks rather than physical objects, because for example master INTP Albert Einstein was about as organized as Bozo the Clown when it came to practical matters, but conceptually you could not find a more organized individual on Earth!

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    For myself, the most organized person I know, its about function and purpose and forethought. This goes here because I will need it then, this is shaped like this and I need it occasionally, so it goes there. These are my books, these are my notebooks, etc, so that when I act, I act in a fluid motion with no speed bumps: its all downhill.
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    I actually quite enjoy organising things. As in, I like buying stationery, I like having beautifully-filed notes, I like it when my clothes are sorted by colour.

    I'm just incapable of maintaining it that way for more than five minutes. I kind of go "Ahhh, pretty!" and then immediately lose interest and stop noticing the encroaching chaos til it actually gets in my way. Organising is generally a procrastination exercise for me, which might explain why I seem to enjoy it more than one might expect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jontherobot View Post
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    I do appreciate the value of it but can't keep it up for long. Attention to the physical environment costs so much energy and is such an effort, it's like using a neglected muscle. My mind tends to quickly zone out once it has made sure I won't run into a tree.
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