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View Poll Results: Would you rather be stressed or bored?

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  • J: bored is better

    20 23.26%
  • J: stressed is better

    12 13.95%
  • P: bored is better

    35 40.70%
  • P: stressed is better

    19 22.09%
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    Boredom is the worst.

    I'm actually quite productive under stress.

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    I was going to explain my poll choice, but I changed my mind and I think I'm just going to put forth a theory. I think everyone has chosen according to how well they think they can turn the negative psychological condition into a positive one. By definition, I don't think anyone can enjoy being bored or stressed but either state can be used as a sort of launching pad for mental or physical change.
    I don't wanna!

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    good point booya...if you think hey i'm bored...let me think of something interesting to do...then sure it's a decent option or...i'm stressed because i have a lot going on and the end result is likely to be satisfying so...good option.

    but...i answered thinking i was stuck in a room with nothing available to do...but then again you could use the time to think through something important and the time would've been valuable.
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    I'm almost never bored. I can always entertain myself, thinking about stuff or daydreaming.

    Stress can easily make me frantic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by booyalab View Post
    I was going to explain my poll choice, but I changed my mind and I think I'm just going to put forth a theory. I think everyone has chosen according to how well they think they can turn the negative psychological condition into a positive one. By definition, I don't think anyone can enjoy being bored or stressed but either state can be used as a sort of launching pad for mental or physical change.
    Good point... for me, high stress is almost, by definition, when I have a lack of control over my circumstances - boredom isn't. If I'm bored, I can always *do* something - even if it's simply to go for a walk. When stressed, there's almost never anything I can do about it myself with any certainly of success.
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    Quote Originally Posted by booyalab View Post
    I was going to explain my poll choice, but I changed my mind and I think I'm just going to put forth a theory. I think everyone has chosen according to how well they think they can turn the negative psychological condition into a positive one. By definition, I don't think anyone can enjoy being bored or stressed but either state can be used as a sort of launching pad for mental or physical change.
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    I'm a J, and I'll definitely say that being bored is better.

    Quote Originally Posted by pippi View Post
    I'm curious if this is a J/P thing.
    So far, it seems it is a J/P thing.

    13 out of 18 J's would rather be bored, while only 16 of 28 P's would rather be bored. (More J's proportionally would rather be bored.)

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    Small and reasonable amount of stress does me good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by InaF3157 View Post
    Stressed. Boredom is too close to depression. Not sure what the relationship is, but they seem to coincide.
    Stress often kicks my functionality into high gear, which tends to make me happy. Too much, however, is counterproductive.


    Stress is a motivator for me, too little pressure and I become apathetic. Too much however can break me, tis a fine line but I'd still rather have too much than not enough especially in a work environment.

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    I'd much rather be bored....I get very, very messed up whenever I'm stressed.
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