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    Protocol Droid Athenian200's Avatar
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    Default Things come only when you don't want/need them?

    Have you ever noticed that it seems like it's only easy to find something when you don't want or need it, but then the moment you start seeking it out, it seems to hide and require a lot more work to find, if you can find it at all?

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    Yep, especially for me. I always admired my ESTJ boyfriend who could direct anyone to any object in his apartment or office whether he was present or not, with 100% accuracy. I usually have two or three good guesses and even then, it seems like the paper I need disappears solely for the window of time in which it would be useful, then reappears. Same with mittens in the winter time.

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    Yes. I can't recall any particular instance, but this usually happens with my thoughts, or with my laundry.

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    Yes, very much so.

    Wait, do you mean concrete or non concrete items?

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    Oh yeah. All the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elaur View Post
    Yes, very much so.

    Wait, do you mean concrete or non concrete items?
    Mostly concrete items and situations.

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    I am usually good with where I keep things but I swear it I lose the things that i need when I have absolutely no time to look for them and need it immediately.
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    If you read this I am sorry to say that you just lost 5 seconds of your life that you wont be getting back.*

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    Interesting mind trick. It's all about focus. You don't notice how many things you don't find, because you don't care about most of the things you aren't finding.

    You only bother to notice that something isn't around if you want/need it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Magic Poriferan View Post
    Interesting mind trick. It's all about focus. You don't notice how many things you don't find, because you don't care about most of the things you aren't finding.

    You only bother to notice that something isn't around if you want/need it.
    Well, actually, I was thinking of people.

    People generally don't want to talk to you if you don't show up already with people, since it makes them concerned you're unfriendly. They also are more comfortable if you're on a routine, which is very hard to get on if you have nothing motivating you to stay on one yet. Lastly, they like people who are interested in things and seem extremely content/confident, and it's very difficult to develop an interest in things or become totally content/confident if you feel too isolated.

    Essentially, friends/acquaintances, or other conversations, are a lot like loans. You can only get them if you can prove you don't need them. If I had all the traits I need to get friends or acquaintances, I would probably not want any. The way the world works is frustrating.

    Of course, this also applies to other things I look for, like misplaced books.

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    A quote from the Zero Effect comes to mind.
    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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