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    Default NFPs and problems with carrying out ideas?

    Through the last few months, I have been thinking a lot on the differences of the Judging and Percieving type in general..and growing up in a house of NFPs, myself included, I have really come to know them.

    My question being, that is it common for the NFPs, or NPs, or even the percieving type in general, to have problems with carrying out their plans and ideas? For example, I'll always be comming up with ideas in my head and thinking that it would be a great thing to actually put into play, but I never actually do. It happens at school, I'll have a great question to ask, but won't ask it..why? I have no idea.

    A classic example, that I think about..regarded one of my friends who moved away to college this last summer. I am constantly thinking about sending her a formal letter in the mail, or mailing her a birthday present..and I won't follow through..and it's not because I'm too lazy and don't feel like it, but for reasons I have no idea of..

    I guess now that I think about it, it is a classic P trait, but I want to know more ab out it, and what other people experience, especially the NFPs. Is this a common trait? Is it just me? What do other people think about it?

    This is open to all types, because I always love all of the feedback I can get, to build my understanding.
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    yes that happens to me and my inXp sister all the time! we would, in the spur of an inspiring moment, come up with brilliant (we think) ideas and "vow" to do something about them but we never do..

    in group projects, (i hope this doesn't come off as boastful), i'm often the one coming up with the ideas that everyone agrees to be the best.. but once it came to getting things done..................... i'd like to blame it on laziness most of the time, actually.

    haha, and i really relate to that classic example of yours!

    we can never seem to follow through with our wonderful plans.. and it makes me feel like a hypocrite sometimes..

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    I think for me, it's mostly the 'thought' of carrying out the idea- that's the exciting part. Executing it is what I lack patience for- hence, the procrastination. I learned how to manage it though. I get what you're saying.. I think it has something to do with motivation.

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    Our intestinal fortitude when it comes to bringing up the motivation to complete a task seems to be a flaw.

    Sadly, the only cure I've found for this is sheer will power. It creates some problems especially if you're not self-motivating when things like home businesses (the temptations of simply choosing not to are frequently and constantly abound) arise.

    I can usually will myself into doing daily things and such, but when it comes to trivial card-sending and phoning and such, my mind tends to lose it too quickly to care.
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    I have the same problem. When I'm in a creative mood the ideas fly fast and furious. I get everything together I need to accomplish the task and then I go to do something else and don't feel like going back to finish.

    The fun is truly in the planning for me also.

    Here's how I get around it:

    I plan a reason to have my project done by a certain time. If I want to sew some clothes I set up a situation where I will be wearing my new clothes. If I want to paint a room I invite company for the time I hope to have it done by. And like that.

    Then I have something to plan/look forward to when the task is completed and have fun anticipating it while I work.

    When I was a young housewife I used to promise myself that when I was done with my ironing I could sit down and have a couple beers! Instant motivation. Hee.
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    If anyone wants to help me finish my ideas, please feel free.

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    i know...i would really just like for that to be my job...let me come in and come up with the great idea and then other people can do it and i can go back to sleep.
    i would be great at that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by erinavery View Post
    i know...i would really just like for that to be my job...let me come in and come up with the great idea and then other people can do it and i can go back to sleep.
    i would be great at that.
    *wrestles that job away from e.a.*

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    This happens to me all the time. But, I have once again twisted my interpretations and found a way to think about it so that it doesn't feel too bad to be lazy.

    Firstly, the ideas are never wasted. If I have brilliant ideas about many things there is quite a big chance that they will come in handy later on. Let's say when I am 40 I am working in some kind of work group that plans some stuff. I will have forty years of good ideas at the back of my mind. That can't be a bad thing.

    Secondly, I think you get better at this. So, that's another way not to waste it. The brain gets good at dreaming up plans.

    Thirdly, you can even enhance the positive effect if you write your ideas down on a notebook. I've been meaning to buy a notebook for this purpose, but I never seem to remember this when I'm at the mall.

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    yeah... i came to the conclusion thats why i gotta make a grip of money and have people carry out my ideas... lolz

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