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    Senior Member Dwigie's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by EvanTheClown View Post
    Yes to the nth degree.

    For boring class projects and such, the faux inspiration comes when I realize the deadline is just a day or two away, and I bust ass to get it done on time and it usually comes out really well.
    Same for me!
    But my English teacher has had me since 8th grade and she knows when it's "fake". I get Bs when that happens...
    Sometimes I feel like I'm "on Mercury"-

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    From what I see it looks like that there is some truth in this.

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    I was just thinking about this over my textbooks today.
    And yes. I'm like a sloth when uninspired.
    But I work like fury when I begin.
    I used to study because of fear (my parents took great pains to put the fear of failing in me), though recently I've shed that fear, and a positive inspiration is hard to come by.

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    YES!
    There can’t be any large-scale revolution until there’s a personal revolution, on an individual level. It’s got to happen inside first.
    -Jim Morrison

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    A perfect enthusiastic "YES!", filled with all that is right and wrong in this world, all the emotions from joy to rage, filled with utmost warmth and most severe frigidness at the same time. A simple, yet extremely effective response from an incredible ENFP, doesn't that just make your day?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dwigie View Post
    Oh yeah. My motto is "if I can't put my heart into it, I'll drop it."
    I purposely self-sabotage things that don't interest me now that I think about it.
    .On the other hand if I want something I'm up at 2 in the morning working on it and I just tune out from anything else.
    There's really no middle ground to be honest.
    I care about it or not, simple as that.
    It's comforting to know I'm not the only one.

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    i don't feel alive unless i'm inspired. it sucks. it doesn't feel right- it's not really me. i could be anyone else and it wouldn't even matter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pockets View Post
    I used to study because of fear (my parents took great pains to put the fear of failing in me), though recently I've shed that fear, and a positive inspiration is hard to come by.
    yeah sj parents and all the constant worry. once you shed that, every day is such a different battle than it is when you just are pushed around but what you are supposed to do. it is either meaningful, or it isn't, and then what do you do about that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by the state i am in View Post
    yeah sj parents and all the constant worry. once you shed that, every day is such a different battle than it is when you just are pushed around but what you are supposed to do. it is either meaningful, or it isn't, and then what do you do about that?
    I try to do things for the joy of it, of losing myself in the memorizing of tables and details, kind of rather like flexing my muscles.
    I'm finding that:
    discipline not equals soul death,
    but rather, excessive self-indulgence (that i'm prone to especially when i'm feeling blue) sickens my heart.

    But it is a battle, everyday, because now I see that skipping a lecture or two (or ten) won't kill me, not pwning the class won't make me any less worthy of love (in fact, pwning the class has never made my parents love me or value me more, except for the bragging privileges it lends. I don't think i'm being cynical, but to stop exhausting myself with impossibilities), etc, it becomes hard to find that drive borne of desperation that supersedes all other needs to just get down to doing something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Antisocial one View Post
    This is something I have noticed about NFs. That they usually need inspiration to do things even if task is not that difficult.

    This works more for NFPs then NFJs but both groups are familiar with this approach. Other temperaments have this as well but to a lesser degree.

    Do NFs think that there is some truth in this observation?
    In Agent Smith's words: "Me! Me! Me!"
    yes! this is definitely the story of my life!
    it can be fun at times,
    but also often, the disorganized and procrastinate habit/nature I have often would constantly make me feel depressed, and lots of things are never finished. and that nothing ever got completly done, although i have a whole LOTS of great ideas,..which even depressed me further

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