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    ^ man, we must be from the same litter!
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    Quote Originally Posted by demimondaine View Post
    ^ man, we must be from the same litter!
    was that for me or someone else???

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    Orange, we are twins separated at birth. Accept the mind link...
    Wait, what did you say again?

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    I identify with all of that... especially time... at work I am seldom late but that is because it takes an INCREDIBLE amount of conscious thought to make myself get ready early... time flies by so fast for me...

    Also, does anyone ever feel a sense of tabula rasa? You have all these great ideas one day and put together plans of what you are going to do... then you wake up the next day and don't even think about what you planned on doing the day before? For me that is probably one of the hugest pains in the ass for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by candylandjoe View Post
    Vocabulary/Introverted intuition - Wikisocion

    They complain or just comment on the fact that X amount of time has passed?

    I don't know anyone in particular who complains.
    I've gotten actual complaints.
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    1. I have no sense of time.

    Strangely I don't identify with this, although I do "zone out" (if you will) in my own mind or get distracted while multi-multi-tasking. I have an inner clock in my head somehow - we could be working outside and you could wonder what the time is, and I would say "It's around 3:37 pm" and strangely I would be close, if not bang on. Once in a while if I'm painting or not feeling well I can be 30 minutes off or so. But usually, the inner clock is telling the time right on!

    Now, being late for stuff - my famous saying is I'm an "on-time" person - not late, not early, just "on-time". 90% of the time. LOL!

    2. I am always waiting for THE PERFECT MOMENT (imagine cymbals clashing here!) to initiate contact with people.

    It's a symptom of procrastination really. There is no perfect moment, as that only exists in our own minds, not the minds of most other people. So nah, not so much, especially now at this point in my life. I used to think about that more. But now I just pick up the phone and trust that if it's a bad time for them, they'll either tell me or else put up with my convo as much as I've put up with other people calling me at bad times through the years. I can generally sense if I'm calling at a bad time anyway and discretely but suavely cut the convo short. So I trust that inner knowing.

    3. Universal Application of Negative Experience

    Not much any more. Other people own their own feelings, and I can't control that, and I realize that people have a lot more going on in their lives that I don't know about so I have consciously worked on not attributing what I sense from them to be something wrong about me.

    And realize too there are a lot of what I term "emotionally careless" people around who let their feelings "slosh out" on other people all the time, not realizing that they affect others. You don't have to own all those feelings that you pick up on; they don't necessarily belong to you.

    Any INFPs who relate? If so, what is your way of getting around these weak points and out of this frame of mind?
    You just have to do it - get out of your head and stop attributing your own feelings (and the feelings of others) to some shortcoming in yourself. You don't have to wear someone else's clothes.

    But wear a watch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agnosco311 View Post
    Also, does anyone ever feel a sense of tabula rasa? You have all these great ideas one day and put together plans of what you are going to do... then you wake up the next day and don't even think about what you planned on doing the day before? For me that is probably one of the hugest pains in the ass for me.
    Write it down in all free-flowing beauty. Get up at 3 am if you have to and write your ideas and plans down. THEN, you actually have to FOLLOW the plan in order for your thoughts to bear fruit and be real in the real world. Keep pulling yourself back to that piece of paper and break all the tasks into little wee pieces that you can complete before you get distracted again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agnosco311 View Post
    I identify with all of that... especially time... at work I am seldom late but that is because it takes an INCREDIBLE amount of conscious thought to make myself get ready early... time flies by so fast for me...
    Me too. In fact, sometimes I feel exhausted just by everyday life because it takes so much concentration to be a responsible adult in the "real world," whether it be showing up on time or keeping myself organized, etc. Not to mention just being with people in general, which can get exhausting.

    It got worse for me when I had my son, because I had to consciously pay attention to the clock all the time. If I don't pay attention to the time, I would easily forget to feed him lunch or take him to the bathroom, etc., which is not cool. I would never be purposely neglectful, but I really have to work my tail off at paying attention to these everyday details.

    I think a large part of my depression in the first couple years of parenting had to do with the fact that I felt like my head was full of numbers. What time did he eat? How much did he have? When does he nap? Etc. I was so jealous of parents who seemed to deal with this stuff effortlessly. In my mind's eye, I could always see numbers falling out my ears and bursting out the top of my head, as if there was no room for anything else in there but those boring and stressful numbers. Maybe that sounds weird. LOL.

    It's still better with my kiddo than dealing with these issues of time with other people, though. He doesn't know the difference and just adores me regardless. Other people either get annoyed with me, or I assume they're annoyed with me when I have trouble with time.
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    Oh, man, I relate to the OP so much.

    On a related note:

    There have been times when I'm trying to make plans with friends, but I have other things going on that day. So, we're trying to figure out a good time to get together, and they ask me things like: "How long will it take for you to do such-and-such?"

    I HAVE NO IDEA

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    There is a clock in my bathroom. It is shaped like a fish and is around 7 minutes fast - that uncertainty is what makes it so effective! (I have a friend with a clock that is 57 minutes fast and I do not know how that helps I just get confused)

    Sounds like me complaining to my infp friend :P
    She is a pain because it's the equivalent of against her religion to be early for something. When I say better to be half an hour early than 5 minutes late I had better look out! Consequently we miss a lot of trains...

    I am pretty good at forgetting the date or even day of the week sometimes myself.
    When making phone calls I do worry that I will ring at an inappropriate time and that it will somehow be catastrophic (more for people I don't well<--phone call phobia it sounds funny but it ain't) and if it does go badly I can have the tendancy to apply it to every similar situation past and future - this is not good and is not in the least bit helpful so try to catch yourself if this sort of thing happens and chuck some rational thinking at it.

    If it's a friend and you're worried about the right time could you not send them a txt or email or hey even a snail mail that they will read when the time is right for them and take that pressure off yourself for finding a perfect moment?

    StomySunshine good advice there that I wish I could use more!

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