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    Vaguely Precise Seymour's Avatar
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    Procrastination can definitely be deadly. It seems to me to fall out of the fact that Fi and Ti are all about optimizing and critically evaluating in the moment. It's good for telling one that now isn't a good time. It's not so good for telling one when a good time will be, or even breaking things down into more manageable steps.

    The flip side, from my perspective, is that a perceiver fully in the flow is hard to beat. So it's all about making the most of when the time is right, and figuring out how to limp along and line things up so the time will be right later.

    And there are tricks I play on myself (I think I've posted this somewhere before) such as setting a ridiculously easy goal for myself to force myself to become interested when starting a project. Those first few starts are about as pleasant as pulling teeth, but once I'm sufficiently into something momentum is much less of an issue. Also having a deadline (and I hate deadlines) is helpful for reigning in the perfectionism. It shifts from "must be perfect" to "must be as good as it can in the time left."

    Also, minor things (like bills) are best when dealt with instantly. Guilt is a great de-motivator, so not letting things build up enough to induce it is good.

    I admit I haven't been so good with creative endeavors on my own, though. There are no external deadlines, no one is waiting impatiently for the output and perfectionism can kill the enjoyment pretty quickly.

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    I keep meaning to post in this thread, but I keep putting it off until I can express myself perfectly. True story.
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    I think I can relate to a lot of the posts that I procrastinate because
    i) it's not something I like to do or care about (the nitty-gritty stuff)
    ii) I'm waiting until the last moment to make a decision because I don't like the choices available currently, and my idealistic side believes that something better will come along soon.

    But another reason I think I wait until the last moment to do some things is that I don't want to give myself time after I make a decision to second guess myself. If I do something quickly like reply to an e-mail and send it off, I would spend the time after wondering (ok, worrying) if the tone or contents of my e-mail were 'correct'. So waiting until the last moment until I have no other choice is my way of being decisive....or something like that....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint Kar View Post
    I procrastinate because I like it. When I'm procrastinating, a lot of people get angry with me and I like that thrill. Their anger is like a rollercoaster or a scary thriller to me. It gives me adrenaline. It wakes me up way better than coffee or Red Bull. It boosts my ego. How many do I have to say it? I just think I really really like it! It's an addiction! Woohoo! In short: I like procrastinating because it gives me attention and I'm an attention whore.
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    Monkeygrass - would you say that procrastination is actually partly fueled by perfectionism?

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    Everybody says they procrastinate, including J's. But J's do not know the true meaning of procrastination. Oh no.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bighairything View Post
    Everybody says they procrastinate, including J's. But J's do not know the true meaning of procrastination. Oh no.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bighairything View Post
    Everybody says they procrastinate, including J's. But J's do not know the true meaning of procrastination. Oh no.
    "omg my work was only done two days ahead of time! I AM SUCH A SLACKER!!!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by fidelia View Post
    Monkeygrass - would you say that procrastination is actually partly fueled by perfectionism?
    And a high level of frustration at having to work under less than ideal conditions. (In my case, getting anything done while trying to be the perfect sister/mom/friend/daughter/etc. If I know I won't do my *best*, or if I'll have to juggle and cry to get the job done to a level that satisfies my perfectionism, I just put it on the shelf until I can do it perfectly without the trauma that comes from extreme sensory overload. Eventually, when it gets down to the wire, I kick into adrenalin-fueled crisis mode and it's "super Te to the rescue!", and I turn into my shadow. Things get done, then, without as much pain. I'm getting better about that, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by simulatedworld View Post
    "omg my work was only done two days ahead of time! I AM SUCH A SLACKER!!!"

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