I do walk with a purpose and direction. One moment I'm graceful, and then I end up bumping into things. I wondered if there was something wrong with me, but it's inferior extroverted sensing that leaves me at a disadvantage. Something to work on!
“Thoughts are the shadows of our feelings -- always darker, emptier and simpler.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche
I walk fast mostly and quite purposfully. I don't bump into things. People very often stop me though and ask for direction. It mystifies me why they are asking me, but mostly I can be helpful. This happens occasionally even when I'm on vacation in a different country, which is even more puzzling.
I walk fast mostly and quite purposfully. I don't bump into things. People very often stop me though and ask for direction. It mystifies me why they are asking me, but mostly I can be helpful. [...]
Heh... this is true for me, too. I get stopped fairly often even though I walk like a man on a mission. Unfortunately, I'm not so good with street names so my personal, quirky landmarks lead to unhelpful directions (like "turn right at the street that has the park with the 70s seating inspired by Marquis De Sade). My low point was not being able to name a street on my daily walk to work... turns out the street name is my first name. Since then I've boned up on street names a bit, just to avoid further embarrassment.
People have told me I walk with my head in the clouds as if I was totally unaware that I have a body. Many have asked me if I was limping as well. The OP description doesn't describe my walking style very well. But I might look determined and erect when I am heading somewhere important and I'm in a hurry.