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    Quote Originally Posted by Silently Honest View Post
    Once I drove about, a rough guess, twenty miles in the opposite direction of where I was supposed to go.
    My mum can beat that. A couple of years ago we were travelling around the US in a camper van and she was navigating... to be fair, she did get us on the right road, it's just a shame we were driving down it in the wrong direction for over 3 hours. xD
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    I love maps and and better at following them than verbal or written directions, but I have trouble with left and right (Don tells me "Your other left" and calls me his little Ninevite) and I often miss turns.

    When other people's children are with us, they will sometimes wonder where we are and my kids will say with complete calmness "Oh, Mom's just lost again." They know I will get us there eventually.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ender View Post
    Am I the only NF with an actual sense of direction?

    I may not know the names of places or streets, but I never really get lost. At times I'll just drive aimlessly turning at whim when I reach an intersection and always know roughly where I am and how to get back.
    No you're not the only one. I've got a great sense of direction, but I don't do maps very well. I can find my way anywhere as long as I'm not lost in a forest full of identical pine trees and weeping willows. I look for landmarks, which is what women are more likely to do anyways.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cafe View Post
    I love maps and and better at following them than verbal or written directions, but I have trouble with left and right (Don tells me "Your other left" and calls me his little Ninevite) and I often miss turns.

    I don't get this reference (and even looked it up).

    When other people's children are with us, they will sometimes wonder where we are and my kids will say with complete calmness "Oh, Mom's just lost again." They know I will get us there eventually.
    I used to tell my kids we were on an adventure, but eventually they figured out that meant I took a wrong turn.

    My lefty INTP is much better with maps than I am. I'm better with verbal or written directions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ender View Post
    Am I the only NF with an actual sense of direction?

    I may not know the names of places or streets, but I never really get lost. At times I'll just drive aimlessly turning at whim when I reach an intersection and always know roughly where I am and how to get back.
    Nope, I'm the same way!! I can't say I've ever gotten lost. Even if I take a wrong turn, I know roughly where I am.

    [Sidenote: When I read only the title of this thread, I thought it was going to be about Life Direction (ha!!)...which would have been an entirely different answer!! :-)]
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    Jae Rae, it comes from the last verse in Jonah (at least in the KJV).
    Jonah 4:11 And should not I spare Nineveh, that great city, wherein are more than sixscore thousand persons that cannot discern between their right hand and their left hand; and also much cattle?
    My husband's a silly guy with a degree in Biblical studies.
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    I navigate using landmarks... which does not work very well in a city with grid-like layout of streets nor inside buildings with hallways all looking the same.

    I guess I'm too visual... that leads me to recall landmarks better than street names. And so I've never learnt to see the system of city streets as a whole.

    That leads to a poor sense of direction despite my having excellent visual spatial abilities.

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    I more or less use landmarks as well. Tho I can use names of stores etc as landmarks. Street names I'm useless with, I can't even remember my old address.. Only use maps or my GPS when I'm going somewhere I haven't been before.
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    I have a full since of direction and where things are going expect for my life. *cries*
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    Quote Originally Posted by cafe View Post
    Jae Rae, it comes from the last verse in Jonah (at least in the KJV).

    My husband's a silly guy with a degree in Biblical studies.
    He sounds adorable.

    I have a friend who's a Ninevite. She gives directions by pointing.

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