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    Default NFs and (lack of) sense of direction

    Do any other NFs out there find themselves constantly mixing up where places are and getting lost? I have been wondering about this after having conversations with three other NFs in my close family.

    convo #1
    Me: So how was your day?
    My mum (ENFJ): Well, I got so lost, first I tried... etc.

    convo #2
    My cousin B (also ENFJ): So, where is your sister then?
    Me: Dundee, with her boyfriend
    Cousin B: What?! Dundee in Paris??!!

    convo #3 (and truly, this is the best)
    Me: Guess what, cousin B thought Dundee was in Paris!
    My sister (ENFP): ... Isn't it in australia?
    Me: It's where you were this weekend, hun.
    Sister: But I thought...
    My dad (ESTJ, with an actual sense of direction): That's Crocodile Dundee.

    Thoughts on this issue?
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    I have a terrible sense of direction. I schedule 20-30 minutes to drive around lost whenever I go somewhere new.
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    I oscillate between,

    So yeah, to answer your question, I am chalk full of direction. :rolli:
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    LOL, I am a space cadet, I thought you meant something else!!!

    I actually have a decent, a very decent, sense of *geographical* direction.
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainChick View Post
    LOL, I am a space cadet, I thought you meant something else!!!

    I actually have a decent, a very decent, sense of *geographical* direction.
    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.
    Ack. Now I can't blame my inability to draw a map of where my house is in relation to my friends houses (all in one village...) today on my personality type. Pooey. xD
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    My sense of direction is pretty solid outdoors, but when it comes to large buildings, I generally need a map or ask for directions. I think as long as you can picture a map in your head, and know which way north is, you'll be able to find your way anywhere.

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    I have an excellent sense of direction I'm usually chosen to be the navigator. I also did well in geography, though I've forgotten most of it since I hadn't had that class since I was 12. I think I have internal GPS because even if I've only been someplace once I can find it again or just know where I am in relation to some landmark even if I'm not looking at it.
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    Once I drove about, a rough guess, twenty miles in the opposite direction of where I was supposed to go.

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    I don't think this has anything to do with type... The human mind has only been used to the concept of big city street networks and such for a very brief time, and some brains are better att processing large-scale information. I suck at navigating through cities, but drop me off anywhere in alaska and i'll bloody well find my way to anywhere on the continent.

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