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    Yep, I get this ultra-concentration at times, too. I can't focus, I can't focus, I can't focus, and then finally, finally I can concentrate enough to get stuff done - I may as well get as much done in these uncommon instances as possible!

    The times it usually happens is when I have a deadline and so I have no choice but to focus and work - once I'm focused I can stay focused for hours and hours on end. It's definitely a major plus when it comes to cramming and last-minute work like that, but on the other hand, my time management skills are very poor - all through high school I coped just fine (even more than fine) with last-minute study/homework and nothing more.

    However, I'm doing a degree now which involves huge projects - like easily 40+ hours of work each. Which, regardless of one's concentration skills, one simply cannot produce the night before. So it's been a seriously steep learning curve for me, and even now I'm still struggling to work consistently. I'm getting there, but yeah, it's definitely not a natural sort of method for me. So, it's definitely advantageous to have, but we really have to be careful not to completely forget about just concentrating normally!

    Example: I had to present a class today (so a 45-minute or so talk), but my thumb drive freaked out and I had to start everything again at around midnight last night... Somehow, I was able to work right through and up to the 8am class, and then present the thing as if I'd practiced it a hundred times. So that was eight hours straight - not counting what I'd worked on before it freaked out, and at the end of it I was as clear and coherent as if I'd had all the sleep in the world. (For the record, though, I did indeed need a nap later in the day. )

    But yeah, and I know I've done 12+ hour stints before without much more than a short break.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CzeCze View Post
    In certain crises situations (let's say, something's on fire? someone gets mugged?) I'm awesome. I'm calm, cool, collected and I can even direct people and get things handled until crises point passes. I reserve my freak out for much later, and even then it's internal (?)
    I'm not necessarily very good in real crisis situations. It depends totally on my mood, how much I have had sleep etc. I can be really great in crisis or I can be really bad in crisis.

    I think ISTP's are one of the best types in crises situations. They stay so cool and unemotional in those situations. Totally reliable in crisis unlike me.

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    i handle pressure well ( i think), but im not too sure that has anything to do with type...

    im just really good in crises situations because i try to keep everyone as calm as possible, and i stay calm myself, so im able to get work done.



    Btw.. Michael Jordan is an ISTP.... that explains a lot

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    Just came back from a final today, for a class I did no work for until yesterday night, when I had a cram session for 8 hours.. It's interesting that when I take tests, especially multiple choice where they use similar/same questions from previous hws/quizzes, I remember EVERYTHING. But I have to cram it, I find that I am best cramming since I tend to forget things if I try to study over a longer period. My short term memory is almost photographic however. Well, not exactly photographic, more like when I'm taking the test I know the answer in an instant because I feel like I've seen it before.. I know this question, and I know the answer! But ask me to tell you the answer after and I couldn't tell ya. Is that Ne at work? Cause I manage to finish tests in a jiffy and am out the door after 15 minutes

    Also when I become interested in things I am usually obsessed with the subject for weeks, months. People tell me to shut up cause I'm talking about it so much but after the intense research I quickly get bored and move onto something else to be crazy about.

    And in stressful situations I turn into this down to business, no funny stuff version of myself scary

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    Actually, I'll rephrase myself. In some crisis situations I can be totally clear headed and calm and very 'all business' -- perhaps it's the ISTJ 'shadow' peeking through?

    In other high pressure situations, I totally come apart just like Osso Bucco in the oven (or maybe 'stew in the pressure cooker' would be a better analogy...)

    It partially depends on my mindset. If I walk into a crisis, it's much easier for me to direct things for a bit. If I'm in charge and suddenly stuff hits the fan, I can crumble or I can rise to the occasion.
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    I totally believe we were built for/are turned on by emergency situations.

    What the procrastinating does is turn it into an emergency situation at a certain point, and the overdrive occurs...I have been wondering for years how to turn that on at will. If anyone knows, please share!

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    Hey! I'm the first non-ENFP to post here! I've got nothing to add, I lost concentration reading the OP, but I'm the first, dammit!
    Why do we always come here?

    I guess we'll never know.

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    MBTI prayers.

    "ENFP: God, help me to keep my mind on one th -Look a bird- ing at a time."

    Kinda says it all really
    Isn't it time for a colourful metaphor?

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    Omg, but it's so true!

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    LOL Nameless, emergency situations TOTALLY turn me on. Seriously, it's the reason why I procrastinate hahaha

    For example, if I try to work on a paper a week early in hopes of finishing it quick and not having to worry about it later (pffffft) I end up spending like 5 hours a day on it just trying to concentrate and STILL sidetracking and sidetracking until I write like.. a page a day. Leave a paper til the day before it's due and my brain flips a switch, DO or DIE situation, better get your butt up and goin'!! Adrenaline rush!!! I'm totally addicted lol, plus the few times I have failed at this I felt such utter disappointment with myself that I never want to experience that again

    Side note I wonder if that's the reason my Se is so high, or do I love the rush cause of a high Se?

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