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    12 and a half weeks BerberElla's Avatar
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    Default A question for fellow INFP's (and anyone else who wants to butt in)

    I wanted to know how you feel about organisation in your life.

    For instance I hate being messy, I detest being unorganised, I abhor being unprepared, I can't stand not knowing what my next plan is and yet I am messy, I am unorganised, I am unprepared and I never know what I might do next.

    Yet I am happiest when there is a weekly menu up on the wall so that I know what I'm cooking each day and what food I need to stock in preparation, I am happiest when I make monthly budgets and everything goes according to plan. I thrive at my most organised yet I burn out too quickly trying to do those things. I manage a couple of months of being in control in my life and than I sink back to doing nothing and becoming miserable at having no control again.

    Do any other INFP's feel happier when they are organised?
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    I like having structure in my life only to the extent that it can eliminate the need to bother thinking about details I don't particularly care about. As soon as it starts causing me to become preoccupied with said details, I ditch it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JivinJeffJones View Post
    I like having structure in my life only to the extent that it can eliminate the need to bother thinking about details I don't particularly care about. As soon as it starts forcing me to become preoccupied with said details, I ditch it.
    Ah so that's why I like the oraganised part? it does seem to ensure I don't spend each day stressing about what food to cook, or what to do with my days. I hate the mundane details of day to day life as a parent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BerberElla View Post
    Ah so that's why I like the oraganised part? it does seem to ensure I don't spend each day stressing about what food to cook, or what to do with my days. I hate the mundane details of day to day life as a parent.
    I dunno if that's why you like being organized, but it's the main reason I persist with attempts to organize myself, as well as being my criteria for what it means to "be organized".

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    Quote Originally Posted by JivinJeffJones View Post
    I dunno if that's why you like being organized, but it's the main reason I persist with attempts to organize myself, as well as my criteria for what it means to "be organized".
    Hey, I said I because it resonated with me too , made alot of sense and I was surprised I hadn't made the connection.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BerberElla View Post
    Hey, I said I because it resonated with me too , made alot of sense and I was surprised I hadn't made the connection.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JivinJeffJones View Post
    No charge.
    Phew, that's good, I hadn't planned for that see.
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    Why, yes, as a matter of fact I do like to have my stuff organized. What a surprise!

    But I like your interpretation of it.
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    I've never ever been organized. I remember back in school I would be the kid looking in his backpack for 30 minutes after the teacher asked for us to turn in an assignment.

    I never thought being messy was a big deal and i never minded it but it seems like me being messy caused my mom and teachers stress and so I began to feel bad because of it.

    I could be organized for maybe a week or two, but like you said I always fell right back out of that routine. It does feel nice to clean up a room thats been messy for 2 months. Seems like as I clean up I'm cleaning up the clutter from my brain as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cimarron View Post
    What a surprise!

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