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    Default Do any other N's replay events?

    When I was a little kid, I saw a "3-2-1 Contact" episode where they described the dangers of doing drugs. Apparently, crack can make your brain replay events after they happen. They used the example of going on a roller coaster and then experiencing it again...and again...and again.

    Well, it turns out that my brain does this naturally, and I'm wondering if it's an N thing. My brain especially likes to go over what's been said or written. It doesn't replay roller coaster rides, thankfully.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt22 View Post
    When I was a little kid, I saw a "3-2-1 Contact" episode where they described the dangers of doing drugs. Apparently, crack can make your brain replay events after they happen. They used the example of going on a roller coaster and then experiencing it again...and again...and again.

    Well, it turns out that my brain does this naturally, and I'm wondering if it's an N thing. My brain especially likes to go over what's been said or written. It doesn't replay roller coaster rides, thankfully.
    I do not replay events in my mind (usually, if anything, I compulsively rehearse events that have not yet occurred, to make sure I do them "right")... but I still had to respond since you mentioned "3-2-1 Contact!"

    I don't know how many people here would be able to recognize/recall that show. But I remember watching that and The Electric Company right after Sesame Street.
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    The short answer: Yes, I replay some events in my head until they've been analysed to death and then some.

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    Um yeah, most definitely, and sometimes I replay them exhaustively.

    Not quite the same thing, but I do this with songs that affect me--I will take the entire song, or more likely one significant segment of the song, and replay it dozens of times in one sitting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt22 View Post
    When I was a little kid, I saw a "3-2-1 Contact" episode where they described the dangers of doing drugs. Apparently, crack can make your brain replay events after they happen. They used the example of going on a roller coaster and then experiencing it again...and again...and again.

    Well, it turns out that my brain does this naturally, and I'm wondering if it's an N thing. My brain especially likes to go over what's been said or written. It doesn't replay roller coaster rides, thankfully.
    I occasionally replay events in my head, but not often. I think this is common for J's since they use either Ni or Si to reflect on the events that have happened.

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    Yes, all the time. It's almost always things I've done and think I could have done better, and no matter how trivial they may actually be, my brain keeps going over it, replaying and analyzing and fixing. Sometimes this goes on for a day or two, until I go nuts and tell it to shut up (which of course hardly works, I just need to find something to distract myself for long enough to make it go away).
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    Yes, I do. Normally, in the real world, it's my inclination to be nice to people, but then I rework it in my head and try to see why I let someone walk all over me like that. I scrutinize the event and then restructure it to see what I could've done differently. I don't know, but I fear not being able to control people's responses in the world, but I'm able to in my mind.

    Does anyone else have this problem?

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    I know you said N's, but for the record I do this as well, quite often. More often it's a series of still photo images than a video scene though (my memory is very photographic in style, though not eidetic). And I don't do it to see what I could change, but instead to enjoy the experience or to pick it apart and get what information I can from things like people's expressions.

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    Going over events usually gives you a better idea of the processes which occurred. Something will happen, it will pop up a few times in my mind, and then I’ll have learned something from it. I can break down in a sentence usually: a half stitched moral of the story, or an important side-note to life.

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    Yeah, although I'm an S I do this all the time too. I replay conversations with people in my head quite often...usually things that were either really amusing or things that ticked me off. Sometimes I start smiling for apparently no reason...and when people ask me what is so funny I just have to say that I was replaying in my mind something funny that had happened.

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