Question for NTs:
Are you a more 'concise' or 'verbose' writer?
This is affecting me at the moment as I am writing up stuff for university and constantly being over the word limits they set. Like at least 50% over!
The usual advice I guess is to write up everything and then prune ruthlessly (but I usually can't prune more than say 25% without feeling like I am getting rid of content that's actually relevant!)
Could it just be that I/we have a 'broader' sense of what is relevant to include in a piece of writing than (dare I say it..) S types?
I do ramble a bit in speech as well but it's mostly writing where I have this issue.
You would think after 10 years of academia that it's an academic 'skill' that can be learnt like note taking, Harvard referencing etc, but obviously still lacking here.
Is it possible to learn to be a more concise writer?
Do you write concisely from the beginning or rewrite?
I wonder if this is a P thing, as the various _N_J co-workers and friends I have known have tended to be more concise, with the exception of one guy (who I always thought of as strongly P, but came out as a INTJ on the official test and feels that this 'fits') who rambles on in emails etc in a similar way to me.
I feel a bit silly asking this as I should know after all this time, but I don't!