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    Quote Originally Posted by niffer View Post
    Regarding what you said about not liking history...my ISTJ friend not only doesn't find it important, but she just has trouble in general piecing the information together to form a logical sequence of events, although she is exceptionally good at remembering all the dates and little minute details. So could it be that because she doesn't find history important, she isn't quick to connect the dots? Does this happen to you too?
    Yeah, she probably just doesn't find it important. I also can't piece historical things together to form a logical sequence of events. My guess would be because we tend to learn history in fragmented sections...rather than in a linear progression. For instance, in high school I had World Civilizations, then American History, and I think after that I took Military History or something...maybe European History (Ha! I can't even remember the names of my classes). But it was like we were jumping around all the time, and then sometimes we covered the same stuff over and over and other times we skipped chapters and stuff was left out. In my experience, I (and other ISTJ's), are very linear thinkers. We don't like skipping around...things should have a logical progression, so maybe that's why I and your friend don't enjoy history.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ygolo View Post
    They were also the first ones to point out that I am wearing my shirt backwards or inside out. (I did this more when I was younger).
    Haha, as a kid I'm sure that must have been cute. But, I don't think this is uncommon amongst INTPs, the whole 'mad scientist'/disorganized approach to dressing oneself. I just commented on the 'dress for your type' thread that my INTP friend STILL kind of dresses like this.

    I just remember my ISTJ friend memorized her credit card information because she would just spit it out when ordering pizza over the phone. I really don't think I could do that..well I'm sure technically I could...I just wouldn't care to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by niffer View Post
    Regarding what you said about not liking history...my ISTJ friend not only doesn't find it important, but she just has trouble in general piecing the information together to form a logical sequence of events, although she is exceptionally good at remembering all the dates and little minute details. So could it be that because she doesn't find history important, she isn't quick to connect the dots? Does this happen to you too?

    That's interesting. I majored in history but the whole dates-and-places thing was the part I had the most trouble with. Sequencing events to form chains of causality was the part that fascinated me enough to put the time in to get the "trivia" down, but it's still the type of information I'm least likely to remember when I read about something. Sounds like a textbook N/S difference.

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    My ESTJ dad is seriously a dictionary for any sort of entertainment-based trivia. He can remember the lead singer of this band who had one single hit for a couple weeks in 1974, AND the name of the album that hit was on, or something equally absurd. It never fails to astound me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Natrushka View Post
    My experience with ISTJs and ESTJs is that they remember those things, facts, details, trivia, etc, that are important to them. My husband can recall all matter of what appear to be useless facts, but 8 times out of 10 he can't find his sunglasses, keys or work ID. My dad (ESTJ) is better with the keys, glasses, etc, but I suspect that's from 69 years of always putting his things in the same place (specifically so this doesn't happen).
    Oh good, that does sound like me. My family warns me that I have selective memory.

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    I don't know how to explain it. It is almost embarrasing when I am talking to a girl and I remember some random fact that she told me 6 months earlier. (Sometimes I fear she will think it is creepy or take it the wrong way) The truth is, I just remembered- kind of like I remember the pizza place phone number! It doesn't necessarily mean it's important!

    Oh, and to elaborate on the linear thinking model Reco was talking about, I am a history major. I like it when the history classes go in chronological order kind of like a timeline. It just makes thing SOO much easier to remember!

    Hmm... a memory like an ISTJ- maybe that is why I am on the Dean's list and I NEVER study?

    On the other hand, send me to the store without a grocery list and DON'T expect me to get everything.

    AHH! I seriously just remembered I went to the store today and FORGOT to get a mic for VENT!
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    I also have an exceptional memory. I can always find the place I have visited once already. I'm also very good in Trivia games, because I have got a huge storage of random data.

    I find details interesting. Really have no system beyond being genuinely interested in the details and facts. I never say no to a random fact. Sometimes I just spent time reading random wikipedia articles...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ygolo View Post
    What's your system?

    I have ISTJ friend who who can walk into a room and pretty much remember every detail in the room.

    ISTJs seem to be the best at trivia games, due to being able to remember every little fact they've come across (especially in spatial form). It doesn't seem to matter if they were interested in it or not.

    They were also the first ones to point out that I am wearing my shirt backwards or inside out. (I did this more when I was younger).

    So how do you do it?

    How do you notice when even the slightest thing is out-of-place?
    I'm an ISTJ, and I NEVER EVER notice anything regarding clothing. I don't notice when things are out of place either. I notice people's faces or the inside of a room, but I don't really notice things as I drive by either. But I notice I can remember something much better if I am interested in it.

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    Yeah, I think some of this is exaggerated. But I guess the main idea still holds...

    Like trivia games with my friends, hehe.
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    I tend to remember a lot of miniscule details, more-so about what my friends have done than what I have done. For instance, my friends are CONSTANTLY losing their lighters. I don't smoke, but I can at least understand that I have no idea what it's like to be addicted to cigarettes and to actually seemingly have a need for a lighter. So therefore, I tend to keep an eye out for their lighters and know exactly where they are when they say "damn where is it...?"

    That's just one example, and it's not like it's something I do purposefully. As someone said already, it just comes natural, I don't even think about the process of remembering where it could be, I just KNOW.
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