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    Default ISTJs: How's your sense of direction?

    Hi,
    I'm doing a 16 film project about MBTI Types, and there's still a few niggly questions I need to ask certain types, some of which might seem strange, at the moment there are just two:

    Do you get lost easily or not?
    Do you often find you are asked to speed up when doing certain things?

    Thanks very much in advance
    Laura

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    I don't get lost easily.....

    I look for patterns in whatever I do- that helps to speed things up. So if you are talking about traveling and such...not really. Especially in or around Philly. I know that Philly is the Southeast corner of PA, so If I'm lost in PA, most likely I have to go south or east to get back to Philly. And if I'm in New Jersey, I go west (north or south is a little more tricky). Little things like that that won't fail me.

    If something is new, I take my time gathering information until I've developed a specific pattern. In the process I may start off slow, but my process will either cause me to catch up, or the quality is so tight there are little to no errors.

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    I have a very good sense of direction. When hiking one time, my brother-in-law got lost.... we did not have a compass. He argued that a certain was was South... I eventually persuaded him to follow me and sure enough, I got us out.

    If I don't know what I'm doing, I'll probably do it slowly until I get the hang of it. Slowly but accurately.
    Once I know what I'm doing, I'll speed up. So yes, depending on what I'm doing, I will be told to speed up... until I get the hang of it.
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    Thanks for the prompt replies...What are your thoughts on Person 1 here please, any resemblance to ISTJ at all do you think? His type confuses me a lot.

    Person 1: Isn't New Zealand an island?
    Person 2: Hold on, Person 1 - can you just explain to everyone how you perceive Britain in your head?
    Person 3: As in, which way up is it? What's at the top?
    Person 1: What is the top? That is a cartographic convention that I happen not to agree with.
    Person 2: Well, what town is nearest to France?
    Person 1: John O'Groats.
    Person 2: So what's up near Iceland?
    Person 1: Cornwall. What Person 2 is alluding to is my mental mapping - which has an electrical malfunction of some sort. For some reason Britain is upside down in my head and the rest of Europe is the right way up. It makes getting around hotels quite difficult.
    Person 2: How much of my life have I spent waiting for you in receptions at posh hotels, waiting for you to find your way down?
    Person 1: Probably several minutes.
    Person 3: Don't you think it would be fun to let Person 1 do all the navigation for the tour?
    Person 1: Application of maps is fine but I don't have an innate sense of direction.
    Person 2: Person 1 how many Albert Halls are there in London?
    Person 1: To you, one, but to me there are two. There's the Albert Hall that you know, but further east - which is actually west, no it is east but west to me - there is actually another one poking out of what is otherwise a grey mist. This is what I mean about this...
    Person 2: Oh God, he's off now. Person 1 - can you understand why we think you're a mental?
    Person 1: No, not really.
    Person 2: And you went to college to learn the harpsichord... in Lancaster.
    Person 1: Mmm, it was very nice

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyanidebaby View Post
    Do you get lost easily or not?
    Never. As I've said before, I've a build-in GPS in my head.

    Quote Originally Posted by cyanidebaby View Post
    Do you often find you are asked to speed up when doing certain things?
    Sometimes I might get little bit carried away with insignificant details, but most of the time I'm well aware of schedules and deadlines. Even if they are just mental ones.


    I think that person 1:

    - Is most likely a strong J
    - Could probably be an I
    - Could be either S or N... probably no strong preferences here
    - For some reason NF popped in my head at the end of dialog, maybe beause of Harpsichord... Maybe an INFJ? They are not actually *that* faraway from ISTJ. Ni -> Si and Te -> Fe.
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    thanks for the input, Habba

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyanidebaby View Post
    Do you get lost easily or not?
    Do you often find you are asked to speed up when doing certain things?
    I don't really get lost easily, because I can generally visualize which streets and roads to take, especially if I've been there before. I can also picture the blueprints of a house easily even if I'm not looking at it (as if I'm looking over the house).

    Speed up when doing things? I guess sometimes, it depends what I'm doing though and how tired/alert I feel at the time.

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    Do you get lost easily or not?
    my istj roommate has the best sense of direction. never gets lost. he loves to lead the pack.

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    My sister and dad [both ISTJs] have horrendous senses of direction. I don't know what it is or why. Zero spacial awareness whatsoever.



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    Thanks everyone so far, this is going to really help research a lot

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