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    How'd you learn to follow the rules and procedures and stuff?

    I seem to have developed a problem with this. Even when I realize procedures exist for a reason and they work a certain way... I find myself- that I'd still rather do things the inefficient, dumb way for no other reason than my gut reaction to do so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colors View Post
    How'd you learn to follow the rules and procedures and stuff?
    Haven't yet.

    I seem to have developed a problem with this. Even when I realize procedures exist for a reason and they work a certain way... I find myself- that I'd still rather do things the inefficient, dumb way for no other reason than my gut reaction to do so.
    Yeah, me too. Actually, probably the best way to get to me follow a rule is to tell me to do the opposite.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Colors View Post
    How'd you learn to follow the rules and procedures and stuff?

    I seem to have developed a problem with this. Even when I realize procedures exist for a reason and they work a certain way... I find myself- that I'd still rather do things the inefficient, dumb way for no other reason than my gut reaction to do so.
    Yet isnít inefficiency relative, especially when you look at the process that was taken, in hindsight? At the time it seemed the pragmatic thing to do and yes itís usually based on instinct. But to the contrary SPs in general appreciate rules, codes of conduct, organization, etc when they make sense. When they do not make sense, when SPs feel hampered by the rules and regs, when itís clear that the rule being expected to follow is based on a hidden agenda or geared towards someone or a group of people and is obviously unfair, then we choose not to follow it. Be always forewarned that we should always be prepared to deal with the consequences of failing to follow rules.

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    Depends what the rules are for. I tend to look at the consequences of breaking the rules. Usually they are more than what I would gain. I'm not really aware of that many rules in day-to-day life though. We'd have to talk specifics...

    I also have a preference for doing things in the most efficient and logical way, and rules that counter this make me twitch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Colors View Post
    How'd you learn to follow the rules and procedures and stuff?

    I seem to have developed a problem with this. Even when I realize procedures exist for a reason and they work a certain way... I find myself- that I'd still rather do things the inefficient, dumb way for no other reason than my gut reaction to do so.
    Why is your gut reaction to do things the dumb, inefficient way? That doesn't make much sense for an SP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colors View Post
    How'd you learn to follow the rules and procedures and stuff?

    I seem to have developed a problem with this. Even when I realize procedures exist for a reason and they work a certain way... I find myself- that I'd still rather do things the inefficient, dumb way for no other reason than my gut reaction to do so.
    I always look for the most expedient way. All things considered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phoenity View Post
    Why is your gut reaction to do things the dumb, inefficient way? That doesn't make much sense for an SP.
    Sure it does. But it might be more of an SFP thing.
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    Thanks for clearing that up, Jeff.

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    I hate systems and procedures, and if I could, I wouldn't listen or follow any. I'd go by my own agenda. But you just can't like a life like that. So, against my self wishes, I've come to learn to follow them and thier significance. Not saying I agree with a lot, or any, but that it would be selfish and hurtful if I didn't..and I'd never risk that over the well being of others.

    However, if there's corruption, I'm going to rebel.
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    I seem to have developed a problem with this. Even when I realize procedures exist for a reason and they work a certain way... I find myself- that I'd still rather do things the inefficient, dumb way for no other reason than my gut reaction to do so.

    We're in the same boat! Makes me mad whenever my mom criticizes me, grabs my work, and gracefully finishes the work :steam:

    However, my clinical instructor was nicer. She told me that I have a unique way of doing things.

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