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    Quote Originally Posted by StephMC939 View Post
    and that ranges from video games to sleep to the internet to spending an unnecessary amount of time figuring out how I can increase the efficiency of a program/spreadsheet that designates where I spend my money. It's ridiculous.
    Jesus Christ. When I first found out about MBTI I spent an entire day creating a comprehensive spreadsheet classifying my friends and family into personality types. It was freakin' incredibly satisfying. I mean, you're telling an ISTP that he can explain the behavior of everyone person he knows through organized categorization in a visual chart? And it can be done by recalling details of social interactions, then applying deep logical analysis? Talk about enabling an addict.

    When I was in school, I was awful about going to class. My alarm would go off and I would keep hitting snooze up until the VERY last minute.... then it would take about two seconds to convince myself it wasn't that important to go, and go back to sleep.
    Oh God yes. At my Calculus 3 midterm I borrowed a classmate's formula sheet. I returned it to him at the final exam. Because I hadn't attended a single class between the midterm and final.

    In academic terms, I learned much more in high school than in college. Hey, in high school you get your lazy ass out of bed just in time to catch the bus in the morning. You've got 7 or 8 short classes a day, with gym and lunch to catch a break. You walk briskly between classes to show up before the bell and avoid detention. If you nod off or start talking in class the teacher yells at you. Since you're forced to be at class, you might as well pay attention and learn something, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Matrix View Post
    Jesus Christ. When I first found out about MBTI I spent an entire day creating a comprehensive spreadsheet classifying my friends and family into personality types. It was freakin' incredibly satisfying. I mean, you're telling an ISTP that he can explain the behavior of everyone person he knows through organized categorization in a visual chart? And it can be done by recalling details of social interactions, then applying deep logical analysis? Talk about enabling an addict.
    YES!

    .... I totally did this, too.
    I have an inner monologue that sounds strikingly similar to something off Animal Planet.

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    Is there any aspect of life that can't be organized in a spreadsheet?

    The answer is no.
    ...Then I ducked my head and the lights went out, and two guns blazed in the dark;
    And a woman screamed, and the lights went up, and two men lay stiff and stark...

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    I'll 2nd (3rd, or 4th - 6th) video games. But not much anymore, I don't have a system. Armorgames.com gets a good chunk of my time on occasion.

    Biking. A lot.

    Working on my car.

    Cleaning up all the messes I make.

    Music.

    Wandering.
    Don't know how much it'll bend til it breaks.

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    Oh, and typec is a big one.

    Quote Originally Posted by Willfrey View Post
    Is there any aspect of life that can't be organized in a spreadsheet?

    The answer is no.
    The term morphological analysis sounds overly complicated (and a lot of websites make it sound more complicated than it is), but it's one of the better ways to figure out problems. Also called a Zwicky Box.

    Basically, it's a chart that lists all possible scenarios. You go through the chart and rule out illogical scenarios. Or as a brainstorm tool.


    This one is the simplest explanation, demonstrated as brainstorm tool

    "Matrix Analysis"


    "General Morphological Analysis"







    (For bomb shelters)
    Like here, you can see that if you choose "Priority: Key Personnel" as the general philosophy, that's going to change the way you select the other options, if they make sense, or how they will be implemented.

    You could, for instance, build only in metropoles, but then you would need a system for bringing key personnel to the shelters, assuming key personnel are spread out. And to one large, main shelter, or to multiple smaller ones? Would you build new shelters? Maintenance? This chart should have a column for cost...low cost and new construction/high maintenance isn't doable.



    Well, I just wasted 20 minutes...did you learn something at least class?
    Don't know how much it'll bend til it breaks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bamboo View Post
    I'll 2nd (3rd, or 4th - 6th) video games. But not much anymore, I don't have a system. Armorgames.com gets a good chunk of my time on occasion.
    Yeahhhh.... I had to get rid of my systems too and uninstall all the games on my computers. It was becoming an issue. I prefer to get rid of things at the source and not have to deal with the temptation.

    Edit: To the above post: ^ That is... phenomenal. Where has this been all my life.
    I have an inner monologue that sounds strikingly similar to something off Animal Planet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Matrix View Post
    Thanks for the response, Jim. What's your pleasure? My past pathology:

    America's Army (full blown addiction)
    Knights of the Old Republic (periods of unhealthy obsession)
    NBA Live 2005 (just one more game, then I'll go to bed!)
    Halo 1 (Pistol. Pistol. Pistol.)

    Shorter term overdose/abuse:
    Battlefield 2 (good thing I don't have an awesome graphics card or this may have caused my premature death from starvation/dehydration)
    Swat 4
    Diablo 2 (how do you get addicted to a game that's a decade old?! Sad.)

    When I was 15 my ISTJ father told me I'd grow up and lose interest in gaming. He was wrong.

    In college, due to gaming I came this close to failing out. I acknowledged it as a bad habit, just like an alcoholic at AA. I tried to quit cold turkey (uninstall, baby!) but it was like cigarettes calling to a chain smoker. I gradually brought the habit under control through several steps:

    1. Forced social activity. I joined a fraternity and poured my energy into the stressful pledging semester.
    2. Physical activity. I rediscovered another ISTP passion, sports. It gives me the tactile fix in a more pleasing way than through a controller or mouse and keyboard.
    3. Real avatar customization. Instead of endlessly toying with my MMORPG character's equipment and appearance, I started staring in the mirror and improving my own avatar. Weight lifting, eating healthy, deadlier clothing, pseudo-metrosexual styling.

    Gaming is still always in the back of my head, calling for attention. I don't think I can ever stop completely, nor would I want to. Just like everything, moderation and balance is the secret.

    You mentioned gaming in your life. Are your experiences similar to mine? Have you worked on kicking the habit?
    I've never tried ...i usually hold off though if I have something more important to do. As a teenager all I played counterstrike alot. Startcraft, warcraft 3. Halo 2, Halo 1, SPLINTER CELL!(very ISTP game). Old super nintendo and N64 games were awesome too. SUPER MARIO RPG!, perfect dark, goldeneye donkey kong. Now star craft 2 is coming out oh fuck....As I grew older I also got into more important things such as umm girls, sports (preferably soccer), martial arts. I make my own computers I buy the parts and everything, for my friends, family, and myself.

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    i watch dragon ball z
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    Quote Originally Posted by StephMC939 View Post
    Edit: To the above post: ^ That is... phenomenal. Where has this been all my life.
    Well, looks like we're never going to hear from her again.

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    You sound exactly like me, OP.
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