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    Default SP's and Restlessness

    Restlessness in needing and/or creating change to keep it interesting.

    I average moving about once every year or two...even if it's the same part of town?

    Seems to be a cycle of well if I didn't trade cars this year, I'll change the job or where I live? If I didn't change jobs I'll move, etc.

    I don't intentionally think about it, but it turns out that way?

    I know of at least two other ISTP's that do that: i.e., on kept the same job for seven or eight years. But traded either his or his wife's car in a year, and/or moved that year.

    It turned into a running yet unspoken joke? Like they owned two different houses, and rented four different apartments...nine different cars in that time frame.

    I moved six times and traded cars four times, and jobs three times for the sample period.


    That's just crazy.

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    Not crazy - change can be a good thing.

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    Yes, but it can also be more costly than really necessary too.

    But dang it, it's like scratching an itch.

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    My husband changed companies with in his trade roughly every two years until his last employment (6 years) due to the perks and family.

    I hate moving so the next house we buy will be the retirement home.

    My husband gets his fix for change through buying and selling cars: lada nivas, VW foxes, and trucks (77-79 fords). I do have a beater car (that he finds and gets it road ready) every years or so.

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    I have had my current truck for almost 3 years now. Its the longest I ever had a car. I wont give this one up though. Sadly this is my third tundra. I have always been stable in jobs and location though. Just need to change or get new toys to keep from getting bored.

    Once you get a house full of furniture and a garage full of crap you will start to dislike moving.
    Im out, its been fun

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    Quote Originally Posted by poki View Post
    I have had my current truck for almost 3 years now. Its the longest I ever had a car. I wont give this one up though. Sadly this is my third tundra. I have always been stable in jobs and location though. Just need to change or get new toys to keep from getting bored.

    Once you get a house full of furniture and a garage full of crap you will start to dislike moving.
    LOL. Well I'm lucky since all my husband's crap (car/truck parts and my ford '66 he'll build one day....) is at his parents' farm.

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    WUT

    I'M NOT RESTLESS..I'M NEVER RESTLESS

    SHUT UP
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    Do you mean: is lying on the beach for hours on end impossible? Yes.

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    Yeah....I'm restless. I don't have *quite* that many years of exp with changing jobs, but I KNOW I get bored with them. I did tech/help desk for 4.5 years and I was bored after about 2. I just worked fewer hours after that. I've been working on the same project at work now for about a year and I hate it now. Thankfully it'll be over with soon (just gotta fix bug- *features* after I'm done with this 2nd phase of it...oh joy). Also, I'd love moving at this point (been here 2 years this week). Unfortunately the job market is what it is and I have little exp. At least I'm moving into my house by the end of the month, so that'll be a nice change!
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    Quote Originally Posted by McRumi View Post
    Do you mean: is lying on the beach for hours on end impossible? Yes.
    Totally. My beach bag includes: a football, baseball, mitts, Frisbee, and paddle ball game.

    SP restlessness goes hand in hand with our low threshold for boredom. I can sit still for a while but if that occurs I'm entertaining myself somehow. Don't even get me started on restlessness within romantic relationships, hobbies, or jobs. It's pervasive.
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