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    I agree that half-assed descriptions are totally annoying and confusing. I do get that Huh? reaction. And then, my feverish imagination kicks in, but the result of that is probably nothing that the author intended!!!
    Nature is amazing. I was out for a six-mile walk today, mostly along the river. It was a perfect day, with very few clouds in the sky and just a slight breeze.
    I hope that you're having a good day!

    Quote Originally Posted by stellar renegade View Post
    Yeah, dude, I can't stand it when a book only halfway describes something that just confuses me. Hello, some of us don't have enough imagination to fill in the blanks!


    Dude, I have the utmost reverence and awe of nature. She is beautiful, indeed...
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    The obsession that you guys have with parts of the female anatomy is so funny! If you saw a lovely set of Boobies, would you follow them for miles and get hopelessly lost before you finally lost track of the aforementioned boobies?

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    I remember boobies with astonishing accuracy. Does that count?
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    Yes. Yes it does.
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    Dude, there's this one pair of boobies with stars tattooed over the pierced nipples that's simply UNFORGETTABLE.



    ...I say this all tongue-in-cheek, of course, as I'm extremely faithful to my beloved.


    But, DAMN.
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    I have a poor memory when it comes to boobs, I need to see them again and again to spark my memory, ahem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Walking Tourist View Post
    I agree that half-assed descriptions are totally annoying and confusing. I do get that Huh? reaction. And then, my feverish imagination kicks in, but the result of that is probably nothing that the author intended!!!
    Nature is amazing. I was out for a six-mile walk today, mostly along the river. It was a perfect day, with very few clouds in the sky and just a slight breeze.
    I hope that you're having a good day!
    Wow, that sounds like the walks I used to take. hahaha. Which river? Pretty frickin' sweet, I wish I had a river to walk alongside. It was nice and sunny and breezy up here in Seattle, too! Woo! I need to take a walk in the ol' forest on a day like this sometime...

    Quote Originally Posted by Walking Tourist View Post
    The obsession that you guys have with parts of the female anatomy is so funny! If you saw a lovely set of Boobies, would you follow them for miles and get hopelessly lost before you finally lost track of the aforementioned boobies?
    ...how ...did you ...know!?

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    I have a poor memory when it comes to boobs, I need to see them again and again to spark my memory, ahem.
    hah, NICE!
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    You boys. SMH.

    Going back to the OP...

    When it comes to aesthetic details I am very detail oriented. I zoom in on things in nature or art a lot. I like paying attention to things like line detail from pen or brush strokes, and fluidity of movements in nature.

    With age, I've become very detail oriented to writing, too. Choosing the right word and focusing on what I really am trying to express or say; making sure to choose the right word. (My grammar still needs some work.)

    Actually, with age I've probably become more detail oriented with just about everything I do. Except finances.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gromit View Post
    Inspired from IZthe411's post...

    So, I never thought I was that detail-oriented, and I often am not, but one way I have realized I notice/care about details is in an aesthetic sense. I notice things like how raindrops have collected on leaves after a storm, the shape and material of objects like dishes, the type of bottle that shampoo comes in, and things like that. In the right mood I can spend HOURS working intensely on the intricacies of something like animal fur on a drawing, going over it until I feel satisfied with the result.

    In my engineering classes I’d sometimes get killed on tests for stuff like simple addition errors or forgetting to carry 2x to the next line or something. I have trouble remembering birthdays and special days like that, too… so I always thought I was bad with details, but now I’m realizing that this perception about myself maybe isn’t entirely true.
    I'm exactly the same (even the drawing!). I never thought I was detail-oriented because I'm so absent-minded, but I notice some details, just not all of them. My roommate thinks I'm really detail-oriented because I can be really nitpicky about the way certain things are done, and I can be detail-oriented in some areas of my grad school work (powerpoint figures are perfectly lined up! great at editing papers!) but not others (careless addition mistakes, leave experiments half-finished, lose everything, forget to write things down, forget to get back to people...).

    I don't really know if I consider myself detail-oriented or not, because it's only some details I notice, and I don't have that much control over whether I notice them or not. If I actively try to notice details, I'll get bored instantly and zone out and miss everything. Other times they'll jump out at me and I can't ignore them. So I don't really know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Randomnity View Post
    I'm exactly the same (even the drawing!). I never thought I was detail-oriented because I'm so absent-minded, but I notice some details, just not all of them. My roommate thinks I'm really detail-oriented because I can be really nitpicky about the way certain things are done, and I can be detail-oriented in some areas of my grad school work (powerpoint figures are perfectly lined up! great at editing papers!) but not others (careless addition mistakes, leave experiments half-finished, lose everything, forget to write things down, forget to get back to people...).

    I don't really know if I consider myself detail-oriented or not, because it's only some details I notice, and I don't have that much control over whether I notice them or not. If I actively try to notice details, I'll get bored instantly and zone out and miss everything. Other times they'll jump out at me and I can't ignore them. So I don't really know.
    I think there's a difference between detail oriented and forgetfulness. Maybe I'm mistaken. I'm often forgetful, but focus on the details of the things before me at that moment.
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    Whatup, this is the only active thread in the SP Private Forum, so this is as good a place as any to post. A heads-up--we're gonna merge this forum with the SP Arthouse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gromit View Post
    Inspired from IZthe411's post...
    Which post is that?


    So, I never thought I was that detail-oriented, and I often am not, but one way I have realized I notice/care about details is in an aesthetic sense. I notice things like how raindrops have collected on leaves after a storm, the shape and material of objects like dishes, the type of bottle that shampoo comes in, and things like that. In the right mood I can spend HOURS working intensely on the intricacies of something like animal fur on a drawing, going over it until I feel satisfied with the result.
    I relate to this. It's obviously all automatically noticed/processed, these things. As for explicitly caring, well sometimes I do that too. In terms of work, I definitely do care.


    In my engineering classes I’d sometimes get killed on tests for stuff like simple addition errors or forgetting to carry 2x to the next line or something. I have trouble remembering birthdays and special days like that, too… so I always thought I was bad with details, but now I’m realizing that this perception about myself maybe isn’t entirely true.
    I think those are more of logical details or something. Not sensory details. I think there is a distinction to be made here. Btw I am good at these things, I like numbers.


    SPs (SFPs?) do you consider yourself detail-oriented? How so?
    Yes I do, mainly due to my approach of building the big picture from details. This means an automatic and broad focus on all the details. Somewhere in the background later it might add up into an insight or overview or something.

    I can also be really crazily nitpicking in discussions, or I will comment on this or that detail. This is when I'm processing the details in a more serial fashion. But I still do deal with all of them.

    And of course I also do the things mentioned above.


    PS: if I am an ENTJ then I am sorry for hijacking your thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by Walking Tourist View Post
    I agree that half-assed descriptions are totally annoying and confusing. I do get that Huh? reaction. And then, my feverish imagination kicks in, but the result of that is probably nothing that the author intended!!!
    Nice that you even bother with trying to fill in missing details. I don't


    Quote Originally Posted by Halla74 View Post
    My P/J scores are 52/48 respectively, so I might be a little better at detail oriented things than folks that are significantly more P than J.
    I'm actually pretty P but I'm good at being detail oriented. :o

    I'm not quite sure if P/J is that strongly related to being oriented to detail, though I can see why you'd assume there's some correlation


    Quote Originally Posted by Walking Tourist View Post
    As a reader, I appreciate a lot of detail and description in the books that I like.
    This is interesting, I always skip the overly descriptive parts. I want the action instead


    When I'm out walking, I love to look at all of those little details around me... the shapes of the leaves, the colors, the ripples in the water, the birds...
    So you are consciously aware of all that, closely looking at one thing then the other thing and so on?

    What I do instead is, I just have this broad focus, I don't stop to look at all these small details, only, how to say, the more "important" ones.


    Quote Originally Posted by Quinlan View Post
    I am detail orientated in the moment, part of why I like fishing is spotting subtle movements in the water or sensation on the line. I am poor at recalling details though.
    Oh and that, I'm also no good at recalling details, unless there is relevant context calling for it. Then I quite readily recall details effortlessly and surprise myself with it

    Well and with a bit of effort, I can logically structure details and then recall them at will (without needing context).

    Oh and that about fishing, you almost make it sound interesting enough to me. (I like that part, I mean)


    Quote Originally Posted by Randomnity View Post
    I'm exactly the same (even the drawing!). I never thought I was detail-oriented because I'm so absent-minded, but I notice some details, just not all of them. My roommate thinks I'm really detail-oriented because I can be really nitpicky about the way certain things are done, and I can be detail-oriented in some areas of my grad school work (powerpoint figures are perfectly lined up! great at editing papers!) but not others (careless addition mistakes, leave experiments half-finished, lose everything, forget to write things down, forget to get back to people...).
    Interesting, I'm not absent-minded like this, somehow I have this instinct reminding me of things or whatever. Like, I want to write something down, but I get distracted temporarily, but then this instinct "fires" off reminding me that I wanted to do this too, hey!


    I don't really know if I consider myself detail-oriented or not, because it's only some details I notice, and I don't have that much control over whether I notice them or not. If I actively try to notice details, I'll get bored instantly and zone out and miss everything. Other times they'll jump out at me and I can't ignore them. So I don't really know.
    I also don't have control over picking details. I just look at whatever jumps out more at me. I do get bored just like you, and why on earth would you or anyone need to "actively" try and notice details without a purpose?

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