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    Senior Member Vilku's Avatar
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    Default Ni doms being stuck in routines

    ive noticed, a lot of ni doms seem to get stuck in routines which seem productive to the mind, but actually just boggle our minds with endless non-productive thoughts.

    like, there was this intj who used all his time to read science. (anywhere he went, he would constantly look around like a hawk for any text written anywhere just to learn from it, lols. and when he found something to read, he was totally absorbed into his own universe, his eyes sparkling with that Ni dom mysticism.)

    and ive had numerous different routines in my past that ive got stuck to.
    my first one was game addiction. (years 8 to 16)
    then i had a one year without routines.
    and after that, ive since been stuck on psychology routine, that i just endlessly ponder about psychology.

    the common theme to my routines is, that i have a feeling of urgency, that i must focus all my attention into achieving something. like in games it was about being in the top. in psychology its about understanding humans thoroughly.

    even when i take breaks to read fiction, i find it very hard to forget the "productive" thoughts and focus on reading. i also fear imagining things because i might misinterpret something differently than it was intended by the writer.. *rolls eyes*
    that also manifests in me not trying to analyze the posts of other fellas cause i might interprete something wrong.

    anyone else has experience with Ni doms and this tendency, or being that way yourself?
    healthiness is all about appreciating other peoples inferior function. its like the sore spot no one ever notices, but we desperately wish they did, and if you focus on doing that, youll have many friends. and also learn to appreciate your own inferior function, others wont find it stupid if you show them how cool it is.

    INTJ 4w3 Sp Sx. (i dont believe in tritype. i do believe in learning traits from others.)

    mistakes happen. expect them, and grow from them. look for them, and avoid them.

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    Senior Member cafe's Avatar
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    I dabble in different interests. I'll be on one kick for awhile until I feel like I've gotten a basic competence or I lose interest. I was addicted to WoW for a year or two. I play off and on now, but not obsessively. Politics and genre fiction are probably my two constants, though I'm also interested in the social sciences pretty consistently. If I am not having to converse with someone or doing something that requires concentration, I am usually wearing my headphones listening to an audio book.

    I'm not particularly achievement oriented most of the time. I mean, I do like to try to perfect a system or at least work on it until I feel satisfied with the results. Efficiency is important to me: I am lazy and if I'm going to do a task, I want it to be done as quickly, easily, and well as possible. Not with everything, but with a lot of things.

    Probably the most unproductive thoughts I indulge in are when I obsess over someone speaking or thinking (by my perception) ill of me. I can go on about a stupid comment someone made to or about me for days. It's one of the things that annoys me the most about me.
    “There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.”
    ~ John Rogers

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    Senior Member Ribonuke's Avatar
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    I get stuck playing the same videogames and listening to the same songs over and over again. xD;;

    Most of the time I get stuck in such routines because it limits the amount of new sensory information I receive, and thus allows me to feel like I'm busy "doing" something that takes minimal effort; this is so that my Introverted Intuition can be allowed to take over. I *hate* it whenever something 'new' interrupts my subconscious thinking.

    Then again, I have Aspergers, so that means I'm already prone to getting stuck on things in the first place. xD;;

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