INTJ: Ignoring Details

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This is a discussion on INTJ: Ignoring Details within the INTJ Forum - The Scientists forums, part of the NT's Temperament Forum- The Intellects category; Lately I have developed some kind of ignorance to details. This has been most noticable in school where I can ...

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    INTJ - The Scientists

    INTJ: Ignoring Details

    Lately I have developed some kind of ignorance to details.

    This has been most noticable in school where I can forget to multiply by 2 somewhere or not think of something that leads me to the correct solution.

    I only realize this when I hear from my peers that it was the incorrect answer. That really bothers me and I do not know why it has emerged so suddenly. Can it be that my intelligence is slowly dropping because I am sitting at the computer too much and I do not get enoughi ntellectual stimulation?

    This bothers me, A LOT.

    Another example was yesterday. I checked the site for the Olympics to see when a hockey-game was so I could catch it. Then it did not even cross my mind that there is a huge timelimit here in Sweden and the match aired this morning instead of 20.00 as the site showed.
    Also when I looked up a timetable on a local channel I looked at the wrong channel, which casued a bit of turmoil...

    So anyway, why is this happening?

    I am 15 if this has any relevance.
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    INTJ - The Scientists

    Sounds familiar. But I think it has something to do with our selective memory. Whenever I answer exam questions in University in the past, I tend to miss out key points, especially when I'm not interested in the subject. This wasn't as bad as when I was your age in high school.

    Also, I tend to misread quite a number of things. Scary and I can't explain why either. I'm 21 btw and it has gotten worse.

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    This happens to me too. I'll sometimes score 98.5% on a test just because I confused a + symbol for a + symbol, stupid things like that which have nothing to do with my problem-solving ability. If it really bothers you, just do what they tell you to and check over your answers carefully once you're done. I never do that.

    Things like your timezone error - if I do something like that it's usually because there are too many other things on my mind and I neglect to pay attention to this as much as I should.

    In my experience it doesn't get better with age, either.

    : I was going to fix my "+ and +" typo, but I'm going to leave it like that to demonstrate this phenomenon in action.
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    INTJ - The Scientists

    Instead of a simple correction, you had to go the extra mile to make it complicated. How very interesting of you. =D Oh yeah and you're 100% accurate! I always have too much going on in my mind, no wonder I tend to forget the things that aren't high on my priority list.

    Actually, I'm pretty sure I thought about this before and I came up with the perfect solution, which is to carry a pen and notebook with me everywhere I go. But then again I forget, cause it's of relatively little importance to remember such stuff.
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    INTJ - The Scientists

    I actually find this to be true in my case quite a lot.
    I know for myself that my mind is always "on", always digesting, processing, weighing. Sometimes I feel that it glosses over details in order to grasp large volumes of information and ideas.
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    INTJ - The Scientists

    I feel very much the same, and I am around the same age as the original poster. I've aimed in the past few years, especially with pressure from others, to try and remember details, and I'm usually good enough at it when it comes to things that are important and can't be missed - on my own and when I'm comfortable, however, I usually 'gloss over' details and only strive for the main idea. This is probably due to the fact that the INTJ's inferior function is Se, which is a present-minded, detail-oriented function, therefore making that area not our strong suit in life.
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    INTJ - The Scientists

    Yes, missing details all comes down to whether or not I am invested. If I am, I probably won't miss much, but I have no interest, I'll sludge through it and miss things.
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    INTJ - The Scientists

    same here, it all depends on if I'm interested in the subject or not, my memory for things I'm interested in is insane but when it comes to my boring classes and such mundane things as people's names (unless the person sparked some interest) I struggle to remember the all the stupid little things that I frankly don't think I should waste brain capacity on
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    INTJ - The Scientists

    Yes, Chinese names are the hardest for me to remember. Even if you repeat it a few times, I would still forget it in a flash.
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    INTJ - The Scientists

    It's not ignoring details so much as it is skipping over them.

    When you sit in your room reading, writing, calculating all day it's typical you'll process at an increased speed. Your eyes begin skipping things you wouldn't have otherwise missed. You often miss a piece of the instructions as a result because your eyes have now adapted to searching out the important information to grasp the big picture, only in this case, what you do academically is different in structure. You miss a period in front of a two on a majour math test and end up getting the wrong answer though you did everything right.

    If I were you, I would avoid the internet entirely; it's not your friend if you use it outside of moderation (which most of us do). Such actions cause the functionality of your brain to change overtime if used excessively enough and lead to e.g skipping details, a symptom of ADD. This destroys concentrated, deep-thinking because your brain isn't functioning optimally. It's overstimulation for your memory and attention span, and understimulation for your social skills and processing speed. Then give room to negative thoughts...but I'll let modern psychiatrists and the rest of those Freudian imbeciles ponder this one. Who knows, maybe a lightyear from now they'll come up with a 'solution'? Ha!
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