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This is a discussion on best working environment for an INFP? within the INFP Forum - The Idealists forums, part of the NF's Temperament Forum- The Dreamers category; So, whenever I try and sit down and work, I get hopelessly distracted by literally anything and everything around me. ...

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    INFP - The Idealists

    best working environment for an INFP?

    So, whenever I try and sit down and work, I get hopelessly distracted by literally anything and everything around me.

    Fellow INFPs, what do you do to avert this?! Where are your best hidey-holes, and how do you find you work best?

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    Unknown Personality

    Home alone.

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    I do get distracted when I work from home, but I don't see it as a bad thing, more like a refreshing thing. I love multitasking! Makes me feel alive... or something

    Now, when I worked in an office, I remember that I did my best work when left alone, when everybody in the room went for a break to the coffee room, I would stay and my concentration went from 50% to 100%. So yeah. Alone is the answer. This is because I feel more relaxed and like nobody is watching me, not necessarily because I am watching them/being distracted. What distracts me is the thought of being watched, does this make sense? I don't know how to explain it.

    As for working from home, I used to be obsessed with staying within the confines of my working room/studio, but now I mix it up. One day I'm in the dining table in the livingroom, another day I sit on the carpet and work on the coffee table, another day in the studio... switching up the atmosphere has done wonders for my productivity, but I must be alone and in silence.
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    INFP - The Idealists

    For me, I need the urgency and immediacy of a person in front of me who needs something I can help them with right now. When I am alone I get too distracted and lose productivity. But when someone needs my support, I am rock solid and focused on the here and now.
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    Carpenter, outside all year long , equal between mental and physical, small company, very few rules and regulations. Show up on time, bust your ass and your good. If it wasn't for Minnesota winters it would be almost perfect.

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    Home alone or private office.
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    INFP - The Idealists

    I've found that, too, actually! If I'm with someone and they aren't working then I get far too easily distracted, same goes for if we're both working, but if we're working on the same thing then I'm usually the one who becomes frustrated if they get distracted or go off topic. Weird.
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    I need some soft/ambient music in the background. Silence makes my mind race, which is why I can't do libraries. Some of the buildings on my campus with food centres/lounges are good for me for white noise and chitchat. I would say turning off the wifi works because that's where most of my distractions come from, but for most of my work I need the internet anyway.
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    INFP - The Idealists

    As a delivery driver I really enjoy the independence and autonomy. It's just me, the road, my music and my thoughts with nobody hovering over my back. Hard to beat. I too get easily distracted though. By my own thoughts mostly. Just the nature of the breed, I guess.

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    If I'm left alone, I'll get a lot of work done. I tend to be quite good at getting on with it, even if I don't feel like it, but in my ideal environment I can listen to music and not be interrupted. It also helps being in a very bland space with only the things I need for work around me.

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