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This is a discussion on Epiphany, ISTP laziness and emoting. within the ISTP Forum - The Mechanics forums, part of the SP's Temperament Forum- The Creators category; So I had this epiphany some days ago. As many you know, ISTP is sometimes considered lazy. And I am ...

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    ISTP - The Mechanics

    Epiphany, ISTP laziness and emoting.

    So I had this epiphany some days ago.

    As many you know, ISTP is sometimes considered lazy. And I am no exception, so I’ve heard the majority of the time through my life.

    For a few weeks’ time, I’ve had almost no drive to do anything, although there is plenty of stuff to do, with a rewarding outcome. Let it be learning the last course for the University or fixing the car.

    The epiphany is: Every time I’ve had an outbreak, let it be screaming like a berserker or crying for the sake of it, I’ve had an insane drive the rest of the day, and made tons of work. Everything happening without a second of doubt or intellectual resilience.

    With that said, it seems as if the low drive comes from the weak Fe. And a recommendation would be to "provoke" an emotional outbreak every time you feel a low drive (random context).

    To me, it seems as Ti-doms majority of the time, have emotions in a tight grip. In neurological terms, the prefrontal cortex has an efficient (both positive and negative) grip over the limbic system (especially the amygdala). This causes both a growing intellect as a youngster but also making it harder to emote and therefor reducing the ”drive” to do stuff.

    What's your take, on ISTP (and perhaps INTP, "Ti dominant"), the ones that don’t emote, are they also lazy most of the time?

    I welcome any feedback.

    (Spelling & grammar applied)
    Last edited by dipshoe; 08-17-2014 at 12:50 PM.
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    I don't emote often and have little drive, but when last I did cry repeatedly over a weekend the following week I was very driven. Unfortunately I had nothing to do so I still wasn't productive, but I like your suggestion and will try it out when next I need to get something done.

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    ISTP - The Mechanics


    Here's some feedback.

    Your grammar is terrible.
    Clear sign of laziness.
    Loaf thanked this post.

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    ISFJ - The Nurturers

    Quote Originally Posted by Glyphs View Post
    Here's some feedback.

    Your grammar is terrible.
    Clear sign of laziness.
    Haha, that's the whole reason I didn't respond. Grammar makes it easier to understand what's being said and it took way to long for me to process. I thought maybe English isn't the first language, so I wasn't gonna bug him about it. ... but yeah I guess that makes me lazy too.

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    ISTP - The Mechanics

    Quote Originally Posted by Glyphs View Post
    Here's some feedback.

    Your grammar is terrible.
    Clear sign of laziness.
    I wouldn't know good grammar myself. They didn't explain it well when I was young.

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    I used to have tons of drive. But due to my mom I was always at a high risk for depression, and now I'm very depressed, so I just look around at all of my half finished projects (At least fifteen 1/3 way done, maybe 20 more with just plans or parts laid out) and slink back to doing nothing, knowing everything I do ends up in that graveyard.

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    ISFJ - The Nurturers

    I think I get what OP is saying. (Thanks for taking the time to fix some of your errors)
    I've never forced an emotional catharsis. However, as I get more and more stressed I do get less and less motivated. There comes a time when that stress breaks me. The emotional purging comes as a last resort to deal with all the pent up frustration, stress, anger, and pain that I am feeling. Usually the processes is so intense that it causes me to remember it for days. This might be the drive you are talking about. I remember the pain of those moments and it serves to remind me that I NEED to work hard, to get myself out of this situation.
    Keep in mind that this is very rare. Only when the possible ways of dealing with it are already exhausted. My preferred method of dealing with it is getting out of the situation causing it. Sometimes this is not possible.
    I think that forcing an emotional purge is just tricking myself and if I am not really at that breaking point then the whole exercise is useless. It's like doing rigorous physical activity. It lets me release some of what I'm feeling. However, a simple cry (which is not easy to provoke) will have less of an effect than simply taking a long run. A run during which I can think and get my act together.

    Crying is pointless to me. At least if I am running, I am staying in shape. What does crying do for me?

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    ISTP - The Mechanics

    I would like to get a punching bag. I would then project all my frustrations onto the punching and have at it.

    Think of it as like starting a car. You got the fuel in the engine, all you need is a spark to start the reaction.
    The spark could come from anywhere, fresh action, interest etc.
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    ISTP - The Mechanics

    Quote Originally Posted by Virgo View Post
    However, as I get more and more stressed I do get less and less motivated. There comes a time when that stress breaks me. The emotional purging comes as a last resort to deal with all the pent up frustration, stress, anger, and pain that I am feeling. Usually the processes is so intense that it causes me to remember it for days.
    Yes, that’s what I mean. But with the exception the emotions seems to fly under the radar. I just got the “low” motivation visible. That’s what I mean with forcing the emotions, getting them out of the way so the thinking process can re-establish itself.
    As if I’m blind to the emotion, and as long as they exist under the surface, renders me passive.

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    ISTP - The Mechanics

    Quote Originally Posted by jinhong91 View Post
    I would like to get a punching bag. I would then project all my frustrations onto the punching and have at it.

    Think of it as like starting a car. You got the fuel in the engine, all you need is a spark to start the reaction.
    The spark could come from anywhere, fresh action, interest etc.
    I recommend this. Just make sure you get a decent one, the price isn't that much more than a cheap one, and you'll get decades out of it. (Sweeping 80lbs of sand up before your SO gets home is a hell of a way of learning to appreciate quality products.) A good stand is helpful too, so you can easily move it out of the way when necessary.
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