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Are you good at figuring out where to go when in an unfamiliar area when either driving or just walking?

Do you pay attention to street names etc around your area?

In your own area, if someone was verbally telling you how to get from one location to another using street names and landmarks would you know what they're talking about or are you be like, "ummmmmm..."?

Personally, I would not be able to leave my town without the use of my GPS. I get lost so easily. Also, even in my small town I haven't paid enough attention to learn street names or anything.
 

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No. I can picture myself getting lost if I were to go to a far place. I'm only familiar with the places around my house. I know how to look at a map but I couldn't tell if the place where I was standing was N,E,S,W until after high school. It's better if you give direction to me using landmarks. But I don't know any landmarks if it's too far away.
 

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On foot, I'm a decent navigator. I did "orienterring" in the Boy Scouts, which is basically navigating with a topographical map and compass. I often look at maps of the area I'm in to get an idea of the lay of the land. When I'm driving, I can't just stop in the middle of the road to read things or take my time to observe my surroundings, so it's much easier to get lost while driving :confused:
 
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I am pretty good at navigating, either by car or on foot. I can listen to a set of directions and usually follow them without mishap. Part of it seems to be because I am able to visualize the directions as I'm hearing them, and part of it is due to the fact that I have a very good sense of direction. I was able to navigate all over Italy for two weeks on a recent trip with much less trouble than I anticipated.

That being said, I still prefer to use a map or GPS, just because I like precision and constant informational feedback. Plus, I just like maps.
 

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On foot I'm pretty good but I don't pay attention to street names just landmarks and stuff. In my town I know where everything is but if I go anywhere else I have to pull out my handy dandy GPS!:laughing:
 
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Verbal instructions are written down by me. After I look at them and burn them into my retinas a few times, I'm good.
The test of all tests was after driving to Myrtle Beach one year ... I forgot my map the following year and had to rely on memory to get me back to the same exact hotel, 14 hours from my home that I had only been to ONE TIME.
I found it just fine, no worries.
 

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I can never remember any names (of anything - people, streets etc.). But I'm a human navigation system. I can stare at a map and know my bearings to be able to figure out where I am in relation to everything else. Or without a map, I can build one in my head given the right sort of information (i.e. not names!)
 

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Are you good at figuring out where to go when in an unfamiliar area when either driving or just walking?
It depends if I've looked at a map or not. I have a pretty good sense of direction, so if I've got a map, I'm good at navigating.
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Do you pay attention to street names etc around your area?
Usually not. Only if I've had to relay directions do I get good with street names. Landmarks are obviously doable, though.
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In your own area, if someone was verbally telling you how to get from one location to another using street names and landmarks would you know what they're talking about or are you be like, "ummmmmm..."?
I am NOT an audio learner, so I definitely can't remember verbal directions very well. If they write them down or draw me a mini-map I'm a lot better.

How is everyone's sense of direction? I can't understand how some people walk into a building go around a bit, and walk out and can't figure out where they're supposed to be headed. I just stare at them and then lead them in the right direction, lol.
 

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"Sense of direction" is a good way to describe kind of what I was trying to get at but couldn't think of. I have no sense of direction which, if you think about it, ISTJs should totally have because we're all about the Si. Maybe Se would better aid a sense of direction, though. Having senses in your head doesn't seem to help with the outside world.
 

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Are you good at figuring out where to go when in an unfamiliar area when either driving or just walking?
Yeah, I am reasonable good at it and can work my way through in an unfamiliar place. That doesn't mean, though, that its my preference. I would still rather prefer a map/ GPS any day.

Do you pay attention to street names etc around your area?
Yes.

In your own area, if someone was verbally telling you how to get from one location to another using street names and landmarks would you know what they're talking about or are you be like, "ummmmmm..."?
I would be like, 'ummm....Can you repeat that slowly this time while I quickly scribble it down.' That or I will stare with a blank confused face. :laughing:
 

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Yes, but that came after weeks of being tossed out into some remote area with a map, a compass, and a partner that thinks the North arrow on his compass points South.
 

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I seem to navigate better with landmarks but I know the major street names around various areas. Remembering road numberings rather than individual names also seems easier. But generally I find my way around without getting lost.
 
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