Awareness of External Environment
Yooo. INTP here...
I will admit that I've had a little difficulty with both awareness of my immediate environment and getting outside my head while growing up. There have been many times where I was just plain oblivious to what's going on around me because I find it so easy to get lost in thought.
Just wondering if any ENFJ's share this problem to any extent. Speculations as to why would of course be more than welcome.
A great example of this would be the last time I drove home from school. It's a pretty lengthy drive and I usually go it alone. I missed one of my exits and drove for an entire hour without realizing I was going in the wrong direction....which could partially be because the landscape where I'm from looks pretty similar all around.
I realized I was lost when I looked over and saw this magnificent structure and thought "Hey, that looks like the insect colony in Star Wars Episode 2" and then it clicked, I had never seen it before.
I also often miss people when they say hello to me walking out of class etc. :] It's really because I'm in my head a lot, like you, although it hasn't plagued me enough to where it has seriously disrupted my life.
Out of curiosity, what are some of your experiences with this?
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I'm somewhere in the middle. I can be extremely aware and have a heightened sense of one-ness with my environment when I choose to do so. If I'm undergoing stress, or stressful thoughts then I become more and more unaware of what's going on around me. I don't notice anything. An example is that 2 days ago my sister was supposed to pick me up from downtown. I was supposed to meet her at the corner of a set of lights. I was so lost in my thoughts that she passed by me and stopped a few metres ahead of me.
It took her seven minutes [according to her] to get my attention. I was completely lost at that point.
Something like this happened to me on the day of my bike accident as well. I left home after a fight with my father [I wanted to take his car, but he refused]. Got into an accident because I was deep in thought about the previous night where I had played in front of a crowd of a thousand and met this beautiful girl with the voice of an angel xD and at the same time sleepy, disoriented and seething at my dad. Rammed straight into the car. Looking back, I think if I had been a little more aware of what was going on around me, I could've done something to prevent it. There's another aspect to my accident that I'm not revealing in public.
However, generally I need to actually work on being aware.