Do you seek excitement... if so how do you go about it (activities/tasks)?
If not, any reason why?
If not, any reason why?
There's no amount of money that would get be to do this sort of thingINFP here.
I do not enjoy.
My reasons: I am very much not a fan of danger, risk, possible injury. I'm very self-preservation. I do not like adrenaline rushes. I don't like the feeling of increased heartbeat or shaking. I hate feeling my heart pound.
I would much rather watch others on YouTube doing risky things. I watch them all the time with a smile on my face. I also would much rather read about others taking drugs. I have no desire at all to "experience". I observe, not participate.
Edited to add:
The last two nights, I have been watching " Sling Shot" reaction videos on YouTube. I guess I've watched 20 now. I think in a couple of them -- people passed out -- and I got actual tears in my eyes watching, it was so emotional. Do you see this below? I do NOT want.
This was really interesting. It's great how well you know yourself so well in this way.I don’t consider myself one, but I do love roll-coasters, water slides…I have been skydiving a few times, tho I think I’m over it now…. And whitewater rafting many times, so much fun…boat racing, a few times, younger… I still love skiing, both water and snowboarding , snow is scarier, on those steep slopes, yes I do get scare. i do a lot of urban exploring, never know if ppl are there, animals, safety (I never go alone) …etc…I love scuba driving too. I like riding horses and dirt bikes, jet skis…but I haven’t done a lot of it lately. I love horror and psychological movies, but mostly bc I NEED to interact while I watch, or I drift off and get too distracted….I like looking into the background and trying to find clues, like in horror movies you always have to be paying attention to the background, more than the foreground… it’s hard for me to sit and just watch something for more than half an hour. I just get bored or redorect bc I became so distracted. When I watch a lot of stuff on YouTube like learning about paradoxes or stuff, I put the video speed faster, so I won’t have To sit there for long to get the same amount of info,
i always wanted to be astronaut or pilot when I was young (along with a thousand other things), but esp these two…to be an astronaut you better like speed and scary stuff….
it’s the 7 in me
but stuff like public speaking scares the crap out of me… I cant stand bumper cars/boats, I hate thing ramming into me, I don’t see the fun in that at all. I never got why so many ppl love bumper cars…th3 worse.
Cool You've given a good breakdown of how you learn from trial and error and take educated risks. On visual sight, some might think your crash landing was a failure, but it sounds like you gained valuable information from it.Do you seek excitement... if so how do you go about it (activities/tasks)?
Yes. I seek excitement in what I do but I don't seek out these activities there is a difference. When I do it I try to take in as much as I can one instance at a time, sample my experience, see how I feel about it and try to keep it interesting. The thin grey area between success / failure and the knowns / unknowns is the major source of excitement for me personally.
Take skiing for example, when I first learned to ski on a trip I learned the basics from the coach after 5 minutes I knew how to turn and how to brake... that's enough for me to experiment on my own. I left the coach and tried to ski downslope in maximum speed without my poles. I lifted my poles, bent forward and just let go. After maybe 10, 20 seconds I crash landed and did a few 360s after I tried to dodge someone who was cutting in from my right. My right ski landed 8-10 meters before me and I lost my poles but it was an interesting run. I learned how fast one can go skiiing, how hard it is to balance, to turn and to control myself in that speed and what it feels like crash landing in high speed.
My thinking is like if I can wing it in my first run then certainly I should be trying something more interesting instead of wasting time starting slowly from the bottom and if I fail then my experience should be able to tell me exactly where the grey area is and turn my attention there and make it fun. Same can be said about gambling.
Roller coasters and rides are not fun nor exciting to me they are too mechanical. They managed to increase my heart rate but that's not the kind of excitement I'm after.