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(ENTPs only) do you like driving?

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I've got my driving licence 6 months ago, and I've been driving a loooooooot this past week.

Ever since I was 18 (the age you are allowed to drive in my country) I wasn't interested in driving at all. I mean, yeah, how cool to own a car, but basically I lived in a big city where you didn't need to worry about cars since public transport works much better. But when I've come back to my hometown I realized cars are needed, thus I started to get my driving licence. What a surprise for me when I saw how much I enjoyed driving!

So, let's start a topic:

Do you like driving?
For how long have you been driving?
What are the things you like the most/good things and things you hate/bad things about driving?
Do you consider yourself a good driver?
Being an ENTP, what do you think might be easier and more difficult when it comes to driving?
 

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I love driving, but so far, I've failed my driving test four times. Apparently I approach situations to quickly and don't look around early enough, which means that I miss stuff and am to preoccupied with doing stuff in the car when I should be focusing on the situation that I'm approaching.

I'm working on it.
 

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I love driving, but so far, I've failed my driving test four times. Apparently I approach situations to quickly and don't look around early enough, which means that I miss stuff and am to preoccupied with doing stuff in the car when I should be focusing on the situation that I'm approaching.

I'm working on it.
Good luck with it.

I don't know how this works in The Netherlands (far better than in Spain like everything, I assume :laughing: ) but in here it's better to 'put on a show'. Meaning, when you're doing the test the examiner needs to see that you're making an effort. Aparently, it is preferable that you move in an exagerated way and that you show confidence: like, constantly exageratingly checking the rear-vew mirrors, things like that. Of course that doesn't show how good a driver you are, but that's basically the way to pass the test in Spain, at least.
I'm pretty sure, though, that having done the test many times now, you'll become a great driver far better than the ones who got it on their first try and don't even use the indicators anymore :dry:
 

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Driving is the shit. I've been a delivery driver for 3 years now so I have to like it to some degree. I love listening to music and a majority of my indulging occurs while driving. I much prefer it to stationary listening on my lonesome because I get to actually be out doing something and seeing sights. I often tie certain songs to various locations and memories I've had, so a lot of times driving can be nostalgic in certain situations. Like for example, the first time I was here, I was listening to (insert) album with (insert) person.

I drive fast, kind of recklessly. Slow drivers are the bane of my existence. I consistently "roll" through stop signs, doing a quick once over and going. However in terms of actual ability, I'm exceptionally good at it. I've come very close to screwing up but my reflexes are exceptional.
 

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i love driving! i also failed my first road test. During the parallel park, I tapped the curb with my back wheel (and when I say tapped, I mean tapped. I didn't fuck it up) and the cunty road test instructor automatically failed me. My second test was flawless (like the first one, except for that damn curb...).

The only times I'm really able to just zone out and appreciate music are in the car. I've driven the same routes hundreds upon hundreds of times and I can basically muscle memory my way to most places. Plug in my ipod, queue up some dank tunes, and spark up a cig.
 

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I don't yet drive with a license. :proud:

But, I drove a little bit at a summer camp for awhile. Not enough to make a proper analysis.

I think that.. The experience would be initially interesting and exciting, because of the novelty, and then it would eventually be.. Driving. Convenient.
 

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Good luck with it.

I don't know how this works in The Netherlands (far better than in Spain like everything, I assume :laughing: ) but in here it's better to 'put on a show'. Meaning, when you're doing the test the examiner needs to see that you're making an effort. Aparently, it is preferable that you move in an exagerated way and that you show confidence: like, constantly exageratingly checking the rear-vew mirrors, things like that. Of course that doesn't show how good a driver you are, but that's basically the way to pass the test in Spain, at least.
I'm pretty sure, though, that having done the test many times now, you'll become a great driver far better than the ones who got it on their first try and don't even use the indicators anymore :dry:
Well, in the Netherlands, the most important is 1) Safety and 2) Speed. Make sure that you don't endanger anyone and that you don't hold up traffic. So what if you flunk parallel parking, if you do it in a safe way, and the rest of the driving is ok, you'll pass. The thing is that while I can do the second and have perfect control over the vehicle, it isn't safe enough to the liking of the examiners. My instructor put it best: it's almost as if you are getting a college degree in driving these days. It's not rare to fail your first try in the Netherlands, only about 50% make it!
 

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Do you like driving? Yes, I love driving. It makes me feel free. However, I grew up in a rural are, where most of my friends lived 15+ miles away, so walking was never really an option for us. Knowing how to drive is crucial to having a social life here. I recently had to take a 3 month hiatus from driving. It was awful

For how long have you been driving? probably about 4 years

What are the things you like the most/good things and things you hate/bad things about driving? I like how free it makes me feel, I like the independence it gives me. I like driving around with my friends, chilling, and just listening to music. I also practice my singing in the car. I don't like driving in the rain. I don't like how dangerous it can be, but that doesn't stop me from driving anyway

Do you consider yourself a good driver? Eh, my austere ISTJ dad once told me I'm a good driver, and he's not exactly a cup of overflowing compliments, so I suppose I'm alright. And I know I'm a better driver than some of my friends.

Being an ENTP, what do you think might be easier and more difficult when it comes to driving? I think driving has made me pay attention to my surrounding a bit more. I'm pretty good about navigating. I have a tendency to get distracted if other people are in the car with me.
 

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I like driving. It gives me a sense of freedom that I couldn't do without. Driving in the summer with the windows down and the music on is just the best.

I do think I'm a good driver. I've been driving for... 13 years I guess now. Got my license when I was 17. Never had an accident *knock on wood*. The last 10 years, I was driving a piece of crap ('99 Ford Escort) but I didn't really care. I still liked driving around in it. But I just got a new Forester and I'm LOVING that. So much more comfortable and reliable.

I'm not sure if there's anything about being ENTP that makes me a better driver. Maybe I'm a little more strategic in how I drive, but sometimes I do drive kind of mindlessly if it's a routine errand. I will say that I'm a very courteous driver. I stop or slow down to let people go; I switch lanes if someone behind me seems like they're in a super hurry, etc. My husband is a much more aggressive driver and I sometimes worry about it.
 

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I love driving in good company and with music on full blast. However, I hate freeways, not because I'm scared of them, but because they're super boring. I ALWAYS use secondary routes (old highways). I'm also one of those drivers who drive 40mph on 50mph zone during winter, it's just stupid to drive any faster than that, I'm in no hurry dammit.

I usually hate driving alone and driving in urban areas. Long road trips with occasional smoke breaks are more of my cup of tea. I suck at parking. I can drive also manual transmission cars but I hate it to the bone. Chrysler auto-stick is a funny toy though.

I've had six cars over the course of two years, my fav was 1995 Eagle Vision 3.5. Too bad I had to sell it.
 

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Do you like driving?
Hell yeah


For how long have you been driving?
I got my driver's license when I was 14. But without a permit, you can't drive by yourself until 16. But yeah, I've been driving a looong time.


What are the things you like the most/good things and things you hate/bad things about driving?
I've got a honda accord, it ain't no sports car, but it's 6 cylinders and pretty zippy. 240HP and rated 0-60mph in under 6.0 seconds. I drive it like a sports car, ha.

So love speed, acceleration, going around cars, the situational awareness required, it's a rush sometimes. ALWAYS on the lookout for cops though, speeding tickets are about 200 dollars. Oh, also, I have a BOMB ass stereo so, music, music, music.

Car upkeep is probably the only thing I hate. Living in germany for a year without a car, it was great, but when I got back, I appreciated my car even more. I love it.


Do you consider yourself a good driver?
Well, I actually drove all day as a courier for a job in my early twenties, and drove a motorcycle for 3 years (which will make you MUCH more aware of the road) and haven't been in an accident in 13 years (and that accident was the fault of the other driver), played with my parent's 2 sports cars a lot. Driven in some of the world's shittiest traffic AND weather, living in the Rocky Mountains at 9,000 feet with snow ALWAYS on the road 9 months of the year (had an SUV then). So even though I'm pretty aggressive (I'm not reckless) I'm gonna say yes.

Head on a swivel.



Being an ENTP, what do you think might be easier and more difficult when it comes to driving?

More difficult is when people or my gf is yakin' in the car when I'm like merging on a highway with 4 semi-trucks bearing down. I'm pretty good at tuning them out though. Then I have to apologize later if it's the gf.

Easier? the driving part is easy, I've been doing it so long. But a good traffic gps with alternate routes, or studying a map if I'm unfamiliar would make it easier.
 
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Long distances...no! I get sleepy. My brain gets bored. Short distances yes, because I like to be in control and I know I'm a damn good/smart driver.
 

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Do you like driving? I love it. I like having time on my own listening to the music or book that I want to listen to. I like being able to take new routes and check out new things. It gives me the freedom to go where I want with no schedule.

For how long have you been driving? Since I was 16 so 24 years (good God, I got old! How the hell did that happen!)

What are the things you like the most/good things and things you hate/bad things about driving? The good things are what I listed above. Having grown up in the vastness that is middle America, you really cannot get far without a car. Public transit is available and something I preferred when I lived in a big city but to get anywhere in suburbs or small towns of America, you have to drive. Road trips are also part of our culture and trips themselves, opposed to the actual destination, are often our vacations. I love road trips that meander.

As for the negatives, I dislike traffic when I have to be somewhere by a certain time or I have people in the car that are anxious to get somewhere. However, I find if I have no time constraints and am alone, I don't mind traffic at all.

Do you consider yourself a good driver? I generally am a good driver. I tend to get into fender benders that have little or no damage. On highways or at high speeds, I am a careful driver. I speed but generally stay with traffic speeds. I have a fantastic sense of direction though and an amazing internal compass. I have never felt truly lost while driving. I might have to go around in circles trying to get out of one-way streets or dead ends, but I always know which direction I have to go. I don't know if that is an ENTP thing or a self preservation tool since my ESFJ mom constantly got lost growing up and I remember being 4 in the back of her Ford Pinto telling her to turn at the house with yellow trim.

Being an ENTP, what do you think might be easier and more difficult when it comes to driving? I can say in comparison to my ISTJ husband what is stronger and weaker. As an ENTP I am more patient (if the first parking spot he saw gets taken, it takes more time and effort to figure out his next move) and can deviate from my driving directions without a problem and discover easier routes to getting somewhere by trial and error which is something that even a traffic app can't truly show you. However, my ISTJ husband is fantastic at reading the next moves of the drivers around him (all that detail watching at work) which makes him an excellent driver. He has never gotten in an accident that was his fault. However, he rarely deviates from a set way to go somewhere that isn't tried and true, even if there may be a better way at different times of the day.
 
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Driving itself - yes! But all the hassle that comes with having a car - noooo thanks.. Finding a parking spot.. (I live in a big city and the nearest parking would be a 3 min walk from my place).. Washing.. Repairing.. Maintenance.. :dry:
 

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I drive 80 miles a day, mainly chauffeuring my sister around who doesn't have a license. I'm tired of driving, but I don't mind. I rather get bored looking at the same stretch of road, so I always take different ways. I recently just got my first speeding ticket in 9 years, doing 53 in a 35, and luckily the school zone hours had recently just ended 10 minutes before hand. I think I'm a decent drive, I'm not over aggressive, I guess, it's more defensive driving.
 

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I have driving more than almost anything. It's a phobia, and if I could live without a car I absolutely would. I've been driving for about 7 years now. It was terrifying and awful when I started and has only become very slightly easier with practice, but I still hate it. I have no sense of direction, so I'm always getting lost, and I have extreme anxiety when I'm driving. All the sensory information - pictures zooming by, different sounds, smells, air pressure, etc. - completely overwhelms me to the point where I just want to scream and hide. I'm very paranoid and constantly swiveling my head to look out for things around me. The good news is that I've never been in an accident or even close to one, but oh my god I hate driving.
 

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I certainly have things to say on this topic.

Do you like driving?
Only when there are no other cars around.

For how long have you been driving?
I didn't get my license till my mid 20s (I passed the test the first time I took it), but then I moved out of country and basically haven't been able to afford a car...or had the need to. So basically, my license is symbolic only.

And God, that's humiliating.

What are the things you like the most/good things and things you hate/bad things about driving?
I like going fast, but I hate the knowledge that I'm driving tons of steel at a rate of speed high enough to kill me and that my personal coordination is the only thing standing between me and a grisly grisly death.

Do you consider yourself a good driver?
Well I didn't get my license for a decade for obvious reasons: I SUCK.

Or I'm convinced I do.

Being an ENTP, what do you think might be easier and more difficult when it comes to driving?
For me, it was mainly paying attention. And not so much "sensory overload", because I'm quite good at watching everything and my sense of spatial distances is actually very accurate. More like, I'd totally forget what the speed limit was and then get pressured into driving faster when a car got on my tail because I was convinced I'd missed something. Then get a ticket.

Constant second-guessing all the procedures. FLOOR IT?? FLOOR IT??? OKAY FLOOR IT!!

Being uncoordinated didn't help either.
 

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I didn't get my license till my mid 20s (I passed the test the first time I took it), but then I moved out of country and basically haven't been able to afford a car...or had the need to. So basically, my license is symbolic only.

And God, that's humiliating.
Don't be so harsh on yourself. I know tons of people (ok, maybe not TONS, but between many and a lot) who passed the test and have never ever driven again. And they don't care because they can rely on someone else to drive for them. At least yours is a valid reasoning.
 
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I don't have an appeal for driving, not yet (I haven't got my license yet, i live at the center of a big city with bus, subways etc) but I plan on getting it next year, after i've finished my over-taking time studies.

I don't have a hand for mechanics and practical things in general (making me incredibly clumsy) so I guess I might be a little scared... BUT what I do like about driving though is the freaking liberty and independence that comes with it, honestly, I'm almost 21, and i'm so sick of hearing my dad & members of my family bashing me with their questions "so when are you going to get your license?" "oh, still no license?" even though every time i answered them i'm going to get it next year when i'm finished with my busy studies which have left me no room for extra-projects..

Honestly, now i'm at the point where i'm just gonna get this license so everyone will leave me be, I used to did not care, but i've been harassed with this question for two years now and anyway i'm sure i'll like the idea of being able to travel / do things on my own without having to be nice to a family member so they can take me somewhere haha...
 

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YES I love driving. But the actual sitting down part of driving gets boring, especially driving automatic. I feel like my hands always need to be doing something, especially when I'm just sitting down, and shifting gears does the job. Same with feet too, I fold my left foot inwards (left because I'm in america), criss cross applesauce style, then stretch it out.

Driving is my ultimate stress reliever. Knowing I don't have to be in one area all the time definitely helps relieve negative vibes.
 
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