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I dislike this phenomenon. I'm not sure how to interpret this. Just the belief made me far more deliberate and useful. -__-
 

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It's possible that you placed higher expectations on yourself as an INTJ, and once you decided/realized (why?) that you are ENFP, you relaxed your standards, or accepted yourself in all your ENFP glory :tongue:
Either way, it's clear that the ability to be more deliberate and "useful" is in you, since you operated with those tools before. Knowing that should be enough to motivate you to utilize these tools again, in your own way.
 

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I dislike this phenomenon. I'm not sure how to interpret this. Just the belief made me far more deliberate and useful. -__-
Well, the prior-posters in this thread have mentioned what I think is the most likely cause. Still though, it demonstrates that you have the capabilities to be productive and if you wish to return to being productive, I'm sure you most certainly can. Whatever you believed before is irrelevant as you know you have those capabilities.

If you wish to be more productive, perhaps clarify what that would look like (an easily measurable goal) and then identify the next immediate physical steps to reaching that goal (such as setting an hour aside each night for reading or practicing scheduling work). Once you have the identified steps and the clarified goal, all that's left is to complete those steps and measure your success.
 

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I dislike this phenomenon. I'm not sure how to interpret this. Just the belief made me far more deliberate and useful. -__-
I'll try to interpret it for you. It means that you already had all the potential to produce these things within yourself (and your own personality type). So go out into the world and achieve amazing things! :p
 

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I go through phases of high productivity and it could be down to the weather, the moon the stars or anything. In my normal state I don't really like to do that much. Not all INTJs are overachievers.
 

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I go through phases of high productivity and it could be down to the weather, the moon the stars or anything. In my normal state I don't really like to do that much. Not all INTJs are overachievers.
^^^^

Couldn't have said it better.
 
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and why do you dislike that, if i may know?
Because something seems off. I'm starting to wonder if I still don't understand Ni vs Ne. Every since I decided I was Ne over Ni, I've fell into a kind of mental sloppiness that I dislike.
 

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I dislike this phenomenon. I'm not sure how to interpret this. Just the belief made me far more deliberate and useful. -__-
Happened to me. I changed my type to ESTP to mess with some sucker, even though I knew it wasn't true, and I found myself acting more ESTPish by the day.
 

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maybe you just thought you were being more productive when you thought you were an intj. personally, i've never been given to think i was anything else, but i've never had that specific delusion myself.
 

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Historically, my favorite whipping girl has been myself. When I was very young, I was such a perfectionist, I spent all my play time sorting and organizing my toys rather than enjoying them. In my relative youth, I callously labeled myself things like "failed student", "overeducated slacker", "frustrated perfectionist", and "defeated Type-A".

The more I said these nasty things to myself, the more I believed them, and -- self-fulfilling prophecy -- the more I failed.

And then I turned 40. No, seriously. I'm not gonna get too-too schmoopy and existential on you. Something actually changed in me right around my big 4-0.

Now, if I feel like a failure, frustrated, or defeated about some part of me, obviously I went wrong. I know that. So what? Forgive myself; nobody else is gonna do it. Quit dwelling on it; I potentially have less of my life ahead of me than behind, and living in the past isn't doing me any favors (and, sadly, we don't have hoverboards let alone time traveling DeLoreans to fix this crap properly). Learn from it; yay for learning. Next.

Forgive. Learn. Move on.

Respective of your original post... If there are facets of INTJ to which you aspire, and at which you feel you've (no baggage, this is just a word) failed, set them up and knock them out. Today is just as good as yesterday to start.

Unless you've got Doc Brown gettin' down on a flux capacitor build in the garage, of course.

No? Dang it!

-Sadie
 

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Happened to me. I changed my type to ESTP to mess with some sucker, even though I knew it wasn't true, and I found myself acting more ESTPish by the day.
:laughing: Lol. Does anybody really care about your mbti type? I know I don't. I just observed it and remembered you because I think Beaker is hilarious :happy: (visual memory?).
 

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I know the feeling, mate. I also dropped out of physics shortly after I realized I wasn't an INTP.
 

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I find that really weird because I'm a very unproductive person.

Maybe it's a self delusion thing.

If that works for you, I would recommend doing it as much as possible. You're really lucky, imo.
 

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:laughing: Lol. Does anybody really care about your mbti type? I know I don't. I just observed it and remembered you because I think Beaker is hilarious :happy: (visual memory?).
I'd point out that there is a fundamental gap between what you care about and what someone else cares about, but that would lead nowhere.
 
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