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Do you read the instruction manual first? [INTPs only]

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If you were to get a camera, or some other device, would you be uncomfortable using it before you read shit loads about it, or would you just jump in and start using it?
 

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Depends what it is.
If it's something like a digital camera or when I first set up my Wii, I didn't read the manual and I ended up figuring it out fine within a few minutes.
If it's something more complicated and I don't feel right just 'jumping' in then I'll take a peek at the manual.
 

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If you were to get a camera, or some other device, would you be uncomfortable using it before you read shit loads about it, or would you just jump in and start using it?
I need to explore it myself, if I need instructions later on I'll probably skim and look for what I need to know and that's it. Only if I can't figure out something at all will I bother with instructions.

I've been thinking of just that so that's a perfect example that I actually do know what I do to figure out what my true type is lol.
 

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Lol, I don't think I've ever read a manual. When I decided to get into cars and motorcycles I learned how they worked and then just dove in. I have never and will never get a Haynes Manual. When I put things together/back together there's usually always a pile of superfluous parts and leftover bolts that I've deemed not worth the time to put back in/in in the first place.

When I was a kid I never once had a Lego thing that was the way it looked on the box. My friends would often ask, "Where'd you get this one from? I haven't seen this." And they were always amazed to hear that I'd made it myself.
 

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I will try without the manual first unless it's a really really really weird piece of equipment.
 

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I put read the book, but it is actually more of a fast skim for the important parts. Takes me about 2 mins, then I'm ready to rock. I hate owning something and not knowing the devices full potential.
That's one reason why I read instruction manuals atleast after I try to figure things out myself, depending on the product. There have been times when I've not used manuals and have just picked things up and started figuring out how to use them, and I've found out some time later that they had some other function :crazy:
 

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I'll read it if I'm about to assemble/transport an expensive item. I'm clumsy so it's best to err on the side of caution. Other times I just skim the manual just for fun, to see if there's a secret function I haven't discovered yet.
 

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I'd just quickly check the first pages, because they nowadays seem to make an awful lot of devices with instructions starting like this :

IMPORTANT :
-During the first use of the product, pluging the red cable before touching your nose twice and then switching it on with your elbow will cause a massive detonation eradicating all forms of life in a 1 kilometer radius; because we forgot to hire ergonomists; sorry for the inconvenience.
 
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When I was a kid I never once had a Lego thing that was the way it looked on the box. My friends would often ask, "Where'd you get this one from? I haven't seen this." And they were always amazed to hear that I'd made it myself.
I would build them the way it said I should and then I made add-ons for it. Once I got bored of it, I took it apart and threw it in a box with the rest of them. Then, when I wanted to make another fighter jet, I just look in the box, figure it out in my head, and build it.

My friends asked me "Wow, did you buy that?" After telling me I made it myself, they said I was lying :laughing:


[derails topic] So, does anyone still keep there lego bricks and stuff anymore? If so, have you ever built anything with them recently?

I still have mine, there all in 2 huge boxes in the corner of my room. Also, this may seem kiddish, I build with them sometimes. Usually, I build guns now (a few of them actually fire!) but I used to make planes and houses and stuff.
 

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I would build them the way it said I should and then I made add-ons for it. Once I got bored of it, I took it apart and threw it in a box with the rest of them. Then, when I wanted to make another fighter jet, I just look in the box, figure it out in my head, and build it.

My friends asked me "Wow, did you buy that?" After telling me I made it myself, they said I was lying :laughing:


[derails topic] So, does anyone still keep there lego bricks and stuff anymore? If so, have you ever built anything with them recently?

I still have mine, there all in 2 huge boxes in the corner of my room. Also, this may seem kiddish, I build with them sometimes. Usually, I build guns now (a few of them actually fire!) but I used to make planes and houses and stuff.
First house we had in college I built TONS of shit out of Legos. My roommate had like 7 rubbermaid bins full (spoiled child I guess). I gave up because drunks kept breaking them.
 

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I seriously LOVE manuals and I always read them. The same goes for labels on food and cosmetics and patient information leaflets that go with drugs. There are two reasons for that, I guess. One is that I like knowing what's inside my machine (or pill), what it can do and how exactly it works. Another is that manuals are often hilarious. In one, the producer of my laptop warned me against carrying it, since it can result in arm pain and fatigue :crazy:
 

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Another is that manuals are often hilarious. In one, the producer of my laptop warned me against carrying it, since it can result in arm pain and fatigue :crazy:
Haha so true. They like to warn you not to place your laptop on top of your lap, too. On a set of hair straighteners I had it said 'do not use while sleeping'. You have to wonder how they came up with that. Maybe someone got burnt while sleepwalking and decided to sue them.
 

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On a set of hair straighteners I had it said 'do not use while sleeping'. You have to wonder how they came up with that. Maybe someone got burnt while sleepwalking and decided to sue them.
I'm guessing the reason they say not to use while sleeping is since it's a straightening perm that if you sleep while using it, you'll end up with perma-bedhead like the guy in my current avatar or the girl in my current sig pic.
 
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