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Although I now wear a watch for many years i didn't bother. I knew instinctively what the time was to within a couple of minutes. I can set the timer on the oven and then walk into the kitchen just as the timer goes off as an example of my internal time keeping. Nothing to do with light or were the sun is in the sky, just natural instinct. I have been told that this is a good indicator of an INFP and that many INFP do not bother to wear watches because of it. Do others have this trait?
 

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The other day, I had to be up at five o clock. I don't have a clock in my room, but my mom does, so usually my mom wakes me. I fell asleep playing video games (lol), and when I woke up, I opened my eyes and looked at my mothers clock, it was 4:58. It's just one of many times that this happened to me.

I never knew that this was an INFP trait ._____.
 

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This happens to me also- waking up at exactly the time i need to be without an alarm.
It could be an INFP thing, or could it be a maturity thing? (being older and having more experience of the time, so guessing the time is easier as you get older).
 

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I only ask because I was told by a counselor that it was an indicator of an INFP. It's always good to confirm statements and where better to ask. :wink:
 

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I don't wear a watch, but I am bad at knowing what time it is. I just don't care about measuring time because something about it feels unnatural for me. Sometimes I don't know if it is night or day. I rarely know what day it is, and sometimes don't know what month it is.
 

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I don't wear a watch because of the feeling of constraint on my wrist, never really have worn one, but I am able to gauge time pretty well. I'm not late for meetings, in fact, get their waaaay ahead of time to adjust myself, settle in and get a good seat. I am also one of the ones that can say before I go to bed, *wake up at 5:30am* and I do.
 

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If i consciously think about time then I am in trouble, what day is it? what month? If some one asks me how old am I I have to think about it and only sometimes get it right. But knowing fairly precisely the correct time is something done unconsciously. If I thought about it I couldn't do it. Some one asks what time is it ? I just say the time without any thought connected to it People might not even realise they have the ability if they are used to wearing watches and looking at clocks etc. I used to do period battle reenactments where watches were a definite no no and people would ask me the time and rely on me for knowing at what time we needed to be some where. I'm sure it was an ability we would have needed in times past when there were no clocks. It would have useful in tribal society, we wouldn't have been great at warfare but at least we would have known when it was time to gather for feasting.
 

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I'm pretty good at estimating what time it is, though not to the minute. I wouldn't rely on my internal sense of time or anything. Sometimes if I'm very worried about sleeping in or if I'm in a new place and therefore sleep more lightly than usual, I will wake up just before my alarm clock goes off. Otherwise my instinct is to sleep as long as possible - it takes me ages to wake up in the morning, and when I'm sleepy/groggy leaving on time doesn't seem nearly so important as it does when I've had my coffee and woken up properly.
 
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I'm not great with time, but I'm not terrible either. I usually know when I'm running late (which is frequent) and I'll have a general idea of the actual time to within 15-20 minutes or so, but nothing special. If I know I have to wake up for something or I'm worried that my alarm won't go off or something, I will spend half the night waking up to make sure I'm not late and then get all sorts of frustrated with myself for not being more coherent and awake doing whatever it was that I had to wake up for. Tis a bad cycle.

As for wearing a watch, that is something that I usually do, though that has more to do with needing either a light or something to count seconds with, especially when doing floor nursing. Sometimes being precise is required, and a watch with a second hand is Very Necessary for that, especially on night shifts when that's most likely your only easy to find way to keep track of time. Of course, all that only matters when I can /find/ my watch. Wonder where it is right now...?
 
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