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How do you handle tasking?

  • Uni-Task - w/o prioritization; "take a number" approach (regardless of importance)

    Votes: 6 15.4%
  • Uni-Task - w/ priortization; tackle important ones first

    Votes: 5 12.8%
  • Multi-Task - w/o prioritzation; "whatever came first" approach

    Votes: 4 10.3%
  • Multi-Task - w/ priotization; chip away important ones first

    Votes: 3 7.7%
  • Poly-task - concurrently taking on several multi-tasks of unitasks or multitasks

    Votes: 6 15.4%
  • It Depends.

    Votes: 2 5.1%
  • Meh. Procrastinate.

    Votes: 13 33.3%
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黐線 ~Chiseen~
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How do you go by completing tasks? Do you do the brute force method of tackling each task individually? Or are you pro-enough to juggle a few? Even greater would be juggling multi-tasking in a uni-task (polytasking)?

When does it become overwhelming? Would it be better or worse if a deadline was involved?

although as INTP's, we can adapt to multi-tasking quite easily. Whether it's efficient to multi-task or uni-task judging from the amount of work given to us is another story. Being able to polytask requires a mindset to not overwhelm us while multi-tasking.
 

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I can multitask, but I can't well. my attention will be drawn to one task, and I'll temporarily forget about the others. A problem if they are time critical
 

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When I have a lot of work at hand, I just shut down. System overload (!) and I end up procrastinating.

Not saying I don't procrastinate when I have a single task... meh.
 

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Multi-tasking as a result of procrastination?
That should fall into the category of "Multi-Task - w/o prioritzation; "whatever came first" approach"... If you procrastinate and started to multi-task to get underway, there wouldn't be any prioritization and the tasks would be like 'meh... ' so whichever came first.

That's how I would interpret it.
 

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I do bi-tasking, where one is usually more important than the other. It's probably a form of procrastination, so one is the w/ priortization and the other is the w/o priortization. Whenever I become frustrated with one of them I move back to the other. It's a like a ping-pong game. The trick is to always complete a proportion of each task before switching.
 

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That should fall into the category of "Multi-Task - w/o prioritzation; "whatever came first" approach"... If you procrastinate and started to multi-task to get underway, there wouldn't be any prioritization and the tasks would be like 'meh... ' so whichever came first.

That's how I would interpret it.
Spot on. That's what I voted for anyways. Or you're a wizard. Would explain a lot.
 

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When I can muster a fuck, Uni-Task - w/o prioritization

Actually, I do prioritise in the sense that I’ll pick the task that is most fleshed out in my mind, so I can get something done quickly and not feel guilty. I like thinking the more complex tasks through, but I can get distracted whilst in thought rather easily, and end up wasting days at a time.
 

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Nooo.

I can't multi-task at all.

Uni-task with prioritization.
 
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When I really try to apply effort to something, I usually start off attempting to concentrate on one task. I get myself rallied up thinking "I'm gonna do this! YEAH I will finish this!"

Within a couple of minutes, my mind wanders, I get bored, or I get frustrated, and then I try to tackle something else I have to do. The final result: numerous unfinished tasks that are then completed the day before they are due :unsure:
 

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All of these apply to me ... but I went for "procrastinate" because it's what I do most usually.
 
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My eyes shot right down to 'Meh. Procrastinate' and shot straight for it.

Multitasking? Me? No way. One little noise can set my brain zooming off and away from whatever I was focusing on.
 
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I laughed at loud upon reading the last option.

It sounded something like "ha-hu-ha-ha" in a really short, abrupt spurt.
 
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When I'm done procrastinating, I multitask, because even on the best of days I have the attention span of a squirrel on nitrous oxide--the best way to keep my focus is to engage as many tasks as possible.
 
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