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I feel like I have a much longer attention span than a lot of my friends. I could focus on a certain subject for a long time and go really in depth whereas a lot of the people around me seem to get bored rather quickly. Would you say you have a long attention span/are good at focusing?
 

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I'm like Qadosh too. I will listen for hours if its something I like. Otherwise, I'll continue to listen but only because I feel it's rude to walk away from someone if someones talking you about something they enjoy.
 

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In depth study of an interesting topic is something that all types do, from time to time. However it is a strong trait of introverts in general and IXTX types in particular.
 

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Define "perfect". (Although we already know that we're awesome, I'd like to hear why other types have come to that conclusion.)
From my experience they are by far the most polite type (demonstrated by the user who said he would force his attention because it would be rude not to listen). Which I consider hugely important because I think being mannerly conveys respect.

They tend to be exremely loyal, I can trust one, extremely important for marriage.

I would respect them severally for their hard work, perseverance, effort and dedication. I often find it hard to respect people.

I would have no problem with them not talking about their feelings, I'd understand. I also don't mind if they tend to think their right I'm probably far worse. These are listed as ISTJs' weaknesses, but they don't bother me at all. Well, really they'd be the perfect spose for me. If I had an ISTJ spouse to come home to l'd relish in the comfort of escaping from the crass people of today's society.
 

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I feel like I have a much longer attention span than a lot of my friends. I could focus on a certain subject for a long time and go really in depth whereas a lot of the people around me seem to get bored rather quickly. Would you say you have a long attention span/are good at focusing?
It depends really.
If I am interested in whatever it is I'll spend time endlessly and focus. Granted, I take a small breaks, but I'll do the activity for 12 hours at a time.

If not, give me 5 minutes and I'll have to do something else.
 

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From my experience they are by far the most polite type (demonstrated by the user who said he would force his attention because it would be rude not to listen). Which I consider hugely important because I think being mannerly conveys respect.

They tend to be exremely loyal, I can trust one, extremely important for marriage.

I would respect them severally for their hard work, perseverance, effort and dedication. I often find it hard to respect people.

I would have no problem with them not talking about their feelings, I'd understand. I also don't mind if they tend to think their right I'm probably far worse. These are listed as ISTJs' weaknesses, but they don't bother me at all. Well, really they'd be the perfect spose for me. If I had an ISTJ spouse to come home to l'd relish in the comfort of escaping from the crass people of today's society.
Oh man. That's pretty nice there. You totally have a type-crush.:laughing:

Sidenote: just saw your quote there with Justin Bieber. He needs to get hit in the face more with water bottles because it's hilarious.
 

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It depends really.
If I am interested in whatever it is I'll spend time endlessly and focus. Granted, I take a small breaks, but I'll do the activity for 12 hours at a time.

If not, give me 5 minutes and I'll have to do something else.
I've just spent the past 2½ hours on a project for my OSHA class. ... and that was just the FORMATTING of the paper, along with some basic/rudimentary information. The next three nights will be the meat of the paper itself.

The reason I'm not still working on it? I tried to get the jump on everyone else and get registered for my spring classes (registration opened at Midnight, and some classes fill up very quickly, and considering that I need THREE to graduate, I NEED those classes, etc.). Anyway, the "Case Problems in Business" class wouldn't let me register. It said I needed Department Chair approval. Why list it online and make it clickable if you have to have an advisor do it for you anyway? That's really, really, dumb ... and a waste of my time.

Although I got signed up for the Spreadsheets class just fine, I ALSO have to wait until Monday to sign up for my Astronomy class, which ALWAYS fills up pretty much instantly. I'm hoping that my advisor actually READS her email prior to that; there's ONE Case Problems class and I need to be in it.

<-- in panic mode ATM :angry:
 

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I've just spent the past 2½ hours on a project for my OSHA class. ... and that was just the FORMATTING of the paper, along with some basic/rudimentary information. The next three nights will be the meat of the paper itself.

The reason I'm not still working on it? I tried to get the jump on everyone else and get registered for my spring classes (registration opened at Midnight, and some classes fill up very quickly, and considering that I need THREE to graduate, I NEED those classes, etc.). Anyway, the "Case Problems in Business" class wouldn't let me register. It said I needed Department Chair approval. Why list it online and make it clickable if you have to have an advisor do it for you anyway? That's really, really, dumb ... and a waste of my time.

Although I got signed up for the Spreadsheets class just fine, I ALSO have to wait until Monday to sign up for my Astronomy class, which ALWAYS fills up pretty much instantly. I'm hoping that my advisor actually READS her email prior to that; there's ONE Case Problems class and I need to be in it.

<-- in panic mode ATM :angry:
Wow, never thought you had to be that fearful of being just a few hours(hours countable on one hand) late for registration. I feel for you hun. I've taken good note to make sure I am accurate to the moment when it comes to those later classes. Thanks for sharing

I do wonder how fast my classes have filled up in the past, but I would suggest more like over the span of a week or 2, not really an hour though...
 

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Wow, never thought you had to be that fearful of being just a few hours(hours countable on one hand) late for registration. I feel for you hun. I've taken good note to make sure I am accurate to the moment when it comes to those later classes. Thanks for sharing

I do wonder how fast my classes have filled up in the past, but I would suggest more like over the span of a week or 2, not really an hour though...
Thanks. In my early classes (gen eds, basic business classes) it wasn't much of an issue, but now that I'm at the end, it's become an issue. I had problems getting the classes I wanted THIS semester; the particular ones I'm taking are 8-week classes (two this period; two next period) and of the four, each one was only offered ONCE. No stress at all. /sarcasm/

Then again, it just may be my ISTJ "catastrophe mode" in action. I want to make sure everything is right, and I mean RIGHT NOW!

I can definitely see, in this particular instance, why some of the other types think that we're control freaks. Maybe so, but I'd rather have it a done deal than sit all weekend wondering if I'm going to graduate late because I couldn't get the classes I needed.
 

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Thanks. In my early classes (gen eds, basic business classes) it wasn't much of an issue, but now that I'm at the end, it's become an issue. I had problems getting the classes I wanted THIS semester; the particular ones I'm taking are 8-week classes (two this period; two next period) and of the four, each one was only offered ONCE. No stress at all. /sarcasm/

Then again, it just may be my ISTJ "catastrophe mode" in action. I want to make sure everything is right, and I mean RIGHT NOW!

I can definitely see, in this particular instance, why some of the other types think that we're control freaks. Maybe so, but I'd rather have it a done deal than sit all weekend wondering if I'm going to graduate late because I couldn't get the classes I needed.
If your anything like me when dealing with a looming problem you won't be able to just put it out of your mind. I quote my brother when he tells me it (though it never works, but here it goes) "Relax, don't let it keep you up at night". Thats the best I've got. Good luck! I'll be cutting back on ISTJ boards for the upcoming days. This stuff is too interesting, and my classes are too dull, its become a distraction.
 

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I've successfully trained myself to develop long attention spans for the most boring crap.

Comrades, it can be done !
 
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I feel like I have a much longer attention span than a lot of my friends. I could focus on a certain subject for a long time and go really in depth whereas a lot of the people around me seem to get bored rather quickly. Would you say you have a long attention span/are good at focusing?
I only have a long attention span for something I am very, very interested in. Otherwise I get bored quickly. Probably moreso than most on how quickly.
Ditto about the 'can focus on something I'm interested in for a looong time'.

However if say, I was in a group situation or even a one-on-one conversation and there was nothing meaningful being said (e.g. random chit chat) I find myself easily bored and wanting to escape though I wouldn't make any moves to do so as it'd be impolite, so instead I just sit there being bored out of my mind :crazy:

From my experience they are by far the most polite type (demonstrated by the user who said he would force his attention because it would be rude not to listen).
I didn't know that being polite was an ISTJ trait. It's funny you mention that though as there was a thread in the INFP forum titled "Who have you had more difficult/annoying experiences with ; SJ's or NT's?" and SJ was the clear winner in being the most irritating :crazy: Though granted being a SJ does not mean you are an ISTJ.
 

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I'm an ISFJ with an attention deficit. I was wondering if other ISTJs have been officially diagnosed with it?

For me, interest has a huge impact on my focus. When something interests or compels me, I will carry through whatever endlessly until I'm satisfied.
 
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