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Ahum. I suck at commenting back at people. I keep thinking about the potential comments I'd like to post but never really get around to actually posting them. That made me think of something to bring up here as a subject for conversation here. In addition to that, I have this pattern where I keep getting really excited about a project or a hobby, spending maybe a few weeks completely immersed in it and then sort of just end up abandoning it, often long before finishing.

This year alone, I've already started two different hobbies (fencing and yoga), abandoned one of them due to stress and am now having huge issues with remembering or bothering to go to practice with the second one. Even though I generally do enjoy it when I do manage to go. I guess my main problem with this is immersion -- I'll study everything related to whatever the target happens to be and at some point I just stop finding new aspects to a hobby to feel excited about, and gradually lose interest. Or then I have so many other things going on that I don't feel up to giving my full attention to what it is I'm supposed to be doing.

Do you find it hard to finish projects or anything you start? What do you generally do to make yourself finish them? Or do you feel more comfortable just letting a hobby or a project be and finding something new to pay attention to?

Date: 2009-06-12 12:07 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] thisiamdenied
I do. I also have this problem with... hindering my own success? Like with school, I kept putting things off even though I knew how to do them. It's frustrating.

I feel better about myself after working out, but it's hard for me to motivate myself to do it in the first place.

So I'm in a rut, I guess, because I have a lot of things I think I could be great at if I stuck with them and really got the education I should, but... I don't know really what I should stick with and what I should let pass on as a fleeting fancy.

Date: 2009-09-17 03:55 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] xyndarella
I'm rather new to the community, as of today, but I wanted to respond to this.

I find that I am interested in many things and often start new projects and hobbies, only to never really follow through with them. When my interest wanes in something, I will tend to drop it until such time as it peaks my interest again.

I also suck at commenting back at people. I often think of a response that I would like to make, but unless I make it at that particular time, I will tend to forget until much later on.

Thank you for making this community. Up until recently, I always thought that I identified as an INTP, which isn't really the case. In some tests, I sometimes identify as an INFJ, but a friend is quite certain that I am really an INFP. I think it's nice to have a proper understanding of myself and my personality.

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