View Full Version : What do normal people do & think when IDLE'ing ?
07-27-2010, 01:41 AM
What do normal people do & think when IDLE'ing ?
(IDLE'ing = inactive, not doing anything or doing something passive in mind, like driving, eating, etc...)
So INTJs create & imagine charaters, discussions, and live in their virtual world with virtual emotions surprisingly close to real ones when they IDLE.
But then what exactly do normal people do & think when IDLE'ing ? How does it work ? Anyone knows ?
07-27-2010, 12:27 PM
Define "Normal", everyone I know might not think as I do or dream my own little world up, yet they are far from normal. If I meet somone who is "Normal" I'll let you know what they do while IDLE'ing.
07-27-2010, 12:36 PM
i dont create and imagine characters very often. More than likely, im analyzing something thats recently happened or planning/intuiting/thinking about something thats going to happen in the future. and always, always always increasing my knowledge base by studying all aspects of the world that i come into contact with
07-27-2010, 01:43 PM
Generally when I'm driving I don't think of much of anything except driving and listening to music. I'd actually hope that most people are focusing on the road while driving...
I'm usually focusing on a task, however mundane, so I don't think I idle that much. If you want true idling from me, it happens when I'm daydreaming.
07-27-2010, 02:29 PM
Normal people will do what we INTJs do not do. It cannot get simpler than that.
07-27-2010, 02:40 PM
A couple of my friends have explained that when engaged in a mundane task (walking around, rallying during sports, driving, etc) for more than say, a minute, they simply zone out. I doubt they mentally shut off when just sitting around staring at walls though.
While driving I'm usually thinking about other people..wondering what they are doing or thinking, or how they would act in some future scenario. If someone I care about is having a problem, I tend to spend my idle time worrying for them until its resolved.
Most of my mental energy is spent thinking about other people.
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