How do we feel about distraction? | INFJ Forum

How do we feel about distraction?

Discussion in 'Science and Technology' started by enlightenedconfusion, Oct 18, 2008.

Share This Page

Watchers:
This thread is being watched by 5 users.
More threads by enlightenedconfusion
  1. enlightenedconfusion

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2008
    Threads:
    2
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    MBTI:
    INFJ
    I don't know how common this for everyone, but, it is PAINFUL for me to be distracted away from the train of thought, whether I'm awake or sleeping. As it is, I'm often confused about things, so I need to constantly feel like I can concentrate on the issue at hand. I can make myself sick just trying to think straight.

    I consider it to be a huge nuisance, and I'm ready to attack whatever or whomever is causing the problem.

    Currently, I'm living in an apartment building where the neighbor above me appears to have a heavy foot that paces in the middle of the night for hours at a time. Thus, I cannot sleep. And when I say heavy, I mean the ceiling sounds like it could cave in at any moment.

    In truth, I don't blame my neighbor but my landlord because I feel like this cannot be considered a livable situation. I shouldn't have to adjust to this kind of noise should I?And my neighbor should have the right to pace in his/her apartment at any hour of the day, correct?
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  2. sumone

    sumone down the rabbit hole

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2008
    Threads:
    67
    Messages:
    3,866
    Likes Received:
    222
    Trophy Points:
    0
    MBTI:
    infj
    Can you talk to your neighbor? If not I would talk to the landlord. You have a right to sleep. If you're depressed already this could make it so much worse for you.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  3. logan235711

    logan235711 Community Member

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2008
    Threads:
    8
    Messages:
    148
    Likes Received:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    150
    Gender:
    Male
    MBTI:
    INxJ
    Enneagram:
    1w9 sosxsp
    I don't mind infrequent distractions by other people. In terms of studying and thinking, I do prefer quiet environments.
     
  4. Silently Honest

    Retired Staff

    Joined:
    May 12, 2008
    Threads:
    97
    Messages:
    5,464
    Likes Received:
    143
    Trophy Points:
    0
    MBTI:
    YANG
    I feel annoyed, and if the distraction is of a nature that will allow me to get rid of it, I do it without reservation.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  5. alcyone

    Donor

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2008
    Threads:
    33
    Messages:
    2,306
    Likes Received:
    109
    Trophy Points:
    210
    MBTI:
    INFJ
    Enneagram:
    WTF
    Hmmmm...I live with four nay...six distractions. So I have a highly developed ability to tune out my surroundings. So much so, it takes a tone of voice, or unusual noise pattern to jolt me out of it unless I drift out of it on my own.

    This ability pisses my hubby off no end!
     
  6. Lurker

    Lurker Has nothing to destroy
    Retired Staff

    Joined:
    May 23, 2008
    Threads:
    78
    Messages:
    4,253
    Likes Received:
    166
    Trophy Points:
    0
    MBTI:
    Enneagram:
    When I'm deeply concentrating on work nothing grates me more than being interrupted. Grrr! Outside of work I don't really care.

    In the first instance, I'd chat to my neighbour if the noise was a problem, they may simply be unaware and happy to accommodate you.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  7. gloomy-optimist

    gloomy-optimist Used to live here

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2008
    Threads:
    29
    Messages:
    4,304
    Likes Received:
    204
    Trophy Points:
    528
    MBTI:
    INxJ
    Enneagram:
    4w3
    I like to concentrate on the task at hand. It usually isn't so bad that I snap at the person who is interrupting me, but if there's not a good reason, I'll be slightly irked. It's usually not bad though; growing up with a twin sister helps one grow accustom to someone trying to divert attention.
    But I do need to concentrate, especially when reading.

    But yeah; I would definitely talk to your neighbor, at least to bring it to his attention; maybe he's not aware. And then you can go to your landlord if the problem remains...
    If it's affecting your health, then you should try to exert yourself!
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  8. ZenCat

    ZenCat Waving Sage

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2008
    Threads:
    76
    Messages:
    2,607
    Likes Received:
    96
    Trophy Points:
    195
    Location:
    A Hippie Commune
    MBTI:
    INFJ
    Enneagram:
    Recently 2
    I've developed a lot of patience over the years, but it still takes sheer force of will to politely respond to distractions/interruptions. My son and husband frequently test this patience, and love of them makes me respond to them rather than snap at or ignore them (as is my first inclination) if I'm deeply engaged in something.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  9. tereza

    tereza Regular Poster

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2008
    Threads:
    6
    Messages:
    96
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    0
    MBTI:
    INFJ
    Usually, I tend to get real deep inside my thoughts and few things can distract me. But if something does distract me, it really gets on my nerves.

    As for your situation, your neighbor does have the right to move around their apartment whenever they feel like it, but that doesn't mean they have a right to be so noisy about it. They live in an apartment building not some barnyard off in the middle of nowhere. So, I totally agree with gloomy-optimist, you should try talking to your neighbor about it.
     
  10. PoetOfDreams

    PoetOfDreams Shadow Queen

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2008
    Threads:
    25
    Messages:
    2,141
    Likes Received:
    70
    Trophy Points:
    0
    MBTI:
    INFP
    Enneagram:
    4w5
    I am very mad if i get distracted from anything.... and sadly i am having a hard time zoning out from my surroundings. I don't have good patience about being on task if there's big distractions going on.
     
  11. ZenCat

    ZenCat Waving Sage

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2008
    Threads:
    76
    Messages:
    2,607
    Likes Received:
    96
    Trophy Points:
    195
    Location:
    A Hippie Commune
    MBTI:
    INFJ
    Enneagram:
    Recently 2
    I also have a hard time zoning out from my surroundings. It's a big part of why I'm such a shut-in. I can't go to a restaurant or bar without hearing the conversations and interactions of everyone around me, analyzing them, feeling them, etc.

    It really stinks, but I don't know how to stop it.

    When I was in my 20's, out with my friends in a club, sometimes I'd start crying after observing/feeling a situation that was going on around me (i.e. older woman who disappeared into the men's room with 3 or 4 different men in succession, while the other guys in the group laughed and mocked her when she wasn't there. One of my friends noticed me noticing it and hugged me hard, and suggested to the group we were with that we go somewhere else. She had developed quite the radar for my weaknesses, which I adore her for to this day.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  12. Black Swan

    Black Swan Community Member

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2008
    Threads:
    18
    Messages:
    456
    Likes Received:
    41
    Trophy Points:
    175
    MBTI:
    INFJ
    Distraction = salvation.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  13. ohmermaid

    ohmermaid Community Member

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2008
    Threads:
    15
    Messages:
    622
    Likes Received:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    0
    MBTI:
    INFJ
    phone calls in the middle of something important makes me want to rip faces.
     
  14. Mitch

    Mitch Newbie

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2008
    Threads:
    2
    Messages:
    13
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    MBTI:
    INFJ
    when im into something i like studying or doing i will become so angry.. SO angry.. SO F**KING ANGRY GOD DAMNIT I haTE IT I F**CKING HATE IT!!!!
     
Loading...

Share This Page