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Intellectual Stimulation

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I have been finding it very frustrating lately having nothing to do. I normally would read but I do not seem to know what subject to look into. I was wondering what it is that makes different activity's interesting. What is it that keeps people preoccupied with their time.
 

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Hmm, most of the time when I study it is because I am obligated to, because of my degree course. The only things I find I can always come back to are films and comics, though not always, just because it isn't a straining activity for me, appeals to my creativity/ fun side and is generally energising.

I guess I'd say study something because you want to study it rather than feeling you should study it, but I suppose that's not very helpful. :confused: Actually, I'd say I enjoy preoccupying my time with something, as well, if it comes across as an investment. I play poker because it helps stimulate my people reading abilities; I read comics and watch films because in a very distant future I'd want to be involved in them in some way.

Generally, I'm a massive procrastinator though. I don't always keep my time preoccupied, but I've taken up to walking because it allows me to use that time in a more productive way than simply sitting around. If I'm walking I can day-dream, at the same time it's healthy and I have the chance to explore new areas which is fun and spiritual in its own way. :p
 

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Honestly, this forum and a plethora of AP classes.

I'm at that point where I literally have no time for anything else.
 

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An INTP with nothing to study/learn/read?

I have to much I am interested in and too little time to pursue them all.

"I was wondering what it is that makes different activity's interesting. What is it that keeps people preoccupied with their time."

For INTP's we tend to like to study for studying itself, not for an objective outcome. This is due to our primary function Introverted Thinking, which is energized from within. We have the problem of not sticking one topic out to its smaller details or to completion as our iT is fed from our perception function eN. So it is being fed with possibilities of Objective reality which we then want to go over with our iT.
 

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Right now I'm up to my nose in school and work but I really wished I had time for physical activity: working out, running, sports... I've found that working out helped me achieve peace of mind and get more focused for some reason. I just need to get back into it.
 

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I have been finding it very frustrating lately having nothing to do. I normally would read but I do not seem to know what subject to look into. I was wondering what it is that makes different activity's interesting. What is it that keeps people preoccupied with their time.
Probably a sign of a discontentment elsewhere in your entire self. Maybe this is a good time to go within. In other words, rather than read a book, read yourself.

Dave
 

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Yes i think i have a lot of interests and not enough time for all of them. And studying i don´t want to study because i should or i have to just for myself. When i am interested in a topic i can remember really big amount of informations but when i am not it is i don´t know if i should say horrible because i don´t find it like that so i will say it just isn´t what teachers probably expect.
 

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For me, I just find something I am curious about. Below is my current list.
CCNA
CEH - (or other hacking related material)
Lockpicking (have yet to get a hang of doing it well)
Human psychology/manipulation specific
 

Antediluvian

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Exercise seems to be a natural nootropic, and I have a mild watchfulness over my nutrition. Aside from that, I just try to keep my mind active by reading up on whatever academic subject interests me at the moment.
 

Odyne

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I work a lot with science, so I often get tired of that.

I like literature. Ancient and medieval. Things like Greek Tragedies or plays from the Victorian Era. I also like to entertain a bit of philosophy, and I have a singular liking for German philosophers. I also watch lots of documentaries. About animals mostly, because you know, they are our evolutionary cousins.

If I am tired of brain work, I turn to physical work. I keep a garden so I occupy myself with that. I also knit (because I am either an old lady, or painfully old school :P). When all fails, discovering some good music never seems like a waste of time. :]
 
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