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  • Getting Things Done and Myers-Briggs Types

    This is going to be a bit controversial, but I wanted the opinions of experienced GTD users about this:

    Do you think GTD is the best overall organizational system for everyone? If you are familiar with the Myers-Briggs types, the last letter in the personality type system is J (Judging) or P (Perceiving). I believe Judgers will do very well with GTD, while Preceivers will have a hard time and may be better suited to some other type of system.

    Thoughts?

  • #2
    Or else...

    P (Perceiving). I believe Judgers will do very well with GTD, while Preceivers will have a hard time and may be better suited to some other type of system.

    On the other hand, Perceivers have this nice open-ended list of Next Actions for as many projects as they like, instead of a confining prioritized To-Do List. It has a minimalist priority scheme to keep them at least in Earth orbit (Hard landscape/scheduled, Next Action, Someday/Maybe). They are encouraged to capture everything that comes into their heads. What system could be better for a Perceiver?

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    • #3
      Different strokes...

      Originally posted by TheRazor
      This is going to be a bit controversial, but I wanted the opinions of experienced GTD users about this:

      Do you think GTD is the best overall organizational system for everyone?
      Thoughts?
      I don't think there is any one system that is best for everyone. Different people respond to different things. I think GTD is very good and I've seen it work very well for a lot of people, but I don't think it will necessarily work for everybody.

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      • #4
        I am absolutely positive GTD won't work for everyone.

        So what?

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        • #5
          I'm a strong perceiver and I love GTD because I don't have to structure my life - I can do as I want in the moment and know that I am making choices from a complete list of things to do. That's the difficulty I've always encountered with other time management paths. This gives me as base from which to operate without being too concrete.

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          • #6
            ]On the other hand, Perceivers have this nice open-ended list of Next Actions for as many projects as they like, instead of a confining prioritized To-Do List. It has a minimalist priority scheme to keep them at least in Earth orbit (Hard landscape/scheduled, Next Action, Someday/Maybe). They are encouraged to capture everything that comes into their heads. What system could be better for a Perceiver?
            I agree... while I do have to be somewhat rigorous in collecting and processing, the actual *doing* can be very intuitive and flowing.

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            • #7
              [Myers-Briggs Types] Personality Type and Organizing Style

              Janet Barclay has some information on "Personality Type and Organizing Style" at http://www.organizedassistant.com/resources_type.htm.

              BTW, I'm somewhere between INTJ and INTP.

              Rainer

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              Chaos always wins, because it's better organized.
              Last edited by Rainer Burmeister; 08-26-2005, 11:32 AM.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by pageta
                I'm a strong perceiver and I love GTD because I don't have to structure my life - I can do as I want in the moment and know that I am making choices from a complete list of things to do. That's the difficulty I've always encountered with other time management paths. This gives me as base from which to operate without being too concrete.
                I agree, I am the same. I am a strong perceiver as well and GTD has been changing my life ever since I started implementing.

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