You are also trying to take things farther with MBT than you have the understanding to do at present.
LOL! Yeah that's what I always do. Let's say I'm trying to learn a new micro-controller. Perhaps the normal way to progress is to study the specs and get a good knowledge base, then start building things and writing code. Beginning with simple "hello world" projects, and then gradually doing more complex things as understanding improves. But I get too bored doing it that way. I guess I'm ADHD as an adult, although I've never officially been diagnosed as that. After reading through most of the specs quickly (say a few hours), I start a fairly complex project. I learn as I go along. After I have it working, I go back and start over, this time knowing enough to do it "right". I think I learn the quickest that way. At least, it holds my attention long enough to learn. But it's always somewhat of a balancing act. I can get frustrated because, when things don't work as expected, I don't have the skills to track down the problem. So I spend a lot of time trying to track down problems that I might have been able to see the answer to right away if I had learned the basics first. But if I try to it the methodical way, I quickly find it to be drudgery. If it is something I am doing as a hobby project I lose interest. For a work project, I do plod through it, but that is only because I have to since its my job.
I did actually read through all three books in the MBT trilogy. I got bored at times, but realized I would not be able to understand the concepts if I didn't take them sequentially. I still have plenty of questions about MBT. I bet they are all answered somewhere in the hundreds of hours of available videos. But, like learning a new micro-controller or programming language methodically, if I were to say "I will watch an hour of video from Tom every night for the next 6 months", I would find it becoming a chore after a few nights. It would be no "fun" for FunIUOC. I realize the pourpose of being in PMR is not "to have fun", at least not as the primary goal. But I learn a lot better and am much more likely to stick to it when I'm having fun. I did find a topic list for the MBT chats. I marked questions I was particularly interested in, and listened to say 10 hours or so of audio where I selected the time these questions were answered from the files.
Do you find yourself using iNtuition in your work which amounts to having access to the results of your IUOC to analyze more data than you can as your PMR avatar and you get passed the results, but not all the details of how they were arrived at? You may have to fill in all the blanks to complete the code concept but you get the guiding direction from iNtuition.
If I'm honest about it, I would have to say I still tend to solve most things intellectually. Likewise, when I'm making decisions in my life, I tend to begin with my intellect. I research to find out likely outcomes of my decisions (based, for example, on others who have been in the same situation and chose one way or another). Then I weigh the pros and cons and make a decision. However, at that point, I do trust my intuition. If the decision "feels" wrong, even though the data supports it, I then return to gathering data to see if there was something I missed. Usually I do find something I overlooked. But if I don't, I'm still inclined to trust my intuition (even when contrary to objective evaluation).
I use almost entirely my intuition in deciding what things are important to me. I then use my intellect for two purposes. First, to figure out how to achieve them. Second, to come up with socially acceptable reasons for my interests when they would be considered to be "geeky" or "weird" by others. It saves a lot of energy that would otherwise have to be used to explain to friends and relatives why I am spending time on things that might seem "geeky" or "weird".
I could very definitely use you to work on some of the projects I am working on to expand the MBT model. I also can function as an INTJ but it is not my primary type which is INFJ. Any interest?
Thanks Ted. I very much appreciate consideration for projects like this. It sounds like exactly the type of thing I want to do to keep myself useful once I retire. But for now, I have enough on my plate between my job and volunteer work and hobbies.