Three To-Do List Tips using the Judging MBTI preference

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You can do To Do lists better if you have the MBTI Judging preference. Try this:

1. Get Structured 

You probably have a high level of comfort with lists so the more structured you are, the greater your chance of success. Hone your To-Do list skills through reading and attending trainings.

2. Use Them Everywhere 

Don’t be alarmed if your love of To Do lists spills over into non-work aspects of your life; this is your natural inclination. You can pack a lot of fun adventures into a too-short vacation, which is a wonderful trait. Just be sure to nicely tell your loved ones about your preference and that there’s a reason why you are who you are.

3. Exercise your Perceiving Side 

Once your work is done, try allowing a small amount of time to be as unstructured as you can stand to be. Try showing up as late as you can stand for something (pick an event for which it doesn’t really matter whether you’re on time or not). Leave part of a To-Do list undone on purpose.

Bonus Tip: What Works For You?

There are really helpful universal hints to putting together an effective To-Do list (such as ‘small bite that can be taken in one sitting, physical action taken by you,’ etc.) that are well chronicled elsewhere. Keep your preferences in mind when working with that material. Many time management books and trainings could be more effective if they incorporated more information that appeals to perceivers. If the blanket advice is just to live a judging life with more organization, then roughly half of the population is being asked to live a life that’s not them at their best. Conversely, being told to ‘move with the cheese’ when change happens or to ‘play’ while at work will only really speak to the half of the population who are perceivers, and does a disservice to judging people. Filter the suggestions in this and all articles through your natural preferences. Act on what you’re excited about, and leave behind what leaves you unmoved.

Learn more: MBTI Team Quest - Discover and leverage the various ways your people make decisions, strategize and access information, using this organizational standard. Team members begin to recognize the strengths that other types bring to the team, and the power that comes from multiple types working together.

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