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I am focused on the here and now--and me in particular: my immediate personal concerns and crises. After that, my surroundings--home, workplace, etc--and people important to me--family, friends, loved ones, those with authority over me, those whom I have authority over, etc--get my attention.  I am typically busy and focused on putting things in order or finishing a task.  Often I pay more attention to lower level, immediate details rather than to higher level (or long term) relationships or goals. (Note: While specifics vary, generally there’s little concern for the wider world, the past or future.  Extreme cases can involve obsession with personal problems, pain and suffering, with a person or pet, with some thing or some pursuit--including job, hobby, avocation, etc--or with getting details right (perfectionism)).

Alternate Concise Characterization with Wikipedia Entries:

often mentally dwells near space/time center of mental maps

employs ordered, often task-oriented, methodology

values higher resolution in mental models of conceptual systems  

values perfectionism, often Micromanages

summary Wikipedia article: none

Numerical Characterization with TFJD code: 2223

Numerical Characterization with Emotional Volatility VI index: 96

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More to Explore -- Worldview Theme #3: Focused Vision 

Self Centered World (from online encyclopedia)
Framing (Social, Cultural Filtering Context, from online encyclopedia)
Compartmentalization (psychology concept, from online encyclopedia)
Egocentrism (from online encyclopedia)
Reality Tunnel  (from online encyclopedia)
Perfectionism (from online encyclopedia)
Attentional Control (from online encyclopedia)
Narcissism   (from online encyclopedia)
preoccupied  (from online encyclopedia)
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (from online encyclopedia)
The Human Mind is Naturally Prone to Follow Egocentric Tendencies
Overcoming Egocentric Thinking
Should I Pursue a Specialist or Generalist Function?, by R. Matuson (the issue in a career counseling context)
Breadth vs. Depth: A Premature Polarity, by E.D. Hirsch (the issue in an educational context)
Are You Detail Oriented?
How Do I Become a More Careful Detail-Oriented Person?
Questionnaire to Measure How Much of a Perfectionist You Are
Gazing vs. Focusing: Rods vs Cones / Wide Soak vs. Tunnel Vision by Don Lehman Jr   
"15 Signs Of Self-Absorbed People"  by Casey Imafidon   (on Lifehack site)

"10 Things Only Detail-Oriented People Do" by Robert Garcia (on Lifehack site)

"Narcissist or Just Self-Centered? 4 Ways to Tell"  by Robert Taibbi   (article from Psychology Today)

A Lost Secret: How To Get Kids To Pay Attention  By Michaeleen Doucleff  (NPR June 21 2018 feature)

"What are the strengths and weaknesses of being detail-oriented?" (nine answers as of Jan 2017 on Quora site)

Management Horizons: Quick and Dirty Short-termism (report from The Economist October 8 2016)
"Mindfulness Training May Help Focus Attention" by Megan Brooks (report posted on Medscape website Jan 21 2014)
The Psychology of Scarcity (how lack of narrows one's perspective, article/book review, in print edition of The Economist August 31 2013)
Office Life: Why Meetings are Bad for You (from July 2011 article in The Economist: Too Much Information)
The Myth of Multi-tasking: Focus or Fail by Adam Singer (July 2009 post on The Future Buzz)
The Lost Art of Focus: Multi-tasking vs. Mono-tasking by Jason Montero (October 2009 article)
“Self-Centered Cultures Narrow Your Viewpoint” by Roxanne Khamsi (New Scientist July 2007 article)
When Worry Hijacks the Brain, by Jeffrey Kluger (2007 Time article about obsessive-compulsive disorder)
How to Know if You're Self Centered
Global Advanced Trait Description: Self Absorbed (see also narcissism on this site)
Gail Sheehy's the My Passages Tour   (read about common concerns, worries, experiences based on your "passage" through one of the four stages in adult life she identifies / create life maps -- based on her books)
links to narcissism
tunnel vision in making business decisions
Deep Ethology: Levels of Organization ("Deep Ethology begins with a behavioral pattern and seeks insight as to its causes and consequences")
"The Two Sides of Micromanaging", by Steve Adubato
Leadership Styles (note contrast between task oriented vs. relations or people oriented leadership styles)
The Impact of Narcissism on Leadership and Sustainability
Ram Dass (author: Be Here Now)
What it Means to Live in the Moment (from Spirit and Self on website)
"What’s Your Time Perspective?" by Jane Collingwood (article based on time types of Standford professor posted on PsychCentral)
Live in the Moment? How Do You Do That? by Helaine Iris
The Power of Now, by Eckart Tolle (read excerpts from this 1999 book at Google Books)
Teaching the Flat Earth Theory, by Ellen Wedum (about helping students overcome "The Illusion of
Central Position:" the perception that the world centers on ME.)

Perfectionism  (definitions of perfectionism and the link between it and giftedness)

Taxonomy of Educational Objectives (from online encyclopedia)
Tools for Personal Growth: Overcoming Perfectionism
obsessive preoccupation as part of the definition of a fetish
Recognition and Treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: American Description
What is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder?
International OCD Foundation (organization dedicated "to help individuals with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) to live full and productive lives")
quotes related to perfection, perfectionism
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