Very few peers are so conscious of burn^rot. Higher utilization of spare time is a key strength during my US peak + my dotcom peak + also my high school. We could analyze what’s common and what’s different between these peaks…
Outside those peaks, I also used this strength to complete my UChicago program, but the tangible benefit is smaller.
(This is different from efficiency on the job. Many efficient colleagues spend less time in office but get more done. My style involves sacrificing personal spare time and family time.)
Looking forward, I guess this strength could be strategic for research-related domains, including any job involving some elements of research and accumulation.
A repeated manager praise for me is “broad-based”, related to this strength.