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Why INTp suck at school

sushi

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because school and education is heavily dependent on Si and left brain organization.

excessive paper handouts and organizing, keeping , deadlines,efficiency and time managment, remebering yesterday's information, routine...etc

yesterday's work and information has a strong influence and today and tommorow's progress. and if you are forgetful person and frequently miss out on details, you will suck
 

Artsu Tharaz

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I'm an INFJ, which is as un-Si as it gets (sort of), and I did well in school.

I had a harder time in university, but that's because I found it easy to slack off.
 
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"because I'm legit smarter than you and I can fucking prove it too, don't need no written test when I can run rings around you intellectually"
but rather than bring the entire existence of the education system into question I'll just play video games and post on forums, and watch cute cat videos and listen to dubstep.
 

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yeah, I guess hubris, and the consequent laziness resulting from hubris. So while all the other kids learn how to make an effort, you learn how to tell a cool story about why you don't need school. That works reasonably well for a while, before the learning curve gets too steep. But then you get to university, and then you have to start coming up with reeeeally clever shit like "this leaning process is too linear for me"

I was really lucky. When I got to university, I was good friends with an ISTP who showed me the value of making an effort – even when it doesn't feel like the learning process is tailored to your tastes and sensibilities.
 

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I'd say it's a lack of motivation, ability to do things (especially when tedious), and interest. I don't think arrogance/hubris mattered. Are INTPs known to be that way? Such a trait may better apply to xxTJs.

IxFJs tend to have the highest high school GPA and xxTJs the highest college GPA. There is a bias toward those in the 115-125 IQ range, especially if they are also judgers. The curriculum is hard enough they don't get bored, they are smart enough to have an edge, and they aren't smart enough that others really notice. Corporations are also biased toward judgers in the 115-125 range (xxTJs and ExxJs have the highest salaries), as they are more capable while not being able to synthesize. That is, they make great parrots.

If in doubt during an interview, whether for college or a job, just pretend to be ENTJ.

Jness:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17605593

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0191886915002937

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02607476.2015.1080419?journalCode=cjet20
 

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wasting time and being an arrogant is an issue

but the point of this thread is devil is in the details.

If you are a forgetful person who does not remember deadlines, or leave things/notes behind and forget to pick it up, and have to redo it all over again, you wont have a good time in school. or your paperwork is disorganized, when you have several courses to do and frequently lose your notes, you will fail like hell.

I have a course where my teacher handed out shitload of paper notes and handouts and exercise , and the next lecture i cant find the notes/powerpoint where he left off, thats an example.

another example was I thought the deadline for the test for a particular course was next week Nov, when it turns out to be in this friday.

Thats why I always recommend the autodidact way of learning for us rather than follow the school's pace.
 

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As an ENTP, I can only focus so long on things I have NO interest in. If I understood a thing. That was enough of that thing. No interest in learning it. (Understanding a thing, and learning a thing are quite different!)

It didn’t help that I also cared very little about marks. It was just binary. Pass or not. So I aimed for the minimum. I care not for prestige.
 

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As an ENTP, I can only focus so long on things I have NO interest in. If I understood a thing. That was enough of that thing. No interest in learning it. (Understanding a thing, and learning a thing are quite different!)

It didn’t help that I also cared very little about marks. It was just binary. Pass or not. So I aimed for the minimum. I care not for prestige.
Like understanding Mathematical concept and not willing to go through tedious process of solving concrete problems with that...? :cute:
 

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Every xNTP in school should be working on developing and implementing a startup idea, even if not planning on going the distance.

Market finding, product development, marketing, sales, branding, personal selling, interacting with customers, reading books, improving awareness and education, improving appearance/aesthetics, health and fitness, fixing nutrient/hormone deficiencies, sleeping well, planning more efficient day, applying all learnings, potentially avoiding the rat race due to product success, a changed mindset upon graduating, an incubator period before it's showtime, attracting and retaining talent, biasing superfluous attention toward future success/security, partnering, avoiding embezzlement and theft, positioning, supplements/nootropics that increase motivation and stamina, iodine protocol, having a reason to wake up each morning, stringing yourself along with an endless list of reasons, packing schedule with relevant meaningful activities/actions, getting in the habit of not having others waste your time, so much drive and things to be interested you forget about sleeping, having things on mind even when doing something else keeps it buzzing/scanning/processing, thinking of or finding the next idea, stringing them along, becoming familiar to the point you don't think about the details of business/product creation, managing finances, presentation skills, nootropics/supplements that help with presentation, being able to improve and tailor appearance, automation/systematization/delegation, learning how to program (even if not planning on being software engineer), more perceptive eyes, etc..
 

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INTp is actually INTJ under the MBTI nomenclature, and they don't really suck at school on average. ENTJ are more common and do well, on average. INTJ can just be lazy or a slacker, sometimes. I don't think they suck at school. They are more practical.
 

Niclmaki

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As an ENTP, I can only focus so long on things I have NO interest in. If I understood a thing. That was enough of that thing. No interest in learning it. (Understanding a thing, and learning a thing are quite different!)

It didn’t help that I also cared very little about marks. It was just binary. Pass or not. So I aimed for the minimum. I care not for prestige.
Like understanding Mathematical concept and not willing to go through tedious process of solving concrete problems with that...? :cute:
Lol yes. Exactly like that.
 
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