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    I dunno, but I for one wasn't very good at school. I had a few subjects I loved, and did well in, the rest I didn't care about, slacked off, and got bad grades. I had the attitude of "If I don't personally like the subject, I don't care if I do bad in it, because it's of no interest/use to me"
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    I was a very high achiever until about ninth grade.

    My last three years of high school, my teachers would have described me as the epitome of "smart but lazy".

    Now in college, I think my profs just see me as an average student, since they don't get to know me as much as in high school.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Liquid_Laser View Post
    I've read somewhere that the biggest gap between achievement/IQ tests and grades is with the ENTP type.

    Also being I is an advantage in school compared to being E. Introverts can sit still and listen. J and N are both advantageous in getting grades as well. T and F doesn't really matter.
    Tenth through twelfth grade, there wasn't a first period class I didn't sleep through, given the opportunity. Right after lunch was a struggle, as well.

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    I knew plenty of Es who could sit still and listen, even in elementary school. They were all EJs; EPs wold have a lot more trouble. Any opinionated EJ can't help but call out sometimes, but it's only a problem if the teacher is a control freak with zero tolerance for talking out of turn.

    Meanwhile, I was harassed in the comments section on every report card for not "participating", but I still managed straight As (up to 8th grade that is). I don't think I vs. E is significant.

    I think J vs. P is the biggest factor in school success, once you get to high school and college.

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    Introverts have a really clear advantange in school btw, it's been proven experimentally (Big 5)

    I personally was really good (not truly overachiever...just kind of whiz) up to 13, then I didn't give a shit up to 18, then at university I started liking it again
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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Liquid_Laser View Post
    I've read somewhere that the biggest gap between achievement/IQ tests and grades is with the ENTP type.

    Also being I is an advantage in school compared to being E. Introverts can sit still and listen. J and N are both advantageous in getting grades as well. T and F doesn't really matter.
    yeh, I wouldn't be surprised. I just said ENFP because we are known for it.


    Quote Originally Posted by onemoretime View Post
    Tenth through twelfth grade, there wasn't a first period class I didn't sleep through, given the opportunity. Right after lunch was a struggle, as well.
    Yeh. In tenth grade one teacher gave me 1 for ability and 4 for effort on a scale of 1 to 3. I think around grade 9 or 10 I realised there are way better things to do than sit in class and learn at snails pace, and that nothing was making me. We used to exit and re-enter English class via the window.
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    I'm really inconsistent. I hate a lot of the garbage I learn and I am not motivated to readily apply myself. Put something in my way and I am out of focus, as far as being centered around school and grades.

    It's not that I'm lazy, it's just that I DON'T CARE.
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    Introversion - may provide an ability to concentrate & not get distracted by social stuff (ie. talking in class). May be more likely to spend time alone to study/read.

    Ne - grasps theory very well, sees patterns, enjoys new ideas, is creative

    Fi - has a strong value system, albeit detached from the external standards. May or may not value traditional education. This probably has the most bearing on whether an INFP chooses to make the effort. Fi is also a rational cognitive function which evaluates and reasons. That makes it has a lot of potential for critical thinking skills so useful in an academic setting.

    INFPs are also over-represented in colleges and universities according to some studies (can't find the link, sorry), so it seems they do well enough to pursue higher education & to be accepted there.

    Personally, school was a breeze for me & I had excellent grades. I might have "under-achieved" in that I slacked because I got bored, but I still did much better than most of my schoolmates. College was also pretty easy, and I enjoyed it a lot more.

    As for under-achievers, possibly P types for various reasons, but it cannot be pinned on any one type. I think ESTJs are often over-achievers, in that they work hard, but may not be that smart (hey, you asked for it).
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    Quote Originally Posted by OrangeAppled View Post
    Personally, school was a breeze for me & I had excellent grades. I might have "under-achieved" in that I slacked because I got bored, but I still did much better than most of my schoolmates. College was also pretty easy, and I enjoyed it a lot more.
    I have the same experience... ^^;;
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    I've known quite a few xSFPs who were underachievers in school. Even if they were smart, they either didn't care enough ("I have better ways to spend my time"), or weren't disciplined enough, or in the case of the ISFPs I know, didn't consider themselves to be "smart", so didn't try hard because of that image of themselves (even though they were, in fact, smart).
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