hi, first time here.
I know certain types seem more likely to excel at certain field. For example:
ESTP: marketing
ISTP: sports
ESFP: performing art
ISFP: fine art
INTJ: strategizing
ENTP: inventing
INTP: designing
...
I was interested in what specific types tend to excel in mathematics.
By math I dont mean high school math or engineering math where you mainly do algebraic manipulation but math like group theory or topology where you construct proofs.
if im not wrong, INTJ tends to set a welldefined goal in mind and proceeds with a plan to achieve it, whereas INTP make observations of patterns and construct models.
so accordingly, or at least by impression, INTJ seems better suited for mathematics and INTP seems more like a physicist or maybe im not right?
so what r ur thoughts about it?
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04142010, 08:29 PM #1
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which type excel at mathematics?

04142010, 08:31 PM #2
ESFPs are the best at mathematics.
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04142010, 08:37 PM #3
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ESFP? why so?

04142010, 09:00 PM #4
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04142010, 09:50 PM #5
Maybe I'm just passing on an accepted stereotype, but I would think INTPs would be better suited for Mathematics. Mathematics is an art form that seems to catch their eye and let's them really play. For an INTJ, it's more of a meanstoanend system. The INTJ wants to know how it works so they can use it to do certain things, figure stuff out, and make good use of it.
And sure, this is a generalization, but is it an important one?

04142010, 10:26 PM #6GlycerineGuest
yeah I think math is appealing to Ti.

04142010, 10:30 PM #7
INTx are the ones who stereotypically excel at mathematics. But that by no means that if one is of a different type that one is bad at mathematics.
Also, it doesn't mean that one's type makes one good at mathematics. Rather, it means that those of a particular type might be "more inclined" to study and excel at math, which is very different from saying that those of a particular type are "good at math."An argument is two people sharing their ignorance.
A discussion is two people sharing their understanding, even when they disagree.

04142010, 10:34 PM #8
Yes, hopefully we can leave it at that middle ground and not get into some immature fight with one half saying: "All types are equal I have an ESFP friend who has a PHD in Math" and the other half of the immature NT members (I don't mean all NT's are immature I mean the ones who are) arguing "INTX are better, because we are a race of supermen."

04142010, 11:03 PM #9
It really depends.
Once, way back when, I was a math major.
And, since preschool, I've shown/had an aptitude towards math.`
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04142010, 11:53 PM #10
I'm INTP and have never liked math, nor am I good at it. In high school I got A's and B's in my math classes but it never came naturally to me. I'm definitely capable of learning it, but I have to study to get it down(something I never had motivation for). My ESTP brother and ISTP friend both excel at it.
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