Actually what happens next... Is what's going on now for another twenty or thirty posts.... And then it continue on the same path from there.
The shame is that this issue should be a no-brainer for everyone: Jim has no substance to offer behind his idea that inferior Se "causes" (or even has anything to do with) hypersensitivity to one's environment. Whereas, on the other hand, I have a link to a test, and in fact when I was first searching for this information I saw other interesting links that stated the same thing, that hypersensitivity is related to introversion - PURELY, Jag. That means it doesn't NEED Se, Si, Te, Ti, etc etc. as causal factors.
"I absorb energy like a sponge everywhere I go. It allows me to see the world and my purpose in it." Zak Bagans, Ghost Adventures (INFJ)
somehow i missed uumlau's first post, i think it was right on.
Originally Posted by uumlau
I'd say he is very, very bored with school. So was I. School at that age, for me, was torture. I'd procrastinate on the homework. I'd get D's and C's in the really boring classes like "Social Studies." Even the stuff that was interesting was only marginally so. Math was still mechanical memorization. Science was "Oh, look, cool, dinosaurs," and regurgitating scientific "facts." Then there was the social aspect, where no one at that age was anything like me, so ostracization was the order of the day.
And what happened to me? I grew up and got a Ph.D. in physics.
this sounds exactly like my INT brother too. he does shitty in easy subjects because he finds them boring. he's brilliant at bio and chem now in high school, though, and he's going into advanced programs.
Originally Posted by Lily flower
The psychologist who tested him did say that she felt like he just wanted to rush through everything and go with whatever the easiest answer was. So maybe he just blew off the test. I just wish we could help him figure out what his interests are so he wouldn't be so bored all the time. One of his problems is that he is dyslexic, so he hates reading. I think if he loved reading, he really could engage his brain with whatever his interests are.
i'm all with uumlau on this one, how does he like videos? INT brother loves the science channel, history channel, videos explaining how things work and exploring places and things...
This thread takes the wedding cake on "derailment." And I wasn't even involved!
*watches 2nd horse of the apocalypse trot past*
On topic answer: Your son sounds pretty INTJ to me. If he is bored it is probably because he is lacking mental challenges of some kind. You could look into having an assessment done by a counselor just to make sure there isn't something being missed that is simply outside of a personality type. Are there any summer classes/camps/etc that he could attend?
My point IS that I don't see anything naturally abnormal with his behavior unless it starts interfering with his life and others in a way that is really paralyzing, uncomfortable, and bordering on unhealthy. If it's not, then it's eccentric or peculiar. What I meant to say (and not derail the thread but maybe I wasn't clear enough) is that I was like that quite a bit as a kid, though not to *that* extent, I admit, and no one thought I was totally bonkers. Eccentric maybe. Weird. Ostracized because I was a bit bizarre and came from Mars. But I didn't turn into a serial killer or an antisocial idiot. It's all good. No worries.
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