I was expecting that those NFs who aren't good at math will answer at least the poll. wtf??!
I am NFP: talented
I am NFP: above average
I am NFP: average
I am NFP: below average
I am NFP: I suck at math
I am NFJ: talented
I am NFJ: above average
I am NFJ: average
I am NFJ: below average
I am NFJ: I suck at math!
I was expecting that those NFs who aren't good at math will answer at least the poll. wtf??!
Seems like we have pattern here.... of NFs who are good in math but dislike it.
I'm the same; I'm very talented, but I dislike it. I mean, it was interesting but then it got all the same, no more challenging, and the fact that its pretty IT science - without much people contact or people oriented goals - was crucial for dropping it...
..........still i'd prefer if all NFs answer the poll so we can get better picture..
I'm above average in math and enjoyed it while I studied it. I have an underlying desire to go back to it and study it more. It would help me as a musician. I find math beautiful.
My brother has tested as an INFJ, and he has a notable mathematical gift. He knew all his multiplication tables by age five, took high school math while in grade school, almost completed a doctorate in math before he switched to finance to increase employment options.
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I think asking whether someone's a professional student of mathematics is different than "how are you at math". One swallow doesn't make a summer, and getting an A in "Introductory Statitistics" doesn't make you a mathematician, either. If you ask me, you aren't worthy of the title of "mathematician" unless you have AT LEAST a bachelor's.
was this thread about interest or ability or both?
yeah, title is somehow wrong but i m not native english speaker so ...
anyway, i wanted to know about abilities, i don't have bachelor's degree in math because i dropped it, i dislike it but i have extreme talent.
so i was kinda asuming that not many NFs actually studies or has finished something related to math so they'll answer based only on talent.
talent has nothing to do with math education, almost.
it's well shown in high school, no need for college level at all.
okay, i kinda think this was all obvious about this thread.
EDIT: OH, GOD, i thought what is this dude theoretizing about obvious, what kind of NF is this??? and then I look and you're INTP. O boy!!!!!
true, it is obvious, but at the same time, I don't think many of the people that replied affirmatively here are trying to solve Riemann or do anything highly theoretical in mathematics. that, to me, is a "real" mathematician. Any monkey can be trained to crunch numbers well, as my case demonstrates
and my type has nothing to do with it!!
BS: math and physics
MS: Physics
all coursework and part of research for PhD in Applied Physics [program withdrawal]
calculus, differential equations [ODE], linear algebra, abstract algebra, complex analysis, multivariate calculus, boundary value problems and partial differential equations, statistics, whatever else I took. some knowledge of: functional analysis/hilbert spaces, differential geometry, tensor calculus [ie the math of special and general relativity], whatever else I'm not thinking of
wish I knew more about: non-linear partial differential equations, numerical modeling of PDE's
wish I had: MS in applied mathematics
advanced math is a very INTP environment, advanced physics is a very INTJ environment. If you wanna know what your doing/understand what it means, learn your math from math people not from physics people.
yeah, I think I should put "extremely talented" and "talented" in poll. But I forgot
it's kinda weird to have 5 extremely talented here, I mean, I didn't meet in person much more than 5 extremely talented people :lol: and I've been on these competitions on national and european level for years.