"What are possible stressors for INFJs? Well, being forced to learn or retain vast amounts of detailed information can often have that affect."
- Myers-Briggs: INFJs, ESTPs, and Stress; Strong Interest: Investigative Types In-Depth; FIRO-B: Leadership Patterns - Inclusion
So, I'm basically in this boat at the moment. My classes this semester are ridiculously hard because they require me to read large quantities of literature in between classes and at the same time remember minute details throughout the text. I see this problem addressed by the quote, and so now I am looking for a solution. I didn't want to limit this topic to just INFJs, because I'm sure other NFs have problems with this. I am insanely stressed this semester because I am slowly having to give up any time I try to have for myself to study.
When I am reading something I truly don't pay attention to every detail, I'm more concentrating on seeing how all of what I am reading fits together as a whole. My teachers believe they aren't being very unreasonable at all in what they are requiring from us, so I can't really do anything but find a different way to go about memorizing all this crap. I normally try to go over the readings twice, but I still can't manage to do well on their quizzes. I should probably mention these quizzes ask questions over material mentioned in the text that is not relevant to our class and will never be brought up in the lectures. In particular, it is in my Metaphysics and Modern Challenges to Christianity Classes. The latter is more about the history of science, and I have little interest in science, making it harder for me to concentrate on it.
Anyone have a similar experience with trying to retain detailed information and can offer me some advice or guidance?