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    I quite like literary analysis- should actually being doing one right now!- but thanks for the feedback. It's been interesting

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poussin View Post
    I've been reading bits and bobs concerning MBTI recently and its raised a bit of an issue for me. Whilst I identify with the "personal" bits of the descriptions of NTs/INTPs and see myself in the behaviours, I'm questioning my response in light of the strong interest predicted in science and maths- neither of which really float my boat. So I guess my question is whether their are many ( there will be some) NTs whose main, academic shall we say, interest is in something wholy unrelated to science or maths?
    I think the common claim that INTPs are particularly interested in the "hard" sciences and mathematics are synecdochical; I find that INTPs are drawn to a multiplicity of complex subjects, including history, anthropology, psychology, philosophy, systematic theology, literary theory/criticism, et al.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Helios View Post
    I think the common claim that INTPs are particularly interested in the "hard" sciences and mathematics are synecdochical; I find that INTPs are drawn to a multiplicity of complex subjects, including history, anthropology, psychology, philosophy, systematic theology, literary theory/criticism, et al.
    You can't use that text and a word like synechdochial. You just can't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Flak View Post
    You can't use that text and a word like synechdochial. You just can't.
    I'm not aware that I used the word "synecdochial".


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    Quote Originally Posted by Helios View Post
    I'm not aware that I used the word "synecdochial".

    Fuck, I misspelled it. *kills self, others*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Flak View Post
    Plenty. I don't care for calculation, being as it's not treading new ground and is detail-oriented, but I like math concepts.

    I think I got a 100 on my Calculus final because I was able to decipher problems in non-standard ways when I'd forgotten a step or two in the "proper method."
    I've also done this a few times at math tests. I completely identify with what you say... I am generally very much uninterested in repetitive math studies, but there are a few concepts that I am very much into... Mostly things in the physics realm.

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    I'm having a hard time understanding how the claim that INTPs are particularly interested in math/science is synechdochical.
    Artes, Scientia, Veritasiness

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orangey View Post
    I'm having a hard time understanding how the claim that INTPs are particularly interested in math/science is synechdochical.
    Me too, partially because I don't know what synecdochical means.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Flak View Post
    Me too, partially because I don't know what synechdochical means.
    It's a device where you refer to a whole by calling it a part, or refer to a part by calling it a whole. Like calling a particular police officer "the law", or referring to hired help as "hand." In this case, the only thing I could see is maybe if we actually referred to INTPs as "scientists" (since we say that most scientists are INTPs, so we refer to INTPs as scientists, or refer to the part as the whole).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Orangey View Post
    It's a device where you refer to a whole by calling it a part, or refer to a part by calling it a whole. In this case, the only thing I could see is maybe if we actually referred to INTPs as "scientists" (since we say that most scientists are INTPs, so we refer to INTPs as scientists, or refer to the part as the whole).
    I think it might be a misapplication of the word.

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