I guess I start. Right now I'm working hard(but not as hard as I would like) in getting a solid base in most science fields and arts. In the future I think I will go for a psyschology degree and do lots of research. Learn many languages used to be a goal but I guess I wouldn't use them anyway. What about you?
What are your intelectual goals? Are they broad like being wise? Or more specific like learning some particular forreing language? Do you feel the need to master a field and innovate it?
One thing all NT's should aspire to is spelling better. I think it’s a problem with the pathways in their brains, because spelling and names have little associative properties they are hard to recall (theory of mine).
There appears to be 2 different types of NT's, there’s the ones that are just wired that way and having varying degrees of "motivation" (Lets say its a function of their mothers mitochondrial DNA) and there's the others that are hell bent on seeking power and become NT's by necessity.
I'm the latter. So it’s about jousting. To further develop in the field I am is monotonous. To do things like languages seems an inadequate payoff for the effort expended. If I was around 1,000 years ago etc I could raise an army and go pillaging and ravishing busty blondes in Nordic climes... but alas, we live in the 21st century.
So, about 2 years ago I decided on developing my own fashion company, which has only just started getting into gear with a graduate designer given I have so little time. So, I can make war with my company, lusty blondes abound and it’s a real challenge to step into a different area and beat those that are formally trained there... fashion is actually a science, new designs are just combinations of basic concepts. (Logistics, purchasing, advertising and MARKETING are way more important than replicable designs, besides there's huge payoffs for fast intellectual movers, thats why the private equity companies have moved in recently).
How’s that for an NT.... only problem, I can't stand the fashion industry in general (Its too pretentious and I prefer being introverted). Although, I guess its just part of the ongoing development of the underutilized right brain...
I want to improve in the arts, as visual story teller. That means working as an illustrator, doing concepts renderings or storyboarding in the future. I’ve generalized the direction to going about training (formally and informally) should be to develop and polish the necessary skills a graphic novelist would have – which puts all my aspirations into somewhat of a package (formal and sequential art with strong communication skills needed).
Throughout my whole life, on top of that, I just want to expand my knowledge of anything I find remotely interesting. Seeking data for the sake of utilizing it (as I would consider myself low on the intellectual scale – thanks school). I want to be smarter in a realistic sense, being able to apply myself to any situation quickly. I need to learn to learn better – to cultivate a universal attitude that is FTW no matter where I am.
I'm always trying to learn new junk. I like learning about just about everything. That includes math, science, art, history, english, spanish, chinese, and computer programming. My current interest is languages, namely spanish and chinese. Oddly, I found that Chinese was much easier to start learning than most languages, like Spanish and Hebrew. Now that I know a decent amount of Spanish, I'm continuing with it. I had trouble starting to learn it. My art is currently not high priority, cause I'm quite busy, but I miss drawing and painting a lot. I will also spend a lot of time improving my speaking skills when debate season starts again.
"'You scoundrel, you have wronged me,' hissed the philosopher. 'May you live forever!'" - Ambrose Bierce
I've a thirst to learn every desktop publishing and photo editing software package I can get my hands on. I am also teaching myself Spanish as I plan to retire somewhere along the Mayan Riviera; I want to be as fluent as possible.
Like BlackMita, if something strikes my fancy I want to know all about it. Everything. It becomes near obsessive behaviour until I am satisfied and then I put it aside for something new. I'm currently focussed on learning about native plants in my area and where to find them in the wild. And photography.