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    Default How to get places? as an NTP!

    I want some advice from other NTs.

    I'm currently in S6 in the scottish school system ie last year of school. I've got decent grades and hopefully will get even better ones. AAAC at higher and soon to get AAA/AAB at AH if anyone heres familiar with the scottish grade system.

    I'm 17 turning 18. I've applied to uni. Unfortunatly rejectes from my favourate St Andrews but got into Aberdeen my second choice and its a good uni.
    I've appliedto year in industry a scheme for engineering/science/IT year long internships. My CV has been sent to a few companys but so far no interviews.

    A lot of people will read that and i'm guessing think its good but the problem is that despite that i'm not really going anywhere. I'm just kinda drifting and going with the flow like a typical P and while i have a thousand thousand thousand ideas i'm not really doing anything with them.

    So my question is NTP how do you get yourself to actually go out and get on with doing something in life? Same to NTJ as you guys clearly do get on with life. How do you get motivated and get on with stuff?

    Any and all help is welcome from careers advice to "what happened to me" storys.
    "I'd never die for my beliefs, I might be wrong"

    "Is it not enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe there are fairys at the bottom of it too"

    "Intelligence is being able to hold too opposing views in the mind at the one time without going crazy" - Now all I need to figure out is if I'm intelligent or crazy!

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    Fear motivates me when I feel myself starting to lag. I say this only half jokingly. There's a constant sense of time that seems to lurk within me. It's almost as if there's an hourglass in my head and I'm outside of myself watching the sand dwindling. I know you're really young, but if you keep in mind your life is roughly a quarter over it might help get you moving. It's a cliche that has been absolutely beaten to death, but life really is short. If there's something you think you want to do, don't waste your time screwing around while the clock ticks. Just do it.

    (Btw, St. Andy's was one of my top picks for grad school, but I was too chicken to go all the way up to Scotland...you've got good taste!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by juggernaut View Post
    Fear motivates me when I feel myself starting to lag. I say this only half jokingly. There's a constant sense of time that seems to lurk within me. It's almost as if there's an hourglass in my head and I'm outside of myself watching the sand dwindling. I know you're really young, but if you keep in mind your life is roughly a quarter over it might help get you moving. It's a cliche that has been absolutely beaten to death, but life really is short. If there's something you think you want to do, don't waste your time screwing around while the clock ticks. Just do it.

    (Btw, St. Andy's was one of my top picks for grad school, but I was too chicken to go all the way up to Scotland...you've got good taste!)
    Ah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Why? Scotlands mental! In a good way.
    "I'd never die for my beliefs, I might be wrong"

    "Is it not enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe there are fairys at the bottom of it too"

    "Intelligence is being able to hold too opposing views in the mind at the one time without going crazy" - Now all I need to figure out is if I'm intelligent or crazy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CJ99 View Post
    Ah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Why? Scotlands mental! In a good way.
    Oh I intend to visit, A LOT. I was more concerned about not being in a large city. I've never been to the UK, and I figured I would ease my way in via London. Also, I'm not entirely sure what I want to do my dissertation on just yet and though St. Andrew's is 2nd only to Oxford for philosophy, it's a much smaller dept.

    Certainly wasn't a choice I made out of a dislike of Scotland. Just a matter of figuring things out. More choices = less likely to find myself cornered.

    *tick tock tick tock tick tock*

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    You fake it
    everyone uses every function about evenly. take NE for example. if there are those who don't use it much, then why are there such massive amounts of people constantly flowing through Wallmart with 20 items or less?

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    Quote Originally Posted by professor goodstain View Post
    You fake it
    But how do you fake it?
    "I'd never die for my beliefs, I might be wrong"

    "Is it not enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe there are fairys at the bottom of it too"

    "Intelligence is being able to hold too opposing views in the mind at the one time without going crazy" - Now all I need to figure out is if I'm intelligent or crazy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CJ99 View Post
    But how do you fake it?
    You're an NTP. E at that. It will come if it isn't already
    everyone uses every function about evenly. take NE for example. if there are those who don't use it much, then why are there such massive amounts of people constantly flowing through Wallmart with 20 items or less?

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    Quote Originally Posted by juggernaut View Post
    Fear motivates me when I feel myself starting to lag. I say this only half jokingly. There's a constant sense of time that seems to lurk within me. It's almost as if there's an hourglass in my head and I'm outside of myself watching the sand dwindling. I know you're really young, but if you keep in mind your life is roughly a quarter over it might help get you moving. It's a cliche that has been absolutely beaten to death, but life really is short. If there's something you think you want to do, don't waste your time screwing around while the clock ticks. Just do it.

    (Btw, St. Andy's was one of my top picks for grad school, but I was too chicken to go all the way up to Scotland...you've got good taste!)
    This is the secret. NTJs have mastered automasochism. If you think we're judgmental towards other people, you should see the kinds of abuse we can turn in on ourselves. There's a tiny little bastard in my head who, even as I type this, is screaming "Why are you wasting your time on a forum? Tick Tock Tick Tock Tick Tock!"

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    When i started distance running i had the same internal 'guessing' goin on. Somewhere after the begining, the begining where i faked like i was gonna become proficient at distance running (by running a couple of marathons) i found myself well into the science of all realms of distance runnin.
    everyone uses every function about evenly. take NE for example. if there are those who don't use it much, then why are there such massive amounts of people constantly flowing through Wallmart with 20 items or less?

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