Did you excel at school?
Yea, but I never really work very hard, it seems like most of the time I just put in the bare minimum amount of effort to get the grade I want...although occasionally I'll get really into a project and will spend a disproportionate amount of time on it.
Is theory easier for intuitive types?
It depends how rigid it is. If it's open for exploration through discussion and not set in stone I love it. If it's one of those concrete theories they give you that's "not up for discussion" I can't stand it.
Did you find yourself drifting into your own world, wanting to come up with your own theory's, not really caring about the ones being taught?
I can usually asses the merit of what's being taught to me pretty quickly. There's a lot of stuff that's boring, but I know it's useful or applicable enough to my thinking skills that it's worth paying attention too. I have no tolerance for things being taught too slowly. I spent all of elementary school glancing at what was being taught, realizing I already know what they're saying and going back to whatever book I was reading under my desk. It would get me in a lot of trouble.
In your opinion what temperament are schools most geared towards? SJ, SP, NT or NF ?
It really depends on the subject, NT's seem to be good all-around thinkers in that we can easily hold our own in most art and sciences fields. I really think ST's have the potential to surpass us in more technical fields. They're better at following regulation than us.
Any other thoughts on school?
I think the way we're taught today is extremely outdated. I know there've been measures made to move away from it, but memorizing large amounts of factual information on a preset curriculum seems like an inefficient and inflexible way to learn. I did very well in school if the only measure is good grades but I had a reputation for being one of the most difficult students to have in class. Most teachers dislike being challenged, especially in front of their class, and unfortunately that's really how ENTPs like to learn!
I would make teachers cry, get sent to go sit in the office, get to talk to the councillor about how I wasn't going to make it through high school. It's pretty hilarious being a delinquent and one of the top students in your year. Authority doesn't know how to handle it!
I was also really lucky to have a few debate loving teachers who actually admired and encouraged debate and discussion. One in English, one in Poli-Sci and one in Biology...any wonder those are three of my favorite subjects now?