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  • I am an ENTJ - I like groupwork.

    7 10.45%
  • I am an ENTP - I like groupwork.

    2 2.99%
  • I am an INTJ - I like groupwork.

    1 1.49%
  • I am an INTP - I like groupwork.

    1 1.49%
  • I am an Extrovert - I like groupwork.

    1 1.49%
  • I am an Introvert - I like groupwork.

    0 0%
  • I am an ENTJ - I dislike groupwork.

    0 0%
  • I am an ENTP - I dislike groupwork.

    6 8.96%
  • I am an INTJ - I dislike groupwork.

    6 8.96%
  • I am an INTP - I dislike groupwork.

    31 46.27%
  • I am an Extrovert - I dislike groupwork.

    4 5.97%
  • I am an Introvert - I dislike groupwork.

    8 11.94%
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    I usually ended up deciding to do the entire project on my own, and convincing the other people in the group to take credit for part of the work so the teacher wouldn't know. Because I was more concerned about how their poor quality work (which it would have been by my standards, IMO) would reflect on my grade, than I was about them getting credit for my work. It worked out pretty well for me, though, because everyone could tell my standards were higher... so they wanted me to do it for them.

    So, I dislike groupwork. Mostly because in my experience, "groupwork" means "convince everyone else to take credit for the better job I can do for them because I don't want my grades to slip, and then crunch to do the work of 5 people ASAP."

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    Nope, I don't think groupwork is a Fe thing: most ENFJs I know hate committees. I used to really hate it even back in Grade 2 when we had to make up stories as a class with us brainstorming and adding everyone's ideas. We always ended up with a dumb story. Now I feel like if it is something I really care about, I'd rather do it on my own or be in charge. If it's something I don't care about, then it doesn't bother me, as long as I have competent people to do the project with.

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    I hate graded groupwork, but I love organic creative collaboration.
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    Groupwork is annoying and stupid. I've always ended up with people who appear to slack off, which is not something I usually care about, but it makes me nervous when my grade is determined by that particular moron. And every time you ask them how the work is going, they do something annoying like go "Yeah, yeah, I'll get it done," which makes me more nervous. And I generally don't have time to do their work as well as mine, so I potentially sacrifice a good grade for an idiot who I don't have the patience to deal with. I'm so much better on my own.
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    In general, I dislike group work, but I don't mind them in some situations. If I'm lucky enough to work with people I know and like, it isn't that bad. If the project in question can be evenly divided and be worked on at home in solitude (like an oral presentation, where all you have to do is talk about the part you researched), that's fine as well. What I don't like is working in a group setting when we all put our effort into one whole product that depends on everyone's contributions. I always worry about other people slacking off and bringing down my grade, which always seems to be the case. It's maddening, especially when you end up as the group leader. -_-;;

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    Oh yeah, another thing that annoyed the piss out of me from school:

    Peer Group teaching. I'm sure it has a more sophisticated-sounding name, but I'm sorry, if you break a class of thirty into six groups of five, and then have those groups read different chapters of a book, report on them to the class and expect them to know that information when it's on the final...what the fuck.
    Ti = 19 [][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]
    Te = 16[][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]
    Ne = 16[][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]
    Fi = 15 [][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]
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    Depends on if I got to pick my team and if they're good at what they do. However, relying on people I don't already trust? That is one of the most alienating experiences possible.

    Groupwork begs for my Te to come out. (assuming I'm the leader, or at least the de facto one)Is a person going to get the job done? If not, how is the job going to get done? Can the person be replaced? I tend to fight for my team and run a very tight ship. There's almost always a back-up to replace anyone that needs to be replaced. I can do it all myself if I need to and the group needs to understand that. Competence is key and anyone without it must be made useful or eliminated.

    Isn't my taking on of shadow functions enough to imply that I DON'T like groupwork?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blank View Post
    Oh yeah, another thing that annoyed the piss out of me from school:

    Peer Group teaching. I'm sure it has a more sophisticated-sounding name, but I'm sorry, if you break a class of thirty into six groups of five, and then have those groups read different chapters of a book, report on them to the class and expect them to know that information when it's on the final...what the fuck.
    The point isn't to learn the book. The point is to learn how to specialize in a particular area and then figure out how the cohesive whole works. This is what you're going to be doing in the working world on a near-constant basis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by onemoretime View Post
    The point isn't to learn the book. The point is to learn how to specialize in a particular area and then figure out how the cohesive whole works. This is what you're going to be doing in the working world on a near-constant basis.
    Actually in the specific example I had in mind, that wasn't the point at all. The point was to try to get everyone to the "minimum level" to pass the stupid tests in order for us to move onto more material.
    Ti = 19 [][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]
    Te = 16[][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]
    Ne = 16[][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]
    Fi = 15 [][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]
    Si = 12 [][][][][][][][][][][][]
    Ni = 12 [][][][][][][][][][][][]
    Se = 11[][][][][][][][][][][]
    Fe = 0

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    Tiger got to hunt, bird got to fly;
    Man got to sit and wonder why, why, why;
    Tiger got to sleep, bird got to land;
    Man got to tell himself he understand

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blank View Post
    Actually in the specific example I had in mind, that wasn't the point at all. The point was to try to get everyone to the "minimum level" to pass the stupid tests in order for us to move onto more material.
    That's called "meeting this quarter's numbers".

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