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    Default NTs who like neither math nor science

    do you exist?



    yes i realize this question is stereotypical, but i am curious how much it plays out.

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    I don't like math, never did, never will :P as for science, if its of interest, and not TOO technical, than I love it, it's interesting to see how things have developed but I'd rather stick to social sciences.... well maybe theoretical physics can stay but :P anything else is meh, Good for those who get it and appreciate it, but I hate the science worship that people have apparently adopted. Hmm wonder if this comment strips away my INTP Badge...

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    Blasphemy!

    But I'm curious too. Please explain WHY, if you will (well, if any).
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    I don't care for math or science. I like subjects that are based around the study of humanity in some way. I'm more interested in how people tick, why they behave the way they do. But of course, as an INTP, I like to observe from a distance rather than getting my hands dirty and having to interact. I've never cared about math at all, but sometimes I wish I found science more interesting than I do. It's enough for me that things work, and that there are people who are good at making them work. If I were forced into survival/invention mode, I'd start caring a lot more, because it would be necessary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tallulah View Post
    I don't care for math or science. I like subjects that are based around the study of humanity in some way. I'm more interested in how people tick, why they behave the way they do. But of course, as an INTP, I like to observe from a distance rather than getting my hands dirty and having to interact. I've never cared about math at all, but sometimes I wish I found science more interesting than I do. It's enough for me that things work, and that there are people who are good at making them work. If I were forced into survival/invention mode, I'd start caring a lot more, because it would be necessary.
    Lets assume my new [rediscovered] typing is true. We're both oddballs then. Because I love science.

    On a sidenote, I haven't actually done anything about it. I regret not taking it as seriously in my youth. And it's impractical to start a career in it at my age (that is, if I wanted some level of autonomy or experimentation. Seems like even PhDs do a lot of gruntwork in some fields, and senior scientists retire late in life).

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    I love both Maths, and Physics (did both at university), but I stopped believing in Physics by the time my head stopped saying so. I don't squeeze theoretical concepts in Physics into my mind that I don't understand.

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    I don't really have an interest in math at all, but I do find various of areas of science absolutely fascinating. I'd say my biggest areas of interest are music and psychology.

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    I'm good at those subjects, but I don't necessarily care to make them my main focus or main area of interest. I can delve into math and science pretty deeply and hold my own, but the deeper I go into numbers and science, I always end up with this question in my head: "Who really cares?" I mean, we definitely need people who understand science and I'm glad that I have good doctors when I need one and I'm glad we have "earthquake experts" and "nuclear physicists" and all that stuff. They bring expertise to the world in those areas. Like Tallulah mentioned, I'm more interested in humanity and people and personality dynamics and what makes people tick and do the things they do. I like to study organizations (by observing interactions) and relationships, in the workplace, out on the street, etc. Science and math are kinda cool, but for me, at the end of the day - when life is all said and done, when I'm on my death bed, I'm not going to be thinking, "Man, I really wish I had spent more time learning about science. I think I really missed the boat - I should have spent more time on physics and molecules and junk." Instead, I'm more interested in people - either 1-on-1, or "humanity as a whole" - the state of man, the condition we are in, how are we different now compared to 100 years ago, have we lost something of value in that time, how do we get it back, etc.

    I think INTP 5w6's are more the science experts, while INTP 5w4's have more the artistic flare - or more of a bent towards humanity. I'm not saying I'm a huge "people person" - I'm fairly introverted and the T wants to focus on organization rather than on people - but I like to study the "organization of people", etc. My signature (education of the heart) ties into this as well. Science is cool, numbers are cool, but if we feed our brains with all this intricate knowledge and neglect the things of the heart and the things having to do with the overall well-being of people, then what good is it? If we can perform complex brain surgery and send people to Mars, that's GREAT! But, if the condition of man (his internal contentment, his abililty to cohabitate and get along well with his fellow man, and to lead a happy, meaninguful life, is he TRULY happy?) - if our condition and our internal happiness are decreasing with each generation, then who gives a crap about science? If those things continue to happen, then we're missing the boat. Science has its place, but at some point we have to set the science aside and focus on one another and our condition.
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    I have a huge amount of respect for and appreciation of science, scientific methodology/philosophy, and the scientific community, but beyond casually reading wiki articles about various hard science topics occasionally, the specifics don't interest me all that much.
    I don't think I would find it to be a fulfilling career.

    Never been that into math, either.
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    When I was growing up, I loved math and science. When I got into high school, everything got a bit more complicated and technical (and I had a few really terrible teachers). I just lost interest. I was one of the best in my class growing up, but I just lost the motivation to study. I was still good at math, but I just didn't see the point in it. I didn't feel like I could relate to it on a personal level. Science I liked better, but I just thought it was too tedious and dull to make a career out of. I didn't have a passion for it.

    Anyway, I love English and history. I like learning about ideas that directly relate to my humanity. Where has the human race been? Where is it headed? I really dislike learning minor details, and I can't stand getting wrapped up in technicalities (unless it comes to computer technology). I think that English and history appeal to many of my INTJ characteristics. I love stories because of the possibilities and potential that they possess. The course of human events could have gone in so many different directions, but for some reason, they followed one particular path. Why? That's only one of the reasons I love history.

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