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    Default Any INTP's not good at math?

    I'm pretty positive I'm and INTP but I've never been good with math or sciences that are very math heavy (Physics, chemistry). I've always been more attracted to history, philosophy, social sciences, biology, environmental science and especially art. Not fractal art either.

    So I was wondering if INTPs necessarily like math?

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    ENTP here, terrible at arithmetic. I'm actually pretty good at higher level math, but I really don't like it that much. I'm more interested in creative areas like writing and art, and I like practical problem solving.

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    My friend who's an INTP discovered she wasn't good at math, in college.
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    I can do maths/math but... I know people who are better.
    I can do it, they just get there faster, and, know what they're talking about.

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    FWIW, Lenore Thomson associated math (and similar things, like reading music) with Te. I suppose because they represent more impersonal standards of order and predictability. Everyone uses a little of it, and a Ti type could demonstrate it, but some may downplay it to the point of not being great at it (at least that's my guess).

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    I don't know. Te seems to be better at computation and problem-solving. But Ti is more conceptual and logical, but seems less able to look at a problem and translate all its associated parts into abstract notations, then solve it.
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    I like listening to people explain the concepts behind math/science but I struggle to actually do it. Working long problems, performing experiments. I 'm concerned enough with details and I don't really enjoy repetition. That seems pretty INTP but most of the things I read about INTPs always stress that we're scientists and mathematicians.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pseudo View Post
    I like listening to people explain the concepts behind math/science but I struggle to actually do it. Working long problems, performing experiments. I 'm concerned enough with details and I don't really enjoy repetition. That seems pretty INTP but most of the things I read about INTPs always stress that we're scientists and mathematicians.
    I wouldn't rule out scientist. This is where perception and experimentation comes more into play. If not strictly science, they still might take a scientific approach. I think a lot of pickup artist stuff is kind of NTP. It's not astrophysics, but they approach it like a science.

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    I guess I'm good at math; it used to be my strongest subject throught elementary and middle school, but I never had an interest in it beyond basic algebra, so I never applied myself.

    That being said, my math skills have deteriorated quite a bit and I'm no longer as good as I used to be, nor do I care very much about it.
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    I find math is boring, although Ive never been bad at it, I was also never top of the class. I prefered chemistry and physics over math.
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