I was wondering if any NTs, more specifically INTPs, have or have had any difficulty learning at the same speed or in the same style as your peers in school.
When I was first starting in school, I was put into special education for reading, (one on one time each day away from the other kids), because I wasn't learning how like the other kids. Once it clicked for me, I was reading chapter books immediately, leaving the rest of my class in the dust.
Sometimes I feel like I am not grasping material as well as the others in my classes, but once I spend some serious time organizing the material, (alone), I usually exceed my professor's expectations.
One reason why I think this is:
When teachers piece information together bit by bit, class by class, I feel extremely frustrated and like I don't have a clue what they're trying to teach us because I can't see the whole picture right away. I tend to not learn anything until I go home and learn it all at once. I have to be able to place the details into a system that I can visualize before I can really integrate the information into my brain.
If I've already established the relevant system in my head, I am extremely quick to learn new things.