My ENFJ son is like that.
If the believes his teacher "hates" him he can't do well in that class.
He's actually sensitive on behalf of other kids too, so that the teacher "yelling" at other kids causes him to feel badly also, and can de-motivate him.
Wow- how do you deal with him being an INTJ mother?
How do you handle the school issue with him?
I had an ISFP mother who had no structure growing up so I had no structure and kick-butting and was just curious.
In high school I did extremely poorly. I never applied myself because I thought it was boring and stupid. I went to a private elementary school and by the 5th grade I had already done most of the stuff I would have to revisit in the 8th and 9th grades in public school. As a teenager I almost never went to class and never did any homework.
In college though, I make A's and B's.
The difference is that I'm interested in school now and I'm actually learning things, which I love, instead of just mindlessly regurgitating.
I guess the school question is about intrinsic or extrinsic goals. the ones who liked school, liked the subjects because they found it interesting. but if the goals were forced on them, then school would probably suck.
I think it's more of a genera psychology question, rather that a MBTI question , could be wrong
Well firstly, I am 16, so I am still in school.
Currently I am a junior in high school.
I am also a freshmen in college.
My high school GPA is like 3.6
My college GPA is like 3.5
I never have done good in grammar.
I do good in sciences and histories and enjoy them.
I do good in writings and maths, but I don't "enjoy" them, the only reason I like them is because I am good in the class.
"The life of the individual has meaning only insofar as it aids in making the life of every living thing nobler and more beautiful."
- Albert Einstein
I do fairly well I'm a lazy bastard and don't do things as well as I could most of the time, though. I can pass any class just by being there, more or less. I might be going for a PhD in behavioural sciences, starting this autumn... And then I will be much more motivated. I'm actually interested in that. But things like biology and such bores me to DEATH.
Mightier than the tread of marching armies is the power of an idea whose time has come
In elementary school I did well enough, never straight A's or anything. I just did the work, wasn't striving for good grades and developed a hate for homework early which didn't help. I did terrible in high school, becoming a school skipper and finishing high school via GED, I did bad in college too, but I'm shaping up now and getting better grades. Taking a different attitude towards school, a place to learn rather than a dump that passes out degrees.
I was homeschooled from birth until the end of my secondary education. I always "did well" in that I gained lots of knowledge and developed an intense passion for learning. I think that contributed a lot to my 4.0 gpa in college. I just love learning about anything, and I'm always willing to put school first, work hard, come up with new ideas, and apply my skills.