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    Default How well did/do you do in school?

    With all the talk on websites about how N's tend to do better in school than S's, I was just wondering how well fellow N's did in school.

    Personally, I was an average to below average student in both high school and college. It's not that I wasn't interested in the concepts of things, but I either:
    1. Was interested in what was being taught, but wasn't motivated to do homework or write a paper.
    2. Got bored with the concepts being taught and zoned out -- often doodling in my notebook.


    But I never thought of myself as hating school because it wasn't action-oriented or immediately practical (I hated gym class probably more than anything). My interests were very much in line with the abstract academic classes such as philosophy, history, or psychology. (Although I generally suck at math.)

    On the other hand, I never really liked literature classes despite my interests in creative writing. I'm usually impatient when I read fiction or poetry, I'd much rather get my creative inspiration through reading science and historical articles and watching movies.

    And whenever I'd read or write a fictional story, I'm more interested in the climaxes rather than the character development.

    And the only hands-on classes I was interested in were art classes, since, naturally, they were more inspirational rather than concrete.

    Were/are any other NT's like this in school?

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    I was homeschooled, so I don't really know how my grades there would compare.

    My ACT score was 29. :steam: Should have studied.
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    Average. I did pretty well without putting in too much effort. And did very well when I did put in effort.
    School just generally tends to bore me. Either the material isn't interesting, or the class moves too slowly, or I just simply don't feel like doing the work.
    I've had classes where the topic interested me, and I'd study for hours, but never do the required homework.

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    In ninth grade, my lack of a need to study caught up with me. As one guidance counselor put it, "you're a Corvette doing twenty-five." By senior year I managed to raise my grade point average to a level that would not diminish my standing for college acceptance. In college, of course, I studied what I enjoyed, so earned my bachelor's magna cum laude.

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    Got high grades without much effort -- and I ended up being co-valedictorian along with a transfer student that year. (He ended up going to the GM plant as a technician-in-training.)

    I was always good at writing (communicating ideas), and reading (very fast while still understanding what I was reading), and big-picture oriented, so I understood concepts very easily.

    The hardest parts for me, if there were any, were the times I had to just memorize things (like the entire Kreb cycle flowchart). It was just routine memorization, but it was boring... you just have to "power through it" and insight doesn't mean much.

    College was a different matter. I wasn't motivated, things were harder, and I ended up graduating only with a 3.20 or something very awful (for me) like that.
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    I excelled in school and was on the Merit list within my school with A's & B's

    At that time the top 33% of all students in the province received a passport to education for each year in school (gr8-gr12) full passport was $800 which I received. I know you're all schocked.... Algebra,Chem and Bio were my strongest stubjects.......
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    As an ESFJ I found school to my liking. I was always the teacher's favourite, finished all my work on time, and passed with flying colours. The entire education system seemed to be ideally suited to someone of my intellect and temperement, while some of my less-than-concrete friends fell behind, making endless excuses for their poor performance. Honestly.
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    When I put in effort, I did really well; when I didn't put in much effort, I passed.

    On the whole I loved school.

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    My grades in elementary through high school were average. I was smart, but not smart enough to fudge the standardized tests so I got the occasional under achiever lectures.

    In college I would get very good grades for a few semesters, then crash and burn, drop out, and flunk all my classes.
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    From elementary school through university until now, I've obtained a rather consistent grade average of A- to B+....I'm not sure what average is, I'm happy with it but most of my friends do better. I've found that my grades rarely varied between classes in high school, but in university they range quite a bit from a few Cs to a few A+'s, depending strongly on how interesting the class is (ie whether I zone out).

    EDIT: oh and I still have no work ethic, although now at least I try to turn in all my assignments on time.

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