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:
- Was interested in what was being taught, but wasn't motivated to do homework or write a paper.
- 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?