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    I've met excellent math users among all of the T types. Overall Te and Ti seem to be different ways to achieve the same result.
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    Math was always one of my best classes, although I didn't particularly enjoy it. The only part I was bad at was brand-new approaches to questions - if I see any type of question once or twice, it's easy. When you're supposed to figure out new methods during the tests, it gets a lot harder. Thankfully that didn't happen often (and it's why I view math as a tool, not as an end in itself).

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    my best friend is a strong INTP and he can work, nearly, all of the math problems he needs figuring out, in his head..he's really brilliant..

    But I find with myself, I tend to be more skilled in History, Literature, and some sciences..not so much the practical mathematics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lateralus View Post
    I don't know how much function or type has to do with this. I think it has more to do with types of intelligence. For me, math has always seemed like common sense. Where other people have to study and work through examples to understand the material, I usually just 'get it'.

    I'm probably a mathematician in a parallel universe.
    Now, I always had a hard time with math classes, because they held no meaning to me. I just couldn't see the value of any of it.

    In a real world setting, doing my projections and figures were all algebraic in nature, but were easy and made perfect sense because they had meaning to me.

    I don't think it's that I'm terrible at math so much as it bores me senseless and I just can't be bothered with it. Which, I suppose, is kind of funny since I have 8 years of classical music and two years of jazz.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OneWithSoul View Post
    my best friend is a strong INTP and he can work, nearly, all of the math problems he needs figuring out, in his head..he's really brilliant..

    But I find with myself, I tend to be more skilled in History, Literature, and some sciences..not so much the practical mathematics.
    Substitute "best friend" with "husband" (INTP/ISTP) and I can relate to that entire post.

    As for sciences, though, I absolutely hated chemistry. Give me any form of biological science, though, and I was all over it. Those made sense to me. Chemistry didn't really interest me unless I got to make pretty fire.
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    I like Math. Enough that I decided to get a degree in it.

    I don't like calculations, however, and often screw them up.

    Still, I know that if the time came, and I was motivated, I could do a couple of weeks of preparation in this matter, and be able to calculate quickly and accurately again.

    I think about math in a very conceptual way, and find I can often simply avoid the calculations many people do get answers (or good estimates). This is especially useful, on multiple choice tests.

    As for being really quick and accurate on calculations, that's why we have computers. IMO, the abilities to estimate quantities without a lot of calculation, and perform sanity checks for more exact numbers is a lot more useful.

    Everyone ought to be taught how to check if a result should be even vs. odd at least (and in general be able to do modulo arithmetic with a low modulus). Also handy is the rule about division by 9. Of course, time still has to be taken to do these types of checks

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    Natural at calculus and trig, loved physics, failed algebra three times

    go figure

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    I rock at algebra and suck at everything else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by murkrow View Post
    I rock at algebra and suck at everything else.
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    I would but then we'd need to have sex.
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