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    I'm curious: what are your methods for mastering intellectual material that you think is very interesting and useful but that's also not particularly easy to understand?
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    It all depends on what kind of a material we are talking about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Antisocial one View Post
    It all depends on what kind of a material we are talking about.
    Advanced mathematical and statistical methods, basically. But a general approach is welcomed, too.
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    I read what other people have to say about it. I also talk to people who understand it better than I do, to see if they can "break it down". I think due to a certain ADD-ness, this is a common problem for ENTP's, not that we're incapable of understanding just that it's so difficult to focus on something really complex.

    Oh, also, I have to do it myself before I get it.
    "Create like a god, command like a king, work like a slave."

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    I'm actually really curious to hear some of the responses. I think right now I'm sort of in the mode of trying to figure out a consistent and efficient way that I can rely on, rather than relying on some of my INTP traits. I think INTJ's are actually some of the best at this, although I fear their methods are too personalized and thus wouldn't necessarily be generalized too well.
    My cold, snide, intellectual life is just a veneer, behind which lies the plywood of loneliness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FDG View Post
    I'm curious: what are your methods for mastering intellectual material that you think is very interesting and useful but that's also not particularly easy to understand?
    You will never be the master of something that doesnt come instinctively/naturally IMO...maybe comprehend, remember and apply but never control.
    "A species of perfection and fantasy"......

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    ^ spoken like a true INTJ
    My cold, snide, intellectual life is just a veneer, behind which lies the plywood of loneliness.

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    Yea, they always sound so powerless to change anything.
    "Create like a god, command like a king, work like a slave."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Synarch View Post
    Yea, they always sound so powerless to change anything.
    No, we have the common sense to walk around rattlesnakes and not try to pet them.
    "A species of perfection and fantasy"......

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    You step on and kill rattlesnakes.
    "Create like a god, command like a king, work like a slave."

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