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    Thumbs down Performance in...?

    oh my gosh I hate school so much. I have yet to get myself together enough to benefit too much from college. It's honestly a struggle. I read something that mentioned ISFPs and school performance not being so good. Of course that doesn't make it destiny, but does anyone else, no matter the type, just have a difficult time in school? It's the routine of it all... Just...AGH crash n burn

    I feel so maladjusted.
    And there I stood... The devil of a command that featured death...

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    I dropped out and I'm taking a year off. I've always had trouble in school.

    I think I might just keeping working and get my degree from a non-traditional college.

    But I know what you mean about not really getting anything from it. I just was so unorganized and unmotivated coming out of HS that my college experience was mostly a waste of time. I really squandered it, actually.
    Don't know how much it'll bend til it breaks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bamboo View Post
    I dropped out and I'm taking a year off. I've always had trouble in school.

    I think I might just keeping working and get my degree from a non-traditional college.

    But I know what you mean about not really getting anything from it. I just was so unorganized and unmotivated coming out of HS that my college experience was mostly a waste of time. I really squandered it, actually.
    This is a bit of a rant

    One thing that bothers me most about our education system is the emphasis we put on everyone going to university instead of tailoring education to suit the individual. We snub vocational and technical schools because we're pretentious about the amount of (logical) intelligence we think we have in this country. We don't take any pride in our workers.

    At any rate we're suffering for it now. The Japanese do build better cars.
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    I was good in school (it wasn't something I looked forward to, but I had no real weaknesses, was good at all subjects I did, without being outstanding at any), but I never really lived up to my full potential because of work-ethic/discipline/study habits and my grades trended slightly downwards over the years in high school. At uni, I did decently in my first semester (again definitely not to the best of my potential), but have really struggled with motivation/discipline/study habits since.

    School/university definitely suits xxTJ types the best IMO. I think the most effective way for SP's to learn is by pursuing topics that interest you via self education (whether it be internet, books, videos, seminars, lessons/classes, observing others, trial and error in doing etc.) suited to your own style of learning, at your own pace rather than having to meet all these deadlines for projects/exams/tests etc.

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    You gotta find something you love to learn about, that's the trick. In college I majored in Geology and Geophysics and minored in Religious Studies, just because I find it fascinating. Now I'm in grad school for Earth System Science. I've always been fascinated with the outdoors and I love to learn about it. I know I would have trouble learning about something like accounting or business, I'd probably die.

    I can understand difficulties with traditional schools. My younger brother, who I suspect is also ISFP, has been able to do well in school but has a hard time motivating himself to actually do the work and he dropped out for awhile. I think that vocational schools and community colleges are great and I hope to teach at a community college someday. I don't understand why people snub them, it's ridiculous!

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    Default Thanks Guys

    I really welcome and thank you all for the replies. I can fully sympathize with the pains of typical schooling. The problems with motivation and meeting deadlines... I try to find a way to make it work but meanwhile am hanging by a thread of "work ethic." I may hafta opt out of university college.

    Yeah, it does seem people look down a bit on the other schooling options. Someone had mentioned community college to me at one point. What is the difference between technical (along with vocational and community) colleges and between traditional ones? I think you get a degree sooner?

    I've come to like psychology and philosophy. I'm taking 3 different psych courses. I must be stubborn with things I like; I'm still not doing well.
    And there I stood... The devil of a command that featured death...

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    I don't know - I've never had problems in school.

    Yeah, sure, sometimes it's difficult to bring myself to do something utterly boring and useless, so I will procrastinate as much as I can, but in the end I will do it decently, because I like getting good grades.

    Usually I think of it that way: it would take me an hour to do a homework. It is not much time and what else could I do during that time? Watch TV? Then why not do something that I really need for my future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by une_autre View Post
    I don't know - I've never had problems in school.

    Yeah, sure, sometimes it's difficult to bring myself to do something utterly boring and useless, so I will procrastinate as much as I can, but in the end I will do it decently, because I like getting good grades.

    Usually I think of it that way: it would take me an hour to do a homework. It is not much time and what else could I do during that time? Watch TV? Then why not do something that I really need for my future.
    This is how it is for myself as well. Never really had a problem either. I just didn't always care to be there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by une_autre View Post
    I don't know - I've never had problems in school.

    Usually I think of it that way: it would take me an hour to do a homework. It is not much time and what else could I do during that time? Watch TV? Then why not do something that I really need for my future.
    That's useful. I've got some work to do on my values, I guess.
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    I've never had problems getting good grades, though procrastination can be a huge issue for me. I'm pretty lazy but I will always do the work by the deadline, even if it means killing myself in the last few hours/days.

    I was always very conscious of the expense of college and my reason for being there which was getting that piece of paper. Now that I'm in grad school, it's harder because I have to set more of my own deadlines and I don't naturally want to work very hard. I'm doing well so far though (6 months in).
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