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    Any SPs major in one of the hard sciences in college(Biology, Biochemistry,Chemistry,Physics)? What drew you to the major you chose? What sort of difficulties did you have, if any?

    I did Bio and had a hell of a time. I found it stressful, but loved it at the same time. I liked the more macro biology, like anatomy, ecology, and evolution. I loved being able to get outside and study nature, and I still do. I didn't like the cellular and molecular studies as much, but did ok in them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fun in the Sun View Post
    Any SPs major in one of the hard sciences in college(Biology, Biochemistry,Chemistry,Physics)? What drew you to the major you chose? What sort of difficulties did you have, if any?

    I did Bio and had a hell of a time. I found it stressful, but loved it at the same time. I liked the more macro biology, like anatomy, ecology, and evolution. I loved being able to get outside and study nature, and I still do. I didn't like the cellular and molecular studies as much, but did ok in them.
    Ah, I was/am similar. I majored in Ecology, Ethology, and Evolution; I chose it because it's one of the few subject matters I actually care about / am passionate about: Nature and conservation / ecology. I don't think that I found it 'stressful', but like you, I preferred macro, and did best because I intuitively understood the broader concepts. I did ok at cellular/molecular/anatomy/organic chem, but didn't enjoy them as much and things didn't click in place in my mind as easily (also, it was a lot of memorization).

    I still get out in nature and love being in it / observing it. I also find it very peaceful.
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    SP's + science:

    This is one thing my 2 ISFP guy friends and I have in common. And one is a massage therapist, which involves a lot of anatomy and physiology. We enjoy many nature related activities together including documentaries. (each of them + me, not all three together alas)

    totally makes sense, Se-Ni

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    According to Linda V. Berens and Dario Nardi, extraverted thinking more or less governs a preference for thinking scientifically. But for Jung, that was extraverted sensing's business. I think they're both somewhat correct; while Te possesses the orderliness necessary for applying the scientific method, Se absorbs data without a second thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greenfairy View Post
    SP's + science:

    This is one thing my 2 ISFP guy friends and I have in common. And one is a massage therapist, which involves a lot of anatomy and physiology. We enjoy many nature related activities together including documentaries. (each of them + me, not all three together alas)

    totally makes sense, Se-Ni
    I was told I was good at massages and thought about becoming a massage therapist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ginkgo View Post
    According to Linda V. Berens and Dario Nardi, extraverted thinking more or less governs a preference for thinking scientifically. But for Jung, that was extraverted sensing's business. I think they're both somewhat correct; while Te possesses the orderliness necessary for applying the scientific method, Se absorbs data without a second thought.
    That makes some good sense. If the data is about something I cannot observe with my own senses, then I look to someone who has credentials to help me understand what I can't observe. I would say that I accept what I can oberve through my senses without a second thought and when I was younger I believed what other people told me. I am more skeptical of what people say now that I'm older because of my science background and I've learned not to be so gullable :/

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    Quote Originally Posted by cascadeco View Post
    Ah, I was/am similar. I majored in Ecology, Ethology, and Evolution; I chose it because it's one of the few subject matters I actually care about / am passionate about: Nature and conservation / ecology. I don't think that I found it 'stressful', but like you, I preferred macro, and did best because I intuitively understood the broader concepts. I did ok at cellular/molecular/anatomy/organic chem, but didn't enjoy them as much and things didn't click in place in my mind as easily (also, it was a lot of memorization).

    I still get out in nature and love being in it / observing it. I also find it very peaceful.
    That's cool! It's nice to meet someone similar

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