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    Default New INTJ here.

    Hello!

    Ive been spying on you guys while now and figured it was about time to make a profile and start interacting.

    Not sure how these introductions are supposed to work so Ill just list some random things about myself...

    -I'm a 23 year old male INTJ from Tulsa, OK.
    -I'm a college student studying political science with aspirations of working in public administration.
    -Politically I lean way left. (OK Ill be honest, I'm a closet socialist)
    -I'm really into music and movies. One of my favorite things to do to relax is produce music on my PC.
    -I like all music genres except country and hip hop.
    -Favorite Movie- The Big Lebowski.
    -Favorite Music Group- Boards of Canada (Daft Punk gets the honorable mention)
    -Favorite Book- Party of One: The Loners Manifesto. I highly recommend that one for you loners out there.
    -I like reading mostly anything related to history, philosophy, political theory or psychology.
    -I hate Math.
    -I find people, personalities and relationships to be fascinating. My discovery of MBTI was something of a revelation because it provided me something I have desperately needed my whole life: a systematic way to understand both myself and the people around me. It was nice to learn that there are others like me and that im actually not an alien from outer space.
    -As interested as I am in people and relationships I have never been very good with them in practice lol. I have never felt like I truly fit in with everyone else.
    -I am generally an optimistic person.

    Anyways, that's enough for now.

    I'm looking forward to gettin in on all these interesting discussions and getting to know everyone better.

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    Welcome! Enjoy your stay. Nice. I discovered Boards of Canada just a few days ago. Excellent.

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    Sky is BLUE, thanks!

    Velocity, that's fascinating stuff. Math as an art-form... Not once in all my years of schooling have I heard a teacher put math in terms like that. I remember in Algebra II when I asked our teacher (one of the football coaches) why we were learning how to graph these parabolas or whatever they were. He answered "In case you grow up to design satellites for a living."

    There is definitely something wrong with the way we are taught math. Its been ruined for me. Too many memories of hopeless confusion, boredom, failure and frustration. If math had been taught to me in the way Lockhart recommends, Maybe I would've enjoyed it.

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    Hello and welcome! I could even guess that you're a T by your writing manner. And I totally agree that this system really helps to understand people.

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    Great avatar. Ciao.

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    join the league!
    wails from the crypt.

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    Oooooooooooklahoma. I couldn't resist. Any NTJ who studies psychology is fine with me.
    Welcome to the nuthouse, kiddo.

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    Hi

    Welcome to the board... looks like you've attracted teh attention of the kitty cat.... meow... you should see when fury is ruffled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oklahoma86 View Post
    Sky is BLUE, thanks!

    Velocity, that's fascinating stuff. Math as an art-form... Not once in all my years of schooling have I heard a teacher put math in terms like that. I remember in Algebra II when I asked our teacher (one of the football coaches) why we were learning how to graph these parabolas or whatever they were. He answered "In case you grow up to design satellites for a living."
    I have. I had one math professor in college who taught me to understand math on a deeper level, as an art form, and I consider him as pretty much the best math teacher I ever had. I made an A in his class, and I hadn't made a final grade of "A" in a math class since the seventh grade.
    I even temporarily decided that I was excited about taking more math, then I realized that I was being insensible.

    There is definitely something wrong with the way we are taught math. Its been ruined for me. Too many memories of hopeless confusion, boredom, failure and frustration. If math had been taught to me in the way Lockhart recommends, Maybe I would've enjoyed it.
    This. I don't know if this has anything to do with anything, but the math prof who got through to me was educated in Russia up to his equivalent of Master's degree, and then got his PhD in the States. He taught math so differently that I know of at least one person who dropped his class because it was not the methods he was used to from the average American math teacher. I was like "Oh this great!" and that guy was like "Oh fuck this."

    I'm not sure that my math profs country of origin has anything to do with it, but I have my suspicions that there is a cultural difference between the way math is taught in different countries. This is anecdotal, to be sure, but it does make me question.

    Then, about a month ago I saw this thread: http://www.typologycentral.com/forum...thematics.html

    The sentence that jumped out at me is "...Gelfand amazed me by talking of mathematics as though it were poetry"

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