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Old 22/03/2011, 02:26 PM
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How well does ISTP work with maths? Any theories or experiences please share.

I was thinking about studying something that requires a lot of math and my own experience is something like: math=frustration, can't dind the logic etc.

I was hoping to fix my math problems but I was wondering if it finally breaks down to personality?
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Old 22/03/2011, 11:52 PM
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The solution is to become a math major, this is the best major, just try it.
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Old 24/03/2011, 03:39 AM
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Yeah, if you become a math major, you'll find out whether you have a masochistic personality or not.
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Old 24/03/2011, 10:45 PM
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If your experience of it is frustrating, why bother putting yourself through all that when you could do something you find rewarding and easy?

I would have thought istp's would find abstract math problems frustrating, not seeing the connection to the real world but would find straightforward problems easy. I was always the other way around. I could do all the x, y and z stuff but always made a silly mistake at the end when I had to subtract 9 from 17.
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Old 12/12/2011, 03:52 PM
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Math is a 'Ti Se' thing; introverted thinking with extraverted sensing (extraverted seeing), though when deeper, the 'Ne' (visual iNtuitive seeing) has a part in it (Ti Ne).
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Old 16/12/2011, 03:58 PM
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I think math has something to do with Ni also. Finding quickly answers seems to be that function. Sorry, I'm a bad explainer, but Tresto could get good content of Ni, if he gets the point. Using memory and mneomotechnics are Ni.

I think math as a problem is more complex. Calculating is a standard function of a Ti and everyone can do it. Being good at it is genetically given. I don't think it has any thing to do with type. There are retarded NTs and talented SFs. I don't think intelligence is type related. I think ISTp can be good at it.He has strong T. But to be the best would need inborn talent.
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Old 08/01/2012, 09:21 AM
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My brother is an ISTP and I've noticed he is clueless about math but a master mechanic. He can rebuild an engine and build a dune buggy from the ground up. Its like an instinct to him, like he was born with the knowledge.

I would recommend NOT pursuing math... take up welding or auto mechanics.
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Old 23/01/2012, 02:49 PM
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As far as I've been able to find I am an ISTP...

Thought I'd say, back when I was in school I HATED Algebra (more than a C grade was a miracle...), but was good at Geometry. Was always screwbally to me that they made the hard one the prerequisite.
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Old 24/01/2012, 04:19 AM
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I would recommend NOT pursuing math... take up welding or auto mechanics.
I took welding classes, and excelled in them, the most fun I've had learning something.
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