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Any ISFP's here whom have had success in college? As a fellow ISFP I ask because we aren't known for our traditional education skills. I have had some success in college but I have been bouncing back and forth trying to figure out where I belong (I'm 28). I know so many people for whom school and success come so easily to them, and yes I'm envious. I love being an ISFP, but I also loathe it sometimes. We appear lazy and unmotivated to those who don't understand us, which isn't true.

Also, I'm curious what kinds of careers my fellow ISFP's have. Any artists here? I am an EMT. I enjoy it sometimes, but at other times I'm frustrated with how boring and rigid it can be (can you believe that?! We need so much stimulation!).

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I'm a musician and recently graduated from college. I had a hard time trying to decide what I wanted to study, and transferred schools...but I managed to get good grades. I have a love/hate relationship with college. I still have no idea what I want to do for sure.
 

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I have an associates in electronics and am a electronics tech. It is very dull and the people I went to school with and work with also seem to be very dull and totally unlike me. I was working towards a bachelors but got frustrated with my career path and dropped out. I´m now trying to find some kind of artistically creative career and go back to school for that. I make decent money now but I feel isolated, bored, and depressed so I´m going to avoid compromising happiness for money in the future.
 

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My ISFP girlfriend went to college to work in the Dental field. She studied really hard and she's had a great job for several years now!
 

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I am in college now sooo i technically dont count but so far things seem to be good. I'm getting a degree in Film.
 

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Organisation psychology here. Fkin awesome studies. But no job for me here:/
 

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College grad here! I didn't want to go to college after high school, but I didn't know what else to do, so I went to the local community college for general ed. I did very well, and got a scholarship to continue on to a 4 yr school, so I went. It was free, after all!

I'm not using my degree anymore, but I'm still glad that I got it. I had so many good experiences in school, and met so many great people. I worked my butt off, but I enjoy a good challenge.

But really, if I didn't get the scholarship, I probably wouldn't have gone. It's so expensive, and if you aren't absolutely certain that you'll use the degree, it's not worth it.

I'm not crazy about my current job, but I feel stuck with the job market right now. I'm thinking that I'd like to either go into landscape design or interior design. I'm leaning towards landscape, because I enjoy being outdoors so much.
 

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I just graduated in December 2009 with my B.F.A in Furniture Design.

I was never good in school, and always had average grades ( a lot of Cs) except in my art classes!

I just got my first job as a furniture designer and am moving to D.C. to start my career.
 

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College isn't too bad. I wouldn't really say we look lazy, usually i'm top of my class... so being an ISFP doesn't really negate anything intellectually
 

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A lot of people throughout college thought I didn't care or worry about anything because I don't outwardly show my stress. Even though I procrastinate, I can be a perfectionist when it comes to my own work = shit ton of late nights. I think I confused a lot of people because I was the one with all these credit hours, but didn't openly show my motivation towards school.
 

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A lot of people throughout college thought I didn't care or worry about anything because I don't outwardly show my stress. Even though I procrastinate, I can be a perfectionist when it comes to my own work = shit ton of late nights. I think I confused a lot of people because I was the one with all these credit hours, but didn't openly show my motivation towards school.
Agreed, I just had a week with 3 hour nights due to procrastination. I'm a perfectionist to some extent, but you have to compromise to meet the deadlines. If anything university has taught me to be more organised.
 

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After being the slowest and last test taker...my Nutrition teacher took my paper and gave me a look which is one of the looks that teachers give to those people who they think didn't study and was wasting their time.

But you should have seen the look on her face when she was passing out the test. She stood and handed me the test with a smile and very impressed look. I was thinking, "what in the world is wrong...oh no..." ....and then she handed me my test and told me that no one has ever Aced this test before. Wow! Greatest accomplishment of my life. There was a zillion questions on that test and many a or b, or a, b and c....or all the above questions...and I got it all right, down to the tiny last vitamin. I was so proud of myself. and thanked God.

You see, ISFPs we can do it, if we put our minds to it. I've learned in college that we're smart...we just don't have any interest in many things.
 

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Anywase...never found my passion...so I went for plan B. Which is my challenge...nursing. I went through 6 years of college and got my BS in Nursing. I've been a RN for 5 years. But definitely not where I wanna be 1-2/4 of the time. I love it at times, and am thankful for it. But definitely too stressful for my health....that added on top of the stress I'm already experiencing as an ISFP.
But I have high dreams and high expectations....so I challenged myself. The only way I survived was to remind myself that my dream is to one day serve poor sick people in 3rd world countries as a nurse, and also sharing the gospel. If not for that, I wouldn't have done it...even if I get paid the big bucks.
 

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I love how this was started in September 2010 and only has 2 pages of posts. Lol.
So does that say anything about Isfps and college education? What does it say if anything?
 

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So does that say anything about Isfps and college education? What does it say if anything?
It doesn't really say anything conclusive.

As for me, I finished my B.S. in Civil Engineering last year, did alright, 3.12 Cumulative GPA, 3.27 Departmental GPA.

Only failed two classes, linear algebra and ordinary differential equations, and got a D in multivariate calculus, but I retook the failed ones and got an AB and B in them the second time, no big deal. I struggled a lot with theory, motivation, and depression during college, but it was overall a great period of personal growth. I probably wouldn't have went to college, but my mom insisted and I figured I might as well give it a go.

I had a much harder time job hunting than I ever did taking tests, I'm not even using my degree at the moment, doing carpentry.
 

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I didn't graduate yet but will be next year, I'm sure of it. I'm at the top of my class in Geology and have gotten awards for it, and I have only relatively easy requirements to knock out next year. If I wasn't able to almost sleep through it, I doubt I would have the motivation to really go through with it, but I've really enjoyed the time, made some great, not many, but a few really good ones. And the outlook for Geology is pretty positive, and I will probably be able to travel with it, so I'd say it's a win win :D
 
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I had a difficult time deciding what to major in, but decided to major in psychology at the University of Washington, where I have a current GPA of 3.84. I wasn't always a good student though. I am a returning student (age 30) who started at community college the second time, with a previous GPA of 2.04 and brought it up to a 3.6 by the time I transferred to the UW. I learned how to put my mind to doing well the second time around, thanks to encouraging people around me.

I had previously thought about majoring in music, education, or theology. I still might pursue one of these fields in grad school. I will be graduating with my BA in June of 2013.

I consider myself to be a procrastinating perfectionist. Most people that hear that phrase scratch their heads at me, yet, it is a very true way of describing who I am. I also teach piano to 50 students, work part-time at my church as the youth/music director, and have a wife and four kids. I wish I would have gotten school knocked out earlier but am glad I'm doing it now anyway.
 

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I have a master's degree in journalism. But, alas, my career passed away after being moribund for years.
Stubbornly, I continued my education until I got that master's degree but I never felt as if I was smart enough. School alternated between being challenging, frustrating, and boring.
I always yearned to be outside.
Now I have a little gardening business. I don't make much money but I never made much money as a reporter/photographer, either.
 
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