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I was in college to become a teacher, and I've planned to become one ever since I was in the 4th Grade.
But as of recently, I've been getting more and more fed up with the curriculum. I feel like I would be constantly at odds with the administration if I joined.
I've had these feelings all the way through my first two years of the program, but they've only been getting worse.

I ended up dropping out of the course due to personal differences with the way the course was taught, and because of the difficulty on my part to acquire the funding for the program. I can attempt the course again next year, but I'm not feeling very optimistic about it.

I've been thinking that my calling is elsewhere. Are there any other jobs that INTJs are particularly suited for?
I know going by an "MBTI" lens may not be particularly helpful, but it may help narrow down the possibilities.

At the moment, I have a full-time job at a family owned store. So I'm not lacking in terms of money at the moment.
Do you guys have any recommendations and ideas to help me out? I would prefer to end up doing something more impact than a simple day job.
 

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Hm, I used to have an INTJ math professor who would talk about his past a lot, because he had kind of an eclectic history and sometimes students would ask him about his life. Well, he graduated from uni with a degree in math, tutored for a while, then I think tried working at various companies, then eventually went back to teaching. Teaching probably will be the most impactful thing you could possibly do, but maybe you're teaching at the wrong level. I would think that most INTJs would want to teach something involving math and science at the higher grade levels, if not at an undergrad university+beyond level.

Maybe you should rethink what kind of a teacher you want to be instead of abandoning it completely.
 

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Choose something that you enjoy doing even if it is exhausting and difficult. If it doesn't bring you joy then move on. If you still insist on being a teacher then give it another try, approach it differently, maybe things will end up better. When I was in high school I wanted to be a chemist, after my first chemistry class in university, I dropped the entire program and changed majors to something I love. Maybe you not liking the course and dropping out is a sign to change. It is a difficult choice to make so take your time. Also if it helps, read about other majors and see what you gravitate towards most, envision yourself doing it.

Best of luck!
 

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I was in college to become a teacher, and I've planned to become one ever since I was in the 4th Grade.
But as of recently, I've been getting more and more fed up with the curriculum. I feel like I would be constantly at odds with the administration if I joined.
I've had these feelings all the way through my first two years of the program, but they've only been getting worse.

I ended up dropping out of the course due to personal differences with the way the course was taught, and because of the difficulty on my part to acquire the funding for the program. I can attempt the course again next year, but I'm not feeling very optimistic about it.

I've been thinking that my calling is elsewhere. Are there any other jobs that INTJs are particularly suited for?
I know going by an "MBTI" lens may not be particularly helpful, but it may help narrow down the possibilities.

At the moment, I have a full-time job at a family owned store. So I'm not lacking in terms of money at the moment.
Do you guys have any recommendations and ideas to help me out? I would prefer to end up doing something more impact than a simple day job.
Read Rich Dad Poor Dad.
Summary which pertains to your question: Dude wanted to teach and now he does. He is also wealthy unlike most teachers because he created a product and has seminars to teach even more about his product - his book.

Not all that teach need to be teachers - look at all the life coaches that are out there now and are like 20 year olds who know pretty much shit about life lol, just trying to make a buck on their bravado.

Also consider that teaching usually requires you to teach about a subject that has little variability unless you're some sort of research professor. If you're teaching 5th grade you'd be teaching simple subjects the rest of your life which seems like an exercise for an ISTJ to me.
 

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Think back on what made you want to become a teacher in the first place. Is it the aspect of helping people, imparting knowledge? The subject itself? Was there a teacher you admired?

If your interest was primarily because of the subject itself, you might want to delve into it further, maybe become a researcher or expert in that field.
 

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I was in college to become a teacher, and I've planned to become one ever since I was in the 4th Grade.
But as of recently, I've been getting more and more fed up with the curriculum. I feel like I would be constantly at odds with the administration if I joined.
I've had these feelings all the way through my first two years of the program, but they've only been getting worse.

I ended up dropping out of the course due to personal differences with the way the course was taught, and because of the difficulty on my part to acquire the funding for the program. I can attempt the course again next year, but I'm not feeling very optimistic about it.

I've been thinking that my calling is elsewhere. Are there any other jobs that INTJs are particularly suited for?
I know going by an "MBTI" lens may not be particularly helpful, but it may help narrow down the possibilities.

At the moment, I have a full-time job at a family owned store. So I'm not lacking in terms of money at the moment.
Do you guys have any recommendations and ideas to help me out? I would prefer to end up doing something more impact than a simple day job.
I got my teaching degree and spent two years in the field and had to seek life elsewhere. I couldn't deal with the politics. The kids weren't the problem. It was the parents and administrators I had a problem with.
 
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my father is intj, and worked the longest time with a technical company, first it seemed to be quite a bit of coding and such, but as he got older and the stuff he knew got old, he got to do more selling(which he didn't seem to like), and teaching the people in the companies buying about the products and how to use them (which he seemed to like ok). Perhaps something along those lines, if there is something about teaching you like? I mean not necessarily for a tech company, but something where teaching is one part of the job, but not in a typical school setting, and more specialised.
 

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I came to think of duolingo also, I wonder if an intj might not be likely to be pretty good at figuring out good tools like that for teaching and learning?
 

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I got my teaching degree and spent two years in the field and had to seek life elsewhere. I couldn't deal with the politics. The kids weren't the problem. It was the parents and administrators I had a problem with.
Yeah, I could find myself getting into arguments with parents and administrators.
I also often find that kids are more reasonable than adults.
 
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my father is intj, and worked the longest time with a technical company, first it seemed to be quite a bit of coding and such, but as he got older and the stuff he knew got old, he got to do more selling(which he didn't seem to like), and teaching the people in the companies buying about the products and how to use them (which he seemed to like ok). Perhaps something along those lines, if there is something about teaching you like? I mean not necessarily for a tech company, but something where teaching is one part of the job, but not in a typical school setting, and more specialised.
So something more specialized?
That also sounds like a good idea. I was talking with my ESTP father over the phone, and he recommended I do the same.
Thanks for the advice, I’ll take it into account.
 
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Yeah, I could find myself getting into arguments with parents and administrators.
I also often find that kids are more reasonable than adults.
Oh approximately 2/3 of the kids just want to get through school, do well, and get on with their futures, it's only about 1/3 who are lying manipulative scoundrels who hate authority. These are the ones whose parents entitle them and defend them to the point where they will lie to cover up their own childrens' lies, and accuse any teacher or administrator who calls them on their behavior: "...Out to get their child." I had about 200 students a day. I didn't have time to be vindictive, even if I wanted to be.
 
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