Personality Cafe banner

1 - 14 of 14 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
770 Posts
Discussion Starter #1 (Edited)
So, is anyone else studying for a big exam? Boards or LSATs or the MCAT?

I am going to go craaaaaaaazy from all this [email protected]#$% alone time. Aaaaaahh!!!!!


For ENFPs, a massive standardized test that requires hundreds of hours of preparation has to be one of the most challenging tasks to accomplish. This must be why the majority of doctors are ISTJs. :bored:


This thread was created to keep us lonely, studious (or doing anything else that requires you to be alone for long periods of time) ENFPs sane. Just pop on in and chit chat. Post whatever you like. Or say "hi" to whichever desperately lonely soul is posting in here.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,106 Posts
No replies? Is EVERYONE studying? I thought to check in to see how your sanity is hanging today..

It's been awhile (years) since I took the VCATs or NBE/CCT, but I still vividly recall the pain. The modern equivalent would be big project deadlines at work. Initially, SOME focus time can seriously help m kick ass (critical stress + isolation = reduced distraction + increased productivity). However, the isolation eventually starts to make me feel lonely.

No real help here, but sympathy - LOTS of sympathy.

BTW, the studying was worth it. I passed the tests, got the degree, and got the job! The pay and enjoying (most days anyway) what I do is terrific!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
770 Posts
Discussion Starter #4
No replies? Is EVERYONE studying? I thought to check in to see how your sanity is hanging today..

It's been awhile (years) since I took the VCATs or NBE/CCT, but I still vividly recall the pain. The modern equivalent would be big project deadlines at work. Initially, SOME focus time can seriously help m kick ass (critical stress + isolation = reduced distraction + increased productivity). However, the isolation eventually starts to make me feel lonely.

No real help here, but sympathy - LOTS of sympathy.

BTW, the studying was worth it. I passed the tests, got the degree, and got the job! The pay and enjoying (most days anyway) what I do is terrific!
Why hello, there! ::hug::

You took the VCAT for vet school entry, so you know what I'm going through. The hardest part about this whole process is actually turning in my application. Filling out all those boxes, lol. There's no excuse for me dragging my feet, but inevitably my app is going to be finished by the tail end of the cycle. E/INFP procrastination at its finest. Did you ever find a way to fix this in yourself, or have you always not been a procrastinator? I'm not trying to get into Harvard or anything, just a state school, so we'll see how that goes.

Thank you for the sympathy. Thank you for engaging with me, period! :p There are only so many friends you can call to distract yourself with before they start getting annoyed.

I am so glad you made it through and are reaping the fruits of your labor. That is what I want for myself. In this craptastic economy, nothing is guaranteed. You have to get off your duff and put in the work if you want a good job in 5 years.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,106 Posts
?..E/INFP procrastination at its finest. Did you ever find a way to fix this in yourself, or have you always not been a procrastinator? I'm not trying to get into Harvard or anything, just a state school...
Lol, I've NOT cured myself of procrastination and lacking discipline! I still eek by. As far as vet school, I practice applied first, while not yet done with undergrad. By some fluke, I got accepted! I, too, was aiming for the local school in our state. I seem to let things slide to the point of pain and then somehow get busy. It's less than ideal, but has been livable.

Good luck with the tests! Be sure to get good sleep and eat beforehand, so your brain stands a chance! :)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,239 Posts
i don't know about you guys, but i think the worst thing for me about times like that are the psychological effects, where you can feel your mind getting duller, motivation and zest for life seeping out of you like an open vein, and the instinctual energy that you normally run off disappears to be replaced with this weird, methodical, stressing, analytical and slightly cranky headspace. a friend once called it "traumatic"- i only find that slightly melodramatic.

you've just gotta hold onto the fact that the normal you will come back after a while once you've finished; and of course what you're taking the exam for. personally, i don't care how important the exams are, i need to have a break from revision to socialise. if i let the stress mount up too high, it gets to a point where it will overwhelm me in the exam, and i'll have a meltdown. it's happened before. if i take some time to have fun though, my brain stays sharper, and i can feel myself more in the zone during the exam, and the revision beforehand for that matter.

anyway good luck!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
84 Posts
Hahahahaha. I find this thread hilarious as I can not empathize with it AT ALL.
 
  • Like
Reactions: finically

·
Registered
Joined
·
930 Posts
i don't know about you guys, but i think the worst thing for me about times like that are the psychological effects, where you can feel your mind getting duller, motivation and zest for life seeping out of you like an open vein, and the instinctual energy that you normally run off disappears to be replaced with this weird, methodical, stressing, analytical and slightly cranky headspace. a friend once called it "traumatic"- i only find that slightly melodramatic.

you've just gotta hold onto the fact that the normal you will come back after a while once you've finished; and of course what you're taking the exam for. personally, i don't care how important the exams are, i need to have a break from revision to socialise. if i let the stress mount up too high, it gets to a point where it will overwhelm me in the exam, and i'll have a meltdown. it's happened before. if i take some time to have fun though, my brain stays sharper, and i can feel myself more in the zone during the exam, and the revision beforehand for that matter.

anyway good luck!
yeah, this >.< I have a resit I need to take tomorrow but I've been out twice this weekend anyway. It sounds really counterproductive but I know if I hadn't I wouldn't have gotten nearly as much of the course well memorised by tomorrow. It's only multiple choice so you only really need to know the general idea of everything to avoid failing but I'm freaking out cause if I fail I might have to repeat the year :/
 
Joined
·
186 Posts
*odd INFJ standing off to the side*

I always have quite a bit of nonsense to say when no one is awake...

As for the dulling mind, I feel the same. I can almost see the drops of life dripping away. Where they went, darned if I knew.

I want to go to Finland. Very much. I need to learn Finnish...

The reason behind this is because, well, have you seen Finland's school system? It's gorgeous! We could learn so much from them, especially how they manage their country!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,170 Posts
I am an ENFP doc..and agree.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
770 Posts
Discussion Starter #12
yeah, this >.< I have a resit I need to take tomorrow but I've been out twice this weekend anyway. It sounds really counterproductive but I know if I hadn't I wouldn't have gotten nearly as much of the course well memorised by tomorrow. It's only multiple choice so you only really need to know the general idea of everything to avoid failing but I'm freaking out cause if I fail I might have to repeat the year :/

How did the test go?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
770 Posts
Discussion Starter #13
i don't know about you guys, but i think the worst thing for me about times like that are the psychological effects, where you can feel your mind getting duller, motivation and zest for life seeping out of you like an open vein, and the instinctual energy that you normally run off disappears to be replaced with this weird, methodical, stressing, analytical and slightly cranky headspace. a friend once called it "traumatic"- i only find that slightly melodramatic.

you've just gotta hold onto the fact that the normal you will come back after a while once you've finished; and of course what you're taking the exam for. personally, i don't care how important the exams are, i need to have a break from revision to socialise. if i let the stress mount up too high, it gets to a point where it will overwhelm me in the exam, and i'll have a meltdown. it's happened before. if i take some time to have fun though, my brain stays sharper, and i can feel myself more in the zone during the exam, and the revision beforehand for that matter.

anyway good luck!
That is IT. You described it for a T. The meltdown thing too. So, R&R is completely necessary for us, huh? I need to get out more. Breaking things up with activities involving people contact will help so much. Like you said, we wither inside without it. I hadn't realized this until just now, with so much FORCED alone time being necessary to prep for this test. Ne fails completely when you're alone. You just spin your wheels endlessly, and ruminate endlessly with Fi.

It was so awesome when this other ENFP was studying with me. Unfortunately, her parents left the house alone, so she had to return to care for the dogs during the day time. Life was so good last month. 2 ENFPs studying together = so much more productive than one!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,170 Posts
You are? :O You made it through medical school? Wow. You are my ENFP inspiration. How did you stay motivated to do everything? Did you always study with other people?
Thanks;D

No, on the contrary. I HAD to study alone..otherwise I would never be able to focus. Library, no chance, too focused streaming the environment. So, my shadow functions grew stronger for every day. Oh I wish that I knew about MBTI back then...not because I live by it but because I would not think I had to just "try harder" to fit in with the herd.

It actually took me some time to find back to my usual self after 6 years of "isolation".
 
  • Like
Reactions: shedreamt
1 - 14 of 14 Posts
Top