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Please specify your MBTI type, list the subjects you find the easiest to study and apply. Try doing it in order with best at the top.
Me:

Geography
English
History
Science

Type: ISTJ
 

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School was a long time ago. . . but based on high school, I'd say I found these subjects to be easy to study/apply:

1) Latin
2) History
3) Math

^ditto to the other subjects. Though I made good grades in Science and English as well, I did have a harder time with those subjects (because it was too hard to find meaning from English texts and Science principles were sometimes hard to understand).
 

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1.) Physical sciences
2.) Foreign languages
3.) Art

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We seem to be fairly strong in History and Languages; but I don't know if that's a real pattern or just co-incidence.
 

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History
English
Business Studies
Geography
Afrikaans

ENFJ
You must be South African :) are either English or Afrikaans your mother tongue, or do you speak another language too?

You also seem to be good at similar subjects to the rest of us, so it's beginning to look like personality doesn't have much effect on specialisation.
 

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You must be South African :) are either English or Afrikaans your mother tongue, or do you speak another language too?

You also seem to be good at similar subjects to the rest of us, so it's beginning to look like personality doesn't have much effect on specialisation.
The majority of my family is Afrikaans except my mothers mothers side!
But I have English as my first language as my parents decided it'd be easier!

I am fluent in Afrikaans, English and Arabic,
With partial fluency in French!

My mother speaks Afrikaans, English and French natively,
With Arabic as a second language(My grandmother was half English half Arabic).

My dads side is fully Afrikaans and my Moms Dads too!

My top 2 subjects are English and History :)
With Bussiness studies coming in close 3rd!

I think the liking and doing well with subjects deals more with Sides of brains!
 

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Very multi-lingual, as many South Africans are (I suppose that was a "yes")

I think the liking and doing well with subjects deals more with Sides of brains!
I've heard of that, what if brain-sidedness has more to do with how you learn the subject, not whether you are good at it?
Maybe it's similar with personality.
 

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Very multi-lingual, as many South Africans are (I suppose that was a "yes")



I've heard of that, what if brain-sidedness has more to do with how you learn the subject, not whether you are good at it?
Maybe it's similar with personality.
I think it has to do with how you sequence work!
And the processes used to solve problems within those subjects,
And Example is Maths,
Left Side brain users are better as it due to their ability to sequence better than a person who is wholly Right Brained,
Therefore maths is easier to decipher and map out due to the thinking processes needed is similar to that of a left brained person,
This is not to say a right brained person cannot do maths,
Just saying that left brained people are naturally more adept at tackling maths due to their logical process.

Whilst also on the other end of the scale a person who is right brained,
Is more adept at languages and subjects that do not following sequencing as much,
Including any form of essay writing,
Or general Idea's that require more creativity and "flow".
It's very interesting!

Personally I am middle regioned with Right being slightly more dominant!
Explaining in part why I do well more mathematical subjects xD
 

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1. English Extension (author, reader, social, textual and philosophical theory behind literature etc)
2. Law
3. Business and accounting are easily learnt, though they don't necessarily hold my interest for very long.

INTJ here.
 

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1. English Extension (author, reader, social, textual and philosophical theory behind literature etc)
2. Law
3. Business and accounting are easily learnt, though they don't necessarily hold my interest for very long.

INTJ here.
Our first case of law; why do you think you like/are good at law? One of my sisters who is IXTJ studied law, she was good at it but preferred economics at a University level.
 

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Our first case of law; why do you think you like/are good at law? One of my sisters who is IXTJ studied law, she was good at it but preferred economics at a University level.
Woah, my bad, totally didn't even realise that this was in the SJ forum. Honest mistake. I feel like I've already overstayed my welcome.

To answer your question, I have an analytical temperament and a natural tendency to balance options. It is mentally impossible for me not to weight pros and cons and dig out every possible side to the story before coming to conclusions. It's automatic. I find this invaluable when it comes to law. In all my undergrad law classes the lecturers attempted to 'rewire' our brain to be able to absorb the information and approach the problems/scenarios in a way that was suitable for practicing law. I found the methods they were teaching were ones that I had used since birth. I had often spoken to other students who were heeding the lecturers advice and adjusting their outlook and interpretation of the questions. They described it as a wilful and conscious process. For me, it was just digesting information and approaching questions as I always had..and probably always will.

I must admit, sometimes I can stray from the facts and legal doctrine and get a little too philosophical about it all. Also, perhaps my Ni allowed me to better anticipate the ramifications of laws and the potential outcomes by having those laws in place. (This is all in theory as I have only studied law at a university level, I have not practiced).

I have a knack for deconstructing arguments and finding the main principle behind all the jargon. With enough concentration and patience, synthesising comes next, and I also find this to be a fairly natural process for me.

I never had to 'rewire' my way of thinking, I used it in the way I always had, it just got a little more exercise. I feel like I have the right brain and way of thinking for law, but unfortunately I also bore really, really easy and found that Law wasn't stimulating enough for me, at least on a theoretical level and I ultimately decided that it was not something that I was genuinely passionate about.
 

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Woah, my bad, totally didn't even realise that this was in the SJ forum. I feel like I've already overstayed my welcome.

To answer your question, I have an analytical temperament and a natural tendency to balance options. It is mentally impossible for me not to weight pros and cons and dig out every possible side to the story before coming to conclusions. It's automatic. I find this invaluable when it comes to law. In all my undergrad law classes the lecturers attempted to 'rewire' our brain to be able to absorb the information and approach the problems/scenarios in a way that was suitable for practicing law. I found the methods they were teaching were ones that I had used since birth. I had often spoken to other students who were heeding the lecturers advice and adjusting their outlook and interpretation of the questions. They described it as a wilful and conscious process. For me, it was just digesting information and approaching questions as I always had..and probably always will.

I have a knack for deconstructing arguments and finding the main principle behind all the jargon. With enough concentration and patience, synthesising comes next, and I also find this to be a fairly natural process for me.

I never had to 'rewire' my way of thinking, I used it in the way I always had, it just got a little more exercise. I feel like I have the right brain and way of thinking for law, but unfortunately I also bore really, really easy and found that Law wasn't stimulating enough for me, at least on a theoretical level and I ultimately decided that it was not something that I was genuinely passionate about.

Gives ISTJ Tag,
Disguise yourself here xD haha
I'm an ENFJ I kind of stick out here
 

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What are your best subjects? Please specify your MBTI type, list the subjects you find the easiest to study and apply.
Hmm... the better I understand a subject the more difficult I think it is.

Well I'll simply go for my favorite subjects, that I'm most read on.

Philosophy
History
Sociology
Psychology

Not sure about the order. I'm INFP.
 

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Woah, my bad, totally didn't even realise that this was in the SJ forum. Honest mistake. I feel like I've already overstayed my welcome.
Of course you are all welcome, it is interesting to get a different perspective. I probably should have started this on the general forum.

I never had to 'rewire' my way of thinking, I used it in the way I always had, it just got a little more exercise. I feel like I have the right brain and way of thinking for law, but unfortunately I also bore really, really easy and found that Law wasn't stimulating enough for me, at least on a theoretical level and I ultimately decided that it was not something that I was genuinely passionate about.
Most people seem to find law fairly dry, but I'm sure your skills will be very useful in a general corporate/governmental setting.

Used to be French, but now I have a terrible teacher so I can't seem to progress.
I quite like maths and physics, but I'm not amazing at them.


Teachers make such a big difference don't they?

Hmm... the better I understand a subject the more difficult I think it is.
That must be a very useful mindset for you to excel, but more problematic for your stress levels. I think this is usually a heightened sensitivity to new areas for improvement, it's a good thing.

 
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