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    INTP's as teens & in college

    How are INTP's as teens and in college? Do you find it hard to relate to others your age? In college, it never really appealed to me to go to frat parties, or to get "wasted" with my peers. I feel as though I never really went through the "rebellious" drug-using/partying phase, as I just didn't see the reason behind it. I want to be social and make friends, but I feel like I can't relate to anyone my age, even though I am now 23 and graduating from college. Everyone just seems so *stupid*. I want to be impressed by my fellow college students, not disgusted. And yet I feel bad for criticizing them, because I haven't met anyone yet who doesn't act this way, or at least when they're young. And I am also not a snob; I am tolerant of drug use for intellectual purposes, or if one is just trying to cope when at rock bottom. Does anyone else feel the same??
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    I hated high school and college. Too cliquey and stupid socially.

    I also played baseball in high school and college, and I didn't relate well to my teammates. Part of it was introversion and confidence, and part of it was that keg parties and loud music weren't my thing, and part of it was how much I simply wasn't a "dumb jock" like many of them.

    Law school was MUCH better and I had far more fun there - yes, fun - than I did in high school or college. Part of it was being more confident and mature, and a larger part was identifying more with more "grown up" people who as a group were more intellectual.

    I'm sure I looked arrogant or stand-offish. I was both, at least to a degree. Peons . . .
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    I actually love getting wasted, but I don't do that often :) I'm an introvert who likes parties :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by DesolateIridescence View Post
    How are INTP's as teens and in college? Do you find it hard to relate to others your age? In college, it never really appealed to me to go to frat parties, or to get "wasted" with my peers. I feel as though I never really went through the "rebellious" drug-using/partying phase, as I just didn't see the reason behind it. I want to be social and make friends, but I feel like I can't relate to anyone my age, even though I am now 23 and graduating from college. Everyone just seems so *stupid*. I want to be impressed by my fellow college students, not disgusted. And yet I feel bad for criticizing them, because I haven't met anyone yet who doesn't act this way, or at least when they're young. And I am also not a snob; I am tolerant of drug use for intellectual purposes, or if one is just trying to cope when at rock bottom. Does anyone else feel the same??
    I feel the same way actually, it's one of the things that keep me back from completing my studies, I just can't deal with so many people who always need to act cooler than the next guy, I just cannot seem to be able to do it, so basically I don't know what to do, those people are fucking depressing I just fear if I ever do go back there I fear I'll have to get out in a police car, it just sucks that the shitty people make it so unbearable to do what I have to do, since studies are easy.. aah /rant

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    Yeah, getting wasted just doesn't appeal to me. Honestly, I'd rather just sit in a bar and chat with my friends over one or two drinks. I'm interested in what sort of parties I'll get invited to next year.

    Slightly off-topic: I wonder if the US government really believes the current drinking age is effective. A good number of high school students and the majority (I think) of college underclassmen drink regardless. But that is to be discussed elsewhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HuxtaBrilliant View Post
    Yeah, getting wasted just doesn't appeal to me. Honestly, I'd rather just sit in a bar and chat with my friends over one or two drinks. I'm interested in what sort of parties I'll get invited to next year.

    Slightly off-topic: I wonder if the US government really believes the current drinking age is effective. A good number of high school students and the majority (I think) of college underclassmen drink regardless. But that is to be discussed elsewhere.
    no age limit in the world will keep underagers from getting alcohol, why do they do it? the pop culture told them to.

    I concur with the bar and chat thing, I have 10000* more fun doing that than going at a club or drinking my arse off at some other party full of 'cool' peeps
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    I've come out of my shell a lot in college, but Australian College is radically different from the american version. I've started dating, made some of the best friends I'll ever have and am having fun just generally dicking around.

    Highschool was shit though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DesolateIridescence View Post
    How are INTP's as teens and in college? Do you find it hard to relate to others your age? In college, it never really appealed to me to go to frat parties, or to get "wasted" with my peers. I feel as though I never really went through the "rebellious" drug-using/partying phase, as I just didn't see the reason behind it. I want to be social and make friends, but I feel like I can't relate to anyone my age, even though I am now 23 and graduating from college. Everyone just seems so *stupid*. I want to be impressed by my fellow college students, not disgusted. And yet I feel bad for criticizing them, because I haven't met anyone yet who doesn't act this way, or at least when they're young. And I am also not a snob; I am tolerant of drug use for intellectual purposes, or if one is just trying to cope when at rock bottom. Does anyone else feel the same??
    Up until recently, most of my friends have been 5-10 years older since I couldn't relate to my age group very well. Not so much an issue these days, since I'm almost 30 myself.
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    It is as if I am reading my own personal-life story here. Why did I never meet an INTP before??

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    INTP - The Thinkers

    I concur re the personal friends at a bar versus large party thing.

    Quote Originally Posted by absent air View Post
    It is as if I am reading my own personal-life story here. Why did I never meet an INTP before??
    Because we weren't at the lousy parties you got dragged to.
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