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This is a discussion on Any ISFP College Grads? within the ISFP Forum - The Artists forums, part of the SP's Temperament Forum- The Creators category; Originally Posted by uncreative_name A lot of people throughout college thought I didn't care or worry about anything because I ...
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.
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.
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?
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.
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
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.
The UK version of college, yes. Not university though.
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.