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Originally posted by unityemissions
The most common type to test in the gifted range are INTP ENTP INFJ INFP and INTJ.
Originally posted by lacrimosa
lol well so much for the 'gifted' program. seems like everyone was invited. and yes i as a child was told i was gifted and taken aside to do tests. guess what, i'm as dumb as a box of frogs.
people will tell you your special, you might think youre special. but youre not.
ISTJs are often called inspectors. They have a keen sense of right and wrong, especially in their area of interest and/or responsibility. They are noted for devotion to duty. Punctuality is a watchword of the ISTJ. The secretary, clerk, or business(wo)man by whom others set their clocks is likely to be an ISTJ.
As do other Introverted Thinkers, ISTJs often give the initial impression of being aloof and perhaps somewhat cold. Effusive expression of emotional warmth is not something that ISTJs do without considerable energy loss.
ISTJs are most at home with "just the facts, Ma'am." They seem to perform at highest efficiency when employing a step-by-step approach. Once a new procedure has proven itself (i.e., has been shown "to work,") the ISTJ can be depended upon to carry it through, even at the expense of their own health.
ISTJs are easily frustrated by the inconsistencies of others, especially when the second parties don't keep their commitments. But they usually keep their feelings to themselves unless they are asked. And when asked, they don't mince words. Truth wins out over tact. The grim determination of the ISTJ vindicates itself in officiation of sports events, judiciary functions, or an other situation which requires making tough calls and sticking to them.
His SJ orientation draws the ISTJ into the service of established institutions. Home, social clubs, government, schools, the military, churches -- these are the bastions of the SJ. "We've always done it this way" is often reason enough for many ISTJs. Threats to time-honored traditions or established organizations (e.g., a "run" on the bank) are the undoing of SJs, and are to be fought at all costs.
Originally posted by Shadow Herder
For all of you smart butts out there who claim to be smart, choke on this....lol
‘According to a
national study, 91
percent of people lie
on a regular basis,
and, in reality, the
other nine percent
were probably lying.’
— Steven Gaffney
Originally posted by DelayedChristmas
Yup, I was in the gifted and talented academic and art divisions.
I like the little conspiracy insinuation the OP throws out there...
Paraphrased: "Were 'they' just trying to track the accelerated learners and monitor their development?" Kind of "out there," but plausible, wouldn't be surprised. If true, I'd be eerily flattered.
and the little "forming robotic frames in the subconscious for thought processing" tidbit that was thrown out there as well is interesting to ponder on.
Originally posted by KamiKazeKenji
Ah, the gifted program. It was years ago, when I was in fourth grade when I was invited to one. For some reason I refused, most likely because I was a kid and didn't know how much of a special opportunity that was.
Thoughts of that opportunity come back to me occasionally, and I always think the same thing: That one decision I made as a kid is the only regret I have in life.