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    Do INTjs usually achieve their dreams?

    Most people have goals in life. Some give up in the first rough-spot, some drag themselves through storm and wind until they get what they want. It depends on the character. I've always considered INTjs to have quite a lot of willpower and determination. Now I'd like to put it to test, so I want you to share your experience and/or knowledge.

    Of all the INTjs you know, how many have been successful people with good income or at least a prestigious job of their choice ???
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kristiina
    Do INTjs usually achieve their dreams?

    Most people have goals in life. Some give up in the first rough-spot, some drag themselves through storm and wind until they get what they want. It depends on the character. I've always considered INTjs to have quite a lot of willpower and determination. Now I'd like to put it to test, so I want you to share your experience and/or knowledge.

    Of all the INTjs you know, how many have been successful people with good income or at least a prestigious job of their choice ???
    i don't have any actual dreams. most are fantasy based. where things happen, the goal - but the lead up is never there. like we are married, live in a house, etc - but i don't know the meeting part. the part that i need to know now.

    the small things - buying a car, camera, computer, etc. then yeah. i learned how to build a computer in month, got the stuff and built it.

    as for jobs - no. i suggest things, they take it, without giving me compensation in any form. people use me mostly. and since i'm not one to toot my own horn, i don't sell myself very well.

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    it would depend on what the dreams are!

    if it's one of those dreams that depend on hard work, ingenuity, well, basically dreams that can be earned kind of thing, then yeah, sure. i would think a lot of INTjs become successful in the generic sense of the word. personally, i've always had my pick of universities, schools, and i had a relatively easy time getting a job, but i shouldn't push my luck... but i put it more due to natural abilities rather than sheer hard work and determination. i seem to get more with less trying.

    but if the dream is based on luck, like finding the right person and settling down, well, that's not so straightforward.

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    I was able to get into one of the top engineering schools in the nation to study Astronautical engineering and on top of that get accepted into the AFROTC with a scholarship. So I guess up to right now Ive been succesfull. But as Kirana said it can also depend on what kind of dreams.
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    People tell me all the time that I'm going to be successful. I never have a response. I actually don't really like it that much when people tell me that. What do they mean, "youre going to be successful"?? They're saying I am going to meet their standards of success. What are their standards of success? My standard of being successful is being happy... at least that's what I think. How do they know if I'm going to be happy?
    ... but I'm in a bad mood right now, so whatever...
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    http://the16types.info/forums/viewtopic.php?t=2581

    Hmm... it appears other INTjs have similar feelings about not succeeding...
    Of course I didn't say anything about fear of failure in my last post, but that is the root of a lot of my bitterness about people saying I'm going to be successful. Other peoples expectations only add to my burden. My expectations of myself are high enough, I don't need other people's, too.
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    What gets to me is that I ........ don't have a major goal or thing I want to shoot for. I'm endlessly cycling through options, but I can't seem to find something good enough yet. I've come to realize, though, it will either be in hard sciences, or perhaps some sort of managing thing (my future that is). But.... I can't really make a sound decision yet because I don't know what it is. I'm not through with establishing my means for success.. ......... I'll leave it at that for now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UDP
    What gets to me is that I ........ don't have a major goal or thing I want to shoot for. I'm endlessly cycling through options, but I can't seem to find something good enough yet. I've come to realize, though, it will either be in hard sciences, or perhaps some sort of managing thing (my future that is). But.... I can't really make a sound decision yet because I don't know what it is. I'm not through with establishing my means for success.. ......... I'll leave it at that for now.
    I basically decided that I will be happy doing anything that challenges me. I need to be creative. Thus anything in the engineering field works... which is what I am going to do. However, I always have these dreams about doing other things... especially physics. I have already started something though, so I'm going to finish it.
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