I'm new to this forum. I've been observing for a while, but have been hesitant to participate without a specific question. Something came to mind tonight that I wanted to share.
I am wondering if there is any info out there (personal experience or theoretical) on why an IEI might be attracted to math. Though I work in arts education, and my background is in the arts, math has always come easily to me. Throughout school, I consistently did better in math classes with much less effort than English or Social Studies courses. This seems surprising since the stereotypical arts person is better at English than math. In 3rd grade, I recall getting an award for scoring higher than the 6th graders in math. In high school, I got a higher math SAT score than Verbal. I actually recall "studying" the math sections of the SAT practice book for fun. And when I went to take the test, it was in a math classroom, and I felt very soothed. Even as a very young girl (5 or 6 years old), I would have friends sleep over. As we lay there in the dark before bed, I would request that they give me math problems (simple addition) to do as I fell asleep.
Is this an attraction that relates to the mobilizing function? From what I understand, the mobilizing function is weak... so I wonder why I would be good at it. I don't think I am good at all introverted logic stuff, though. So maybe it is a fluke.