six months ago, being an INFJ, my areas of interest were
widespread, vague, and all encompassing. They were science,
English, literature, math - anything one could possibly learn in school
or in the working world. I've recently found that this has left me
confused and constantly wanting concrete material, thoughts, and ideas I
can easily share with my friends and family. They know so little
about me because I don't reveal my likes since I think they're all
arbitrary, or subject to change at any call, but with this mentality,
I'll rarely initiate any successful somewhat intellectual conversation.
- Mari 11/23/05
Civilization Literature - Fascination
initiated through a two year college program in English Education.
As I gained literacy to easily comprehend these complex works through
assigned readings, my professors and peers revealed to me that what I
was reading are not just stories. These fiction pieces reveal
universal truths about life, human behavior, psychology, movements of
society, and so much more. Now I feel as though all I need to do
is read a literary book and find what I want to know about people and
society so that I can intellectualize and learn how best to deal with
people. Literature opens me up to the world. Initiated by
peers and college studies.
- Due to my own difficulties in academics, I've long studied and enjoyed
the study of how we learn: cognitive psychology - the psychology of
brain processes. Initiated by my own struggles in learning and my college studies.
- I am fascinated by television shows such as Space Cases, Sliders, and
Strange Days and Blake Holsey High because of interesting things that happen on theses
shows, and yet they all have root in science. The beauty if the
solar system, its colors, and its unknown constantly keep me learning.
Pop Culture -
I spent 3 years in this field of study as a teenager with a love of pop
songs, looking up to beautiful faced and beautiful voiced singers such
as Mariah Carey.
- Initiated in elementary and middle school when I heard of the
entertaining stories of why things are the way they are, explains the
worlds. This interest was furthered with Disney's release of
Hercules, the movie which skewed some
mythology, but made vivid, colorful, and contemporary, other parts of
Religion keeps me grounded, and sane. I have too many interests
and desires, as most humans. Religion tells me there is one truth
I've basically given up on mainstream television and believe that the
shows on National Geographic and the Science channel should be better
produced to be appealing to the average citizen. Nevertheless, I
have television classics that I do indeed enjoy
I Dream of Jeannie - Because Astronaut Tony Nelson states several
times that he's "an astronaut because that's what I want to be." Even in
the 60s did they know and believe in the importance of meaningful work.
Daria - Because it shows the exaggerated reality of today's (or the
late 1990s) teens, exposes wrongs occurring today (corporate influence
in the schools and emphasis on appearance).
Mary Tyler Moore - This unbelievable hilarious yet
depicts independent women in the 70s, is clean, but showcases some racy
subjects only recently being introduced on television in the 70s.
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air some of the episodes I can
without because of their inappropriateness, but I cannot deny that fact
that I actually laugh often when watching this show.