I’m an INFP with a clinical research doctorate. We can succeed academically, but I believe only in a field which we are truly enamored with.
Daydreaming almost ruined me in school, figuring out how to actualize that this / the work in front of me was the real dream helped me through my decade of education.
Sometimes I’ve come to find very charming about being an academic INFP is that there are so few of us, our perspectives come off as quite unique in a positive manner.
And so little of what we struggle with in school shows up in real life. Ultimately our generally pleasant and more modest but stranger disposition just makes a welcome asset.
So yeah. I love it. Subvert the stereotype, follow your dreams!