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Have you ever excelled at a subject you didn't even like?

Asked by Aesthetic_Mess (7892points) March 29th, 2011

For example, I hate English with a passion. I hate doing it, and writing, because I don’t have much imagination. But, I always excel in English, and teachers will tell me that I have a real knack for writing, and I should do it for a living
Why is it that one will excel at a subject he or she hates?
Has that ever happened to you?

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lucillelucillelucille's avatar

Sure! I had a very good memory for things I didn’t care about.Like math :)

Cruiser's avatar

I always like writing but hated doing it in school because I never graded well at it until I took a communications class in college. I had an excellent professor and she took me to task and challenged me to be a better writer and I think I became one.

marinelife's avatar

Yes, lots of them. It means you have an innate talent for it. It doesn’t mean you have to like it or pursue it.

DominicX's avatar

Well, I did enjoy math up until calculus. At that point, I just found it boring and tedious. I still did very well in the class and even found myself helping other people in the class. Luckily once I got to college, my math days were over…

And yeah, what @marinelife said. Just because you’re good at something, doesn’t mean you have to like it and vice versa. There are times when you like something and you’re not very good at it… :\

MilkyWay's avatar

Yes…I’m not very interested in doing science but I always get high marks in it.
The teachers are forever advising me to consider going into it seriously…

Mariah's avatar

I was a star French student even though I had very little interest in it!

faye's avatar

I got top marks in psychology over and over and I would never work on a psych unit.

ETpro's avatar

Does financial failure count?

jerv's avatar

English, Chemistry, Algebra….

Come to think of it, the only subject I even liked in high school was Physics, which might explain why I had an A+ there instead of an A- or B+ like most of my other classes.

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