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Overachiever
11 22%
Regular Achiever
22 43%
Underachiever
18 35%
Voters: 51.
#3
Probably regular. Depends on the period of my life and moreover my mental state.
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#4
idk
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#5
Somewhere between regular- and over-achiever when it comes to doing stuff. Then again, I beat myself up saying that I can and must do better, so that holds me back.
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#6
I was an underacheiver in that I was awesome for the first couple years and let myself believe I didn't need to try so by the time my Year 12 exams came round I was all idgaf until like a week before.
#7
I tried to go for an optimal balance between the lowest input of effort and the highest output of scores/credit. Don't get me wrong, I did try to learn as much as possible, but I just wasn't all too bothered about proving that to my professors.
That being said, failing something usually means a greater overall workload, as you need to do stuff twice, so I really only failed something if the game I was playing was really really good or if taking that last shot the night before was really unavoidable

I also blame my professors for my laziness. Usually a course would start of with some kind of speech along the lines of "So you thought the last course was really difficult? Well, this one is going to be even harder, so doing the bare minimum will no longer get you through it!"

Seriously? How can I not take that as a challenge?
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#10
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I tried to go for an optimal balance between the lowest input of effort and the highest output of scores/credit.


This x100

Although I gotta say when you start grad school you really start to feel the squeeze
#11
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I'm lazy as fuck and got by on minimal effort. As a result I never developed any self-discipline and now I have failed not only academically, but as a human being.

Bright future ahead of you then?
#12
elementary: underachiever
middle school: over achiever
high school: average
college: average
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#13
a mix of underachieving in the start of semesters to enjoy college, and super-overachieving aced finals. Which in hindsight wasn't the best method for my GPA
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#14
i really just coasted through ps and got pretty good grades and everyone was so proud of me. graduation was really dumb because of that. it's really nothing more than sitting in class and answering questions. to some people it is a big accomplishment, so that doesn't say much about me but more about them.

however i am american so my coasting was probably due to the school system being lazy. i wish i knew how to do taxes. ps did not prepare me for college, no. i have to actually try in college work.
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#15
Probably a regular achiever, because I would count the effects of being a lazy bastard into this.

I could do better, but fuck it.
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#16
Overachiever. My parents were both big-time academics, so I didn't have much say in how seriously I took school.
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#17
It's complicated but let's average it out at 'regular achiever'.


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#18
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I tried to go for an optimal balance between the lowest input of effort and the highest output of scores/credit.


So you're human then?

To be efficient isn't anything ground breaking. You'll have a task trying to find people that do more than they need to gain their credit.

It's human to not want to spend 5 hours studying when you realized you had the concept down after 2
#21
Definitely "regular" as you put it. I didn't often go above and beyond, but I always did well in my courses. I always got A's and B's in school.
#22
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Definitely "regular" as you put it. I didn't often go above and beyond, but I always did well in my courses. I always got A's and B's in school.



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#23
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So you're human then?

To be efficient isn't anything ground breaking. You'll have a task trying to find people that do more than they need to gain their credit.

It's human to not want to spend 5 hours studying when you realized you had the concept down after 2


study smart not hard
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#25
I was definitely an underachiever in highschool, mainly because I was overachieving in many other things.


Most notably booze, women and vidya.
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#26
At school I was a regular achiever because I got the (good) grades I was expected to get

When it came to A-levels I was an underachiever because I picked shit subjects and it was too much work and I couldn't be arsed to do well as a result
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#27
was top of class as a teenager, hardly had to work at it. got to college, cared just enough to get into a good uni and then just couldn't be bothered to put the work in. realised too late that I couldn't just breeze my way through everything again (well actually undergrad was pretty easy but I would revise for like 1 day before the exam lol. all I had to really do was revise for a week before maybe and start some of my projects a lot earlier and I'd be sitting on high marks instead of the "almost a 1st" 2:1 I have right now.)

and then when I left uni I was pretty much like "ugh whatever" and screwed around for a while playing games all day until getting some shitty job to pay bills. my laziness/apathy/etc in uni bit me in the ass because I didn't have all the preparation that my peers had to get high flying banking jobs and such (I mean the easy "here's a job" way with summer internships and networking. I didn't have the confidence back then to go through the cut-throat interviewing thing)

kinda doing better now in that I'm coming up to a year now in my first actual permanent post that pays at an acceptable rate for a uni graduate. the field and the work I do is a bit shit so I'm hoping the general experience and seniority level lets me talk my way into something else in the future. but if I am lazy again I can just stay in the field and make decent money if I take a few accreditation courses here and there to get into better paid roles.

my long term problem is finding motivation to do something with myself when I'm not sure what I even want and don't seem to mind too much if I have an empty existence where I just suddenly drop dead at some point. main reason I started working in the first place was because I wouldn't be able to eat nice stuff otherwise or go out and have fun.

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I'm lazy as fuck and got by on minimal effort. As a result I never developed any self-discipline and now I have failed not only academically, but as a human being.



basically that I suppose.
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#28
Quote by sashki
I'm lazy as fuck and got by on minimal effort. As a result I never developed any self-discipline and now I have failed not only academically, but as a human being.


this is me