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    Quote Originally Posted by Quinlan View Post
    Hah ummm *checks* nope, definitely not your sister.



    I can absolutely relate to all of that, sure it might not be healthy but it often feels like if I bother anyone else with my problems they (the problems) are going to feel 10 times worse because I'm affecting others and that's the last thing I want.
    Me too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lukepd View Post
    Yes for sure, ESTPs are often accidently looked upon as introverted. Here's a quote from keirsey "Promoters understand well the maxim, "He who travels fastest, travels alone," although they are not likely to be lonely for long, since their boldness and sense of adventure tends to make them highly attractive to many other people."

    Back in the early years of high school when I was going through a hard time I could of been seen as an introvert. There is no way the ISTP descriptions would of ever fit me at any time in my life though.
    The bolded statement reminds me of something Lenore Thomson says in her book regarding E/I mistypes. She says that male introverts are more inclined to mistype as extraverts because of social expecations. I do not have her book any longer but she referenced to two to three questions from her assessment where if you answered "yes" you may be subjecting to yourself due to this principle. I am curious as to hear your reasons for being adamant (outside of the typical stereotypes of ISTPs).

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    Quote Originally Posted by "?" View Post
    The bolded statement reminds me of something Lenore Thomson says in her book regarding E/I mistypes. She says that male introverts are more inclined to mistype as extraverts because of social expecations. I do not have her book any longer but she referenced to two to three questions from her assessment where if you answered "yes" you may be subjecting to yourself due to this principle. I am curious as to hear your reasons for being adamant (outside of the typical stereotypes of ISTPs).
    If you knew me in real life you wouldn't question my E and I don't doubt my type as an ESTP in the slightest. If anything I'm closer to an ENTP than an ISTP as I have a fairly high N... for an S but then again most ENTPs I don't get along with! (Past the first interactions.)

    Why am I an E you ask? I bounce ideas off others, I'm socially inclined, I'm usually the center of attention (or another E is), I'm interested in others, I work well in groups, I love "salesman" jobs where I get to talk and use my communication skills, I love having company with me, I go out every weekend, I party a lot, I'm very outward in my expressions etc etc the list goes on...

    About the only introverted thing I do is spend a lot of time on my computer, but thats where I work and the internet is pretty social imo.

    Do I care for being an E just cause its more socially accepted? Hell no its just who I am. Heck I have many introverted friends that are great company! Love them to bits... its just different to how we interact.

    I'm not sure what Lenore is trying to get at, you are the one type and that never changes you cant BECOME another type just cause of social expectations. Sure you can act like another type but its not going to be comfortable. I know an INFP in fact thats trying very hard to become more extraverted but she is still using I over E. I doubt she will get over her need for personal space etc

    While I know I'm an ESTP I'm curious as to why you are questioning your type. Does ISTP not fit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by raz1337 View Post
    Must...stop...staring...at....your.....avatar.
    Quote Originally Posted by poki View Post
    Same here. You can tell alot by looking at someones eyes when they smile. Her smile just seems so genuine and true. Her eyes lead to her heart and shows a very kind compassionate person.


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    Aww you guys are sweet, thank-you. Its nice to read compliments after a bad day

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    I was thinking....would you guys (SPs) say that you tend to run away from bad situations, rather than becoming more controlling? The over-control as a way to "handle" bad situations sounds like maybe an SJ thing. It was just a thought.
    You can't spell "justice" without ISTJ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shortnsweet View Post
    Aww you guys are sweet, thank-you. Its nice to read compliments after a bad day
    <3

    I deal with a few ESFPs a week. One of them is in my English class. She has a smile that makes me want to melt, but once she starts talking, I want to strangle things.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cimarron View Post
    I was thinking....would you guys (SPs) say that you tend to run away from bad situations, rather than becoming more controlling? The over-control as a way to "handle" bad situations sounds like maybe an SJ thing. It was just a thought.
    Yes, absolutely. Sometimes I get stressed about dumb little things. And I ignore them. And I wait till those dumb little things turn into giant unavoidable problems that consume my life.

    Quote Originally Posted by raz1337 View Post
    <3

    I deal with a few ESFPs a week. One of them is in my English class. She has a smile that makes me want to melt, but once she starts talking, I want to strangle things.
    oh, geez.
    hope people don't have that reaction to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shortnsweet View Post
    oh, geez.
    hope people don't have that reaction to me.
    The ESFPs I know are great to talk to!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shortnsweet View Post
    Yes, absolutely. Sometimes I get stressed about dumb little things. And I ignore them. And I wait till those dumb little things turn into giant unavoidable problems that consume my life.



    oh, geez.
    hope people don't have that reaction to me.
    From what I can tell, you're one of the good ones. I think you're well aware that the stereotypical girl is a loud and stupid esfp. :P


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cimarron View Post
    I was thinking....would you guys (SPs) say that you tend to run away from bad situations, rather than becoming more controlling? The over-control as a way to "handle" bad situations sounds like maybe an SJ thing. It was just a thought.
    I think I tend to run away from bad situations unless I've created those situtations or they're unavoidable. In which case I run for help. (meaning, I panic for a bit, and then find sympathetic and helpful friends to talk to).

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