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    could someone compare and contrast ISFPs and ISTPs for me? it'd be much appreciated

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    Some caricatures of ISTPs:





    Some caricatures of ISFPs:


    The reality is more subtile.

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    I find my closest ISTP friend to be oddly utilitarian in a lot of ways. Then again, that's just my perspective.
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    My closest cousin is an ISFP... I feel oddly protective of her. She's like a "sensitive" me. She admits she takes everything personally, but over time has been better about objectifying it. I often worry that she takes EVERYONE'S feelings into consideration before her own, but she always manages to prove pretty capable. But we're both equally as fun and spontaneous. We used to be partners in crime

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    I know an ISFP or two (typed by me).

    Similar:
    We are both laid back. Appreciative of small artistic details that most people wouldn't notice. Seemingly open to lots of things. Can "float around" without a plan.

    Different:
    ISTP is perhaps higher energy, or if not energy, intensity. ISFP is strongly non-confrontational.
    Contrast is most obvious under stress. Similar to what StephMC939 says above, they seem to take things personally, even though they aren't from my, (supposedly) more objective view.

    They're likable, overall.
    Don't know how much it'll bend til it breaks.

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    They are both SP types so they like seeing immediate impact and rewards for their efforts, they enjoy solving problems (to the contrary I don't think that ISTPs prefer to solve problems that involve people any less than ISFP), and they like their freedom to choose to do or not do. Aside from the obvious in both prefering different dominant functions, I see very little difference except the behind the scenes interaction style may make the ISFP appear more shy than they are and the chart the course interaction style make ISTPs appear more outgoing than they truly are.

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    an ISTP and an ISFP in the same bed=best night ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rooo View Post
    an ISTP and an ISFP in the same bed = best night ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rooo View Post
    an ISTP and an ISFP in the same bed=best night ever.
    Quote Originally Posted by Mo_(operalover) View Post
    Who was the third guy?

    Stupid jokes aside. I think it would be great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfy View Post
    Who was the third guy?
    Your dad.

    Sorry you asked, huh? :-P


    I think it would be great.
    It IS.

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