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    Default What are ISTP women like?

    Going through my mental typology database of everybody I know, there are a couple of women that I think I've got as ISTP, but I'm not exactly sure because the only ISTPs I've ever known that well have been men.

    So are there any ISTP women around here? What are you like, and how do you compare to ISTP men?
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    contact Randomnity
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    Quote Originally Posted by simulatedworld View Post
    So are there any ISTP women around here?
    Colors and another girl (can't remember her name) come to mind, though I can't say I'm certain of everyone's gender.
    What are you like, and how do you compare to ISTP men?
    That's a little too broad for me, if you have any specific questions I can answer for myself and my experience.

    Things I have noticed that differ from the traditional istp description, which seems fairly male-oriented to me:

    -I don't really like dangerous sports, meaning anything that has a significant change of serious injury or death. And I avoid thing I know I won't like, for instance bungee jumping will never, ever happen. Adrenaline rushes in general and regular sports are cool though.

    -I don't feel as closed emotionally and as unempathetic as istps are described, although that may be delusion on my part.

    -I like some things like gardening and cooking that are not 'traditionally' masculine so they may not be as common in istp males. I also have no interest in cars. I want to learn how to take care of my bike better but for practical reasons, not because it interests me.

    Probably more, I dunno. Nothing floats to mind. If you have specific questions I can try to answer....

    and thurs, you shameless flirt
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    Quote Originally Posted by Randomnity View Post
    and thurs, you shameless flirt
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    Quote Originally Posted by Randomnity View Post
    Colors and another girl (can't remember her name) come to mind, though I can't say I'm certain of everyone's gender.
    That's a little too broad for me, if you have any specific questions I can answer for myself and my experience.

    Things I have noticed that differ from the traditional istp description, which seems fairly male-oriented to me:

    -I don't really like dangerous sports, meaning anything that has a significant change of serious injury or death. And I avoid thing I know I won't like, for instance bungee jumping will never, ever happen. Adrenaline rushes in general and regular sports are cool though.

    -I don't feel as closed emotionally and as unempathetic as istps are described, although that may be delusion on my part.

    -I like some things like gardening and cooking that are not 'traditionally' masculine so they may not be as common in istp males. I also have no interest in cars. I want to learn how to take care of my bike better but for practical reasons, not because it interests me.

    Probably more, I dunno. Nothing floats to mind. If you have specific questions I can try to answer....

    and thurs, you shameless flirt

    Thanks for the info. What do you do for a living? What are your other interests? What would you do with your life if you were independently wealthy?

    How much responsibility do you believe you have toward others? Is the concept of helping people in general/contributing to good causes high on your value system at all, or do you have more of an "I take care of myself first" kind of mentality?
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    What do you do for a living?

    I'm graduating now-ish with a BSc in biology, planning to do a masters next year (ovarian cancer research) and possibly a phd, then on to research of some kind.

    What are your other interests? What would you do with your life if you were independently wealthy?

    nature, travelling, animals, making stuff, exploring places. If I had a lot of money I'd do a lot of travelling, mostly to see things like the rainforest and coral reefs, and I'd like to live in the city with a big yard and lots of pets but have a cottage in the country.

    How much responsibility do you believe you have toward others? Is the concept of helping people in general/contributing to good causes high on your value system at all, or do you have more of an "I take care of myself first" kind of mentality?

    Not much...I think people should be at least somewhat as responsible for themselves as I am...I've made the decision to avoid donating to charity until I'm out of debt, but I will revisit the issue when I get a 'real job'. I would consider donating to an animal shelter or somewhere I know will spend the money wisely instead of giving the employees lots of money. Nonreligious organizations only.

    in more personal terms, I will help friends out if they need help and havent brought it on themselves...ie I would loan money or even give it away to a friend, but not if they make poor financial decisions. There I'd be more like to give "advice", ie unwanted lectures. I expect people to take care of themselves though...that's what adults do.

    EDIT-disclaimer: I make no claims about other istps, and I'm not even entirely sure that I fit the istp box very well...
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    I know one locally who's a good bit younger than me but she's probably the most aggressively playful person I know right now. She's girly where it counts, but gets giddy at the thought of doing anything that could make a big impression--banging on drums really hard, playing with fire, getting drunk and smacking peoples' butts, tickling the hell out of people, taking lots of crazy facebook quizzes and posting the results, etc. However, that's when she's in her "mode" around her friends--when invited to events involving a lot of strangers or crowds (e.g. concerts) she usually clams up and flakes out. It's like she has to take those social situations in small doses. Like a real ITP
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    ISTP chicks ftw. You guys are like...INTP chicks, with the open flexibility and straightforward logic, but without all the neurotic bullshit!

    Thanks for the insight, randomnity.
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    Sorry, there doesn't seem to be a lot of us around here (I think the other ISTP chick Randomnity is thinking of is lauranna, but she doesn't post much). There might be other ISTP females but none of them have been brought to my attention.

    I don't really know any ISTP males up close and personal. My cousin is one, but we're both reserved and haven't talked much. He's cool though- history major in college, taught it a bit I think, and now flies a helicopter for a living. Pretty good photographer too.

    I guess everything Randomnity said in her first post pretty much applies to me. It has often perplexed me that people I know consider me emotionally "cold" when I am emotional all the time! I mean, I get that I'm a little slow sometimes with the uptake on what I'm supposed to be expressing or finding the right words to be supportive... but actually I would like to be more emotionally stable as opposed to tempermental.

    As for describing myself, I guess I'm mostly consider myself a humorful person. I'm damn witty. I've got a fairly critical eye and will dissect things down to their consituent parts to judge their value. I fiercely guard my independence but also don't want to infringe on others' independent thought either. I often open my big mouth without really playing the social odds or giving myself verbal loopholes to change my mind later. I'm pretty inexperienced in the world and am a bit of a social latebloomer. People confuse me a lot, but I try because I really do want to understand and have a place in the social machine. I don't need lots of friends, only a few really close ones. Keeping secrets and telling lies are my number one hated things to do.

    As for my interests: I'm pretty much a big geek. I read a lot of books, watch a lot of TV shows- want to analyze my favorite things with like-minded individuals. Fandom occupies an inordinate amount of my free brain space.

    I think helping other people is pretty important. I've been thinking I don't really know how I should do that though- I'm pretty unknowledgeable, but I've been thinking lately of what sort of stuff I want to do after I finish school and that sort of appeals to me, I think. Unfortunately, I am prone to a lot of "neurotic" behavior, but I have been trying to take it one day at a time and don't plan that far into the future and have no idea about the details or how anything would work out past this year or the next (financially, lifeplan or otherwise). I don't really think this has anything to do with type though- worldviews tend to be more linked to life events, I think, rather than personality. It's just logical to me though. Why wouldn't a person have some responsibility to others?

    On a smaller scale I do think there are little things one can do that I could work on doing more. Like calling others on their bullshit like calling others names and being generally nasty to one another and stuff.

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    So basically you're a female me. Go figure.
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