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    Quote Originally Posted by jixmixfix View Post
    Have you took any of the tests?
    I've taken every test and read everything, believe me- I am not exaggerrating. This personality type crap has become my primary obsession. Started at INTP, then INFP, then INFJ, INTJ, ISFP, now...? (I just took the one at mypersonality and I tested as an ISTP.)

    I relate to both the ISFP and the ISTP. At bestfit, I am definitely of the improviser temperament, but I have more of a chart the course interaction style of the ISTP than the behind-the-scenes of the ISFP. (An INFP friend of mine was convinced I was a 'J' because of my tendency to express my opinion bluntly as well as my tendency to take over in a lot of situations. I HATE being told what to do, and I hate schlepping around, waiting for someone to make a decision.)

    I would say, yeah, I'm an ISTP, except this profound mechanical/technical skill bit- well, I can't relate to that. In film school (I was a film major), my main problem was the technical aspect. I didn't want to think about the technical, I just wanted to take the camera and do whatever and see what the result would be- very experiential, trial by fire. (But isn't that an SP thing? vs an extraverted thinking thing?) Anyway, I hate video games, I hate math, but I do love tearing down walls and building stuff and pruning trees, etc.

    Also I like theories that have practical applications, like the personality theory stuff. I think I've hung onto this for so long because I, well, had a mental breakdown of sorts a couple of years ago and I am trying to find out as much as possible about myself so: 1. It won't happen again and 2. I can take this practical knowledge and correct myself and live up to my potential, because I have become a seriously lazy slacker, which I wasn't really before. Also, 3, I want to eventually get off meds because I suspect that they are part of the reason I have become a seriously lazy slacker. I used to always be moving, always doing stuff. Now I just sit in front of the computer and read about personality theory.

    So... ISFP because I like film, words. ISTP because I am more matter of fact and analytical- always researching, studying, learning. Both because I feel a deep connection to the natural world vs the abstract.

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    You know your an ISTP when your father in law opens the front door and has to look up to see you because you climbed up the columns and are holding yourself horizontal with feet pushed against the left column and hands against the right.

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    When I was three I used to climb up the door frames in our house. Now (when I'm in good shape) I just do pull ups on them.

    That sounds awesome, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brainheart View Post
    I've taken every test and read everything, believe me- I am not exaggerrating. This personality type crap has become my primary obsession. Started at INTP, then INFP, then INFJ, INTJ, ISFP, now...? (I just took the one at mypersonality and I tested as an ISTP.)

    I relate to both the ISFP and the ISTP. At bestfit, I am definitely of the improviser temperament, but I have more of a chart the course interaction style of the ISTP than the behind-the-scenes of the ISFP. (An INFP friend of mine was convinced I was a 'J' because of my tendency to express my opinion bluntly as well as my tendency to take over in a lot of situations. I HATE being told what to do, and I hate schlepping around, waiting for someone to make a decision.)

    I would say, yeah, I'm an ISTP, except this profound mechanical/technical skill bit- well, I can't relate to that. In film school (I was a film major), my main problem was the technical aspect. I didn't want to think about the technical, I just wanted to take the camera and do whatever and see what the result would be- very experiential, trial by fire. (But isn't that an SP thing? vs an extraverted thinking thing?) Anyway, I hate video games, I hate math, but I do love tearing down walls and building stuff and pruning trees, etc.

    Also I like theories that have practical applications, like the personality theory stuff. I think I've hung onto this for so long because I, well, had a mental breakdown of sorts a couple of years ago and I am trying to find out as much as possible about myself so: 1. It won't happen again and 2. I can take this practical knowledge and correct myself and live up to my potential, because I have become a seriously lazy slacker, which I wasn't really before. Also, 3, I want to eventually get off meds because I suspect that they are part of the reason I have become a seriously lazy slacker. I used to always be moving, always doing stuff. Now I just sit in front of the computer and read about personality theory.

    So... ISFP because I like film, words. ISTP because I am more matter of fact and analytical- always researching, studying, learning. Both because I feel a deep connection to the natural world vs the abstract.
    well being apart of film doesn't mean your not an ISTP. lol Maybe you should read up on socionics insteasd of MBTI. For ISTP primary function is Si then creative Te. For ISFP it's Si then creative Fe. Meaning are you more of a tactical improviser or changer of feelings?.

    I'm defiantly a borderline ISTP, INTP all the INTP i talk to sound too nerdy and some of the ISTPs i talk take retarded risks. lol.

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    You know your ISTP when you are at an apartment complex and instead of walking down the walkway to the stairs you jump up to the second floor and climb the rail. You then have to put on a bandaid because of the cut you got and you go back out and do it again.

    Or you slow down to 30 MPH on the highway because an 18 wheeler was riding you. I got yelled at for that one to not ever go up against an 18 wheeler again.

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    Oh shit, don't throw socionics into this. I am not delving into another system. Just what I need, more factors to complicate things.

    Yeah, I relate to INTPs a lot. I hung out at intpforum for a long while. But yes, no offense to the people there, but I'm not all that nerdy; I'm down for a good time and I know how to interact with the world.

    I've taken retarded risks, but no longer. I'm 35 and a mom, so I imagine that's part of it. Not that the temptation isn't still there sometimes, though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by brainheart View Post
    Oh shit, don't throw socionics into this. I am not delving into another system. Just what I need, more factors to complicate things.

    Yeah, I relate to INTPs a lot. I hung out at intpforum for a long while. But yes, no offense to the people there, but I'm not all that nerdy; I'm down for a good time and I know how to interact with the world.

    I've taken retarded risks, but no longer. I'm 35 and a mom, so I imagine that's part of it. Not that the temptation isn't still there sometimes, though...
    Im almost 30 and a dad, I have slowed down. The scary part is that I have never seen them as risks. I do it because I can, fear is a guide to know when you push to far. The scary part is when I dont understand what there is to fear.

    I spent some time at INTPc, but I got bored because they were more into how a scenario fits a theory instead of how the theory fits the scenario. We kept going at things a different way. I would ask more questions to get more detail while they start jumping in with theory.

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    Totally, 100%. (Regarding both paragraphs.)

    And do you feel afraid when you do risky things? If anything, I feel a sense of calm. Almost zen-like. It's seductive, which is part of the reason why I stay away from it now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brainheart View Post
    Totally, 100%. (Regarding both paragraphs.)

    And do you feel afraid when you do risky things? If anything, I feel a sense of calm. Almost zen-like. It's seductive, which is part of the reason why I stay away from it now.
    Its normally just spur of the moment and afterwards I think to myself, why did I do that. Its like I was driving down the highway, I saw everyone was stopped on the highway so I went 60MPH right up to where the traffic was backed up to and just went straight off the highway into the grass and cut over to the side road. Didnt slow down or anything. I didnt think about it much or have time for fear or anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StephMC939 View Post
    Sky diving, sure. It's on my to do list. Base jumping, maybe. Rock climbing? Yeah, I've been meaning to pick that up forever.... but this just gives me a heart attack:

    [YOUTUBE="Fpm0m6bVfrM"]Speed climbing[/YOUTUBE]



    The idea that he probably -IS- an STP (or possibly ENTP), makes me feel like the wimpiest ISTP ever.
    It's pretty rational to not want to do something like that.

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