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    Quote Originally Posted by mcmartinez84 View Post
    Tru dat. There are a couple of us on the forum, but I haven't met too many in person. I met one who was a sociologist once. I think I tend to shy away from ISTPs, honestly. One of my "friends" tested as ISTP about 1/2 the time and we ain't friends no mo'. He's since gotten into recreational drugs, has a horrible on-again-off-again girlfriend, the most delusional personal goals I've heard of in a long time...



    lol. What is it with you guys and chicks making out, huh?

    I'd guess that your ISTP friend is a young adult...that catepillar to butterfly
    wings transition is something we all go through to an extent.

    ISTP's at least myself and my best friend eventually transition to something
    more down to earth, stable, solid and reliable...unrealistic goals? lol

    That settles out too and a more realistic path eventually emerges.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sLiPpY View Post
    I'd guess that your ISTP friend is a young adult...that catepillar to butterfly
    wings transition is something we all go through to an extent.

    ISTP's at least myself and my best friend eventually transition to something
    more down to earth, stable, solid and reliable...unrealistic goals? lol

    That settles out too and a more realistic path eventually emerges.
    Yeah, he's about my age...24. Hopefully he'll snap out of his lifestyle at some point. And if not...well, we aren't really friends right now. I don't know what it is, but as soon as someone seems like a lost cause I kinda give up. I tried being friends with him and the group we used to hang out with (that I'm pretty sure he still hangs out with). But they were all pot smokers and never wanted to do anything besides smoke and play video games. I tried for a long time to get them to do stuff...and for a long time their response was "mmm, nah, we just smoked, we're gonna play xbox..." I'd even try to get them to do stuff they might do anyway. When I'd go to their apartment it was boringsville with them playing video games while high. They didn't try at all to make me want to be around, so in return I stopped trying. If you don't want me around, I'm certainly not going to force myself upon you.

    After that I finally made friends with an awesomely awesome ESTP and my INFP friend also moved back to where I lived at the time.

    And...uh...that has nothing to do with the OP. Oh well
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcmartinez84 View Post
    Yeah, he's about my age...24. Hopefully he'll snap out of his lifestyle at some point. And if not...well, we aren't really friends right now. I don't know what it is, but as soon as someone seems like a lost cause I kinda give up. I tried being friends with him and the group we used to hang out with (that I'm pretty sure he still hangs out with). But they were all pot smokers and never wanted to do anything besides smoke and play video games. I tried for a long time to get them to do stuff...and for a long time their response was "mmm, nah, we just smoked, we're gonna play xbox..." I'd even try to get them to do stuff they might do anyway. When I'd go to their apartment it was boringsville with them playing video games while high. They didn't try at all to make me want to be around, so in return I stopped trying. If you don't want me around, I'm certainly not going to force myself upon you.

    After that I finally made friends with an awesomely awesome ESTP and my INFP friend also moved back to where I lived at the time.

    And...uh...that has nothing to do with the OP. Oh well
    Trying to get people to do stuff, then moving on when...well you know. Is
    a key indication for myself that I finally correctly identified. My sister would
    say of me, "When sLiPpY's done with someone or something...it's over...he's
    done."

    I'd been at the same space as you describe of your friend, eons ago...back
    in 1992 at University of South Florida. Same scenario.

    That's all those people wanted to do, and slowly I got back to my instincts.
    I started doing physical activity on my own, like going running late at night,
    or hitting up the complex gym. Finally, just got tired of it all...knew I had to
    do something good for myself and got out. Couldn't/wouldn't go back.

    Years later I met my ISTP best friend. We didn't initially recognize how carbon copy, and both cycled through many friendships/groups of people,
    each time when it was over it was over. The stronger desire for variety,
    physical activity, etc. automatically won out over following the herd.

    Over the years, we'd had some big fights...can't remember what they were
    about. But always picked up, again...went out and did our activities, lifting,
    golf, soccer, chess, billiards, gaming, playing guitar, listening to music,
    going to see bands, motorcross, basketball, tag football, water skiing,
    boating, fixing things, moving things, sporting events, hiking, water rafting having wives and girlfriends along when they were willing.

    Wasn't until this moment I understood, the reason we kept returning to
    a state of good friendship. Who else on the planet could we individually
    find who'd want to do all that?

    What's really funny about it, is you can't tell an ISTP nothing....they have
    to figure it out for themselves. Gosh knows I had friends who tried, I
    couldn't see it in those moments, and I didn't realize it in the moments
    I experienced an overwhelming feeling I needed a change!

    Wasn't until later I saw it...

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