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    Default Can ISTPs be cruel and unempathic?

    Can their undeveloped feelings, project as being mean. Like when you ask an ISTP for help or advice on something that is of little importance to them in their view, they just give you a direct answer without thinking how this might affect you even if you have told them it means a lot to you? Why are they not sympathetic and unempathic?

    Why is it when the opposite is done to them, they hide under a rock and act victimised? Sorrry to generalise all ISTPs

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    Anyone can be blunt and not empathise. I don't know about the rest, sounds like you're blowing off steam. If they are like that, find someone else to turn to for advice.

    Some people like to give out blunt answers but can't take their own medicine.

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    If I see something as being self-inflicted and/or had already given advice and the person chose to do the opposite anyway...

    Most definately.

    There are also times when being blunt in communicating hurts feelings that aren't considered in discussing a subject. i.e. the difference between discussing politics with a family member and a group on a forum.

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    It's best to be honest when giving advice, which I'm very good at. On the other hand, I don't appreciate other people's advice, no matter how it's given.
    “Some people will tell you that slow is good – but I’m here to tell you that fast is better. I’ve always believed this, in spite of the trouble it’s caused me. Being shot out of a cannon will always be better than being squeezed out of a tube. That is why God made fast motorcycles, Bubba…”


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    I believe any type can be cruel and unempathic at a determinated moment just in different ways, no just ISTP.

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    oh, dear gawd... I have no patience with women in peril dramas.

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    hahaha not only that guy but I have one friend and a cousin who are ISTPs. I am just learning about personality types and realising what they all have in common. They're really blunt and say things like it is, but when the tables are turned they usually do not like people telling them the harsh truth.

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    Sure, why not?
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    If you can dish out, you should be able to take some of your own medicine. If this person is constantly saying crude or hurtful things to you but he gets upset when you are the one who do it I just seem him as a temperamental jerk and you should called him out for that behavior.

    Being honest or truthful doesn't give you a right to be a Jerk, IMO.

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