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    Default making an ISTP happy

    What are some things I can do to make my ISTP happy? He's been giving a lot to me lately & going through a lot & I really, really want to brighten his life a little.

    I'm going longboarding with him on Sunday... And I know that'll pick him up, but I need some simple things to say or do that will make him feel better until we can risk our necks "bombing hills."

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    bake him something

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    i approve of this thread.

    there should be more threads like this one.
    Don't know how much it'll bend til it breaks.

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    food is good

    hang out, do nothing in particular

    give him a random project (something mildly challenging but nothing that would take longer than 20 minutes or so is ideal). depends on his area of focus/skills. like for me, i like handyman type work, so a job like "change out this lock" would be entertaining. i also like bicycles, so something quick like "check out my bike" would be good. in that situation i'll nearly immediately want to make some adjustments and fiddle around with it to make it work better. clearly, his interests may vary, but you get the idea. stick around and assist him.

    does he like to cook? cook something with him. i like that kinda thing.

    oh, and girly action.

    edit: being more specific to your situation, what kind of longboards? do some internet read ups on carving/leaning into turns. brainstorm some good hills/runs around you. do this with him/talk about it.
    Don't know how much it'll bend til it breaks.

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    Something perversely funny involving a unicorn? That would stoke my ISTP...

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    You know what I actually tried thinking about this but am drawing out blanks. Are you looking for something that just gives a short term mood boost? I don't think there is an effective way of achieving that on an ISTP. You can only divert his attention away from the negative mood, in that case just letting him do whatever he likes doing will do. You can give him encouragements after he's done, but I strongly advice against constant bugging. I'm not sure how much of an EF you are but once-in-a-while for you may well be constant bugging for an ISTP, but you'll have to make the call on that. On the other hand, if you want to improve his general mood I think you'll have to plan out something long term.

    PS: Also, there is this ENFJ that I know that likes to brood whenever our conversation gets awkward. Please please please do not sulk in front of us. Don't think we won't notice. Se sees in all direction and picks up the slightest cues. Hide in a room, pretend to do something, but don't give us more reasons to feel bad.
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    I bake brownies (from scratch) for my ISTP and of course bacon is a staple in our house.

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    We want to do something and have fun. The best thing an ENFJ can do is to relax and have fun yourself.

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