User Tag List

123 Last

Results 1 to 10 of 23

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    MBTI
    ISTP
    Enneagram
    9w8 sp/sx
    Posts
    1,636

    Default ISTP's On Walkabout

    Something ISTP Profiles mention is that ISTP Children are explorers, which often continues into adulthood.

    As a kid younger than the age of 7, I would wander off and go trapsing through the woods or follow a stream. Often with the family St. Bernard to accompany me...

    I was notorious for sneaking out during nap time in daycare, when we were supposed to be on our cots. Sometimes I'd be out on the playground, an adjacent building or an adjoining neighborhood. Big dogs would sometimes scare me but I'd do it anyway.

    As an adult when traveling for work or pleasure, I still wander off to check things out on my own. Just get out and see the sites, sometimes talking with strangers. So any other ISTP's on occassional walkabout?

  2. #2
    A window to the soul
    Guest

    Wink Peace to the Sheeples

    OMGoodness, that sounds like me, but I'm INFP. I hated to be told I had to shut up, close my eyes and sleep on those dang cots. Sure you can tell me what to do and I'll close my eyes and fake sleep, but I'll be doing it with one eye open... then I'll up and sneaky, sneak, sneak... outttie! The story of my life.
    **sniffles**

    Well, I guess I should be happy for my decisions. I'm rather proud of myself for not being like everybody else. Everyone else can just take it, fall asleep on a cot, and wake up realizing their in a herd of sheeples! What a boring way to live.
    **shaking head**

    Poor little sheeples...
    **covering poor sheeples ears so they don't have to hear this**


    Aw jeez, look what ya made me go and do...
    **zipping lips, blushing, stepping off soapbox**

    **blowing kisses to the sheeples**

  3. #3
    it's tea time! Walking Tourist's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    MBTI
    esfp
    Enneagram
    7
    Posts
    1,452

    Default

    I'm not an ISTP but I am definitely an explorer/wanderer. Ever since I was little, I went out and explored my world. No that I am an adult, I will always make sure to explore my environment. And yes, I talk with strangers and love to hear their stories.
    Last year, I walked with a group from Chicago to Saint Paul, Minnesota. It took seven weeks. One day, when I was staying at a house in Minneapolis, I got someone to draw me a map and off I went down the riverwalk, all by myself, about thirteen miles roundtrip. It was so interesting to explore Minneapolis. I had never been there before. A week or so later, I was at my sister's house in Chicago. I took another trip down a riverwalk and then decided to take a different route back and, eventually, I found myself at a zoo.
    I did have a map, but it was so much fun.
    It's not for nothing that my screen name is "walking tourist."
    I'm a little teapot, short and stout. Here is my handle and here is my spout. Every time I steam up, I give a shout. Just tip me over and pour me out.

  4. #4
    Senior Member LEGERdeMAIN's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    2,545

    Default

    aye, I'm quite the wanderer/explorer. I've been in quite a few dangerous situations for it, but it's always a great experience. Never get in a 12ft boat during a nor'easter and try to get your coat and shoes off before you start swimming.
    “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…”


  5. #5
    Rainy Day Woman MDP2525's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    MBTI
    ISTP
    Enneagram
    6w5 sx/sp
    Posts
    5,537

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by sLiPpY View Post
    As a kid younger than the age of 7, I would wander off and go trapsing through the woods or follow a stream. Often with the family St. Bernard to accompany me...
    I just got a visual. Very picturesque. Sort of like this:



    As an adult when traveling for work or pleasure, I still wander off to check things out on my own. Just get out and see the sites, sometimes talking with strangers. So any other ISTP's on occassional walkabout?
    The most tender place in my heart is for strangers.

    It's very hard for me to get a "sense" of a place without being on my own and going where I please. Even on vacations with friends. I try to have a day where I can go off and join them later. Otherwise I don't feel like I was totally there.
    ~luck favors the ready~


    Shameless Self-Promotion:MDP2525's Den and the Start of Motorcycle Maintenance

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    MBTI
    ISTP
    Enneagram
    9w8 sp/sx
    Posts
    1,636

    Default

    It's nice to see the topic has broader type appeal. And for MDP2525 are friends pretty understanding when you want to roam on your own?

    And for perfectgirl, there was a girl in my day care class that would lay on her side with one eye open. She was sneaking out too, and would wait until I'd already gone to move. But never saw here "out" until two weeks before the end of the session.

    We got cold busted raiding the refrigerator, had our milk and cookies out on the counter. lol

    They watched us like hawks after that. Got so frustrated because I couldn't get up and move around, I'd rub my forehead across the nylon cot until it turned bright red.

  7. #7
    Rainy Day Woman MDP2525's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    MBTI
    ISTP
    Enneagram
    6w5 sx/sp
    Posts
    5,537

    Default

    I've never had a problem. It's best to travel alone or in 3's for just such roaming occasions.

    That's a great story. Caught with cookies and milk Makes me smile.

    My dad used to have "nap-time" when we were small. Everyone in the family took a nap. I hated it!

    Wait 10 min + fridge raiding + dragging out box of miscellaneous toys and pouring them out onto the carpet quieeeettttllly and playing = good memories.
    ~luck favors the ready~


    Shameless Self-Promotion:MDP2525's Den and the Start of Motorcycle Maintenance

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    MBTI
    STP
    Posts
    10,501

    Default

    I use to always get on my bike and just go for rides. When I would stay at my cousins we were always heading off into the hills, dirt tracks. I loved creeks, etc.
    Im out, its been fun

  9. #9
    That chalkboard guy Matthew_Z's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    MBTI
    xxxx
    Posts
    1,256

    Default

    I'm not an ISTP, but I can relate to the exploring drive to some extent.

    While it was usually in the back of my mind, I always wanted to know what was around the corner, metaphorically speaking.

    On the other hand, the thought of "I have no idea how to handle what's there or how to get back" would usually hold me back from exploring too far. That being said, I've reasonably dissected any environment I'm comfortable with in the name of curiosity.
    If a deaf INFP falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?

  10. #10
    full of love Kingfisher's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    MBTI
    ESFP
    Enneagram
    9w8
    Posts
    1,687

    Default

    i love to explore too. i didn't get to explore as often as i would have liked when i was kid, because i grew up in the city. so instead of wide-spread exploring, i stuck to my own neighborhoods and learned them like the back of my hand.

    my brother was much older than me, he lived on his own on the eastside of the city and i used to take the bus over there and stay with him. sometimes he would take me camping out in the desert, we would get in his '76 Trans Am and drive out of the city, out to the desert. we explored quite a bit out there, we would spend a few days out there with sleeping bags, exploring.

    when i was older and out on my own, then i started to explore a lot more.
    one time in my 20s i walked from Mexico to Canada. it took several months.

Similar Threads

  1. [ISTP] ISTP Sites
    By sassafrassquatch in forum The SP Arthouse (ESFP, ISFP, ESTP, ISTP)
    Replies: 24
    Last Post: 07-20-2012, 09:30 AM
  2. [ISTP] ISTP description for hiddenpsyche
    By meanlittlechimp in forum The SP Arthouse (ESFP, ISFP, ESTP, ISTP)
    Replies: 24
    Last Post: 12-21-2009, 02:41 PM
  3. [ISTP] please give an opinion on istp behavior
    By grendiecat in forum The SP Arthouse (ESFP, ISFP, ESTP, ISTP)
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 06-07-2008, 03:23 AM
  4. [ISTP] Question for ISTPs on a painful/awkward issue...
    By anii in forum The SP Arthouse (ESFP, ISFP, ESTP, ISTP)
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 10-11-2007, 09:13 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO