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    Default Young INTP dealing with middle-aged ISTP

    He's a bit bossy but he's pretty cool. It's just difficult to connect with him. He has great Ni. But overall difference between us is he's more(TJ'ish) and I'm more (FP'ish).


    Any tips from SP's?

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    my uncle is an older ISTP... he's pretty impressively laid back and falls into the stereotype of being as happy as can be if you skip the conversation and pop the hood of your car open and ask for something to be fixed

    what are you having problems with him with?
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    Are you sure it's not an ISTJ you're dealing with?

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    No, I'm pretty sure. He even fits the bad boy/juvenile motorcycle stereotype. + I'm pretty sure he's got SeNi there. Se(stories) + Ni(elaborate prediction).

    Yeah, he's not ISTJ bossy, but just more than compared to me.

    The problem is that I can't relate well to him. We're just:

    "Yeah?"

    "Yeah."

    I've had the same problem with an ESTJ.

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    I was going to say it's because you're both introverts
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    I actually live in a house with an ISTP, an ISTJ, an INTP and the ISTP guys' girlfriend, who is an ESFP. (Oh yeah, she's the loud one of the house.)

    I've found the ISTP roommate to be the hardest to connect with. I'm not sure why. He's friendly, he's nice... he makes cute little jokes... but for some reason we just don't connect. I connect far better with the ISTJ, the INTP and the ESFP roommate, than I do with him.

    Bossy, eh? Hmm... that does sound more J, but maybe he's just going through a rough patch of his own.

    Is this someone you're dating?
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    Do you work with him?
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    Quote Originally Posted by whatever View Post
    I was going to say it's because you're both introverts
    Dude! Introverts =/= silent guy. silent guy = guy with problems.

    We're both actually pretty talkative...but to other people.

    Quote Originally Posted by IndyAnnaJoan View Post
    I actually live in a house with an ISTP, an ISTJ, an INTP and the ISTP guys' girlfriend, who is an ESFP. (Oh yeah, she's the loud one of the house.)

    I've found the ISTP roommate to be the hardest to connect with. I'm not sure why. He's friendly, he's nice... he makes cute little jokes... but for some reason we just don't connect. I connect far better with the ISTJ, the INTP and the ESFP roommate, than I do with him.
    Cool, what do you talk about with the INTP?

    Bossy, eh? Hmm... that does sound more J, but maybe he's just going through a rough patch of his own.
    No, I'm staying at his house so he feels responsible and all that. Plus, he's 40 something, and I'm only 18.

    Is this someone you're dating?
    Lol. Wait, we're talking about a young dude and a middle age (who's also a dude!!) dating? Hmm..well who knows, highly unlikely but could be a logical conclusion.

    Yeah, just messing with you. No, He's old enough to be my dad.

    Quote Originally Posted by MDP2525 View Post
    Do you work with him?
    Nay, I'm just staying at his house for a while.

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    My brother is an ISTP and for as much as we are similar, we never really talk. Or connect. We might think of something that interests the other [he knows I love science and tech, I know he loves music and cars/motorcycles] and let each other know but beyond that we're largely indifferent to each other's existence 99.9% percent of the time, even though we like each other a lot and have no problems.

    With ITP/ITP pairings, if you don't have common interests, neither will see the point in interacting with one another and it simply becomes a peaceful cohabitation.



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    Quote Originally Posted by JocktheMotie View Post
    My brother is an ISTP and for as much as we are similar, we never really talk. Or connect. We might think of something that interests the other [he knows I love science and tech, I know he loves music and cars/motorcycles] and let each other know but beyond that we're largely indifferent to each other's existence 99.9% percent of the time, even though we like each other a lot and have no problems.

    With ITP/ITP pairings, if you don't have common interests, neither will see the point in interacting with one another and it simply becomes a peaceful cohabitation.
    You don't feel "Fe obligated" to have a connection with him? If you know what I mean.

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