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    Hey, do any other ISTPs find this description true lol

    The most obvious thing that could give ISTps away is probably their obsession with pets. Sometimes it could reach ridiculous dimensions, turning ISTp's place into a zoo. This obsession is very closely connected with ISTp's hidden agenda. Since ISTps have unconscious need to be able to show their affection towards another, who could be a better suitable candidate for this than a pet, or better a dozen of them. People can reject your love and your good intentions, pets will never.
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    (Caution: MBTI ISTP do not necessarily translate to Socionics ISTp, but rather ISTx)

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    I know two ISTP ish guys like this. One's married now, but for awhile there, he had a little plot of land, a trailer by himself, with literally like a dozen dogs running around.

    The other had some big lizards at one point..

    I like pets too.. and it's easier to be more affectionate with them.. but all of those dogs would be too much work. And lizards aren't furry enough.

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    yeah I love my cat, he doesn't judge

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    Quote Originally Posted by jixmixfix View Post
    yeah I love my cat, he doesn't judge
    yea i love my coton de tulear too

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    Quote Originally Posted by jixmixfix View Post
    yeah I love my cat, he doesn't judge
    Au contraire. Cats are choosy. Dogs are not choosy at all.

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    I can see how that may work. I've had an obsession with every pet I've had. You know how some people always joke that their pet is their child? I think I might take that to the extreme. People always tease me for having 100x more empathy for animals than people. I think part of it's because I have a tendency to protect things that I don't feel can properly protect themselves. The other part may be due to the description you quoted.

    However, I usually have only a pet or two at any given time. I don't think I can sufficiently give any more than that the love and attention they need.
    I have an inner monologue that sounds strikingly similar to something off Animal Planet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Giggly View Post
    Au contraire. Cats are choosy. Dogs are not choosy at all.
    I don't know my cat though is like a dog, he follows me around he comes to me when I call him. One time I was even play fighting with a friend and my cat started to attack my friends leg and bite him, so me and him are close yo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Giggly View Post
    Au contraire. Cats are choosy. Dogs are not choosy at all.
    the cat where i live drooled on my the other day.

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    Istps - do you prefer cats to dogs or vice versa? Or does it matter much?

    All animals are cool with me, but having been a dog owner, I wouldn't want to be one again any time soon, because of how much attention I had to give her. Don't know what it's like to have cats, but I think I like how independent they are.

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    I like the idea of cats better, but in reality, all animals (except fish) shed and poop too much. I hate having fur all over the place, having a room dedicated to a litter box, having pee pads... I had 2 bettas in college, but they died a few years ago and I never replaced them. I had a tiny cheap tank for each of them and I had to change the water out too often. If I got a pet again, I'd probably go for fish and get a nicer tank with a pump/filter. I know there's maintenance there too, but it would be less than once a week for changing the water.

    I grew up with dogs my whole life. I didn't realize how much I'm not a dog person until I went to college and didn't have to deal with them. I honestly can't stand living with dogs anymore. I hate it at my parents house 'cause the dogs are everywhere. And dogs are fucking needy. And they make everything reek of dog. Nothing smells like it should. Nothing is hair-free. And they're a chore and a big old drain on the bank account.

    If I never have a dog again, I think I'll be pretty happy. It's a little unfortunate that my man wants a dog someday.
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