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    Quote Originally Posted by mcmartinez84 View Post
    gromit has a point.

    And I'm with the other ISTPs here. I'm terrible at being emotionally understanding. I invalidate feelings all of the time. I guess I just compartmentalize better or find some form of reasoning for something and then it's all good. It comes off as me being an insensitive jerk, but as far as I'm concerned, the problem is solved....but they're all "wah, wah, my problems, wah, wah" and I never understand why D:
    friend "wah, wah, my problem"
    me; "why don't you try X"
    friend: "wah, wah"
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    Amen to saying just the wrong things. I'm the worst type of comforter, I ask the who-why-where-when-whats of the situation, sit back, and try to 'solve' her bad mood.. sometimes with comical results. "It's sad your dog died, you should get another one, and probably a smaller dog because they tend to live a lot longer than big ones. Oh and shorthair, gray/brown in color. I hated those long white hairs all over your furniture"
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    Yup yup. My ISTP says absolutely the last thing I want to hear when we're hiking or doing something strenuous and I whine about when we'll be done. Instead of "validating my feelings", ie. empathizing with my discomfort, he says with a big smile:

    "oh... this is nothing." or

    "well, if you hike twice as fast, we'll get there in half the time!"

    Ugh! =)

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    I think ESTP's might have a similar kind of problem too. Whenever I'm in doubt about girls though I would think what would an ESTP do?.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seamaid View Post
    Yup yup. My ISTP says absolutely the last thing I want to hear when we're hiking or doing something strenuous and I whine about when we'll be done. Instead of "validating my feelings", ie. empathizing with my discomfort, he says with a big smile:

    "oh... this is nothing." or

    "well, if you hike twice as fast, we'll get there in half the time!"

    Ugh! =)
    hahaha i'm very like that...like if your legs are sore or something i'll be like "oh you get used to it once you get going" I would never be like "ohh poor thing".

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    Oh! Lightsun posted a thread about those love languages.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rainne View Post
    friend "wah, wah, my problem"
    me; "why don't you try X"
    friend: "wah, wah"
    Hahahahaha Pretty much!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Heinel View Post
    And then there is this, I'm not sure if it works for everyone but whatever you ended up doing, you can try making it a game of some sort. Say your target is an ISTJ, then your objective would be to out-do the ISTJ's expectation. ENFP? Play mysterious, silence is yes and no together at once >=)

    I find people less intimidating when I think this way.
    What would you try for enfj's?
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    I love this about ISTPs! Don't change, please!!

    You're blunt, to the point, don't mess around with soppiness but generally have good humour about it. The people who hang around you will appreciate you for you. Find the line between bluntness and cutting humour, be aware that the latter can be hurtful and back off with it.


    Quote Originally Posted by KDude View Post
    Anyways, I'm fairly sure I don't know what it's like to be ISTP, and I doubt encouraging you to actually get emotional would be a good thing.. If
    Indeed. An emotional ISTP is often an ISTP in crisis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcmartinez84 View Post
    but they're all "wah, wah, my problems, wah, wah" and I never understand why D:
    Quote Originally Posted by Rainne View Post
    friend "wah, wah, my problem"
    me; "why don't you try X"
    friend: "wah, wah"
    Hehehehehe....

    Yes, that's pretty much what I hear in my mind. I think I've gotten slightly better at going into robot sensitive ISTP mode when I know it's a bad time to be blunt/humorous:

    Friend: "Wah, wah, wah and my feelings are hurt!"
    Me: (Struggling to stay tuned in when there's words like "hurt", "upset", "feelings", etc.) "Oh, I'm sorry [Friend]! That sounds awful! I totally know how you feel." (Zones out)

    Quote Originally Posted by Trinity View Post
    Indeed. An emotional ISTP is often an ISTP in crisis.
    :eek: You're tellin me... If you see an emotional ISTP, their world is falling down all around them
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