You have a world view so opposite and yet so akin to mine, it's scary. You have strenghts I can only dream of, and others that I can relate to despite going about things in such a different way. You read people, despite usually not being really into people, incredibly well when you want to. Having you as a friend makes me feel safe in that moment as there's nothing you will miss or not react to with perfect precision within the blink of an eye. You can take a situation apart and react with such precision. Your sense of humor is delicious due to the perfect combination of seeing things for what they are, the no-nonsense approach and yet the perfect application/understanding of innuendo. And your down to earth responses to the world around you(and me) keep me grounded when need be.
They seem like people who try to avoid thinking highly of themselves, so I would expect them to brush off any compliment unless it was about something they did / made.
True. I am actually repulsed a bit by people who play themselves up too much. (well, I'll admit a lot repulsed haha) And I tend to find that people using flattery makes me wonder about their motives. I think istp's might like to be complimented, but it does make me wonder WHY the person is doing so lol......I like it if I believe that the person doing it really thinks it's true.