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    Default do ISTP decide by logic?

    Would ISTP usually agree or disagree with this statement, how strongly and with what variation?

    "In decision making, I primarily emphasize rationality, logic and clear cause-consequence relationships."
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    Try to but doesn't always work out that way.

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    if you don't decide by logic, what else do you decide by? emotion? haha


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    What would it mean for a person otherwise probably typed as an ISTP to strongly disagree with the statement?

    Is the statement more NT, ST, T, Te, Ti or what?

    Edit: or TP or TJ? Some other variant?

    I'm struggling to understand a person who states absolutely logical things to everything, who doesn't seem to ruin one bit of her verbal logical statements with her emotions. She decides most actions by the feelings of the moment, and mostly by F and not T. So is she just constraining her speech more than her actions, leading her communication over-represent T over F, while her actions show F quite a lot?
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    I think they make decisions based on their judgement of logic, and some have very good judgement and some don't.

    I have an ISTP relative who believes he is rational and logical and he truly does not use feeling to make decisions, but his judgement seems to be corrupted and his logic is always off enough to land him into trouble, add to that his lack of regard for the feeling element and it doesn't make for a very pretty picture. Feelers who lack good logic can usually seek protection from others based on their people skills and get help.

    It would seem very Ti to agree that one makes their decisions based on inductive logic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Santtu View Post
    Would ISTP usually agree or disagree with this statement, how strongly and with what variation?

    "In decision making, I primarily emphasize rationality, logic and clear cause-consequence relationships."
    I wouldn't describe myself that way. I make decisions on the fly based on practical concerns and whether or not I feel like it. And I emphasize speed and possibility of success more than anything else.

    That just reads like an accountant wrote it.
    No offense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6sticks View Post
    I wouldn't describe myself that way. I make decisions on the fly based on practical concerns and whether or not I feel like it. And I emphasize speed and possibility of success more than anything else.

    That just reads like an accountant wrote it.
    Ok that was valuable, thanks. Well, heck, deciding by feelings of the moment isn't unknown for this T

    So gathering all info, I guess that disagreeing with the statement in the OP wouldn't make one a less likely ISTP.

    Seems like ISTP have more practical know-how which they don't think of as "logic". Yet, it seems to me, they ARE logical, but they're more than that.
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    Uh, all funtions are cognitive so whether one decides logically or due to value based decisions has no bearning on emotions. The system iteself is not determined on emotions. ISTP use Ti (a subjective, judging function). We like to think that we're basing decisions on objectivity, but like all introverted functions, they are subjective.

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    I'm a fan of the logic. But I make decisions when I *have* to make them. I hate making up my mind. And I certainly don't do it in advance.
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    Logic is important, but it is not the only factor in decisions I make. Sometimes, it is not even the primary factor.

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