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    Quote Originally Posted by KDude View Post
    Jobs I find useless/pointless, but somehow.. have to be done. Like mowing the lawn. I can't work it out in my own head why that even needs to be done. Seems more like a ritual than a necessity, but whatever. Not cutting the grass pisses too many nosy people off.
    I used to like mowing the lawn. Cathartic. Thinking about the angles to work from and seeing it all I done. I really enjoyed it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfy View Post
    I used to like mowing the lawn. Cathartic. Thinking about the angles to work from and seeing it all I done. I really enjoyed it.
    My problem is that I can think other things that are also cathartic. Like not mowing the grass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KDude View Post
    My problem is that I can think other things that are also cathartic. Like not mowing the grass.
    Yeah, while I loved mowing the lawn I had a flat tyre I never bothered fixing. I only used the bike for delivering papers and could always push it. Always better things to do...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riva View Post
    ISTPs have the most unfortunate descriptions of MBTI types.They are described as mechanics, bikers and even carpenters most of the times.Quite unfortunate.I am yet to see an ISTP description which puts them in favourable/admirable light.
    If a profile smacks of stereotyping, I won't even use it.

    Here are couple of objective ISTP profiles:

    http://www.jungtype.com/ISTP.htm

    http://www.careerplanner.com/Berens-...ationships.cfm

    Contributions to the team of an ISTP

    In a team environment, the ISTP can contribute by:

    * being a source of information, or an 'expert' in some subjects
    * using analytical skills to produce practical solutions to difficult problems
    * encouraging the team to think, and then act
    * having a cool head in a crisis
    * applying relevant and realistic logical arguments
    * encouraging the team to realistically assess the situation


    Furthermore, do any of these suggested ISTP careers sound like "bikers"?


    Careers ISTPs Might Consider:


    Commercial Artist
    Intelligence Agent
    Private Detective
    Software Developer
    Lawyer/Judge
    Media Specialist
    Fire Fighter
    Medical Technician
    Corrections Officer
    Legal Secretary
    Electrical Engineer
    Purchasing Agent
    Automotive Products Retailer
    Coach/Trainer
    Computer Repair Person
    Construction Worker
    Optometrist
    City Works Technician
    Physical Therapist
    Public Manager
    Craft Worker
    Computer Systems Analyst
    Race Car Driver
    Pilot
    Marine Biologist
    Surveyor
    Farmer
    Mechanic
    Computer Programmer
    Banker
    Securities Analyst
    Cook
    Professional Hunter
    Corporate Executive
    Radiological Technician
    Paralegal
    Forest Ranger
    Police Officer
    Economist
    Dental Hygienist
    Respiratory Therapist
    Chiropractor
    Mechanical Engineer
    Weapons Operator
    Carpenter


    I found that ISTP career list in mere seconds. (And that's just one of many.) If someone would actually take "mechanic" and "carpenter" out of a list of careers with that much breadth, and think that's what ISTPs do, I don't see how they could be smart enough to operate a coffee maker without harming themselves.

    People's knowledge of type will be limited by the sources they choose to use.
    If there are any adults reading this, I suggest grabbing a copy of:

    Quick Guide to the 16 Personality Types in Organizations: Understanding Personality Differences in the Workplace

    Go here:
    http://www.amazon.com/Quick-Guide-Pe.../dp/0971214417

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    Quote Originally Posted by Giggly View Post
    Question for the ISTPs who take things apart - assuming money was not an issue, would you ever hire someone else to fix something for you that you knew how to fix yourself?
    Would any normal person hire someone if they knew they could fix something themselves?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfy View Post
    Yeah, while I loved mowing the lawn I had a flat tyre I never bothered fixing. I only used the bike for delivering papers and could always push it. Always better things to do...
    Mowing the lawn if uber boring for me LOL I think I liked it when I was 12.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jixmixfix View Post
    Would any normal person hire someone if they knew they could fix something themselves?
    ISTP's are normal people. :P

    I would think some people would depending on the opportunity costs like things wolfy mentioned.

    I asked because I was curious about ISTP's and their sense of self-sufficiency and independence.

    For example, I know an ISTP that had an item that broke but was covered under warranty but didn't want to return it because he wanted to fix it himself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Giggly View Post
    ISTP's are normal people. :P

    I would think some people would depending on the opportunity costs like things wolfy mentioned.

    I asked because I was curious about ISTP's and their sense of self-sufficiency and independence.
    I have an ESFP future bro in law who practically built his house from scratch roofing, drywall, floor heaters for the basement. I helped him take out the whole heating system in his house, he switched from water heating to gas (was an old school place) It was insane took him about 6 months but he is also a jeweler working full time so he couldn't finish the job and had to hire some people. I think in his case I would hire someone too if I worked full time somewhere else and had to get certain jobs done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jixmixfix View Post
    I have an ESFP future bro in law who practically built his house from scratch roofing, drywall, floor heaters for the basement. I helped him take out the whole heating system in his house, he switched from water heating to gas (was an old school place) It was insane took him about 6 months but he is also a jeweler working full time so he couldn't finish the job and had to hire some people. I think in his case I would hire someone too if I worked full time somewhere else and had to get certain jobs done.
    That is so cool that he wanted to build his own house. Shame that he couldn't finish.

    I think I get it though... is it sort of like that "If you want something done well, you have to do it yourself" mentality that ISTPs have?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Giggly View Post
    That is so cool that he wanted to build his own house. Shame that he couldn't finish.

    I think I get it though... is it sort of like that "If you want something done well, you have to do it yourself" mentality that ISTPs have?
    He did finish but it just got the point where he didn't have the time to finish it all himself so hiring people was the best economical solution. I'm not sure if that mentality is the right one to have though because there are professionals out there who can do a much better job. I personally wouldn't bother touching something HVac related, I know someone who has been doing it since he was 15 plus messing with that stuff can make your house go BOOM!

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