I'm looking for ISTPs with hobbies that go against the grain. I love poems and literature. Shakespeare is one of my favorite authors. However, I wouldn't expect a hobby like this to be on an ISTP profile.
I tried my hand at writing poetry in high school. Honestly, I just wanted to get the attention of some cute NF and SF girls in the creative writing class.
I also did some theatre in high school and college.
I play bass and guitar (is that common with ISTPs?)
I play a tremendous amount of board-games.
I also play mandolin. My favorite song to play/sing is Poison by Bel Biv DeVoe.
I love to garden. I especially like hydrangeas and clover.
I think poetry is a natural fit for ISTPs;
ISTP poetry benefits from ISTPs' quirks: constant fact-gathering, subjective re-interpretation of facts, and frequent analysis of personal interaction...
I enjoy reading and writing poetry very often.
Some of my favorite poets are; Joseph Brodsky, Hayden Carruth, William Carlos Williams, Czeslaw Milosz, Charles Bukowski, Ray Carver, ......!... many more
I know I'm not an ISTP, but my ISTP uncle really enjoys anything that has to do with geography or nature. Geocaching is a big one The basis of it is hiding objects in a certain latitude/longitude and then trying to find it later. I know another ISTP who is big into cars and machinery and likes to draw and model them. One of my ISTP friends is big into video game - but, come on, he's a high school aged boy.
When I moved to college, I bought a map of the city and another of the state and hung them up in my room. I'd just look at them sometimes, haha! I'm such a dork.
These days I play games like free cell or 2048 on my iPad. I like free cell for a little challenge and 2048 to play pretty mindlessly so I can think about things I have going on.
I don't think many of my interests are very atypical to ISTPs tho. I got into photography a couple of years ago. I am decent with the technical side, but a lot of times my composition sucks. I just don't have the creative eye for really stellar pictures most of the time. But it's still fun!
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