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    So, SPs are the hardest type for me to visualize. I'm an INTJ, and nearly every one of my friends is an NF or an NT, with one exception of an SJ.

    I haven't the slightest idea what an SP is. I've read the MBTI description, obviously, but I was wondering if someone could give me a more concrete example.

    (I've always had this mental picture that SPs are the "wild children", or the ones who don't listen to anybody and just do whatever)

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    Well I went to bed in Memphis
    And I woke up in Hollywood
    I got a quarter in my pocket
    And I'd call you if I could
    But I don't know why
    I gotta fly
    I wanna rock and roll this party
    I still wanna have some fun
    I wanna leave you feeling breathless
    Show you how the west was won
    But I gotta fly
    I gotta fly

    Like Steve McQueen
    All I need's a fast machine
    And I'm gonna make it all right
    Like Steve McQueen
    Underneath your radar screen
    You'll never catch me tonite

    I ain't takin' shit off no one
    Baby, that was yesterday
    I'm an all American rebel
    Makin' my big getaway
    Yeah, you know it's time
    I gotta fly

    Like Steve McQueen
    All I need's a fast machine
    And I'm gonna make it all right
    Like Steve McQueen
    Underneath your radar screen
    You'll never catch me tonite

    We got rock stars in the White House
    And all our pop stars look like porn
    All my heroes hit the highway
    'Cause they don't hang out here no more

    You can call me on my cell phone
    You can page me all night long
    But you won't catch this free bird
    I'll already be long gone

    Like Steve McQueen
    All we need¹s a fast machine
    And we're gonna make it all right
    Like Steve McQueen
    All we need's a fast machine
    And we're gonna ride it, all right
    Like Steve McQueen
    Underneath your radar screen
    You'll never catch me tonight


    Does that help? If not, let me know, I'll try again.
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    Kiersey says they're concrete with their language and utilitarian tool users/problem solvers. You're an NT, so you look for utilitarian solutions to problems too; your main question is how well the solutions tackles the problem. The difference is in the kind of problems you'd see, since your language is abstract. So whereas you would spot (or challenge yourself with) problems that concern abstraction (like a philosophical question or a question about a personal dilemma), an SP would tend to notice more concrete problems and seek optimal solutions: does the furniture in this room match the atmosphere? how can I improve this song? how can I build this cabinet?

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    I think your best bet is to read the personal accounts from actual SPs on this site:

    ISTP

    Also read about the different interaction styles that apply to the SPs.

    I wouldn't give too much weight to the language (abstract versus concrete) nor their exact interests - I'm interested in theories, personal dilemna and so for too. That's just too stereotyped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alicia91 View Post
    I think your best bet is to read the personal accounts from actual SPs on this site:

    ISTP

    Also read about the different interaction styles that apply to the SPs.

    I wouldn't give too much weight to the language (abstract versus concrete) nor their exact interests - I'm interested in theories, personal dilemna and so for too. That's just too stereotyped.
    Wow, Alicia, thanks a lot for that link. I think the ISFP one here might be the best description of me that I have ever read!
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    mozart was.

    JFK was too. Slash, most Xgames competitors...

    they're everywhere.
    we fukin won boys

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffster View Post
    Wow, Alicia, thanks a lot for that link. I think the ISFP one here might be the best description of me that I have ever read!
    Yeah same here.

    Ugh. I feel so un-unique now. =(
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunshine View Post
    Yeah same here.

    Ugh. I feel so un-unique now. =(
    You're still unique! Only you have that special Sunshineyness! I don't have it! We might occupy the same square on the board, but I've got the thimble and you've got the boot.

    Or something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alicia91 View Post
    I think your best bet is to read the personal accounts from actual SPs on this site:

    ISTP

    Also read about the different interaction styles that apply to the SPs.

    I wouldn't give too much weight to the language (abstract versus concrete) nor their exact interests - I'm interested in theories, personal dilemna and so for too. That's just too stereotyped.
    Or just go to this thread and read about us.

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    my brother is an ISFP.

    He's the only person on the planet I can't stay mad at.

    I love that little guy.

    aww

    I'm gonna cry.

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