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    Default You know you or someone else is an ISTP when...

    I thought this would be a fun thread, as I've seen it done for other types. It almost belongs in the fluff zone, so sue me if this is too silly to be in the MBTI section.

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    You know you're an ISTP when you get excited about things (household objects, cars, your kid's toys, etc.) being broken because it gives you something to fix. Secondly, you probably get annoyed if people suggest throwing the item away (I hate the phrase "we'll just buy a new one") or having it repaired by a professional.

    You know you're an ISTP when you carry one of those craftsman or leatherman multi-tools in your pocket at all times. Or, at the very least, a pocket knife.

    When you try your DJ friend's turntables and mixing equipment for the first time and sound amazing.

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    You know you're an ISTP when you remain emotionally calm through major life changes, then suddenly explode or get physically ill. My wife pointed out that I throw up whenever there is a major life change. I never realized this until she pointed it out. It's like emotions manifest themselves in my physical body without me even realizing it.

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    You know you're an ISTP when your casual observations about a person make someone cry

    You recognize a person is a weirdo very quickly

    Eventually tell weirdos that they are weird

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    You know you're an ISTP when your casual observations about a person make someone cry

    You recognize a person is a weirdo very quickly

    Eventually tell weirdos that they are weird

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    Quote Originally Posted by theDarkSide View Post
    You know you're an ISTP when your casual observations about a person make someone cry

    You recognize a person is a weirdo very quickly

    Eventually tell weirdos that they are weird
    And you didn't intend to be mean, yet everyone is looking at you like you're the meanest scum of the earth, which only leaves you feeling more befuddled and confused, because you were just pointing out the obvious. Must be a weak Fe thing.

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    You know you're an ISTP when you do the gracefully clumsy cat thing, i.e. when a cat stumbles or fails at a jump to an object yet shrugs it off in a "I meant to do that" kind of manner.

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    When you are playing basketball in PE class and one minute you're zoned out thinking about aliens or building legos, yet two minutes later you catch the ball and toss it through the hoop, surprising your teammates who had written you off as a quiet nerd.

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    to your boss: "The book of rules I'm supposed to follow? No, I don't know where that is. In fact, I doubt its existence...Glad I could help. Bye."

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    Just the other day I openly criticized one of my bosses in front of everyone for creating an inefficient, unsafe work area.

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    (true story)

    When you go to a friend's housewarming party and the first thing you notice is that one of their curtain rods is hung crooked. You proceed to run out to your truck, grab some tools and hardware, return to the party and fix the curtain rod while other people drink and do, you know, party things.

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