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    Hi! I've been forced to hear about this site for like ever. So I decided I might as well join. I am an ISTP. I know this cause I was forced into taking a test. Well I can't really say forced. It was a "yeah, ok, whatever". Anyway back to the test. ISTP fit me to a "T". But that's about all I know on the subject. Cause I ain't reading no stupid book on personalities. Give me some science fiction or fantasy and I'll read that.

    About me. I am currently a cnc brake press operator. I have been a cnc machinist, a general machine operator, an auto machanic, a maintenance technician. I can pretty much operate or fix anything.

    I'm basically quiet until I get to know a person. Then people warm up to me and find that I'm a likable person. I find it very difficult to remember peoples names. Mainly because I'm not paying any attention when we are introduced. I've been told that I intimidate people or make them uncomfortable. I don't know why that is, but screw it, I don't care.

    The only people in this world that are really important to me are my wife and children. I would go to the ends of the earth for them. I think to love a person isn't really that big of a deal. But you have to LIKE them, that's the most important thing. And I like my family.

    I have a problem with being blunt or crude. Well I guess it's a problem. I don't do it intentionally. I really have to try hard to think about what I'm gonna say before I say it, Or more than likely someones gonna take it wrong and I'll hurt their feelings.

    Well that's about all I feel like saying at this time. I'm feeling pretty much drained by all this word stuff.

    So I guess I'll see you all around the forums from time to time.
    Scuse me, gotta run, some 'feeling type' is walking towards me trying to make something called conversation

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    Welcome! ISTPs are cool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HanoverFist View Post
    Hi! I've been forced to hear about this site for like ever.
    Oh, I can only imagine.

    So I decided I might as well join. I am an ISTP. I know this cause I was forced into taking a test. Well I can't really say forced. It was a "yeah, ok, whatever".
    Mmmm, hmmm -- see above.

    Give me some science fiction or fantasy and I'll read that.
    Who are some of your favorite sci-fi authors and fantasy authors (both categories) -- setting aside the obvious ones like Tolkien that everyone usually says?

    What was the first sci-fi/fantasy book that really impressed you (or got you "hooked")? Go as far back as you need to go, I am curious to see if I recognize the title.

    About me. I am currently a cnc brake press operator. I have been a cnc machinist, a general machine operator, an auto machanic, a maintenance technician. I can pretty much operate or fix anything.

    I'm basically quiet until I get to know a person. Then people warm up to me and find that I'm a likable person. I find it very difficult to remember peoples names. Mainly because I'm not paying any attention when we are introduced. I've been told that I intimidate people or make them uncomfortable. I don't know why that is, but screw it, I don't care.
    And you had to take a test to discover you were ISTP?

    Anyway, welcome, we've heard a lot about you and are glad to finally meet you.
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    I am an ISTP. I know this cause I was forced into taking a test. Well I can't really say forced. It was a "yeah, ok, whatever".
    Yes, 'forced' is pretty strong phrasing. I would say it was more like 'determined persuasion' on my part !
    The only people in this world that are really important to me are my wife and children. I would go to the ends of the earth for them. I think to love a person isn't really that big of a deal. But you have to LIKE them, that's the most important thing. And I like my family.
    Bonus points for you !!
    I have a problem with being blunt or crude. Well I guess it's a problem. I don't do it intentionally. I really have to try hard to think about what I'm gonna say before I say it, Or more than likely someones gonna take it wrong and I'll hurt their feelings.
    Look at the bright side....I keep you on your toes and stop your brain from getting rusty!

    I'm feeling pretty much drained by all this word stuff.
    The story of my life!
    Cause I ain't reading no stupid book on personalities.
    You know you don't have to read it! You get the pleasure instead of listening to me tell you all about it!!
    "At points of clarity, I realize that my life on earth is meaningless, and that I am merely a pawn in a bigger game. A game I cannot possibly understand or have control of. Thankfully, before depression sets in, I drift back into my cloudy, bewildered daily routine." **Joel Patrick Warneke**

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    Well Robert A. Heinlein, Isaac Asimov, Piers Anthony, Douglas Adams, Anne McCaffrey, Orson Scott Card, Larry Niven.

    I guess the ones that really impressed me were, The Ringworld, Enders Game, the Foundation trilogy, The Hitchhikers guide to the Galaxy, and of course the Hobbit. After the second book of the lord of the rings it got kinda boring to me.
    Scuse me, gotta run, some 'feeling type' is walking towards me trying to make something called conversation

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    Quote Originally Posted by HanoverFist View Post
    Well Robert A. Heinlein, Isaac Asimov, Piers Anthony, Douglas Adams, Anne McCaffrey, Orson Scott Card, Larry Niven.
    The "old school" of sci-fi, like the stuff I was acquainted with when I was growing up throughout the 70's...

    I should have read more Douglas Adams. I know all of the authors, but the only one I read extensively was Piers Anthony (the Xanth books, and the Phase world things, and the Incarnations of Immortality -- probably his better things).

    I guess the ones that really impressed me were, The Ringworld, Enders Game, the Foundation trilogy, The Hitchhikers guide to the Galaxy, and of course the Hobbit. After the second book of the lord of the rings it got kinda boring to me.
    I am a Tolkien nut due mainly to the construction of his world and history and mythos, but you have no arguments there from me in terms of LotR. There are large sweeping sections (starting partway through the Two Towers) that are rather boring to read...

    One of my favorite fantasy series was Stephen R. Donaldson's "Thomas Covenant" mythos, which got better from book to book. I started reading his Gap series as well and want to read more, but just have not gotten around to buying all the books yet...
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    murr... *squints eyes*

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    Welcome HanoverFist. I had a couple ISTP buddies in the military, and I thought they were great. They were low-maintenance friends, and they always had some project going on so there was always something to do with them.

    I grew up reading Heinlein and Asimov too. Foundation Trilogy was one of my favorites.

    Great avatar!

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    Welcome HanoverFist! Glad you're aboard.

    Get it? Aboard, hehe.







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    Quote Originally Posted by HanoverFist View Post
    Well Robert A. Heinlein, Isaac Asimov, Piers Anthony, Douglas Adams, Anne McCaffrey, Orson Scott Card, Larry Niven.

    I guess the ones that really impressed me were, The Ringworld, Enders Game, the Foundation trilogy, The Hitchhikers guide to the Galaxy, and of course the Hobbit. After the second book of the lord of the rings it got kinda boring to me.
    I could have written that! Except for the Hobbit. I never could get into any of his stuff <yes, I know, "blasphemer!!">

    Welcome, HanoverFist. Love that avatar, btw.

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