And is your surname really Octopus? That'd be cool. Not as cool as being an actual octopus who browses forums though. Imagine how the eight arms would be useful for multi tasking all that stuff on the web
Oh, and Hi.
unfortunately no, I am neither an octopus nor named octopus. It is just a handle name I like.
I didn't intend to demean the job of a mechanic. However, I have personally witnessed two ISTP med students struggle with figuring out their type because they didn't identify with the 'mechanic' description, and I know other ISTPs who I believe would also shy away from that ISTP description due to the intangible nature of their jobs. (ptgatsby has in an epiphanic post chronicled his realization that he is an ISTP and not an INTP; I highly recommend reading it.) Of course actual ISTP mechanics (and bus drivers and gardeners and stuntmen...) recognize themselves in the practical description but like it or not, it seems that few ISTPs in other lines of work find the 'mechanic' title aspirational... Whereas no INTJ, for instance, seems to mind the equally vocational Scientist title.
I have a friend who tested as an ISTP, and he is a recording engineer. But he does like tinkering with electronics