Cause it sounds like fun, and what kind of SP would I be if I weren't up on the latest trends.
I took a test. I got: Your Type is ISTP
Introverted 67 Sensing 12 Thinking 1 Perceiving 67
This doesn't surprise me much, because I've always felt more like an IXXP than anything.
I grabbed stuff from an ISTP profile that I relate to:
ISFP:ISTPs lie dormant, saving their energy until a project or an adventure worthy of their time comes along--and then they launch themselves at it. The apparently frenzied state that inevitably ensues is actually much more controlled than it appears --but the whole chain of events presents a confusing and paradoxical picture to an outsider.
ISTPs are equally difficult to understand in their need for personal space, which in turn has an impact on their relationships with others. (They are generally quite comfortable, however, with being treated the same way they treat others--at least in this respect.) But because they need such a lot of flexibility to be as spontaneous as they feel they must be, they tend to become as inflexible as the most rigid J when someone seems to be threatening their lifestyle (although they usually respond with a classic SP rage which is yet another vivid contrast to their "dormant," impassive, detached mode). These territorial considerations are usually critical in relationships with ISTPs; communication also tends to be a key issue, since they generally express themselves non-verbally. When they do actually verbalize, ISTPs are masters of the one-liner, often showing flashes of humor in the most tense situations; this can result in their being seen as thick-skinned or tasteless. (Heavy emphasis on this.)
Like most SPs, ISTPs may have trouble with rote and abstract classroom learning, which tend not to be good measures of their actual intelligence. They tend, sometimes with good reason, to be highly skeptical of its practical value....
they are at their best in a crisis, where their natural disregard for rules and authority structures allows them to focus on and tackle the emergency at hand in the most effective way.
ISFPs seem more mellow and quiet and nicer than me, but there is the whole creative, artistic/musician business, which is how I am. ISTPs like cars (I am indifferent to them, although I do love to look under the hood and figure out how they work- the mechanics is cool) and they don't seem to rescue insects as much as I do, but I've been told I have that sort of sense of humor and I can be pretty stinking detached. I'd rather be a carpenter or re-tile a bathroom than be a nurse or in any other service-oriented field. My favorite job was helping my dad put on a new roof. And I've heard that ISTPs are often musicians as well, that music is a way in which they can release their feelings, which is totally how it is for me.Many eagerly plunge into new avant garde experiences, 'hip' trends--some even setting the trends.
More in touch with the reality of their senses than their INFP counterparts, ISFPs live in the here and now. Their impulses yearn to be free, and are often loosed when others least expect it. The ISFP who continually represses these impulses feels 'dead inside' and may eventually cut and run.
ISFPs may be quite charming and ingratiating on first acquaintance. On other occasions, the same individual may be aloof and detached. Some ISFP males are fiercely competitive, especially in sport or table games, and may have great difficulty losing.
ISFPs interest can be held better through experiential learning, at which many excel. ISFPs will practice playing an instrument or honing a favored skill for hours on end, not so much as practice as for the joy of the experience. (This is also huge.)
Do I even give a crap about any of this?