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    Default Trying to type an ISTP/ISTJ

    Well, there is this...uh...friend of mine. He insists that he's an ISTJ, but I think that he's more of an ISTP. To break the deadlock, I'll ask you guys your opinions. He's not such a big fan of online tests; besides, I hardly ever get him to do what I want him to when I ask. I'll give you a few examples:

    - He's a generous, giving person, but unscrupulous people will exploit this
    - He has a lot of self-confidence
    - He lives for the moment
    - He can be insensitive, yet he seems to dislike conflict
    - He will listen to your opinion and constructive criticism, but he often refuses to apply it in favour of his own (sometimes erroneous) judgements
    - He's impulsive
    - He's VERY poor with money
    - He's a rational person, but gets emotional when upset
    - He can be controlling at times
    - He tends to delay things
    - He can back up his actions with words, but he doesn't do this consistently
    - He likes company when he goes driving or on his various voyages
    - He's a competent office manager
    - He rarely looks back upon the past and never thinks about the future
    - He sees the good in people
    - He is a person of morality - but he puts too much faith in other people's ethical standards
    - He tends to show his love to his children by doing things for them, rather than through expression
    - He can be judgemental of others
    - He often strikes me as a laid-back person
    - Does things without really expecting much in return
    - He rarely asks others for help
    - He's very good with his hands
    - He strikes me as being a practical person, having known him for a long time
    - Enjoys alcohol
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    Impulsive, laidback, tends to delay things, lives for the moment. Not a J.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jae Rae View Post
    Impulsive, laidback, tends to delay things, lives for the moment. Not a J.

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    Not a strong J. I am not impulsive, but appear impulsive to others b/c I reach decisions quickly (very J trait) they just don't know I've previously weighed my options and thoroughly thought them out. I'm laidback if I've had time to prep things and understand what's gonna come up. I tend to delay things in general.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Usehername View Post
    Not a strong J. I am not impulsive, but appear impulsive to others b/c I reach decisions quickly (very J trait) they just don't know I've previously weighed my options and thoroughly thought them out. I'm laidback if I've had time to prep things and understand what's gonna come up. I tend to delay things in general.
    Hmm...this guy is odd...he does reach decisions quickly, leading to his impusiveness. For instance, once, we passed a shop and he asked me quickly whether I wanted a Coke or whatever. A lot of the time, though, he'll put off making important decisions or doing things he should do until later, to his inevitable cost. This is partially because he's just laidback about most things, as he believes that he has things under control all of the time, when in fact, half the time he doesn't.
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    The elder Holmes Mycroft's Avatar
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    The following is anecdotal, so take it or reject it as you will:

    I have a lot of experience with ISTJs, and "laid back" is the last phrase I would use to describe a single one of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jae Rae View Post
    Impulsive, laidback, tends to delay things, lives for the moment. Not a J.

    Jae Rae

    Quote Originally Posted by Usehername View Post
    Not a strong J. I am not impulsive, but appear impulsive to others b/c I reach decisions quickly (very J trait) they just don't know I've previously weighed my options and thoroughly thought them out. I'm laidback if I've had time to prep things and understand what's gonna come up. I tend to delay things in general.
    What Usehername said. My DH is a confirmed ISTJ, and he can be quite impulsive about some things, though if you talk to him about it, you'll see he's spent a long time thinking about his impulsiveness. Usually he doesn't mention it because, well, he knows I'd play 'rational'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    The following is anecdotal, so take it or reject it as you will:

    I have a lot of experience with ISTJs, and "laid back" is the last phrase I would use to describe a single one of them.
    Accepted - with a big old smile.

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    Sounds like he is an ISTP. His perceiving function must be Se, so some kind of SP at least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Natrushka View Post
    Accepted - with a big old smile.
    The ISTJ's I know aren't 'laid back' either. My brother certainly isn't, although my school teacher pretended to be in front of the class.
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    I would say your friend is rather F than T. What about xSFP? ISFP?
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