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This is a discussion on The official ISTP random musings thread within the ISTP Forum - The Mechanics forums, part of the SP's Temperament Forum- The Creators category; Recently, I've had a lot of shit I've wanted to say here, but none of it really warrants it's very ...

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    The official ISTP random musings thread

    Recently, I've had a lot of shit I've wanted to say here, but none of it really warrants it's very own thread.

    So think of this as a 'ISTPs spouting random bull' thread, say one, say twenty. All types are welcome.


    1) When I was younger (and still quite a bit now) I would deal with my constant sense of loneliness by escaping to my own fantasy world, most things were the same but whatever need I had was filled in some weird, analogous way. I still don't know if that's me channeling my inner INTP's Ne or if it's because I'm one sandwich short of a picnic.

    2) I find replying to facebook events almost impossible. I don't know... there's something constricting about committing to something in a way in which other people can see... eurgh.

    3) Sometimes I think my only friend in the world is my pet bird; at least, he's the only thing which is reliably happy to see me. Animals > people. Period.

    4) I envy some other ISTPs ability to tell people what they really think of them; I guess I also envy most other ISTPs that have better Se than me.

    5) My favorite time of day is the night, namely when everyone else has gone to bed and I'm still awake. I love the silence, it really helps me to focus. I also like scuba diving for much the same reason.

    6) Sometimes I wonder if I'm missing a point by not really bothering with finding someone to be in a relationship with... idk, I just look at people in relationships and wonder if feigning interest in someone I know I wouldn't have any long term potential with in exchange for intimate companionship is worth it. I wonder until I realize that in order to find someone to be in a relationship with that would mean having to get up and talk to people... back to screwing around on personality forums making asinine threads then.

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    ISTP - The Mechanics

    Right on, sister. I like how you put the relationship thing in #6. It's so befuddling to see people in halfhearted relationships. I can't "just date" someone if I don't have real feelings for them. Silly humans.

    In the spirit of random posting: does anyone have tips/ideas for a gap year? Trying to decide between a music or travel oriented year; not sure how to combine the two. All input welcome.

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    INFJ - The Protectors

    How the fuck am I supposed to know if I'm a ISTP or ENFP or whatever? >:x
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    Hate poetry, love Robert Frost.

    Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

    Whose woods these are I think I know.
    His house is in the village though;
    He will not see me stopping here
    To watch his woods fill up with snow.

    My little horse must think it queer
    To stop without a farmhouse near
    Between the woods and frozen lake
    The darkest evening of the year.

    He gives his harness bells a shake
    To ask if there is some mistake.
    The only other sound’s the sweep
    Of easy wind and downy flake.

    The woods are lovely, dark and deep.
    But I have promises to keep,
    And miles to go before I sleep,
    And miles to go before I sleep.
    Last edited by Maybe Mercury; 10-11-2012 at 08:50 PM. Reason: Miles to go before I sleep...
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    ISTP - The Mechanics

    1. I used focus on how a real god would act if one does exist, as well as in my frustration with all the social pressures of high-school demanding I get in a relationship when I simply didn't see anyone as interesting, then later giving into the social pressure and failing miserably. That combined with near constant derision from a certain asshole lead me to hate myself and all of humanity for the longest time. The only thing that kept me going was fantasizing (and in one case dreaming) of getting revenge. That is definitely a time period that I'm NOT proud of.

    2. Now I've moved on to the pointlessness of existence whether or not there is an afterlife, since in the end it would always result in the elimination of your concept of "self" since if you die and there is nothing, that's it, and if you die and there is an afterlife then after a supposed infinite amount of time all traces of your individuality would eventually be eradicated. It's an interesting concept, and lead me to the conclusion to do whatever I can right now since that's all that will ever matter, even if it really doesn't in the grand scope of things.

    3. I've been considering the possibility of switching my major from mechanical engineering to electrical/computer engineering (they're combined for some reason, even though my university has an electrical engineering path and a computer engineering path in the same major). I'm not sure which would allow me more versatility for going into robotics.

    4. I've been questioning my type a lot recently, and have decided to try to get input from others who either know little or nothing of cognitive functions, so that I can avoid bias.

    5. Recently, I was screamed at by a bunch of pro-lifers about how evil abortion is and how everyone should vote against Obama for this reason alone, and I almost got into an argument with one of them about how it is relevant in any way to our current situation, and why they think screaming at random people who are in college is going to convince people to join their side (abortion would actually be favored in college I think, because a baby just be extra responsibility).
    Last edited by PSchall; 10-12-2012 at 08:03 AM.
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    ISTP - The Mechanics

    I like cheese on toast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elicit View Post
    Hate poetry, love Robert Frost.
    This is entirely off-topic, but I read that as "Hate Poetry", like a poem in which you just bitch about everything, and that it was signed with love by Robert Frost. I read the poem with that in mind and was thoroughly confused.

    I just thought you should know that.
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    ISTP - The Mechanics

    Ditto to @Falling Leaves

    #1: I used to ride my bicycle around in circles in our cul-de-sac, imagining fantasy adventures for hours on end...just going in circles. Though...my fantasy adventures were more like Star Trek or Conan...so not having anything to do with my real life.

    #2: Yeah...I can never bring myself to respond to those events even if I am definitely planning to go/not go.

    #3: This was true with my cat...until I had a baby....nothing is better than having my 15 month old run up to mesaying "Daddy" as soon as he notices me start walking up to our house.

    #4: Sometimes, I wish I cared enough to have more conflicts with people due to the adventure of it...but then I think how much it must suck to be angry all the time.

    #5: Mega ditto's on this one. Sometimes, I just have to stay up most of the night even though I'm going to be tired for a few days just because I need to recharge.

    On a side note, I think this could have gone in the "You know you're an ISTP when..." thread, though I do like the addition to a random thread to the forum.
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    I love the night, and I have found myself recently wondering if that is an ISTP trait, for I have heard a loooooooooot say it on this forum.

    While I love alone time, I have come to hate being home by myself. I always feel stuck here, and it never fails that when I'm home alone I fall into a mini Ti-Ni loop.

    I blame it on my job, being forced to talk a lot has made me want to talk, while still hating it.

    And the Robert Frost poem reminded me of "A Song of Fire and Ice," I can't remember who wrote it though. I want say Blake. Something Blake.

    EDIT: I'm an idiot. It's just "Fire and Ice" by Robert Frost.probably why Robert Frost reminded me of it.

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    Well charismatic male waiters/bar staff are now going on my list of pet peeves.

    ...just serve me my drink and shut the hell up.

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