[ISTP] What makes an ISTP feel boring and 'stuck in a rut'?

What makes an ISTP feel boring and 'stuck in a rut'?

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This is a discussion on What makes an ISTP feel boring and 'stuck in a rut'? within the ISTP Forum - The Mechanics forums, part of the SP's Temperament Forum- The Creators category; Hi guys this is my first post. I am 24 and I have been aware of MBTI for quite a ...

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    What makes an ISTP feel boring and 'stuck in a rut'?

    Hi guys this is my first post. I am 24 and I have been aware of MBTI for quite a while now but recently found myself reading through personality articles and finding them so in touch with how I think and who I am that I had to make an account here.

    It's been around a year since I graduated uni, personality wise I feel like being at uni (especially in the first couple of years) was such a novel experience that it really brought out both the best and worst of my personality. Having fairly protective parents moving away from home really was a shock to the system in a good way.

    I found myself pretty spontaneous and excited in my first year, considering I am a guy who was almost invisible during school years and never opened up it was a great feeling to feel more 'normal' and accepted and to feel like talking to people. However I was still called out on elements of weirdness and immaturity/childishness in my character, not so much as bullying but more as honest feedback sometimes delivered in a humorous way by people.

    Anyway I feel like I am more mature now, but hugely more boring as a person as a result. I'm not sure if psychologically I have repressed the spontaneity that made me interesting but I genuinely can't remember the last time I've had actual genuine fun, since graduating and moving back in with parents. This annoys me as from reading the MBTI it resonates with me that we ISTPs love adventure and excitement and living in the moment and are generally optimistic people. I know that's who I am as a person but I'm really just not feeling it at the moment.



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    Usually it is a realization of losing a freedom enabler. We need a baseline security to jump from. Sometimes in life the baseline isn't there or it can barely carry you thru a day. Find your base security.

     

    Mine is linked to money and having an own living space.

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    Post graduation seems to have a similar standardized experience for most people because the kinds of activities that you engage in as a student change drastically as you prepare to enter the working world. You have to change your interests and find / create fun. I used to get involved with people in my workplace and just go with the flow till I started enjoying that as well.

    Also, you really won't be very happy unless you have a job that you find fun, so keep searching till you do. It's ok to do a little job switching etc. If you're an American, you probably have more opportunity today than the generations before you.

    BTW, I'm in my late 30's and I'm still a child at heart (and yes, I can be very mature too because it's all situational).

    It's ok to shirk what others say about our type of personalities. We're generally young 'uns and spontaneous and we can create our own niche without having to worry about what others think about us. The problem isn't us, but the fact that there is an entire world of people that associate fun with childishness --- as though adults aren't supposed to have fun (?) -- and then project their own inability to have fun and spontaneous lives on us.

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    Thanks for the replies. Currently I am doing self employed food delivery using a motorbike for work. Before this I worked in a pub kitchen but I hated all the rules and procedures and the managers so I appreciate not having a manger anymore. On the other hand I know I have greater talents


 

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