This is a discussion on ISTPs & Talking About Taboo Subjects within the ISTP Forum - The Mechanics forums, part of the SP's Temperament Forum- The Creators category; Originally Posted by OrganizedChaos I think discussing taboo subjects has more to do with your age and comfort level rather ...
I'd broach any topic if I think it will lead to gaining a new perspective or moving closer to a truth. If the other party however is just being dogmatic or I trigger something painful / reactive, than the convo has hit a standstill and I'd reconsider another approach / tact next time.
No I have no problem talking about taboo subjects or listening to them as long as it interests me. Rather my problem is whether the others are comfortable with it once we start to go further into it and whether the time is right.
Not "ewww" or "awww." I'd probably be intrigued that someone felt they trusted me enough to open up to me about something. I tend to look apathetic when people tell me things even if I am interested, so I may look "meh" but actually care about what they are telling me.Also, if a friend opens up to you about something, are you more likely to think "ewww," "awww," "meh," or something else? I'm curious.
Well I talk about shitting myself during squats with my lifter friends all the time (haven't actually done that but it's a constant fear) but I don't like discussing my sex life or health issues with anyone who they dont directly effect because they're usually not humorous subjects nor do I want to betray anyone's trust. If a friend opens up to me I will usually hear and help them out unless its clear they're being intentionally vile for shock value. Ain't got time for games.
The question is, who decides what's taboo?