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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 ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by OrganizedChaos View Post
    I think discussing taboo subjects has more to do with your age and comfort level rather than with your personality type. I would discuss sex, body parts, and health problems with no reservations. I would not, however, discuss politics with a politician, religion with a priest, or misogyny with a feminist.
    This response smacks of good judgement and common sense. It is one thing to discuss a topic, be it taboo or commonplace, and quite another to verbally engage a person regarding a subject they are passionate about. This is especially true if the other conversant is going to do nothing more than argue their long established opinion from a soapbox. There is little to be learned from the dictates of a closed mind and, perhaps, even less to be shared.

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    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.

  3. #23
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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Westy365 View Post
    Hey there ISTPs—I have some questions for you.

    How do you guys feel about talking about "taboo" subjects like sex, body parts, and health problems? Are you open to talking about it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Westy365 View Post
    How do you guys feel about talking about "taboo" subjects like sex, body parts, and health problems? Does it make you uncomfortable, or are you open to talking about it? If so, is it only with people you're closer to and trust, or do you not care?
    I don't mind talking about these subjects at all. I prefer them because they are more interesting and relevant to me. I'd be surprised to hear this kind of conversation from someone I do not know very well, but I would probably reply to them as I usually do in person: succinctly but honestly.

    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.
    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.

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    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.

  8. #27

    The question is, who decides what's taboo?

  9. #28
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ziegel View Post
    The question is, who decides what's taboo?
    If unsure: Open the hole and observe.


     
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