Basically, ive typed as an ISTP on every test ive taken. Upon reading about the functions and how they work I agree that I am Ti dominant backed up with Se, and then all the other functions somewhere after.
So I know I'm an ISTP. But I dont fit the 'mechanic' stereotype very well. I've never really had an urge to take things apart and see how they work (like cars, computers, TV remotes, pens lol) I dont know whether it is something that would come pretty naturally to me or not, it's just nothing ive ever been particularly interested in or had to do.
I dont enjoy small, fiddly movements. (I am mildly dyspraxic, which might be why. I used to struggle a lot with writing, tying my shoes, doing up buttons, etc.)
However, I do enjoy sports and anything that requires big, whole body movements.
I've always loved climbing, basketball, rugby (im sure if i was an american id love to play what you call football. We just never get to play it over here)
I have good spacial awareness and catching is always something ive been naturally gifted at. I always want to be a fielder whenever i play baseball, and always wish I could be a Wide Receiver if i ever got to play american football.
I also enjoy driving and have found such a greater appreciation for motorsports since learning how to drive.
I appreciation nature, and I although im an introvert I do enjoy being out and doing stuff even though there have been times in life when ive just shut myself away for weeks, sometimes months on end and driven myself into a depression by thinking about the same shit over and over again. (think that's referred to as a Ti Ni loop)
I figure sports is how I use my Se and 'ISTP troubleshooting skills'.
Ive always been a pretty laid back, 'quiet' guy, but I always feel like i became a different person when playing a sport I love. I become much more energetic and vocal - I've now come to realise this is because I am engaging my extroverted functions (Se, and to a less extent Fe)
I'm not interested in taking apart computers and seeing how they work, i am interested in picking apart opposing teams/players and analysing how they work. And then I just use the troubleshooting skills i pick up in playing sports to deal with problems in every day life. :)
Do any other ISTP's ever feel like they dont fit the stereotype? And if so, which parts? I think I fit every other part except from the 'mechanic', which ive just never been overly interested in.