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This is a discussion on You know you're an ISTP when within the ISTP Forum - The Mechanics forums, part of the SP's Temperament Forum- The Creators category; Originally Posted by Lorig You buy something new (be it a camera, computer, you name it...) and without even giving ...

  1. #1131
    ISTP - The Mechanics

    Quote Originally Posted by Lorig View Post
    You buy something new (be it a camera, computer, you name it...) and without even giving the manual a glance, you start trying out your new toy

    Honestly...I don't think I've ever read a manual...
    .....That's how i roll!

  2. #1132
    ISTP - The Mechanics

    when you use the term "I could care less" repeatedly, along with "I'm fine", and "I don't care".

    It is especially irritating to me when people say the look on my face says something is wrong...
    No, nothing is wrong, but it will be if you keep asking me!

  3. #1133
    Unknown

    Quote Originally Posted by Mip View Post
    when you use the term "I could care less"
    When you get mad at people who use the term I could care less when they mean I couldn't care less. It gives me Ti-cks.
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  5. #1134
    ISTP - The Mechanics

    When an acquaintance, friend or co-worker morally or ethically offends you, you can detach from them the moment it occurs.

    You are done with them completely.
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  6. #1135
    ISTP - The Mechanics


    New guy. Now the list. Prepare to laugh....or type "lol" even though you found very little humor and it's more of a social response.

    1. As a video game enthusiast, you laugh at how primitive most tutorials are.
    2. You're also annoyed that you'll have to play with those primitives in any multi-player games.
    3. You have learned more diction from video games than school.
    4. You can play video games all day for days and feel a sense of accomplishment.
    5. You have read more game manuals in the bathroom than most other reading material you have come across.
    6. Given the chance, you could explain the inner workings of most games by heart. Naming all the pros, cons, bugs, annoyances and the most effective way to play. ......then you realize no one is going to listen to you anyway and all the information just remains locked in your head.
    7. You love watching game play footage on youtube but LOATH hearing any commentary that is neither informative or does not use sarcastic analyzing. (see SpoonyExperiment for reference).
    8. You boggle your mind when people play a terrible game despite at least some informed people pointing out flaws. Only to be even more disgusted when people still claim to love it for some stupid reason. Like boobs.
    9. You love to play characters other people do not like if not obviously broken. You relish it even more if people unjustifiably claim your play style is "inferior" despite proving otherwise. Underdogs are fun.
    10. You skip through a story if there is no particular reason to pay attention or slows down the action.
    11. You do not like playing RTSs. Planning is not your strong suit and so you result to your default, "Build a lot of the strongest units and overwhelm everything". You feel cheated when CPUs can counter this.
    12. JRPGs piss you off if characters are so emotional that they actually make bad logical plotholes or grind things to a halt. Sometime I don't fucking care about the power of love when you're shooting demons in the face with high caliber weapons.
    13. If there is one thing you love more the a game full of fighting, it's when it has tons of interesting random elements. (Extra weapons, treasure, rules that change the game, power ups, etc). If there is one thing you hate about fighting in games, it's anything that restricts or artificially levels the playing field. (No Items, Fox only, FINAL DESTINATION)
    14. You find that your strategy and participation in any multi-player game is so great that is actually shifts who ultimately wins. This is mostly due to the fact you have powerful skills of observation, understanding of mechanics and focus on objectives. The other part is that everyone else acts like rambo.
    15. You will stand by a team so long as you find at least a couple competent people working with you. Otherwise you will not only drop them in a heartbeat, you will let them know how bad you find their skills are and hope your words will make them realize how bad they are. (repeat ad naseum)
    16. You believe criticism to be more effective in improving team work. Other people tend to disagree. No idea why.
    17. You love to "train" people to your play styles. You are extremely disappointed to find out when they don't become your clones.
    18. You love a game's (good) music. You hate it when others replace it with their own sound tracks.
    19. In mmos, you are confused when people use third-party stat trackers, automated action programs and the like. As if they don't trust their own judgements or perceptions.
    20. Games to contain way too much customization instantly get passed over if they don't provide anything else than shallow aesthetics.
    21. You realize no one is going to related to your insightful information if they don't have anything to relate....kinda like this list.

    .....yeah. I like video games more than people. Fuck it.
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  7. #1136

    When you unintentionally offend people with your extremely accurate views on certain things most people won't even notice.

    And especially when the concept of planning anything is practically foreign to you.
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  8. #1137

    When you and your mother get a new phone at the same time, and you've figured out every feature it has, before she's done reading the first page of the manual.
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  9. #1138
    Unknown Personality

    When you are the one type that does not give a fuck! NTs gives a fuck about their theories, NFs about ideals, SJs about tradition, ISFPs about art, ESFPs about parties, ESTPs about being the cool guy, while you won't even care about the fact that I reinforced stereotypes or an apocalypse!
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  10. #1139

    Quote Originally Posted by MrsTodd View Post
    When an acquaintance, friend or co-worker morally or ethically offends you, you can detach from them the moment it occurs.

    You are done with them completely.
    I'm curious: Does this person know he or she has offended you? Do you tell them or do you just disappear or other wise break off communication?

  11. #1140
    ISTP - The Mechanics

    Quote Originally Posted by Lilsnowy View Post
    I'm curious: Does this person know he or she has offended you? Do you tell them or do you just disappear or other wise break off communication?
    I'm not MrsTodd lol, but I figure it'd be useful to have another view.

    I generally do not like making a fuss even after being offended/hurt. Though I will fight back if pushed to the limit, I have a very high threshold (I have to, or I'd become a terror to live with lol), and tend to show my displeasure through passive/inactive means with low repercussions that are also unlikely to cause shit-storms for me (although they will frustrate the offender on the other end), for example, sarcasm, unresponsiveness or simply by being absent- however I will only engage this mode after I have tried reason, communication and sincerity and all of these methods prove ineffective.

    Physically I can still be there, smiling and talking but mentally and emotionally I'm already completely detached and already far away from ever giving a shit again. Because giving a shit is tiring business, and I'm not going to waste my precious energy by flushing it down a toilet bowl. If I do not have responsibilities to answer to, or any real reason to stick around, I wouldn't go out of my way to find a bridge to salvage.
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