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    ISTP - The Mechanics

    What is a "true" ISTP?







    Warning this something I pulled off the net and is not my opinion please read and share your thoughts



    The ISTp "Craftsman" represents the "Lone Ranger" of the social wilderness. This type has a compulsion to excitement and an aversion to boredom thus making them an ideal super hero.
    These men and women live by their own internal code of values and are not strongly influenced by other people or by the norms of society. They love the thrill of risk and routinely engage in high-risk activities.
    Now when they're not out fighting crime or whatever it is they do from the privacy of their custom-made costume they can be found working as a computer repair person, medical technician or airline pilot assuming a rather ordinary life.
    They wear a "mask of sanity" perfectly mimicking a normally functioning person, able to disguise the fundamental lack of internal personality structure and an internal chaos that results in repeatedly purposeful self-destructive behaviour such as an addiction to tobacco, alcohol, marijuana and/or prescription drugs.
    Under that seemingly sincere, intelligent, even charming exterior lies a person without the ability to experience genuine emotions. Despite this they live in the NOW albeit with impulsiveness and tend to have a lack of realistic long-term goals.



    OK so does anyone else agree with me that this is a ridiculous analogy? I as an ISTP can experiance true genuine emotion. That last paragraph got me really ticked but maybe im just not a "true" ISTP.

    PLEASE EVERYONE SHARE your thoughts on this. ISTPs is this really us? And for the rest of the types is this how you view us? anyway just wanted to know what people thought about this




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    ISTP - The Mechanics


    I don't know if I'm experiencing "true" emotions or not, i have nothing to refer to. But I certainly do not express my emotions as others do. I feel no need to.

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    ISTP - The Mechanics

    Eh I find most of it in the range of accurate (albeit written in an amusing way). I agree though, I definitely experience genuine emotion, I would think every outside of a raging sociopath experiences genuine emotion but its perception is subjective. Not to wax philosophical but whose to say what geniune emotion really is. To an ISTP, other people may be overly-emotional or place emotional attachment on things not worthy of it. Neither is right or wrong.

    Also, I think most people don the "mask of sanity" and thats certainly nothing specific to ISTP. There's a quote I like that goes something like "the only normal people you know are the ones you don't know well enough" At only 6% of the population, ISTP's arent the only strange ducks out there...

    I wouldn't get too caught up on what some anonymous person wrote on some website (this post included)
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    ISTP - The Mechanics

    Quote Originally Posted by dealwithit View Post
    I don't know if I'm experiencing "true" emotions or not, i have nothing to refer to. But I certainly do not express my emotions as others do. I feel no need to.
    I dont think any ISTP feels a "need to share" but does it out of wanting to please someone. Or to get out of a situation.

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    ISTP - The Mechanics

    Quote Originally Posted by mattymatt View Post
    Eh I find most of it in the range of accurate (albeit written in an amusing way). I agree though, I definitely experience genuine emotion, I would think every outside of a raging sociopath experiences genuine emotion but its perception is subjective. Not to wax philosophical but whose to say what geniune emotion really is. To an ISTP, other people may be overly-emotional or place emotional attachment on things not worthy of it. Neither is right or wrong.

    Also, I think most people don the "mask of sanity" and thats certainly nothing specific to ISTP. There's a quote I like that goes something like "the only normal people you know are the ones you don't know well enough" At only 6% of the population, ISTP's arent the only strange ducks out there...

    I wouldn't get too caught up on what some anonymous person wrote on some website (this post included)
    Im not caught up on it im just annoyed cuz this seems to be a common theme among poeple concerning ISTPs

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    ISTP - The Mechanics

    Welcome to the world of labels and stereotyping.

    It's a fun world. Enjoy your stay and better leave your frustration at the doormat.

    If you cannot however, you'll contribute to my personal amusement, which to me, obviously, is more than fine.
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    ISTP - The Mechanics


    I've seen a large variety of ISTP's. All are rather badass in their own way.

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    INFP - The Idealists

    the last paragraph is lifted from a wikipedia article on a book called "the mask of sanity" whch has, as its subject, not ISTP's, but incarcerated psychopaths. I would suspect that most of the rest is liften from something equally irrelvant to MBTI as well. Sounds like a rather mean spirited joke, or just nastiness.

    The Mask of Sanity - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    @vryptex , check your sources before you rely too much on them, kiddo. Your professors are gonna nail you otherwise. :)

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    ISTP - The Mechanics

    Quote Originally Posted by vryptex View Post
    The ISTp "Craftsman" represents the "Lone Ranger" of the social wilderness.
    The lower-case "p" indicates that socionics is present. You may safely disregard anything that follows.
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    ISTP - The Mechanics

    The "genuine emotion" description isn't accurate. All people can experience genuine emotion, but for me, it's a delayed reaction where the pain comes out in semi-frequent small increments frequently over the first month or two, and event-driven reoccurrences even after several years.
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