As to your last question, I just tell how well these things fit me, and maybe someone else does, too, and then you can calculate out the typicality.Have an ISTP friend I've known for five years, and I've learned a couple very basic, important things about him:
Usually I just want something that I am not having right now but not knowing what could be it. It's usually something simple, though, as "do something new and interesting".1.) He is of simple wants and desires.
No. I don't fake or manipulate. It's too much effort and I am lazy.2.) He cannot be trusted. No matter how pure he WANTS his intentions to be, they are never pure. It is ridiculous how deceitful and manipulative he will be to have his cake and eat it too. When all he has to do is just tell me the truth and I'll accept it, like I've accepted and dealt with his tricky, dirty ways of getting what he wants.
I don't know. Do you mean something he knows that is happening or something you think is happening but he does not? (As in "relationship going bad" kind of stuff that people can have different beliefs of?)3.) When he is uncomfortable talking about something that is happening, he simply pretends it never happened! And hurts people's feelings by doing so. And could really just care less.
Yes, day by day is good. How can I know today what I want to do tomorrow?4.) He never knows what he wants. I've come to learn that when he wants something, he wants it THEN. Not later, not yesterday, THEN. The only way to deal with him is to take him day by day.
Might be. It's nice to allow oneself a good splash in self-pity every now and then. However, this mainly happens when I am feeling very lonely and bad. I haven't had too many of those after being found by my SO.5.) He describes himself as having periods of 'moodiness'. I think these 'moods' come from holding all of his feelings in and neglecting them rather than dealing with them. He pretty much goes from the most calm, collective person I've ever known, to the most vulnerable piece of mush!
Crazy, yes, but maybe not that crazy. See the first comment.Now tell me, is this typical behavior for an ISTP?!