Revenge is a dish best served cold ;o;My pattern tends to go like:
1. Meet sandwich.
2. Want to know whats in the sandwich and everything about it (possibly to the point of silently obsessing about it).
3. Force myself to be patient and wait until the right time (lunch time... Don't want to ruin my appetite). While still obsessing about the amazing life we will have together.
4. At the right time (when sandwich is comfortable enough in my company and hoping I haven't scared it off), eat sandwich.
But not everyone in my type gets that way, according to this thread...Well considering I'm one of the most emotionally reserved types (actually, do ISTPs get this stereotype too?) and I get that way, it's not a stretch to say that most people get like that regardless of type.
I don't even think personality type has everything to do with that either. But I agree, I'd like to see more responses.Thought processes and behavior are two different beasts that can manifest very differently.
For example, I try to keep my romantic interests a bit at arm's length. It's not a game or any kind of manipulation tactic. My issue is that the more I'm attracted to somebody, the more my mind thinks and fixates too much on them, and the more I need to hold myself back before I say or do anything inappropriate. In other words, I need time and space in order to sort out my emotions and keep them under control. It's "independent" behavior, but "clingy" thought process, and inferior Fe being a monster when it manifests.
It would be interesting to hear input from other people.