To be more specific, the ISTPs that I know seem annoyed by my very presence, (similar to when an insane person enters the room) and I can't understand what I have to do to earn their respect. Being more agreeable doesn't work, being myself REALLY doesn't work, and keeping quiet just offends them. I thought there was a chance that it might be connected to MBTI, so that's why I came here.
You're intuitive cousin here. I know several ISTPs, and they seem really nice, but for some reason I can't seem to connect with them. They tell a joke, and I think it's hilarious. I tell a joke, and they stare at me blankly. They smile, I smile back. I smile, and they give me a confused look. What am I doing wrong?
I can't understand what I have to do to earn their respect.