Hmm. Well, it occurred to me recently that as an ISTP I can cope with anything life throws at me. However, there's one thing that will break down my defenses, and that's when I have too much work to do that I don't want to do.Just any advice or realization but with the advantage of knowing that the listeners are also ISTP's
Haha, well I used to think the same, too, but we are still so much better at that than the most types. I think it's because we have high expectations about ourselves that we don't even see that the others don't even usually get themselves into the situations we get into because they can't handle it.Hmm. Well, it occurred to me recently that as an ISTP I can cope with anything life throws at me. However, there's one thing that will break down my defenses, and that's when I have too much work to do that I don't want to do.
I can do any amount of work if it's something I want to do for my own reasons, but when I have no choice in the matter it affects me very badly. I have to keep a favorable balance between the things I want to do, and the things I have to do. If the balance shifts too far towards the latter, it weakens my barriers of repression and releases all kinds of stored negativity. It gets much harder to recover from emotional setbacks. But as soon as the balance is restored, I get back my ISTP superpower of not caring about such things. It's like magic.
This made me smile. btw, does being an ISTP make these traits stronger?Advice I would like my older more-experienced ISTP self to give to me now? If your thoughts even flicker towards what other people think, you are already caring too much.
Advice from me as I am now? I guess bear in mind that you have an extremely strong centre and are capable of anything if you really put your mind to it; many people along the way will completely underestimate you, understand however that this isn't necessarily a bad thing. It's good to live your life with a few cards up your sleeve.
Hopefully some day you can meet someone who understands you for everything which you truly are and will be. Never compromise on yourself, not for them, not for anything.
I just wanted to point out that if you really don't want to do something, you shouldn't do it.nothing. But missing out on a chance because you are on the wall if to do it or not, then just do it. Otherwise you might regret the choice later when you realize what you missed out on.
Not everything you don't want to do is unimportant to you or for your development as a person. Just sayin'..I just wanted to point out that if you really don't want to do something, you shouldn't do it.
There's only so much time in the day and you need to do what's important to you.
I disagree.Not everything you don't want to do is unimportant to you or for your development as a person. Just sayin'..
Or perhaps you want the end stage but don't want to do the actual act? If so, that would still be something that you didn't want to do that was important as your development as a person.I disagree.
Everything I don't want to do is specifically not important to me or my development as a person.
While some things may be painful, like working and challenging myself, I still want to do them to further develop as a better human.