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Only if something doesn't interest me...if it interests me I'm like a monster and just devour data that is in front of me and go searching for more.......now when It comes to video games I rarely beat a game because once I learn the ends and outs of the systems and how to make an uber character or whatever...I get bored quickly....ISTPs in general love systems and seeing how stuff works....once we figure it out we move on to the next system...
 

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I'm with Galldune on this one.

If it's something that interests me, I figure out everything I can on it. Once it's come to the point that I've learned everything I could about it, it's on to the next interest.


If I'm with a group of friends and they start talking about sports, I pretty much sit back and go off in my own world. Once a gap in their convo seems like they're done, I move it into a subject I care about talking... usually completely off topic from sports.
 

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I'm attentive to things I have decent interest in. Otherwise, I can't focus to save my life. And "sports" is a magic word; when spoken I immediately divert my attention to ANYTHING else, like an evaporating mud puddle.
 

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Yeah but you'll have to make a lot of direct eye contact and say my name a few times periodically. Otherwise you'll get my uncomprehending glare as seen here:

Wow...thats a good example of the ISTP stare...that some people are scared of because they think we are stalkers or something...but that's just our every day look if we are disinterested or thinking.....lifeless eyes and no expression on the face :mellow:
 
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I agree with the above.

One time, someone said: oh, ignore what I just said. Me: I wasn't even listening.

They are never too thrilled with that response. :crazy:
 

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yup, I'm with everyone else here. When it comes to conversations I can talk all day about something that interests me but not about anything else. When my husband goes on and on about work I have to try so hard to look convincingly interested because I could really care less.

So to answer the question I have a long attention span when I'm interested and very short when I'm not. This applies to anything from relationships to knitting. I think this is why I have a tough time with school because once I understand something I get pissed off and impatient when we have to go over it again and again because someone is stuck.
 

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^Ha, I hear you. :dry: I dare a teacher to fault me for falling asleep in their class when they're explaining something for the fiftieth time. :bored:
 

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^Ha, I hear you. :dry: I dare a teacher to fault me for falling asleep in their class when they're explaining something for the fiftieth time. :bored:
I love stories, so here's another one. :laughing:

One of my classmates in my junior year English class asked the teacher why I was allowed to sleep in class when no one else was. The teacher had that student wake me up and then she asked me the question she'd just asked the class. I answered it correctly and then put my head back down. The teacher said "that's why he's allowed to sleep, he still gets the right answers...and he isn't talking when he's asleep". Passed that class with a B. :crazy:
 

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As already said above. If its something i dont give a damn, then i have a very very hard time focusing but if i am interested, i quite literally devour any and all information i can find on the topic until i feel i know everything i need to know and then get bored of that said topic and look for something new. Currently, in between topics.
 

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Chiming in with another "Yup, me too!"

Sometimes I'm talking to a friend, or a partner, and they're telling me some significant story - with names of important people, specific events, etc. And I tell myself, "now THIS is important, PAY ATTENTION." And I still drift away, because even though I know it's important, it's still not interesting. Do not quiz me later, I will fail.

I can tell you what everyone in a fifty foot radius of me was wearing at an outdoor concert I went to a few months ago, but I can't remember your best friend's name who died of cancer and changed the course of your life forever, even though we had (what you thought was) a long and involved conversation about it yesterday. I can be a real schmuck sometimes.
 

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Attention? Oh... attention is that weird focus thing that happens when something interesting is going on. I gotcha. I get that way sometimes. >.>
 

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I can tell you what everyone in a fifty foot radius of me was wearing at an outdoor concert I went to a few months ago, but I can't remember your best friend's name who died of cancer and changed the course of your life forever, even though we had (what you thought was) a long and involved conversation about it yesterday.
Hey, at least you remember the conversation happened! I forget even that sometimes...

I can be a real schmuck sometimes.
You're in good company then! My bio on Facebook reads: "I'm a real jerk once you get to know me."
 

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You're in good company then! My bio on Facebook reads: "I'm a real jerk once you get to know me."
I think most of us have that in their bios, it's likely to be part of our sarcastic / ironic nature.

EDIT: Typically I go with this.

I've no friends and am a social reject. I'm a douche, I don't like you, people don't like me and my only haven are MMO's simply because that's how much of a fuck up I am. To top it off I can only associate myself with Anime super heroes and solely blame my surrounding, childhood and parents for it.
 

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I've never had a bio on any social networking page.

I do have one on my photography websites, because I *have* to. And, since brides are looking at my websites because they may want to give me money, my bio isn't too flippant. I mean, I don't tell potential clients that I'm a complete asshole, because that would be counter-productive.
 

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It may be counterproductive, but it would be awesome. :proud:
 
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