Hi, all. It's my first time in these parts but I needed some help typing my ex (I like to use MBTI to analyze past and current relationships). After ruling out many other types, I finally landed on ISTP, but it's difficult because I don't have any people close to me who are ISTP that I can compare him to. I read the personalitypage.com profile and while a lot of the things it brings up sound like my ex, there were also things that didn't fit.
Some things about him that could be ISTP: He likes working with his hands. He hates traditional academic settings (sitting in a classroom and learning) and would much rather be doing more hands-on activities. He likes taking things apart and trying to put them together again to see how they work (he's studying engineering now). He's a typical man's man, and has mostly guy friends who he considers "brothers". He doesn't talk a whole lot but isn't afraid to share his opinions around people he's close to. He's a super laid-back person, pretty much the definition of chill. He can get along with just about everyone, but can be surprisingly disdainful of people that he doesn't think are intellectually competent (that's not necessarily ISTP; I just threw that in there as a trait of his). He hates thinking long-term, and pretty much has a life philosophy of living in the now rather than worrying about the future.
But on the other hand, he doesn't have a thirst for adventure. He'd much rather chill with buddies and watch movies than do anything that involves physical activity. He's never experienced any "rash outbursts of anger" and doesn't seem to get overwhelmed by emotion ever. He is not very emotional at all but can be surprisingly affectionate. His love languages are verbal and gifts. He has a hard time juggling multiple things at one time. When he's overwhelmed, he tends to drop one thing to focus on another, hence why we broke up.
Does any of this sound familiar to you? How would you describe yourself?