[ISTP] Life Hacks for an ISTP: What have you learned to make life easier?

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This is a discussion on Life Hacks for an ISTP: What have you learned to make life easier? within the ISTP Forum - The Mechanics forums, part of the SP's Temperament Forum- The Creators category; We all know each personality type has it's own flaws. ISTPs are very "in the moment" and terrible long-term planners. ...

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    ISTP - The Mechanics

    Life Hacks for an ISTP: What have you learned to make life easier?

    We all know each personality type has it's own flaws. ISTPs are very "in the moment" and terrible long-term planners. We also suck with people generally, especially feelers.

    What are some things you've learned to make life easier and combat your inherent ISTP weaknesses?

    - I'm awful with bills. I forget them completely unless they're an immediate necessity like rent or my car. I've recently learned that I can set up automated withdrawls for every one of my bills through internet banking to avoid missing payments.

    - Saying "I need some time to think on that" is better than blurting out "No" or some sarcastic comment when having a serious discussion.

    - Smile more, it helps to weaken the blow of your sarcasm and encourages people to approach you so you don't stay forever alone.
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    ISTP - The Mechanics


    My two drawbacks are communication and follow-through.

    Communication: During social situations I've never really known what to say, and how to say it. My brain is usually whirling at a million miles an hour that, usually, when it comes time to say what has needed to be said (if I even get that far) my concentration is already lost on something else. It is a serious hindrance on my life. What have I done to fix it? I havnt. I have not come across a proper solution as of yet. So I stick with speaking through a logical filter.... I might as well not even speak at all.

    Follow-through: I just suck at it. I have a ton of amazing ideas, and things I would like to complete. But I have to get something out in return of what I'm doing, which pretty much destroys my follow through due to impatience. I'm getting much better with my impatience, though. Ironically, its a work in progress.

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    ISTP - The Mechanics

    People are more forgiving if you charm them then anger them. If you anger them then try to charm them, you have a lot more work ahead of you.
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    ISTP - The Mechanics


    I've learned to say "now don't get mad when I tell you this......"

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    ISTP - The Mechanics

    I've learned to say "I can understand that you're feeling this way, but right now I am uncertain of what you're looking for by telling me this. Is there something I can do for you or is this a time where you just need to be understood. I'm happy to do either one."
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    Communication here too: Saying "I won't get this done in time" even when it's completely obvious somehow makes it easier for people to take when that happens, for example.

    I've also learned that the proper way of being lazy is to do a good job from the beginning; then you don't have to do it again. Also, if people know that you get stuff done, it's easier to get away with not having the motivation to get stuff done now and then - they'll think you're being modest, not lazy.

    Oh: And finish stuff. The thing about the last 20 percent taking 80% of the time? Not true. Just team up with someone who enjoys playing with the details. They'll be thinking you're giving them the good part of the job, and all along you're the one who gets to do the fun stuff and just supervise the boring parts.
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    ISTP - The Mechanics


    I know your impulse tells you to buy that thing, but you will get bored with it and regret the buy in 3 days. So don't.

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    ISFP - The Artists

    I've learnt to talk to people more, especially feelers, even if it all seems like crap to me, they seem to respond well to it.

    I definitely smile more than I use to, people respond better to it and I think it's more polite.

    I've learnt to prepare my uniform and other important things the night before work, instead of frantically looking for it the next day.

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    ISFP - The Artists

    Quote Originally Posted by dealwithit View Post
    I know your impulse tells you to buy that thing, but you will get bored with it and regret the buy in 3 days. So don't.
    I totally agree with you. I am very disciplined when considering new purchases now. However, I used to always buy random books, films, games etc. that I would use once or twice then dump.

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    ISTP - The Mechanics

    For an easy life, don't get married and don't have children. If you have a partner, keep separate dwellings.

    Keep your expenses low by doing everything yourself and not getting addicted to taxable substances.

    Learn a skilled trade and be better at it than anyone else on the planet.

    Understand MBTI. Avoid crazy people. Etc.
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