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What are the weaknesses of an ISTP? Before I can answer please subscribe to the channel. So my dog is able to cope with the meaning of life and hit the alert bell so you can be notified when I go live. That being said, What’s up you go hackers. I’m CEUs.
Joseph here to answer your questions on any topic union analytical psychology, or the four sides of the mind. And the source of today’s question is Cora, as per usual? Let’s check it out. All right, so we got Deepak dinakaran. They are people that despite having the ability to survive on their feet, there is a 50% chance they could really struggle in an awful lot in a massive crowd at for example, a charity gathering.
Could you provide examples, sir? They find it difficult to make decisions, for example, three years prior, when it happens, what they would find it difficult to be achieved their combined introversion and perception together would make it difficult for them to run an entrepreneurship. No, that is categorically false. That is false. Some of the best entrepreneurs in my life are actually ISTPs and ISTPs are amazing and entrepreneurship.
In fact, my cousin Mike, he’s an ISTP. And he’s a self made man, worth a lot of money, and he worked his butt off. And he did it all on his own. And that’s typically how and I child has to do it with ISTPs.
I know another ISTP who has a very successful freeze drying business. My cousin Mike, for example. He’s HVAC. Also, there’s like a, like a music equipment creation business.
Friend of mine, his dad, he’s an ISTP. He does that basically. So you know, he creates amps, for example. It’s just that that is ridiculous.
And then he says they could put their less athletic counterparts, for example, INFJ people wait a minute, are you saying INFJ folks are less athletic? That’s not actually true. Actually, in my own personal experience, extroverted sensing inferiors can be some of the most athletic of all the types just like basically Templer types in general, I think are the most athletic of all the types to be fair. And then I have noticed some St. Jays are also extremely athletic.
If you’re gonna talk about people who are not so athletic, the probably the least athletic of the types are NPS just straight up. But yeah, although I have you know, from a temperature standpoint, I have noticed that e Nf J’s get really, really big sometimes, but anyway, I’m not going to read that bullet point. Because that’s just terrible. All right, they would find being in an office very, fairly fulfilling.
What an ISTP being in an office fairly fulfilling. No, no, no, this guy does not. No, no. No, sorry.
Is there a downvote button? Yes, there is. Thank God Brendon Milton well lived in Marietta, Georgia from this time to this time, okay, apparently that’s irrelevant. All right, my weaknesses. Okay, so so he’s, we’re assuming this guy’s an ISTP.
my weaknesses, I know them quite well, but they haven’t proven to become much of a nuisance yet. One feelings. I can’t express how I feel the majority of the time unless it’s anger. That’s fair.
I can’t express myself emotionally, especially around someone who has a mutual understanding of how I feel about them. And I wouldn’t go out of my way to show how much I care because you know, already, okay. To commiseration, I find it challenging to comfort someone who’s having a dilemma in their life, because most of the time, people don’t seem to care for a solution to their problems, which confuses me why continue to complain about if I’m telling you how to fix it. Gosh, this guy is starting to sound like an ISTP conflict.
I don’t care much for arguing with anyone because most people are ignorant and failed to see both sides of the spectrum and end up getting really emotional rather than rational. Yeah, he’s trying to hope that people will be more te than fit, you know, fit us or kind of like, you know, that’s what it is and just trying to like, get them to see logic. That’s the main three for me. And I can go I can really get into depth about it’s really an understanding thing.
That’s why I’m having most trouble with and it seems to be my weakness. I can’t relate emotionally with people. And I don’t really want to that’s fine. I am going to upvote that.
So thank you Brandon Milton for your post. That was excellent. Yeah, I just had to like downvote the other one because it’s absolutely terrible. But let’s talk about the weaknesses of an ISTP let’s talk about their let’s do like you know, lowest the biggest actually the the emotional weakness thing of, you know, having a hard time expressing your feelings.
A lot of people think that that is their biggest weakness and it’s actually not it’s not their biggest weakness. Although it is a thing it comes from expert feeling inferior, they are afraid of making other people feel bad, and ISTPs they can basically be really guilted into doing main things, you know, Effie inferiors, as I’ve said that even te inferiors extroverted judgment functions, and the inferior slot leaves a person open to a form of manipulation. And even in some cases, it can lead to being manipulated into having sexual relations with someone, which is basically a form of rape, right. And this happens on a consistent basis.
A lot of people out there disagree with me on that. And I’m like, okay, that’s fine. But it can and it does happen. I’ve met plenty of people with extroverted judging functions in their inferior slot within my coaching practice, that I’ve had to help them get through that, especially like an intp, who was extroverted feeling inferior, and an INFP was extroverted, thinking inferior, those two people like the intp intp is often do get guilted into sex, and then also extroverted thinking, you know, INFP, is they end up getting shamed into sex, basically, or the risk of being shamed into sex, which is where blackmail comes into place.
But the point is, you know, extroverted feeling inferior. Why is that weakness there, it’s because they can be guilted into doing basically anything that they don’t want to do. Now, some ISTP is because their interest based and they have your extroverted sensing parent developed, then when that happens, then that the risk of them being guilted, into doing things that they don’t want to do goes down, but the younger they are, the more impressionable they are, and that carries the higher risk. So if you’re parenting an ISTP, get them to really live in the moment and understand that they need to be responsible with what other people are doing, you need to teach an ISTP to judge people by their actions, and not by their words.
That is how you protect extroverted feeling inferior within an ISTP. It’s super, super important. And honestly, over time, the ISTP because of how concrete they are, they will start to see the value of concrete actions over words. This is why ISTPs really, really struggle with saying I love you to people, they really struggle with it.
Because saying, I love you, the words are just kind of meaningless to them. And this is why ISTPs often get a bad rap about saying the words I love you to somebody, especially ISTP men, because to them, it’s just words, words aren’t real words are subjective. What is objective is concrete actions and showing love by actions. And it’s like we in ISTP, you see like a an ISTJ woman go up to an ISTP.
In fact, this actually happened with my cousin Mike and his wife one time actually observed this happening. And she’s an ISTJ. And she goes up to him. It’s like, why don’t you tell me, you love me.
And she was grandstanding as an ISTJ. And then, you know, when they grandstand, they bring in everyone else around, et cetera, to put her husband on the spot. And she’s in front of all of his employees and whatnot. And it’s, you know, it happens, it’s disrespectful, but it happens, and but she was feeling really hurt.
And his response was, was uncanny. He’s like, how could you believe that I don’t love you, when I do this, this, this, this, this, this, this this for you on a regular basis on a daily basis? Right? It’s because to him, him showing love to his wife is basically all action, it doesn’t necessarily need to be worried because the action has more value, right. So, the weakness of an ISTP is, you know, the weakness here is the is the words and understanding how that goes. Extroverted sensing parent needs to be developed in order for an ISTP to really understand that they must judge people by their actions, right.
And naturally, you know, an ISTP, like, tries to show love, for example, to a wife, etc, by you know, showing those actions, right, those concrete actions, but sometimes early in their youth are exported, feeling inferior, is willing to listen to people’s words and not so much their actions. So how they expect themselves to be judged by other people by their actions, they need to be judging other people by their actions. This is one of the most important lessons you could teach an ISTP to get over the weakness of being guilted into doing things that they don’t want to do. It’s really important.
Another weakness they have is worrying about not having enough research and ISPs, all you have to do is you have to develop the habit of actually reading. And my cousin Mike, probably the man that I respect the most on this planet. He is an ISTP. He’s my supervisor, type.
Basically, we supervise each other and whatnot all the time. It’s super helpful, super useful. But he he actually he taught me the value of reading. It’s so interesting.
He taught me the value of reading and my what I do with Audible and whatnot, how I’m reading audiobooks all the time. That’s literally from my cousin, and how he does it. He doesn’t do audible and whatnot. What he does, he just has books, he has a book with him in his truck at all times.
And then when he’s on a break, he might read if he’s bored or whatever. But quite frankly, he has books in every bathroom of his house. And he just reads whatever’s there and just continues in, it’s right where he leaves off. You know, everyone’s got to, you know, sit on the loo every now and then, you know, I’m saying so then when you’re on the loop, just you read a book, and he gets through his books, and he ends up learning so much more, right.
And it really empowers his Ian FJ subconscious, because he’s able to listen more. That’s another weakness that the ISTPs end up having is, well, they don’t listen to people, they can be really, really stubborn to people. And the lack of listening ends up becoming a problem. And I ESTP is supposed to be I’m not INFP or intp.
But an ISTP is supposed to be a great teacher, they’re supposed to become a great teacher. And they only become a great teacher, if they let’s stop being so stubborn and actually start listening to people. Because if they listen and learn from people above them, they’ll be able to teach the people below them and then bring those people up, etc. That’s basically the purpose of the ISTP life is to become that great teacher, they can’t be stubborn.
So yeah, they need to do the research, they need to not be stubborn, they need to make sure they’re judging people by other people’s actions and not other people’s words. And their greatest weakness is being completely unaware of other people’s intentions. ISTPs have this problem when they’re judging people by other people’s actions, they assume that the intention is attached to the action. Why is that because it’s your intuition.
Child, when they make a choice to do an action, they make a choice to perform an action every single time. So they assume everyone else is just like them. So when might when Mike is talking to me, and he’s, you know, maybe he’s judging me, or maybe he’s criticizing me, or maybe he’s being stubborn, who knows. But he sees my intentions and my actions as the same thing.
That’s the biggest weakness. The problem is, is that from my point of view, as an intp, actions and intentions are completely separate. So how my cousin Mike actually learned this is he did this through. He did this through an old saying, he taught me and I say it all the time, the road to hell is paved with good intentions.
He taught that to me. And that’s how he’s been able to grow his expert intuition trickster and realize that intent and actions are actually two separate things. How many times as you as ISTP has been out there and made decisions, and then you were completely unaware of the consequences of your actions, right? So you can’t or you have unintended consequences to your actions, right. So if that’s the case, how could you actually judge people and saying that their actions and their intentions are the same? You cannot do that.
And that’s one of your biggest weaknesses, also known as a lack of awareness of consequences to your actions, etc. Thank God, you guys can fix and solve problems. Because when you’re in that situation or any situation, you can tact tactically and tactfully get yourself out of that situation that you kind of accidentally put yourself into because you’re not aware of the consequences of your actions, right. So if you would like the chance that your question being answered on this channel, please post it on Quora and tag me or leave it as a comment below.
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