Okay, so I found four ISTps. It didn't work out with ANY of them!! Isn't it suppose to be easier? The whole dual thing??? Shouldn't it just click? Here are some failed attempts at duality. Maybe this will make the handfull of others out there, who also haven't found their dual yet, feel better...
1. The first ISTP wasn't very cute and was kinda heavy and grumpy. I talked on and on anyway and we got along okay. He wasn't really doing much with his life, and I found that boring. If he was cuter and less grumpy, it might have had a shot. I had no idea he liked me at all, until he texted "hey gorgeous." I would have thought he had no interest. He was a cop (no surprise there, being ISTP).
2. Then there was this guy who lived in my state half of the time. I actually hadn't given this one the quiz, and he mentioned they'd just taken the test at work and he was an ISTP. I was SHOCKED. I kept asking him about it to be sure, but yeah, he was giving all the ISTP answers. So we got along really well, until he started being WAY too forward. I realized he assumed I'd sleep w/ him, as he was basically in town on business. He was kinda a fast-talking business guy and somewhat manipulative. He was from France originally, so I'm not sure if his culture was just different? In any event, he ovbiously just wanted to hook up, so I ignorred his calls. Which was too bad, as I did have fun w/ him and he was smart and I wasn't bored.
3. Then there was this ISTP who was cute and seemed nice. He was very nervous on the date though and his forehead was dripping. I took it as a compliment, but he was just really unconfident and not in a cute way. He was one of the "outgoing" or "sunshiny" ISTPs that I've seen discussed on here before. He was much easier to talk to than the grumpy ISTP, but I kind of preferred the mystery of the quieter ones. He kept talking about how much he likes to get socks for Christmas and he'd babble on and on...revealing too much, even telling me he'd been reading my body language to see if I was interested. Ick. So I got really, really bored. He talked non-stop for 45 minutes once about his high school achievements. He also took things SO slow and took forever to ask me out, or call, or ask me out again. I got really, really frustrated and just moved on.
4. Then the last one I really liked, and he was a quiet ISTP, but he would open up here and there which was fun. I was all into him, as he wasn't trying too hard to talk. He just sat there quietly most of the time, which was very cool. When he did talk,it was about car engines or how something works, which would make me giddy, as I totally knew he was ISTp! But he was really distant and hot and cold. I guess he just got out of a relationship six months ago and so didn't want another relationship. sounds like he just wants to play the field, so I said adios. I didn't want to be one of many of his playthings. It was sad.
So what is with this? you'd think with four, that one would click, right? If nothing else, I got really good at spotting the ISTPs. I'd give them the quiz to confirm, but they almost always ended up being ISTPs! It's that mysterious cold look, that smirk or straight mouth, and an emotionless expression that doesn't really look mean though. Now I can spot them very quickly.
I guess there is a lot more to it, than just the type...