Im just curious what Duals are supposed to be like as friends? I have had a number of experiences with ISTp's and they are very interesting.
The very first ISTp i met was in grade 1. Somehow we ended up getting in a fight and we ended up in the principles office. We were made to shake hands and we were friends ever since. For most of my childhood we were very close. Around the age of 17 we had many adventures, driving off into the hills and sometimes skipping school etc. As time marched on, slowly we drifted apart. He started smoking heaps of dope and became very angry. Then he moved interstate. I went with a friend to visit him once and he took us for a drive skiing. I hadn't skiied for ages and when i got a leg cramp he got angry at me and skiied off and left me there.
That night in a bar he must have said something to set me off, so i told him that when i go back to my home town i never want to talk to him again. I saw him cry for the first time ever that night. I suppose now i realised that it would have hurt him a lot?
I have seen him a couple of times since hes been back. Both times he didn't really seem to happy to see me, but i think thats partially the ISTp way so i ignored it. Socionics helped me understand him a lot better which is a good thing.
Anyway now hes living back home again but we simply dont call each other so no luck there. I would always be there for him if he ever called me etc, i have always classified him as my friend.
A guy at work moved from another call centre to our call centre as their air conditioning is broken. Out of everyone he could have sat near he chose to sit near me . At first it was quite cool, we were laughing and talking etc. I very quickly identified him as an ISTp as he didn't talk too loud, he seemed to have a calm demeanor about him. Having him sit opposite me was quite calming. Quite often we wouldn't talk a great deal, we would just be quiet and do our work.
We had a few cool experiences. One day i came back from lunch and he had a new learner listening to his calls. He looked at me and i knew instantly what he was going to ask. I ended up training the newbie and he did some doco for me
Anyway he left yesterday to go back to the helpdesk. Over the last few days i have been really quiet and i haven't been that fun to sit next to. I kind of miss him a little though lol. I would never tell him that and im certian we will never even see each other again as im quitting soon.
Anyway i suppose i was wondering what everyones experiences are with Dual Friendships as i dont be seeming to have much luck with them.