ISTPs: How do you express affection?
This is mainly for ISTPs searching their own tag: for you, hello, I’m an INFP, and I need your help.
For the rest of my INFP or other MBTI friends, you can tag along. I’ll likely be writing more on this at a later time.
ISTPs: I need help in understanding you. My father is an ISTP and I just gave our cognitive functions a good look—and realized that we operate on the exact reverse of each others. The INFP runs on the ISTPs shadow functions, and vice versa.
How do you express affection and/or love? I ask this as an INFP daughter trying to figure out how her ISTP father is expressing love and affection. He tells me he loves me—this is very direct and low-context. As an INFP, I function on a different level, and I’m just beginning to realize that this might actually be the epitome of affection from him.
I understand that most of the people reading this are likely not even parents, but I would be grateful for any kind of feedback you might be able to give me.