In this series I’m delving into how each of the 16 types approaches being thankful. If you want to read a little about your own preferences ahead of time, feel free to visit this link: cpp.com/share.
Today’s type: ISTP. You probably like to do something for people rather than give them compliments. Hand out some praise. Some people need to hear your appreciation.
That description comes from the practical, hands-on approach of individuals who prefer ISTP. If you have ISTP preferences, making and/or fixing things around the house might be a great way for you to show appreciation. But, keep in mind that your friends may want some time to interact with you as well.
I was in a relationship for many years with someone with ISTP preferences. I had to remind myself that his way of saying he cares and showing appreciation for me was to fix or make something, while I needed to hear it more. He thought he was saying it by what he did. Fortunately, we understand that more now and have remained friends.
Want to read more about the different approaches to being thankful? Check out my previous blogs in this series: