ISTPs showed a generous preference for physical touch above all other love languages.
As a highly kinesthetic type, the mechanics of the MBTI seem to love the way they do everything else – in a physical, hands-on fashion. They prefer showing to telling when it comes to romance, which explains why quality time and acts of service followed closely behind their preference for physical touch.
To love an ISTP, indulge their senses with acts of physical affection. They enjoy bear hugs, kisses, massages and other hands-on methods of showcasing affection. This type also feels loved when the people they care about set aside time to spend specifically with them. Though they enjoy gatherings with groups of people, ISTPs take quality time seriously and enjoy sharing their favourite activities with the people they care about most. Show an interest in what they love to do and the ISTP will likely appreciate your effort greatly. Lastly, don’t be afraid to alleviate the ISTP of small chores or duties that are piling up against them – they see giving and receiving help as a prime method of showing love.
To appreciate an ISTP’s love for you, notice the tiny acts of affection they bestow upon you throughout the course of a day. This type doesn’t feel comfortable touching just anyone, so if they’re constantly making contact with you, it’s a good sign. Also take notice with the ISTP carves out time to spend one-on-one with you: this is their way of prioritizing your relationship and letting you know that you matter to them. Lastly, the ISTP is often quick to perform errands or small tasks on behalf of the people they care about – they want to make your lives a little easier, because they love you – even if they’re hard-pressed to say it.