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Myers and Briggs Personality Types: ISTP Profile

Updated on April 17, 2012

ISTP Population

Total: 6%

Men: 8.5%

Women: 3.5%

ISTP Relationships

Friend: ESTJ

Lover: ENFP

Enemy: INFP

Personality Overview

ISTPs are very independent people who are always on the look out for adventure and excitement. ISTPs naturally want to know how something works and why it works. In general they often have strong technical skills and are very capable in any mechanical field. ISTPs often times live in the present and struggle to look any further into the future to make plans. This makes ISTPs very spontaneous and adaptable to different situations. ISTPs also prefer to keep busy so things can keep moving; they thrive on excitement.

ISTP Weaknesses

  • ISTPs feel very uncomfortable when people get overly emotional around them.
  • They need a lot of personal time and space.
  • ISTPs often have a difficult time making long-term plans.
  • They have a difficult time expressing their feelings to others.
  • ISTPs have a tendency to be overly private in personal matters.
  • They can be insensitive since they struggle to see how others are feeling.

ISTP Strengths

  • ISTPs are very self-reliant and capable people.
  • They are not afraid of confrontation or conflict.
  • They can be very good listeners
  • ISTPs have an overall positive outlook on life.
  • They are very good at solving problems.
  • ISTPs are usually self confident
  • They are very realistic and practical with situations.
  • ISTPs are not afraid to reprimand people if needed.

Fictional Character with ISTP Personality

Han Solo is a ISTP
Han Solo is a ISTP | Source

Describing Words for ISTP

  • Adaptable
  • Active
  • Adventurous
  • Analytic
  • Practical
  • Unemotional
  • Impersonal
  • Realistic
  • Direct
  • Fearless
  • Objective
  • Handy
  • Fearless
  • Independent
  • Concrete

Famous ISTP

Zachary Taylor was a ISTP
Zachary Taylor was a ISTP | Source

ISTP Careers

  • Carpenter
  • Mechanic
  • Farmer
  • Firefighter
  • Engineer
  • Project Manager
  • Human Resources
  • Entrepreneur
  • Detective
  • Driver
  • Police Officer
  • Computer Programmer
  • Paramedic
  • Pilot
  • Scientist


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