ISTP Personality Type Description

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ISTPs are smart, expertful, and practical problem solvers. As an ISTP, you are calm and a good listener, methodical and task-oriented. You are fairly quick to engage and work with others. And you enjoy a good debate and to be around the stage, near the center of everything happening, where you can help make sure everything is working flawlessly. You tend to have a strong urge for new experiences and mastering new skills. You’re actually rather competetive and you like to win by being completely unflappable.

You love to talk freely about your thoughts and to have open, serious discussions with others, but you don’t talk unless you feel strongly about the subject. You enjoy smaller or more intimate social settings, with people you trust. There’s really no place like home to you. You’re an expert at what you do and you value efficiency and productivity highly.

You tend to be hard to truly get to know. You like to test people and see what they can and cannot do. You enjoy to share your facts and engaging in logical discussions with others. You tend to connect with others unusually quickly, but you connect more about work and about traditions than on an emotional level. You take things slow and one step at a time, careful not to make any mistakes. You’re passionate but quiet and it’s sometimes hard for you when people push you aside or don’t give you the attention you need.

Because of your need for power and order, you tend to frown on sentiment and kind gestures. You value strength and self-reliance. You find politness to often be an obstacle and would rather people just state their opinions openly. ISTPs are meticulous and take things one step at a time. You rarely speak out unless there is something important to be said, and then you want people to listen. As an ISTP, you tend to be open to new ideas and to new suggestions. You believe the idea that people are the most passionate about is always the best one. Your ideal romantic partner tends to be the ESTJ. Their love for tradition, their ability to reflect deeply on things, and their thoughtfulness appeals to you greatly.

Heroic Analytical Intelligence – Introverted Thinking (Ti)

You will spend your entire life exploring this function, and it will be important to you throughout your entire journey. It represents your ego, your dreams, your conscious experience of “you”. This function is about asserting yourself as a unique person in this world and walking your own journey, being true to yourself. This function is what you love.

Introverted Thinking, INTP, ISTP,

Mentor: Extroverted Sensing (Se) – Natural Intelligence

This is how you grow and how you improve as a person. Whenever you engage in this function, you’re taking on challenges in life. You’re adding pressure on yourself, and you are in the pursuit of growth and learning opportunities. This function also represents your expectations and the standards you set yourself to.

Extroverted Sensing, ESFP, ESTP

Sidekick: Existential intelligence – Introverted Intuition (Ni)

This function helps you bring balance between your expectations and what you aspire towards, and who you are and your most basic desires. This function also represents a secret superpower within a limited field, something you have an unexpected knack for, for example a hobby.

INFJ, INTJ, Introverted Intuition, ENTJ, ENFJ, ESTP, ESFP, ISFP, ISTP,

Rival: Communicative Intelligence – Extroverted Feeling

This function represents your opposing values, the things you find the most tedious and annoying, but which you must sometimes rise up to deal with even if you dislike it. Most of the time, you should avoid making this function a too big influence on your life and your decisions.


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