ISTP (The Crafter)

ISTP Personality
Introverted, Sensing, Thinking, Perceiving

ISTP Characteristics

ISTPs have a compelling drive to understand the way things work. They’re good at logical analysis and like to use it on practical concerns. They typically have strong powers of reasoning, although they’re not interested in theories or concepts unless they can see a practical application. They like to take things apart and see the way they work.

ISTP Traits, Strengths, and Weaknesses

• Interested in how and why things work
• Do not function well in regimented
• Learn best “hands-on”
• Constantly gather facts about their environment and store them away
• Action-oriented “doers”
• Focused on living in the present, rather than the future
• Love variety and new experiences
• Highly practical and realistic
• Excellent “trouble-shooters”
• Results-oriented
• Usually laid-back and easy-going with people
• Risk-takers who thrive on action
• Independent and determined
• Usually quite self-confident
• Usually able to master the theory and abstract thinking, but don’t particularly like dealing
with it unless they see a practical application

ISTP Natural Partners

ENTJ and ESTJ


Career Suggestions for the ISTP

• Police and Detective Work
• Forensic Pathologists
• Computer Programmers
• System Analysts
• Engineers
• Carpenters
• Mechanics
• Pilots
• Motorcyclists
• Athletes
• Drivers
• Entrepreneurs

ISTP Cognitive Functions

Dominant: Introverted Thinking (Ti)
Auxiliary: Extraverted Sensing (Se)
Tertiary: Introverted iNtuition (Ni)
Inferior: Extraverted Feeling (Fe)

ISTPs in Relationships

ISTPs are generally extremely capable individuals who are good at most things that interest them. They are usually bright, interesting, and exciting individuals with a lot to offer. They live almost entirely in the present moment, and usually do not make commitments beyond the immediately foreseeable future. An ISTP probably coined the phrase “nothing is unconditional”. They strongly prefer to take things one day at a time, rather than make long-term commitments. If a relationship interests them and satisfies their needs, the ISTP will do their part on a daily basis to keep the relationship strong and healthy. If they lose interest in a relationship, their natural tendency will be to move on.

Best Merchandise for ISTPs

ISTP MErch

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