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Personality Types

ISTP Personality Type — The Craftsman

ISTP Craftsmen are adventurous and independent. They are fearless and thrive on challenging situations. They are gifted problem solvers. Their mechanical and technical nature enables them to operate many kinds of tools and instruments. They are proud of their relatively effortless ability to acquire many skills. They seek freedom and are typically unemotional.

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The ISTP personality type is of the SP Creator temperament.

ISTP Preferences

Preferences: Introversion (I), Sensing (S), Thinking (T), Perceiving (P)

ISTPs direct their energy inward. They are energized by spending time alone. They are independent and analytical. As Sensors, ISTPs process information through the five senses. They are practical, concrete and realistic. They live in the moment.

ISTPs are objective and logical. They make decisions with their head and can be impersonal. They step away from situations in order to analyze and make adjustments. ISTPs are flexible and not keen on organization. They adapt easily and are able to change tracks midway.

Describing an ISTP

ISTPs can often be described using these words.
  • Adaptable
  • Logical
  • Independent
  • Active
  • Adventurous
  • Problem solver
  • Self-reliant
  • Analytical
  • Technical
  • Practical
  • Unemotional
  • Flexible
  • Impersonal
  • Logical
  • Concrete
  • Realistic
  • Direct
  • Fearless
  • Positive
  • Handy
  • Objective
  • Hands-on

ISTPs and Relationships

ISTPs are very direct and say what they mean. They sometimes have difficulty with emotionally charged situations or conversations. They do not read between the lines and do not understand why others do. ISTPs usually have a few close friends. They enjoy uncomplicated people with whom they can share adventures.

ISTPs and Work / Career

ISTPs enjoy mastering a technique. They analyze and adjust until they are able to accomplish their goals. They do not like to just do things. Instead, they desire to make a contribution and have an impact. They are focused on the present and they like to see results. They are always looking for ways to improve their skills and are very adept at problem solving. They usually prefer to work alone.

ISTP Career Matches

The following careers are possible matches for individuals with the ISTP personality.
  • Athlete
  • Carpenter
  • Construction Worker
  • Mechanic
  • Military
  • Motorcyclist
  • Paramedic/EMT
  • Farmer
  • Firefighter
  • Forensic Pathologist
  • Pilot
  • Police Officer
  • Probation Officer
  • Detective
  • Driver
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Engineer
  • Steelworker
  • Transportation Operative
  • Entrepreneur
  • Human Resources
  • Marketer
  • Computer Programmer
  • Computer Specialist
  • Project Manager
  • Sales Agent
  • Scientist
  • Systems Analyst
  • Technical Specialist
  • Business Analyst
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ISTPs and Learning / School

ISTPs are concrete learners. They are mechanically gifted and are often attracted to technical trades. They learn by doing and by experimentation. They are active and find passive learning boring. ISTPs learn by problem solving.

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ISTP Strengths and Weaknesses

There are strength and weaknesses that ISTPs are more likely to possess than others.

Typical ISTP Strengths

  • Good at listening
  • Self-reliant
  • Handles conflict well
  • Positive outlook on life
  • Excellent at problem solving

Possible ISTP Weaknesses

  • Long-term planning can be difficult
  • Uncomfortable in emotional situations
  • Feels trapped easily, needs personal space
  • Can get in trouble when instigating action
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Famous ISTPs

The following famous people and fictional characters can be classified as ISTPs with reasonable accuracy.

Famous ISTP People

  • Zachary Taylor
    American President
  • Charles Bronson
  • Tom Cruise
  • James Dean
  • Clint Eastwood
    Actor, Director
  • Burt Reynolds
  • Keith Richards
    English Guitarist/Singer
  • Frank Zappa
  • John Malkovich
  • Judy Finnigan
    British TV Star
  • Robin Cook
    British Politician
  • Katharine Hepburn
  • Avril Lavigne
  • Chuck Yeager
    U.S. Air Force Officer
  • Antony Worrall Thompson
    British Celebrity Chef
  • Alan Shepherd
  • Michael Jordan
    Athelete (Basketball, Baseball)
  • Bruce Lee
    Martial Artist, Actor

Fictional ISTP Characters

  • Rocky Balboa
    Rocky Films
  • John Milner
    American Grafitti
  • Archibald "Harry" Tuttle
  • Brett
  • Verna
    Miller's Crossing
  • Maggie Fitzgerald
    Million Dollar Baby
  • Butch Coolidge
    Pulp Fiction
  • Blondie
    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
  • Elvira Hancock
  • Han Solo
    Star Wars
  • Boba Fett
    Star Wars


ISTP Craftsmen love to master a skill and are gifted with their hands. Their greatest contribution is their ability to get things done and problem-solve.

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