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Known as The Virtuoso or Crafter, ISTPs are:

  • Fearless - they have a risk taking nature, and are utterly fearless in their actions.

  • Audacious - they are bold and courageous in their approach to life.

  • Connected - they seek out a common foe to defeat and expect others to be able to hold their own, and to step it up whenever called upon.

  • Coordinated - they are naturally coordinated with using their body movements and senses.

  • Instinctive - they use their primal instinct to gain any advantage they can to ensure victory.

  • Independent -  they use their freedom to seek adventure and need to be free to move in order to feel alive. 


Some ISTPs can also be:

  • Stubborn

  • Insensitive

  • Private

  • Reserved

  • Easily Bored

  • Prone to Dislike Commitment

  • Prone to Risky Behavior

Under stress, ISTPs can feel trapped and may move impulsively.


How ISTPs typically operate in the workplace:

  • As Subordinates - they are happy to stick around with surprising loyalty, as long as their employers and managers don’t try to force them to commit to anything that can’t be undone the next day.

  • As Colleagues - they are often much more liked by their colleagues than they would expect.

  • As Managers - they treat their subordinates as they’d like to be treated: with minimal talking and loose boundaries.


Other well-known ISTPs include:

  • Clint Eastwood

  • Milla Jovovich

  • Michael Jordan

  • Katherine Hepburn

  • Bruce Lee

  • Amelia Earhart

  • Chuck Yeager

  • Jackie Joyner-Kersee

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