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ISTP is one of 16 different personality types from the Myers-Briggs Type Indicators (MBTI). ISTPs represent about 5% of the general population (9% of men; 2% of women). Famous ISTPs include cyclist Lance Armstrong, actress Katharine Hepburn, and aviator Amelia Earhart.
On this page, we’ll help you get a better understanding of ISTP strengths, weaknesses, and the best ISTP career choices.
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ISTP stands for Introvert, Sensing, Thinking, and Perceiving.
Also known as the Craftsperson, ISTPs like to study how things work and have a natural aptitude for mastering the use of machines, and other equipment. They are very attentive to detail and responsive to the needs of others.
ISTPs like to put their technical knowledge to use and are bored easily by theory, so the best ISTP career matches involve building things: products, software, food, furniture. They aspire to achieve technical expertise and look for practical solutions to problems. ISTPs desire the freedom to be spontaneous and follow their own impulses, and they treasure their personal space.
|Good at problem solving||Stubborn|
|Knows how to prioritize||Easily bored|
The best jobs for ISTPs involve physical activity and don’t require being stuck at a desk. ISTPs are motivated by a desire to achieve technical expertise, and they prefer tasks with a tangible result. Optimal ISTP career options enable them to build something concrete, which is where they gain the most satisfaction. ISTPs also thrive on variety and unpredictability.
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