Happy Friday everyone! It’s time to explore another personality type, and this week we are looking at ISTP The Crafter. If you missed it, last week we featured ISTJ The Inspector which you can read HERE. You can also check out our blog post on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Personality Test HERE.

First of all, let’s take a look at what the letters ISTP stand for – Introverted, Sensing, Thinking, Perceiving. Those who are this personality type tend to enjoy time to think alone and are very independent. They love action, new experiences, hands-on activities and the ability and freedom to work at their own pace. They’re logical, rational and practical and don’t tend to be interested in abstract ideas. They enjoy doing new things and can become quickly disillusioned with routines.

So, what are the key traits of an ISTP personality?

They are results-orientated. Whenever there is a problem, their reaction is too swift get to the roof of the cause, and find a solution. They are usually described as quiet but have a relaxed and easy-going attitude towards others. They can be thrill-seekers and even like to take risks and may have fast-paced or extreme hobbies like motorcycling, bungee jumper, surfing etc. They may even opt for a career which entails adventure such as racing, flying or firefighting.

When it comes to making judgements, those with an ISTP personality prefer to make them based on objective criteria as opposed to personal beliefs or values. They can sometimes be perceived as insensitive as they’re not well attuned to the emotional states of others, plus they tend to ignore their own feelings until they become overwhelming.

What are their strengths and weaknesses?

ISTPs are very logical, action-orientated, practical, self-confident and easy-going. They also learn well from experience and are always keen to try new things. However, they can be hard to get to know and insensitive. They also get bored easily, are risk-takers and can be shy when it comes to commitment.

Be sure to check back again next week where we will be exploring the ISFJ – The Protector personality type!

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