ISTP Personalities: The Virtuoso

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If you’re curious about the ISTP personality, dare to make time to learn about The Virtuoso! ISTPs are Introverted- (S) Sensing- Thinking- Perceiving. ISTPs make up 6% of the population. Of this number, 29% are females and 71% are males.

ISTP personality traits

Like INTPs, ISTPs can spot inconsistencies. They use their observational skills and analytical abilities to find workable solutions to problems. If you know someone who likes to take things apart and put them back together, they may be an ISTP. They are interested in cause and effect, and like to understand things by applying logical principles. ISTPs use their senses (ergo the “S” in ISTP) to explore the world around them. They like being grease monkeys, working on cars and anything else they can take apart and put back together. Unfortunate gender bias roles label ISTP women as “tomboys”.

Strengths and weaknesses

ISTPs don’t shy away from making mistakes. They know they will achieve their goals through trial and error. They enjoy being helpful, are considerate of others and like to share their experiences. ISTPs are good-natured people, who can go with the flow. They’re creative and practical and unlike ENTPs, they will bring their ideas to life with their own bare hands.

ISTPs can be a bit of an anomaly because they can be spontaneous and rational, which makes them creative and logical. Being unpredictable and spontaneous makes them the perfect go-to’s for any crises situation.

It’s hard to believe the ISTPs suffer some personality weaknesses. Alas! They do. For example, they can be stubborn and insensitive. Others may find it difficult to get to know them because they are often private and reserved. They put the “I” in “Introvert”. They are easily bored and don’t like commitment. Paired with their adventurous spirit and not being afraid to take risks, they may sometimes create conflict or danger just to see the outcome.

More about ISTPs


Bruce Lee

To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.

Famous ISTP personalites

  • Tom Cruise
  • James Dean
  • Clint Eastwood
  • Burt Reynolds
  • John Malkovich
  • Avril Lavigne
  • Chuck Yeager
  • Bruce Lee
  • Rocky Balboa
  • Han Solo, Star Wars
  • Boba Fett, Star Wars
  • Arya Stark
  • Indiana Jones
  • MacGyver
  • James Bond

Are YOU an ISTP? Leave a comment about what you enjoy about being and ISTP. I leave you this quote by a fellow ISTP: “Bikes and planes aren’t about going fast or having fun; they’re toys, but serious ones. Harrison Ford

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