SP Temperament – The “Creator”

Sensing (S) + Perceiving (P)

Creators (SPs) are observant, experiential and primarily driven by sensation. They are flexible, aesthetically-aware, “here and now” people that, with hardly a moment’s notice, will go where their senses lead. SPs naturally make an effort (with a realistic approach) not to miss an opportunity that may prove to be thrilling, pleasing or otherwise valuable. Creators are are laid back, open-minded and love to feel alive. They have a tendency toward athletics and anything that involves creating or crafting.

SPs are naturally artistic, brave and adaptable. They appreciate the beauty in nature, fashion and decoration. Their adventurous nature makes them excitable, energetic and spontaneous. Driven by their curiosity and playfulness, Creators are willing to try almost anything. They are likable and popular as they love to tell a good story or joke.

SP Temperament Population / Gender Pie ChartCreators are flexible in different situations and with different types of people. They love being the center of attention. They learn best through their senses, in interesting environments and when the information is practical. Their love for people and interest in business makes them gifted negotiators. Creators usually do not enjoy elaborate discussions or analysis.

“I don’t understand it. Jack will spend any amount of money to buy votes but he balks at investing a thousand dollars in a beautiful painting.” — Jacqueline Kennedy

SP Personality Types

The four SP “Creator” personality types are listed below.

ESTP – The “Persuader”
Persuaders live in the “here and now.” Their strength lies in their ability to persuade others and get things done. They are enthusiastic and lively. They think on their feet and thrive in crisis situations. The rush that risk-taking situations produce is very appealing to the Persuader. They are straightforward, realistic and take criticism well.
ESFP – The “Entertainer”
ESFPs are fun-loving and outgoing. They seek an audience to listen to their stories and adventures. They love being the center of attention. They are people-oriented and dislike being alone. Their harmonious and lively nature makes ESFPs popular and very likeable. They enjoy action, new experiences and a life filled with excitement.
ISTP – The “Craftsman”
ISTPs 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 skills. They are freedom-seeking and unemotional.
ISFP – The “Artist”
Artists live in the present and yearn for freedom. They are artistic, aesthetically inclined and sensitive. They are happiest when they are being creative and expressing themselves. They are loyal, warm and private. ISFPs are cooperative and adaptable. They seek the balance between closeness and independence.

Famous Creators

  • Lucille Ball
    Actress (I Love Lucy)
  • Jack Nicholson
    Actor
  • Madonna
    Singer, Actress
  • Simon Peter
    Disciple of Jesus
  • Ernest Hemingway
    Novelist
  • Eddie Murphy
    Actor, Comedian
  • Mozart
    Composer
  • Elizabeth Taylor
    Actress
  • Donald Trump
    Businessman
  • Elvis Presley
    Singer, Actor
  • Bill Clinton
    American President
  • Michael Jordan
    Basketball Player
  • Pablo Picasso
    Painter, Sculptor
  • Kyle Petty
    NASCAR Driver
  • Marie Antoinette
    Queen of France
  • Ronald Reagan
    American President
  • Marilyn Monroe
    Actress, Singer
  • Chuck Yeager
    U.S. Air Force Pilot
  • James Dean
    Actor
  • Bruce Lee
    Martial Artist, Actor
  • Jacqueline Kennedy
    American First Lady
  • Vincent Vega
    Pulp Fiction
  • Maggie Fitzgerald
    Million Dollar Baby
  • Homer Simpson
    The Simpsons
  • Louie DePalma
    Taxi
  • Sonny Corleone
    The Godfather
  • James Bond
    James Bond Films
  • Tim Taylor
    Home Improvement

Creator Career Matches

SPs are commonly skilled at and often find satisfaction with the following careers.

  • Paramedic/EMT
  • Police
  • Detective
  • Pilot
  • Sales Agent
  • Farmer
  • Athlete
  • Photographer
  • Musician
  • Artist
  • Comedian
  • Actor
  • SPs (Creators) make up about one-third of the general population.
  • There are slightly more male SPs than there are female (34% of males, 32% of females).
  • Many of the world’s most talented artists, entertainers and athletes have been SPs.