ISTP, Craftsman, Creator, Introverted
- Your Results Snapshot
- Your Personality Type
- ISTP - The "Craftsman"
- Your Cognitive Functions
- Famous People of Your Type
- Career Matches for Your Type
- Your Temperament
- SP - The "Creator"
- Famous Creators
- Creator Career Matches
- Your Preferences
- Extraversion vs. Introversion in You
- Sensing vs. Intuition in You
- Thinking vs. Feeling in You
- Judging vs. Perceiving in You
- Sharing and Saving Your Report
- Further Learning
Your Results Snapshot
You have a unique set of traits that make you who you are. The study of personality identifies and organizes your characteristics and behaviors in such a way as to help you better understand yourself. Your Personality Max report is intended to equip you to lead a more effective and fulfilling life.
Your Personality Type is ISTP (Craftsman)
Introverted (I) + Sensing (S) + Thinking (T) + Perceiving (P)
Your Temperament is SP (Creator)
Sensing (S) + Perceiving (P)
"Personality is to a man what perfume is to a flower." — Charles M. Schwab
Your Personality Type
Your personality type is ISTP. This is based on your four Preferences: Introversion (I), Sensing (S), Thinking (T) and Perceiving (P).
Many of today's theories of psychological typology are based on the work of Swiss psychiatrist Carl Gustav Jung, who wrote Psychological Types in 1921. He was the founder of analytical psychology, which studies the motivations underlying human behavior.
Your personality type is a detailed classification of the innate characteristics that make you who you are. Each of the four temperaments can be divided into four types, making a total of 16 distinct personality types. As with Temperament, your type is determined by the strength of your preferences.
No personality type is better than another. Each person has a unique set of equally valuable characteristics. Understanding your type can be useful in many ways, including relationships and school or career.
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 many skills. They seek freedom and are typically unemotional.
"I love what I do. I take great pride in what I do. And I can't do something halfway, three-quarters, nine-tenths. If I'm going to do something, I go all the way." — Tom Cruise
ISTPs direct their energy inward. They are energized by spending time alone. They are independent and analytical. As Sensors, Craftsmen process information through the five senses. They are practical, concrete and realistic. They live in the moment.
Craftsmen are objective and logical. They make decisions with their head and can be impersonal. They step away from situations in order to analyze and make adjustments. ISTPs are flexible and not keen on organization. They adapt easily and are able to change tracks midway.
ISTPs are very direct and say what they mean. They sometimes have difficulty with emotionally charged situations or conversations. They do not read between the lines and do not understand why others do. ISTPs usually have a few close friends. They enjoy uncomplicated people with whom they can share adventures.
Craftsmen enjoy mastering a technique. They analyze and adjust until they are able to accomplish their goals. They do not like to just do things. Instead, they desire to make a contribution and have an impact. They are focused on the present and they like to see results. They are always looking for ways to improve their skills and are very adept at problem solving. ISTPs usually prefer to work alone.
Craftsmen are concrete learners. They are mechanically gifted and are often attracted to technical trades. They learn by doing and by experimentation. They are active and find passive learning boring. Craftsmen learn by problem solving.
Craftsmen love to master a skill and are gifted with their hands. The ISTP's greatest contribution is their ability to get things done and problem-solve.
Characteristic of an ISTP
- Problem solver
- Good at listening
- Handles conflict well
- Positive outlook on life
- Excellent at problem solving
- Long-term planning can be difficult
- Uncomfortable in emotional situations
- Feels trapped easily, needs personal space
- Can get in trouble when instigating action
- ISTPs make up 6% of all 16 personality types. Of the SP types, ISTPs are the least common (along with ISFPs). ISTPs are the third most common type among Introverts.
- 1 in every 12 males is an ISTP (8.5% of all males). 1 in every 28 females is an ISTP (3.5% of all females). Female ISTPs are one of the least common type-gender combinations.
- There are significantly more male ISTPs than there are female ISTPs, with males outnumbering females by more than 2 to 1. One reason there are more male ISTPs is that males tend to be Thinkers (T) while females are more often Feelers (F).
Your Cognitive Functions
You engage the world through four cognitive functions. Each function is directed outward toward people and surroundings (Extraverted) or inward toward your thoughts (Introverted). Your primary function is Introverted Thinking and secondary is Extraverted Sensing.
Introverted Thinking (Primary Function)
You use this function most often. While Thinking (T), you make decisions based on logic and reason. The Introverted Thinking function enables you to categorize and analyze information that you receive. It is the ability to identify inconsistencies and know how things work as well the ability to solve problems.
Extraverted Sensing (Secondary Function)
Your use of this function is somewhat high. Through Sensing (S), you process data with your five senses. The Extraverted Sensing function allows you to process life through your experiences. It is being aware of what is seen, smelled, touched, heard and tasted. It is being energized by experience and living "in the moment."
Introverted Intuition (Tertiary Function)
You use this function but to a lesser degree. With Intuition (N), you process data through impressions, possibilities and meanings. Introverted Intuition enables you to have a sense about the future. It is the ability to grasp a pattern or plan. Information commonly hard to understand and dissect is more easily processed through Introverted Intuition.
Extraverted Feeling (Least Function)
You use this function least of the four. When Feeling (F), you make decisions based on feelings. The Extraverted Feeling function allows you to tune your behavior to the needs of others. Is it the ability to relate and the desire to connect with others with warmth and consideration as well as draw others out and responds to expressed or unexpressed needs.
Famous People of Your Type
Here is a sampling of famous people and fictional characters that are likely to be ISTPs like you.
- Zachary TaylorAmerican President
- Charles BronsonActor
- Tom CruiseActor
- James DeanActor
- Clint EastwoodActor, Director
- Burt ReynoldsActor
- Keith RichardsEnglish Guitarist/Singer
- Frank ZappaGuitarist
- John MalkovichActor
- Judy FinniganBritish TV Star
- Robin CookBritish Politician
- Katharine HepburnActress
- Avril LavigneSinger
- Chuck YeagerU.S. Air Force Officer
- Antony Worrall ThompsonBritish Celebrity Chef
- Alan ShepherdAstronaut
- Michael JordanAthelete (Basketball, Baseball)
- Bruce LeeMartial Artist, Actor
- Rocky BalboaRocky Films
- John MilnerAmerican Grafitti
- Archibald "Harry" TuttleBrazil
- VernaMiller's Crossing
- Maggie FitzgeraldMillion Dollar Baby
- Butch CoolidgePulp Fiction
- BlondieThe Good, the Bad and the Ugly
- Elvira HancockScarface
- Han SoloStar Wars
- Boba FettStar Wars
Career Matches for Your Type
ISTPs may find satisfaction with the following careers which tend to match well with their Craftsman personality. This list is not exhaustive and these are not guaranteed to be perfect matches for you but this may be a helpful starting point if you are planning to pursue a new career.
- Construction Worker
- Forensic Pathologist
- Police Officer
- Probation Officer
- Electrical Engineer
- Transportation Operative
- Human Resources
- Computer Programmer
- Computer Specialist
- Project Manager
- Sales Agent
- Systems Analyst
- Technical Specialist
- Business Analyst
Your temperament is SP since you lean toward the Sensing (S) and Perceiving (P) preferences. We identify your temperament by the strength of your Preferences. Many psychologists, philosophers and other thinkers have for centuries proposed that there are four temperaments that can describe a person.
Temperament is a more broad classification than Personality Type. Each of the four temperaments is like an umbrella over four related personality types (for a total of 16 personality types).
SP - The "Creator"
Creators (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.
Creators 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
- Lucille BallActress (I Love Lucy)
- Jack NicholsonActor
- MadonnaSinger, Actress
- Simon PeterDisciple of Jesus
- Ernest HemingwayNovelist
- Eddie MurphyActor, Comedian
- Elizabeth TaylorActress
- Donald TrumpAmerican President
- Elvis PresleySinger, Actor
- Bill ClintonAmerican President
- Michael JordanBasketball Player
- Pablo PicassoPainter, Sculptor
- Kyle PettyNASCAR Driver
- Marie AntoinetteQueen of France
- Ronald ReaganAmerican President
- Marilyn MonroeActress, Singer
- Chuck YeagerU.S. Air Force Pilot
- James DeanActor
- Bruce LeeMartial Artist, Actor
- Jacqueline KennedyAmerican First Lady
- Vincent VegaPulp Fiction
- Maggie FitzgeraldMillion Dollar Baby
- Homer SimpsonThe Simpsons
- Louie DePalmaTaxi
- Sonny CorleoneThe Godfather
- James BondJames Bond Films
- Tim TaylorHome Improvement
Creator Career Matches
SP's are commonly skilled at and often find satisfaction with the following careers.
- Sales Agent
- SPs (Creators) make up about one-third of the general population.
- There are slightly more male SPs than there are female.
- Many of the world's most talented artists, entertainers and athletes have been SPs.
There are four pairs of opposite preferences. Everyone has a greater tendency toward one preference than the other in each pair. For example, in the Thinking (T) vs. Feeling (F) dichotomy, you personally have a stronger tendency toward Thinking (T). Each preference has a single letter (such as "F") that identifies it.
Extraversion vs. Introversion in You
Extraversion (E) and Introversion (I) are opposite preferences. Your natural tendency toward one is stronger than the other. Extraversion and Introversion describe how a person directs their energy either outwardly toward people and activities or inwardly toward thoughts and ideas. Of the two, your dominant preference is Introversion. Although everybody exhibits characteristics of each preference to some degree, you can be referred to as an Introvert.
- You are 72% more Introverted than the average
- You are part of the minority of people who are primarily Introverted
- Males on average are slightly more Introverted than females
Your Extraversion (E)
Extraversion is characterized by a preference to focus on the world outside the self. Extraverts are energized by social gatherings, parties and group activities. Extraverts are usually enthusiastic, gregarious and animated. Their communication style is verbal and assertive. Extraverts often need to talk. They enjoy the limelight.
- Energized by interaction
- Volunteers personal info
- Many friends
- Easy to approach
- Enjoys groups
Your Introversion (I)
Introversion is characterized by a preference to focus on the inside world. Introverts are energized by spending time alone or with a small group. They find large group gatherings draining because they seek depth instead of breadth of relationships. Introverts process information internally. They are often great listeners.
- Energized by time alone
- Keeps to self
- Internally aware
- Fewer friends
- Prefers smaller groups
- Thinks before speaking
- Enjoys solitude
Sensing vs. Intuition in You
You use Sensing (S) and Intuition (N) to receive and process new information either by using your five senses or in more abstract ways. Both preferences in this pair are used by everybody to some degree. With that said, you can be classified as Sensor since your dominant preference is Sensing.
- You are 5% more Sensing than the average
- You are part of the majority of people who are primarily Sensing
- Females on average are slightly more Sensing than males
Your Sensing (S)
Sensors focus on the present. They are "here and now" people. They are factual and process information through the five senses. They see things as they are because they are concrete and literal thinkers. They trust what is certain. Sensors value realism and common sense. They like ideas with practical applications.
- Lives in the present
- Aware of surroundings
- Notices details
- Goes by senses
- Trusts certainty
- Values common sense
Your Intuition (N)
Intuitive people live in the future. They are immersed in the world of possibilities. They process information through patterns and impressions. Intuitive people value inspiration and imagination. They gather knowledge by reading between the lines. Their abstract nature attracts them toward deep ideas, concepts and metaphors. They can see the "big picture" and are analytical.
- Sees possibilities
Thinking vs. Feeling in You
The Thinking (T) and Feeling (F) preference pair refers to how you make decisions, either by objective logic or subjective feeling. Your dominant preference is Thinking so you can be classified as a Thinker. Each of the two preferences are employed by everybody at different times and to different degrees.
- You are 2% more Thinking than the average
- Thinkers like you make up about half of the population
- The majority of males are Thinkers while the majority of females are Feelers
Your Thinking (T)
Thinking people are objective. They make decisions based on facts. They are ruled by their head instead of their heart (but are not without emotion). Thinking people judge situations and others based on logic. They value truth over tact and can easily identify flaws. They are critical thinkers and oriented toward problem solving.
- Decides with head
- Seeks truth
- Critical thinking
- Firm with people
- Driven by thought
Your Feeling (F)
Feeling people are subjective. They make decisions based on principles and values. They are ruled by their heart instead of their head. Feeling people judge situations and others based on feelings and extenuating circumstances. They seek to please others and want to be appreciated. They value harmony and empathy.
- Decides with heart
- Dislikes conflict
- Driven by emotion
- Easily hurt
Judging vs. Perceiving in You
Judging (J) and Perceiving (P) are how you interact with the world outside yourself, either in a structured or flexible manner. All people use both of these preferences to different degrees but one is more dominant. Since your dominant preference is Perceiving, you can be referred to as a Perceiver.
- You are 16% more Perceiving than the average
- You are part of the slight minority of people who are primarily Perceiving
- Males on average are slightly more Perceiving than females
Your Judging (J)
Judging people think sequentially. They value order and organization. Their lives are scheduled and structured. Judging people seek closure and enjoy completing tasks. They take deadlines seriously. They work then they play. The Judging preference does not mean judgmental. Judging refers to how a person deals with day-to-day activities.
- Completes projects
- Quick at tasks
- Seeks closure
- Makes plans
Your Perceiving (P)
Perceivers are adaptable and flexible. They are random thinkers who prefer to keep their options open. Perceivers thrive with the unexpected and are open to change. They are spontaneous and often juggle several projects at once. They enjoy starting a task better than finishing it. Perceivers play as they work.
- Changes tracks midway
- Keeps options open
- Dislikes routine
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"Personality is that which is most intimate to me—that by which I must act out my life. It is that by which I belong to man, that by which I am able to reach after God; and He has given to me this pearl of great price. It is an immortal treasure; it is mine, it is His, and no man shall pluck it out of His hand." — Hugh Reginald Haweis