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What is ISTP Personality Type According MBTI Typology
ISTP personality type is one of the sixteen personality types according to the MBTI typology. ISTP is referred to as “Handyman”.

Zachary Taylor

ISTP personality type is one of the sixteen personality types according to the MBTI typology. ISTP is referred to as “Handyman”.

The basic characteristics of this personality type are:

  • Withdrawn, quiet, realist, likes his peace
  • Interested in how things work
  • Deep passions really in detail and in depth
  • Prefers an uncomplicated life without obligations and restrictions
  • Doesn’t like hurry at work, needs rest and enough time
  • Maintains a certain group of good friends
  • Doesn’t like foreign exaggerated emotions
  • Prefers his own specific experience before theory and ideologies

Kroeger, Thuesen and Rutledge indicate following characteristics and recommendations:

  • At work: solves tasks with a cool head, with reason and practically
  • Professional development: must understand that people and their relationships are complex and should not be overly rushed
  • Leadership position: inspires by example, expects quick and uncomplicated solution regardless of the standards, regulations and practices

ISTP personality type in practice: Every type of person is suited for different work. People with ISTP personality type usually excel in organizations in the following professions:

  • Financial Analyst
  • HR specialist
  • IT analyst
  • Marketing Analyst
  • Marketing Specialist
  • Officer
  • Programmer, developer
  • Project Manager
  • SW Architect
  • System Analyst

Following important people had the ISTP personality type:

  • Clint Eastwood - actor and director
  • Robin Cook - British politician
  • Tom Cruise - actor
  • Zachary Taylor - American President

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Last update: 07.11.2016

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