Myers-Briggs Type Indicator/ISTP
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|Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
Introduction | Four polar dimensions: E/I, S/N, T/F, J/P | Four basic temperaments: SJ, SP, NT, NF | The sixteen types
QuickTyping | At work | Criticisms | Further reading
ISTPs at work
- Ability to work well with defined tasks and tangible products
- Keen powers of observation and an excellent memory for factual information
- Ability to bring order to confusing data and to recognizable facts
- Aptitude for working alone or alongside others you respect
- Ability to stay calm and cool in a crisis or under pressure
- Ability to recognize what needs doing and what is necessary to complete the job
- Aptitude for working with your hands and with tools
- Ability to adapt well to sudden change and shift gears quickly
- Practicality and good common sense
- Ability to identify and make good use of available resources
- Flexibility and willingness to take risks and try
- Difficulty seeing the long-term consequences actions
- Lack of interest in verbal communication, especially superficial conversations
- Dislike advance preparation; trouble organizing time
- Little patience for abstract and complex theories
- Tend to be blunt and insensitive to the feelings others
- Tend to get bored and restless easily
- Difficulty seeing opportunities and options that don’t exist at the moment
- Impatience with administrative details and procedures
- Unwillingness to repeat yourself
- Difficulty making some decisions
- Strong independent streak and dislike of excessive rules and structured bureaucracy
- Resistance to setting long-term goals and difficulty meeting deadlines
ISTPs in relationships
How to deal with an ISTP
- Avoid emotional appeals - use clear logic
- Respect their privacy and never force intimacy
- Listen carefully and give them time to think things through
What works with ISTPs children :
- Be clear, direct, and specific.
- Give them your full attention or you will miss important, even vital information.
- Encourage and allow them to do things for themselves, like feeding and dressing.
- Don't interpret their lack of expression of affection as a lack of caring.
- Don't try to make them feel guilty for not being more demonstrative.