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[edit]

Work-Related Strengths[edit]

  • 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

Work-Related Weaknesses[edit]

  • 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[edit]

How to deal with an ISTP[edit]

  • 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 :[edit]

  • 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.

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