Their Introversion give ISTPs an appearance of being cool on-lookers who are seemingly detached. However, as writers they work with an intense involvement with projects and prefer to work alone. Their Sensing preference leads them to enjoy practical activities and solving intricate problems—in fact, they may love the rush of adrenaline when thoroughly engrossed. The Thinking preference lets them apply clear logic to situations, which, taken with their ability to absorb seeming endless details, makes them excellent safety writers. As Perceivers, ISTPs are comfortable with incorporating new information as it arises.
Below are some of the advantages and challenges ISTP's face when writing:
Often write quickly once they have facts at hand.
Thorough researchers; will exhaustively study any problem.
Handle large amount of facts easily and can explore implications of their findings.
With their practical natures, ensure that the facts are always right.
Excellent at biting humor or satire. Would make terrific comedy writers or op-ed contributors.
Tend to ramble and may have many more facts than needed but include them anyway.
Wait until the last minute to begin then may have to postpone deadlines.
Become so mired in facts, they may ignore the big picture.
Focus on details so much that they are likely to ignore the reader.
Have to be careful, especially in e-mail, where irony is often seen by the reader as sarcasm.