It never fails that I read something where a SP has turned to Myers-Briggs to help them in some immediate dire need. Generally its a question of what direction they may consider career-wise based on being one of the SP types. I dont know whether this helps, but I am listing some qualities that many may already know of themselves or have read in other places. When we lock ourselves into trying to match up with particular jobs, I think it results in the one thing that SP types fear most in having their freedom hindered. So I think it necessary to reverse the order and look at our skills set that most will have in common in being ESTP, ESFP, ISTP or ISFP:
ESTP Personality Outgoing, Straight-Shooting Doers!
ESTP personalitythe ultimate realist! Enthusiastic and excitable, you are "doers" who live in the world of action. Blunt, straight-forward risk-takers, you are willing to plunge right into things and get their hands dirty. You live in the here-and-now, and place little importance on introspection or theory. You look at the facts of a situation, quickly decide what should be done, execute the action, and move on to the next thing. These are a few of the ESTP factors making up your list of personality traits you can use to find a career fit that is a natural!!
Extraverted with Sensing, Thinking and Perception your career personality profile would include the following natural tendencies among others:
Breadth of interests
Reliance upon facts
Use of logic and analysis
Grounding in realism
Natural active curiosity
Flexibility and tolerance
There are more natural traits making up your self personality profile but those above indicate a natural ability for careers that may have some interpersonal conflict, objective and analytical problem solving, and skilled negotiating. In addition careers requiring ongoing practical adaptation to changing environment/circumstances attract because your type are natural trouble-shooters. Your analytical skills are used on the facts of a situation; therefore you are very good at making use of available resources.
The ESTP personality type will move naturally towards careers allowing you to meet and interact spontaneously with many people; offering something different every day, and is fun. Careers that let you use your ability to search for solutions to problems, using first-hand experience and then critically analyzing these solutions to find the best ones. Also, careers that let you respond to unplanned situations, using unconventional approaches, where you can skillfully negotiate satisfactory solutions, you are a natural for; also, careers that involve real people and things, not theories or ideas; where your efforts are directed to producing a tangible product or service, you will enjoy!ESFP Personality Fun-Loving and Enthusiastic!
ESFP personality you thrive in the world of people possibilities. You love people and new experiences; lively and fun-loving, you enjoy being the center of attention. You live in the here-and-now, and relish excitement and drama in your life. You have very strong inter-personal skills, and may find yourself in the role of the peacemaker often. Since you make decisions by using your personal values, you are usually very sympathetic and concerned for other people's well-being. You are usually quite generous and warm, and are very observant about other people, and seem to sense what is wrong with someone before others might, responding warmly with a solution to a practical need. You may not be the best advice-givers in the world, because you dislike theory and future-planning, but you are great for giving practical care. These are just some of the ESFP factors that make up your list of personality traits you can use to find a career that is a natural fit!
Extraverted with Sensing, Feeling and Perception your career personality profile would include the following natural tendencies among others:
Reliance upon facts
Breadth of interests
Warmth and sympathy (emphasis on relationships)
Attention to detail
Grounding in realism
There are more natural traits making up ESFP self personality profile but those above indicate a natural ability for careers calling upon your very strong inter-personal skills, uncommon sympathy for others, natural peacemaking ability, powers of observation and cooperation. ESFP is often drawn to any career that requires you to meet, work with, or entertain people. You may also have an attraction to careers requiring a flair for the aesthetic and you can be skilled at jobs that involve designing, molding or shaping things in a hands-on way.
The ESFP personality type will move naturally towards careers that allow you to get personally involved in the tasks at hand, working directly with clients or customers, out in the field rather than away from the action. Also, you will be a natural for careers requiring the skillful handling of people and conflicts, the ability to ease tensions to help groups work more cooperatively, and the ability to motivate others. In addition, work that lets you interact throughout the workday with other easygoing and social people who share your enthusiasm, energy, and realistic point of view you will probably find naturally rewarding!ISTP Personality the Adventuresome, Analytical Problem Solvers!
ISTP personality is fiercely independent and must have the space to make their decisions about what comes next. Loyal to causes and beliefs they are firm believers that people should be treated with equity and fairness. Action oriented, spontaneous, adaptable, they avoid making judgments based upon personal values, these are some of the ISTP factors that comprise your list of personality traits you can use to find a career that is a natural fit.
Introverted with Sensing, Thinking and Perception your career personality profile would include the following natural tendencies:
Depth of concentration
Natural reliance upon facts
Use of logic and analysis
Willingness to critically analyze facts
Pragmatic approach to problem solving
Keen powers of observation
Love of adventure
There are more natural traits making up your self personality profile but those above indicate a natural ability for careers that demand a tough minded analytical and realistic approach. Many are related to building and production, while others involve providing direct delivery of technically oriented services.
The ISTP personality type will move naturally towards careers that let you apply your understanding and technical knowledge of the world around you and see the logical principles underlying your work; lets you engage in troubleshooting and problem solving. Work that is fun and active and lets you work independently with frequent opportunities to get out of your workspace and be outdoors. Work that lets you work independently, with a minimum of supervision, and where you are not required to closely supervise others; to name just a few.ISFP Personality the Natural Artists!
ISFP personality has an extremely well-developed ability to appreciate aesthetic qualities. You have passionate and intense feelings. You are very quick-witted and spatial in your thinking. You are probably more spiritually aware than most people, and are more in touch with your soul than others. Also you are usually good listeners who genuinely want to hear about someone's problems, and genuinely want to help them. These are just some of the ISFP factors that comprise your list of personality traits you can use to find a career that is a natural fit.
Introverted with Sensing, Feeling and Perception your career personality profile would include the following natural tendencies:
Warmth and sympathy (emphasis on interpersonal values)
Great depth of feeling
Very personal approach to life
Sense of aesthetics
Keen sense of detail
There are more natural traits making up your self personality profile but those above indicate a natural ability for careers where you help others in a very pragmatic way. You naturally communicate kindness in a ways that make you exceptional candidates for working with people in need, children or animals. Your idealism and deep feeling make you particularly sensitive to the suffering of others.
The ISFP personality type will move naturally towards careers that let you be consistent with your strong, inner values, and is something you care deeply about and want to contribute your energy and talents to; work that is done with others in a supportive and affirming climate where you are a loyal and cooperative member of a team. In addition, work that gives you freedom to work independently but nearby other compatible and courteous people, and where you dont feel restricted by excessive rules, structure, or inflexible operating procedures, you will gravitate towards.