Here are some interesting facts about ISTP personality types. If you'd like to find out if you're this type, you can take the genuine Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® online now by clicking on the image to the left. You can take different versions of the test, including the expanded Step II with the 20 subscales. Look at the sample reports before you decide.
Highly represented among male college scholarship athletes.
In national sample "Leisure Activities," overrepresented in "Playing with computers or video games"; underrepresented in "Listening to music" and "Writing."
Academic subjects preferred: math, practical skills.
Highest of all types in national sample liking work environments with "Independence & achievement"; include among top 3 desirable work characteristics "Clear structure" and "Variety of tasks."
Most important feature of an ideal job: "A stable and secure future."
In national sample, dissatisfied with "Promotions" in their work.
In national sample, among top 4 types valuing "Autonomy."
With INFJs, ranked first among all the types in using spiritual/philosophical coping resources.
In national sample, ranked lowest in reporting stress associated with "Balancing home and work."
In national sample, highest in coping with stress by "Getting upset or angry and not showing it."