5 Things ISTPs Wish They Could Tell You
ISTPs are people who say very little. They prefer to have their private space and alone time. They are what we call a classic doer – they’re up for the next adventure anytime, and pride themselves in figuring things out by doing them.
Hence, they communicate very little with others – which often leads to misunderstandings.
Here, on behalf of ISTPs, we’ve compiled 5 things that ISTPs wish they could share with those around them. We hope to provide more insight into what makes ISTPs unique!
Here’s what an ISTP wants to tell you:
- “I just want to find things out for myself.”
I love to seek out ideas, solutions, and reasoning for myself. It is exciting to go about things the “hard way.”
I warmly accept any challenge, and I learn best through trial and error and figuring things out hands-on. I enjoy creating solutions, looking for reasonable explanations, and figuring out why things are the way they are.
I want to find out how things work, and I love taking on projects. I was the kid who was taking trinkets and pulling them apart to learn how to put it back together.
- “I need things in my life that will keep me on my toes.”
I tend to be relaxed and go with the flow. I don’t do well with heavy guidelines. I find it easy to feel bored when there is too much structure in my life, which is why I enjoy spontaneous things and adventures.
I am balanced, though, and I can pick and choose when to use my spontaneity and when I need to sit back and relax. This makes me very flexible and also gives me the ability to do well in stressful situations.
I don’t believe in worrying about what is yet to come, and I do my best to be easy going and adaptable to new situations.
- “I usually tackle emotions with logic instead.”
My mind does not process emotion well. I don’t know how to soothe you by talking, but I tend to look for logical solutions.
I am a “project person”, so I want to get to the bottom of why things are the way they are.
I’m not the best when it comes to sharing my emotions, either. I feel awkward when I have to share how I feel. I rather use my actions to show, than to tell you I’m angry, sad or happy.
- “I’m a good person to have around during a crisis.”
I’m great to have around in a crisis because of my naturally relaxed demeanor.
This goes back to the balanced aspect of my personality we covered in reason number two.
You’ll find that I enjoy careers that are dealing with a crisis like fire and rescue.
Since we crave adventure and spontaneity and do not do well with strict rules and guidelines, I am great to have around during a crisis where a levelheaded response is needed.
I find myself at my best during these situations, as I have to work to tackle the crisis or emergency that is happening in a logical, rational, and relaxed way.
- “I need personal space and time for myself.”
I need personal space, and I tend to keep to myself.
You might find it hard to get to know me because I do not share as much or as openly as others. I rather keep things affecting me to myself, and I will share when I want to and feel comfortable doing so.
You might even hear the word “detached” used to describe me, but please don’t misunderstand me. My silence doesn’t mean anything negative, I am naturally an introvert and can get a little overwhelmed in social situations!
What did you learn about ISTPs?
So here you go, the 5 things that ISTPs want to tell you. Does this describe you or a dear friend of yours? Comment on the box below!