5 Things ISTPs Wish They Could Tell You

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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:

 

  1. “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.

 

  1. “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.

 

  1. “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.

 

  1. “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.

 

  1. “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!