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ISTP – The Experimenter

ISTP – The Experimenter

ISTP - The Experimenter

Who is the ISTP?

ISTP is an abbreviation used to refer to one of 16 personality types. It belongs to The Explorers group, which shares the traits NT. The letters refer to four basic preferences that belong to this profile: Introversion, Sensing, Thinking, Perceiving. The personality types theory was conceived by the Swiss psychiatrist Carl Gustav Jung at the beginning of the 20th century. From his work, Katharine Cook Briggs and his daughter Isabel Briggs Myers developed the personality types indicators which have inspired our work. 

Keep reading to find out if ISTP is your profile.


The first preference is Introversion (I)

The ISTP, as an Introvert, is reserved and reflective. He loves taking some time for himself and being alone. Indeed, he prefers to recharge by quiet time alone or with people close to him. This is not to say he doesn’t enjoy the company of others, although he may find it psychologically draining at times.


The second preference is Sensing (S)

The ISTP, as a Sensing type, is focused on what is happening in the present and he is not interested in thinking about the future. The sensor is a very down-to-earth person and gets his information through his five senses. Therefore, he relies upon facts and data that can be verified or actions that worked well in the past. Thanks to his good memory, he remembers all the facts and details.


The third preference is Thinking (T)

The ISTP, as a Thinker, is objective and rational. He makes decisions based on facts and he is ruled by his head instead of his heart. The thinking type is critical and outspoken. Indeed, he says whatever pops into his mind but he doesn’t think about the emotional reaction of the person he’s talking to.


The fourth preference is Perceiving (P)

The ISTP, as a Perceiver, wants to experience life as it happens. He has a flexible and spontaneous lifestyle. He adapts very easily to the world around him instead of trying to organize it. Indeed, disorganization does not bother him. Moreover, the Perceiver loves being multi-tasking and jumping from one thing to another.

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ISTP you may know

Tom Cruise
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“I’m an all-or-nothing kind of person, and when I become interested in something, I give it my all.”

Tom Cruise, 

Actor and Filmmaker.

Scarlett Johansson
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“When we live our lives everyday, we’re met by opportunities, and most of us don’t even recognize them.”

Scarlett Johansson,

Actress, Model and Singer.

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