Home Relational Profiles Style preference Symbolism Love quizzes Shapes Charts Food quizzes Color quizzes

ISTP type

personality types

Find out how many people share your type, and what your strengths are!

Is the glass half full or half empty? So? It's water. Big deal!

Prayer God, help me to consider people's feelings, even if most of them are hypersensitive.

Animal personality Wolf

Ruthless and opportunistic whenever they are on the hunt for food. They are, however, subtle and secretive about the victims they kill.

Cat personality "The Problem-Solver"

This is the cat that will figure out how to get the giblets out of the bottom of the garbage can without knocking anything over. Appreciates his pleasures but not a glutton. Stand-offish, but will put up with an occasional petting session.

Collective noun An implement of ISTP's

Percentage of total population 5%

Interesting facts

  • Interested in learning about how things work.
  • True masters of tool work.
  • Act as troubleshooters.
  • Ignore rules and regulations.
  • Risk takers, fearless.
  • Remain calm during crises.
  • Predict and react to immediate needs.
  • "Walking encyclopedias" in areas of interest.
  • Communicate through action; hard to get to know.

Common careers

  • crisis relief
  • chiropractor
  • pilot
  • optometrist
  • chemist/li>
  • intelligence agent
  • engineer
  • computer technician
  • securities analyst
  • race car driver

Famous ISTPs

  • Michael Jordan
  • Bruce Lee
  • Woody Allen
  • Amelia Earhart
  • Lance Armstrong

Quotes by famous ISTPs

  • "Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace." - Amelia Earhart
  • "The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process is its own reward." - Amelia Earhart
  • "As athletes, we're used to reacting quickly. Here, it's 'come, stop, come, stop.' There's a lot of downtime. That's the toughest part of the day." - Michael Jordan
  • "Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind." - Bruce Lee

Hobbies and recreation

  • magic
  • reading
  • overnight canoe tripping
  • scuba diving
  • kayaking
  • help friends remodel house
  • skydiving
  • motorcycles
  • fixing cars or boats
  • kite surfing

All 16 types

Your type is a combination of four preferences. Each preference was made by choosing between 2 letters in a dichotomy. The four dichotomies are:


Defines where you direct your energy. Extroversion indicates outwards towards the world, and Introversion indicates a tendency inwards towards your thoughts and ideas.


Defines how you process information. Do you prefer to process information through your five senses (Sensing) or do you prefer to trust your hunches and read between the lines? (iNtuition)


Defines how you make decisions. Do you prefer logical analysis (Thinking), or contemplating about how each option affects people? (Feeling)


Defines how you order your life. Do you prefer making plans and keeping to schedules (Judging), or do you usually keep things open? (Perceiving)

There are 16 types in total. Now that you know your type, check out your type description by following the appropriate link below!

How accurate were your results? Join in the discussion below.