I was wondering if anyone ever saw/heard of/read about a character and then said to themselves, "Hey, that's an ISTP." or something to that extent. Feel free to explain why, or just list them here and leave us to draw our own conclusions.
Who first came to mind for me was Sherlock Holmes, who I think is a combination ISTP/INTP, but I'd say he leans more towards the ISTP side. He's obviously introverted, as he keeps to himself most of the time unless faced with a client. He's perfectly fine with entertaining himself with thoughts, figuring out how things work, inventions and whatnot, which reminds me of the mechanical side of the ISTP. He's a logical thinker and has a hard time getting in touch with his feeling side, sometimes appearing cold to others and having a hard time with emotions (I recall in the BBC show many times where he got suddenly angry straight from his super-calm persona unexpectedly, even though he tries to keep a calm, keen mind.) His P side is reflected through his messy room and unconventional ways of thinking/doing things (sneaking into someone's house to look for clues). As for sensing, I think he leans more towards S because he points out very small details and can collect many different facts...but his N side puts them all together to see the big picture and make theories.
Actually, this board here supports Holmes being an ISTP quite well: http://personalitycafe.com/istp-foru...l-analyst.html