Published on 06-02-2011 08:10 AM
ISTPs make up 5.5% of the US population.
ISTPs are observant artisans with a unique ability to master the use and operation of tools, instruments, and equipment. ISTPs are curious and enjoy understanding how things work, but in a practical sense; they like to be able to put their technical understanding to immediate action and are quickly bored by theory. They are good at responding to emergencies and are often thrill-seekers. ISTPs tend to be detached and prefer the logic of mechanical things to the complexity of human emotions. Independent and reserved, ISTPs prefer to have plenty of personal space, and like environments where they are free to be spontaneous and follow their own lead.
Popular hobbies for an ISTP include magic and comedy, archery, weaponry, hunting, scuba diving, rappelling, aviation, skydiving, motorcycles, and other extreme sports. They are often drawn to risky or thrilling activities and those that allow them to work with something