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ISTPs love to explore with their hands and their eyes, touching and examining the world around them with cool rationalism and spirited curiosity. People with this personality type are natural Makers, moving from project to project, building the useful and the superfluous for the fun of it, and learning from their environment as they go. Often mechanics and engineers, ISTPs find no greater joy than in getting their hands dirty pulling things apart and putting them back together, just a little bit better than they were before.

"I wanted to live the life, a different life. I didn’t want to go to the same place every day and see the same people and do the same job. I wanted interesting challenges." - Harrison Ford

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ISTPs explore ideas through creating, troubleshooting, trial and error and first-hand experience. They enjoy having other people take an interest in their projects and sometimes don’t even mind them getting into their space. Of course, that’s on the condition that those people don’t interfere with ISTPs’ principles and freedom, and they’ll need to be open to ISTPs returning the interest in kind.

How the functions work:

istp functions

Some famous people and characters with this personality type:

Clint Eastwood

clint eastwood

Bruce Lee

bruce lee

Johnny Cash

johnny cash

Wolverine (X-MEN)


Emma Swan (Once Upon A Time)

emma swan (once upon a time)

Venus Williams

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Arya Stark (Game of Thrones)

arya stark (game of thrones)