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ISTP: Introvert Sensor Thinker Judger

“The Assassin” (Temperament: Citizen)

ISTPs are strait-shooters.

They look at the world in terms of objective logic and what can be measured. They have less tolerance for the abstract and hypothetical.

ISTPs have a knack for understanding mechanics and are adept in both the physical and logical realms.

Many great athletes and musicians are ISTP.

ISTPs tend to be highly independent individuals who enjoy exploring their environment and understanding how things work. They are usually quite interested in technology and problem-solving.

When it comes to making decisions, ISTPs prefer to examine all available data before coming to a conclusion. They take logical approaches when solving problems and seek out practical solutions that can be implemented quickly and efficiently. As such, ISTPs often find themselves in leadership positions due to their ability to think quickly on their feet and make sound decisions despite being under pressure.

ISTP Cognitive Functions


Evaluates information based on logical consistency from a holistic perspective. (more)

Orients the self to the physical world through direct sensory perception. (more)

Juxtaposes data in the unconscious in order to mine patterns and insight. (more)

Orients the self to emotional energy. (more)

Quotes from ISTPs

“There's no such thing as a great stunt if there's no danger involved.”
Hal Needham
“You don't concentrate on risks. You concentrate on results. No risk is too great to prevent the necessary job from getting done.”
Chuck Yeager
USAF Brigadier General
“If you want to be the best, you have to do things that other people aren’t willing to do.”
Michael Phelps
Olympic Swimmer
“When I'm hungry, I eat. When I'm thirsty, I drink. When I feel like saying something, I say it.”
Musical Artist

ISTP Celebrities

  • Clint Eastwood
  • Michael Jordan
  • Tom Brady
  • Peyton Manning
  • Ryan Gosling
  • John Bon Jovi
  • Gregg Popovich
  • Roger Clemens
  • John Daly
  • Kobe Bryant
  • Amy Winehouse
  • Madonna
  • Reggie Miller
  • deadmau5
  • Ray Allen
  • Vladamir Putin
  • Harrison Ford
  • Drew Brees
  • Eminem
  • Timothy B. Schmit (The Eagles)
  • John Lydon (Johnny Rotten)
  • Glenn Danzig
  • Michael Phelps
  • Phil Ivey
  • Jerry Lee Lewis
  • Barack Obama
  • Sid Vicious (Sex Pistols)
  • Joe Montana
  • Ronda Rousey
  • Mark Wahlberg
  • Billy Beane
  • Lance Armstrong
  • Tiger Woods
  • Andy Summer (The Police)
  • Jessica Biel
  • Alex Honnold
  • Angus Young (AC/DC)
  • Johnny Ramone (The Ramones)
  • Beto O’Rourke
  • Kendrick Perkins
  • Jocko Willink
  • Hayley Williams (Paramore)
  • Conor McGregor
  • Richard Petty
  • Buck Brannaman
  • Miles Davis
  • Liam Howlett (The Prodigy)
  • Liam Gallagher
  • Axl Rose (Guns ‘N’ Roses)
  • Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed)
  • Johnny Knoxville
  • Rajon Rondo
  • Ken Whisenhunt
  • Jay Cutler (Bodybuilder)
  • Mick Mars (Motley Crue)
  • Ted Williams (Baseball player)
  • Jackie Joyner-Kersee
  • Brad Stevens
  • Mark Wahlberg
  • Lemmy Kilmister (Motorhead)
  • Ginger Baker (Cream)
  • Darelle Revis
  • Keith Richards (The Rolling Stones)
  • Chris Broderick (Megadeth)
  • Eazy-E
  • Tim Howard
  • Adrian Peterson
  • Orianthi
  • Wes Welker
  • Michael Angelo Batio
  • Alex Skolnick (Testament)
  • Alex Van Halen
  • Kerry King (Slayer)
  • David Ellefson (Megadeth)
  • Vinnie Paul (Pantera)
  • Brett Favre
  • Rhonda Smith (musician)
  • Geddy Lee (Rush)
  • Keith Flint (The Prodigy)
  • Rhonda Rajsich
  • Kevin Jonas (The Jonas Brothers)
  • Chuck Yeager
  • Hal Needham
  • Charley Pride
  • Alec Guinness
  • Dan Bilzerian

Fictional ISTPs

  • Mike Ehrmantraut (Breaking Bad / Better Call Saul)
  • Kim Wexler (Better Call Saul)
  • Unnamed Driver [played by Ryan Gosling] (Drive)
  • Dirty Harry
  • James Bond
  • Daryl Dixon (Walking Dead)
  • Marty Byrde (Ozark)
  • Andrew Neiman (Whiplash)
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