INTJ –> ISTP
MBTI as great as it is, am beginning to think is as fidgety as some claim to be. I asked for a test from my university career center and I got ISTP recently. Here’s the breakdown:
- I – Clear
- S – Slight
- T – Slight
- P – Moderate
Unlike the typical test where you’d have a percentage of how much of which aspect you were (25% N, 75% S for example), this test just told me which aspect was slight, moderate, clear, very clear. There are still aspects of myself which still don’t coincide with what a ISTP is, but this is an interesting detour. Here are some facts about an ISTP from Type Logic and Wikipedia.
- ISTPs are…difficult to understand in their need for personal space, which in turn has an impact on their relationships with others.
- Like most SPs, ISTPs may have trouble with rote and abstract classroom learning, which tend not to be good measures of their actual intelligence.
- Naturally quiet people, they are interested in understanding how systems operate, focusing on efficient operation and structure.
- ISTPs abhor waste (be it in time, effort, or resources) but are highly adaptable, making them open to new information and approaches
- They enjoy exploring new things, and can become bored with repetitiveness and routine.
- They can also be closet daredevils who gravitate toward fast-moving or risky hobbies
- ISTPs enjoy self-sufficiency and take pride in developing their own solutions to problems.
Some famous ISTPs include – but aren’t limited to:
- Bruce Lee
- Sir Edmund Hillary
- Charles Bronson
- Tom Cruise
- James Dean
- Clint Eastwood (unconfirmed)
#1,2,5,6, and 7 are definite for me. #2 came out to me like a bowling ball to the face this past 6 months since I was doing the internship at the elementary school that I was in. The experience of having to teach kids stuff reminded me so much of the crap (not literal, but still) that I was learning in school.
Of course, don’t get me wrong – people need to go to school and learn what they need to learn, but just a lot the stuff just passed over my head.
I remember as a kid how easily distracted I was (and still am as an adult) about the little things. Come to think of it I’d make most ADD kids look tame.
The only time I felt at peace was when I will be working on something with my hands. Back in the day, one of my favorite things to build were model battleships. I would easily spend 2 to 3 hours working on one. You can say I went to my “Zen” mode where I worked.
With this information, I’ve only reinforced my need for career change. I guess now I know why I’m rather eccentric at times!