Careers for ISTP Personality Types
Whether you're a young adult trying to find your place in the world,
or a not-so-young adult trying to find out if you're moving along the
right path, it's important to understand yourself and the personality traits that
will impact your likeliness to succeed or fail at various careers. It's
equally important to understand what is really important to you. When
armed with an understanding of your strengths and weaknesses, and an
awareness of what you truly value, you are in an excellent position to
pick a career that you will find rewarding.
The ISTP is fortunate because they have the ability to be good at
many different kinds of tasks. Their introverted and thinking preferences
give them the ability to concentrate and work through problems - that
leaves many doors open to them. However, to be happiest, the ISTP needs to
lead a lifestyle that offers a great deal of autonomy and does not include
much external enforcement of structure. ISTPs will do best working for
themselves, or working in very flexible environments. Their natural interests
lie towards applying their excellent reasoning skills against known facts
and data to discover underlying structure, or solutions to practical questions.
The following list of professions is built on our impression of careers
that would be especially suitable for an ISTP. It is meant to be a starting
place, rather than an exhaustive list. There are no guarantees that any
or all of the careers listed here would be appropriate for you, or that your
best career match is among those listed here.