Since its creation in 1923, the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator has been a basis and a point of reference for many psychology studies. Essentially, the MBTI test has classified people based upon their personality type, with a person belonging to one of sixteen distinct groups. The test has been used for many studies, and it continues to be used today for psychology observation.
One of the groups, nicknamed “The Virtuoso,” accounts for famous people like Erwin Rommel, Steve Jobs, and Ron Paul. Before this type is fully examined, however, it is important to look into the characteristics of this personality group, as well as the type’s response to stressful encounters or pressure situations.
What Is The ISTP Personality Type?
ISTP stands for Introverted, Sensing, Thinking, and Perceiving. Usually ISTP types flexible, independent, and very resourceful. They are also usually realistic about their goals, but this only makes them drive forwards to complete them. Usually ISTP types have similar approaches to their goals, in which they complete a course of “trial and error” towards their success in accomplishing them. They are usually very hands on, as they would like a direct approach towards the situation that they may be dealing with. ISTP’s are usually friendly, but their high sense of privacy may make them unapproachable in conversation.
They are willing to share their ideas, but they are often quiet and keep to themselves. ISTP often face challenge if they act to quickly towards their objective, as this sometimes can turn into a increase in stress. Once stress levels are high enough, their is usually a clear distinction between stressed ISTP types and non stressed ISTP types.
How Do They React In Stressful Situations?
Stressful situations affect everyone and each of the personality type has its own response to stress. ISTP types typically swamped by stressful encounters feel alienated, and useless in solving the problem. They may feel down on themselves, which could very well lead to severe depression. They can become very upset once stress arises, and in some extreme instances, this frustration can lead them to abandon the goal altogether.
Stress hits particularly hard for ISTP types if the stress is impeding their work majorly, stress situations like inefficiency and inability to process the situation usually have the largest impacts on ISTP types.