This Myers-Briggs personality is categorized as being introverted, sensing, thinking, and perceiving. This sort of character performs best in a short-term scope and can become unhappy if they are pressured to make a decision involving a longstanding commitment.
Introversion is the dominant trait in this persona which means that this type of person primarily pays attention to what goes on around them and then focuses on the gathered information internally using a logical thought process. Others might view this individual as being thoughtful and private. For this reason, even a long-term relationship with an ISTP can hold pockets of surprise. Although the ISTP will likely seem quiet on the outside, this person may actually be a thrill-seeker at heart.
They typically avoid planning and schedules and do not like to be backed into a proverbial corner — although they do tend to perform well when given a deadline. When a situation becomes particularly stressful or if the individual has been subjected to high stress levels for a prolonged period of time, he or she may erupt in an angry or otherwise emotional outburst.
Such occurrences are typically rare but will likely crop up enough that friends, family members, and even coworkers will begin to notice the correlation between heightened stress levels and emotional surges in this person.
This concept entails far too much emotional investment and future-planning. As mentioned earlier, ISTPs are not ones to plan ahead and would much rather take each day as it occurs. This sort of person is not one to jump into a relationship that would require a great deal of responsibility and maturity, such as a long-distance relationship or one in which a prospective partner has children.
To an interested party, ISTP will seem hard to get. Their aura is made up of a mixture of indifference, simplicity, and sensuality which can be very attractive to a prospective mate. While needing their own space, ISTP is equally willing to respect the personal space and needs of his or her companion. This individual craves action and can easily become bored. It is important that excitement and new experiences become a common occurrence in the relationship otherwise this person may feel that their life has become too typical and uninteresting.
For the most part, ISTP can be counted on to do whatever needs to be done in order to keep the relationship alive and fun, but if they feel that their efforts are for naught then they will quickly move on to a more appealing individual. A suitable mate would need to be willing to put forth their own efforts to keep the relationship fun and engaging and be open to new experiences suggested by ISTP.
Contrary to how cold this character may seem on the outside, they often do feel very intense emotions for those that they care about. ISTP can certainly succumb internally to feelings of passion and consuming love for the right companion. Unfortunately, their difficulty in showing and explaining these feelings can be a disadvantage in a relationship.
Even such strong emotions can come with limits where ISTP is concerned. This character lives by the belief that nothing is forever or without limitations. If the problems s goes unfixed then ISTP will move on. If things become too intolerable for this individual, divorce would be seen as a viable option to them. Extraverts have a wonderful ability to keep things interesting thanks to their gift of gab and people skills. The similar sense of enthusiasm makes these characters great prospective partners for an ISTP.
Initially, you might feel that your introverted nature causes you to appear cold to those who have just met you, but in reality they probably find your personality intriguing. You seem hard to get and for some individuals you may be viewed as a captivating target worth pursuing.
Be sure to keep your sensing nature hard at work when reciprocating the interest of a potential partner. You are an independent soul and you find it difficult not only to open up to others but also to give in and share your personal space.
When attempting to share personal tidbits, try to start out small. Allow your companion to see what you feel comfortable sharing. You may also begin to sweat if you feel that your companion is laying things on too heavily. Be outspoken when it comes to your relationships views. It may be difficult to put your feelings into words, but your willingness to give the relationship your best effort will help you see this task through. Your companion has personal space issues that include more than physical space — emotional boundaries are also a big part of the picture.
These individuals are excellent problem solvers and are willing to help out those they care about. ISTPs are typically able to overlook mistakes made by companions and the unjudging air in the relationship can be extremely uplifting. Just remember to keep yourself open to new experiences and try to enjoy the fun and excitement that ISTP has to offer you.