Personality Traits of Introverted Sensing Thinking Perceiving (ISTP):

  • Logical, practical and objective
  • Interested in extreme sports
  • Risk Takers
  • Independent. Dislike authority
  • Dislike telling others what to do
  • Quiet
  • Serious
  • Direct and blunt
  • Observant
  • Loners
  • Easy going
  • Value self-satisfaction over praise from others
  • Need variety. Get bored easily
  • Literal

What Parents need to know about ISTP children:

  • Don’t force physical affection on them
  • Provide one on one play dates. Also, respect their preference to play by themselves.
  • Don’t force participation in team sports. They’re better suited for tennis, swimming and other individual activities.
  • Be clear and direct in your communication. They have no tolerance for embellishment or half-truths.
  • Ideal self-directed learners. It will be a struggle to engage them in learning something they have no interest in. Otherwise, they work hard to master a subject of interest.
  • Value justice over mercy. Be fair.
  • More interested in systems and objects than people. Accept this.
  • Often running late. Teach them time management.
  • Influence with logical. Don’t attempt to control them, or engage in a battle of wills. You will lose.
  • Help them master decision-making. They like to keep options open and fail to recognize doing so indefinitely results in doors closing.
  • Teach them to read social queues, use logic to explain the benefits of practicing this.

Now that you’ve completed the personality type assessment, read more about your child’s preferred learning style.

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