Now that I know I am an ISTP...

We all see and experience the world in different ways, and knowing your ISTP personality type provides valuable insight into the richness of those differences. Type for Life Guides are .pdf downloads that help you navigate the growth and development of your life by using your own unique gifts as an ISTP. These useful Guides illuminate your ISTP strengths and limitations in vital life moments such as choosing a career, resolving conflicts, and improving your relationships.

Some interesting facts about the ISTP personality type:
  • ISTPs want to understand how things in the real world work so they can make the most effective use of them.
  • Practical analyzers and natural trouble shooters, ISTPs are logical, realistic and adaptable.
  • ISTPs value exactness; they are more interested in organizing data than situations or people and are often technically and mechanically minded.
  • ISTPs are quiet, reflective and curious observers of their environment. They look for the underlying sense to facts and experiences they've gathered.
  • ISTPs often pursue variety and excitement in their hands-on experiences and hobbies. And although they have a spontaneous - even playful side - what people usually first encounter with ISTPs is their cool detached pragmatism.
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Introversion  ·  Sensing  ·  Thinking  ·  Perceiving
    Discovering You by Charles R. Martin

    What do those four letters mean, and how can you apply them to your daily life? This easy to use guide provides a clear path to understanding how your personality shapes your approach to everyday life at home or in the workplace. Learning about your psychological type reveals your unique preferences for taking in information and making life decisions. Learn More

    11 pages
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    Navigating Your Career by Charles R. Martin

    Are you thinking about making a career change? Developing your career can be a lifelong process, and understanding your personality leads to a more rewarding work life. This helpful guide describes how your type preferences impact your career exploration, including your preferences for decision making, work environments, and specific careers. Learn More

    15 pages
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    Resolving Conflict by Sondra VanSant

    Living and working together can be a challenge. Knowing about your personality type helps you find common ground through mutual understanding. This useful guide shows how your personality influences difficult interactions with other people, and how everyone’s perspective has value in the process of conflict resolution. Learn More

    21 pages
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    Building Better Relationships by Jane Hardy Jones, Allen L. Hammer

    Making your relationship work is one of your most important and challenging life goals, and using the lens of personality can help couples thrive. This comprehensive, life-changing guide includes type-specific insights for both of you, with sections on how your personalities interact during communication, affection and intimacy, and living together. Learn More

    26 pages
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