The ISTP Personality is all about figuring things out. The ISTP wants to take everything apart just to see how it works. They are natural troubleshooters and can easily understand what needs fixed. They are very observant and learn by doing. Trial and error gets them ever closer to the mastery of the physical world around them. The ISTP wants to stay in motion and figure out how things work. They love challenges and would always prefer to be in an environment that is testing either their knowledge or physical endurance. Daredevils, these types seem to have a knack for knowing just what they can get away with. The ISTP wants to learn as they go. They believe that they can figure out what they need to on their own, and they tend to be confident and successful at completing many projects they set forth on. The ISTP isn’t afraid to put on a show, and may let others join them on their escapades as long as they don’t hinder or restrict their freedom and independent nature. The ISTP can be a bit confusing to others, as they can have long periods of inaction, which can dramatically shift into bursts of energy to try something new. They can be loyal, yet have a strong urge to just drop everything and strike out on something new. The ISTP is a strong personality that will work best with others if it learns to listen and observe instead of striking out on a spontaneous streak.
Enneagram Type 1 (1w9 1w2)
The Enneagram Type 1 is all about being an advocate. The Enneagram Type One wants to deal with what is right and what is wrong. When they are at their best, the 1 has high standards that they hold themselves to. This becomes problematic if they find themselves being too much of a perfectionist and nothing ever gets done. They believe in keeping things in order, and they are also advocates for what they believe is right. This can cause them to fight the good fight. When they are stressed, they can become rather moody. However, when they are feeling their best, they are able to let go a bit more and just enjoy the moment. The Enneagram 1 works best when they are striving to achieve their goals and believe everything is moving in the right direction. They ideally would like to be doing everything right so that they are not criticized. The 1 needs to realize that others may not see their way initially, and that change takes time. However, they need to realize that they may still be implementing change by their well spoken words and ideas, it just might take a bit of time for that to sink in.
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