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 4 (4w3 4w5)
The Enneagram Type 4 is all about understanding the self. The Enneagram Type Four is always finding ways to discover more about themselves and understanding their emotions and reactions to the world they are exploring. They pay attention to how things make them feel, and they believe this helps them better get in touch with their true self. They are expressive and usually will find an outlet to put this to use. They can become a bit too absorbed in their feelings sometimes, which can make it difficult to put on a brave face or public persona to navigate life a bit quicker and easier. The Enneagram 4 typically has difficulty with being understood and may feel a bit like an outcast in their life. The 4 is not afraid to express the darker parts of themselves to others because they believe it is a vital part of the process of understanding who they are and their place in the world. They can typically seek out someone to rescue them. Someone that feels the 4 might need help in a world that can be a bit harsh toward them. The Enneagram 4 functions best in the world when they can let go of the past and live more in the moment. The Four will eventually find their identity and can live a very expressive life.