ISTP Personality

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 6 (6w5 6w7)

The Enneagram Type 6 is all about security. The Enneagram Six wants to live a lifestyle of safety and to be supported. This usually leads to them joining up with people and groups that can provide this. They usually become vet good at understanding how they can fill a role that will contribute to their tribe. They are good at foreseeing problems and figuring out ways to solve them before they occur. Because of this, they are hyper alert and may sometimes be stressed out. They are full of self doubt because they don’t believe the can be their own support. They are at their best when they are able to relax and be self sufficient. They are naturally able to help others, but they should become better at helping themselves. The Enneagram 6 is very loyal, and will stick through even the toughest of times as long as they believe they are supported. They don’t believe in being the loudest or draw the most attention, believing that it can be dangerous to have such a target on their back. However, their self doubt is their biggest achilles heel. They need to learn to believe in themselves. They need to make decisions on their own and build a track record of having success without needing support. The 6 is all about sticking with the people they are loyal to though, which makes them a very good friend and companion. They need to address their emotional insecurity. They can be a walking contradiction at times. If they can learn to manage and confront their fear, they can become that strong person they are searching for in someone else.