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 7 (7w6 7w8)

The Enneagram Type 7 is all about enjoyment. The Enneagram Seven wants to seek out entertainment and also be the center of entertainment. They enjoy seeking new experiences, which can be very exciting to them. However, they need to make sure that they don’t stretch themselves too thin and become burnt out. The 7 is all their best when they are looking at the world through the eyes of excitement and wonder. They are like a child when it comes to playing and experiencing the world. They are a fly by the seat of their pants type, and usually have thought a bit ahead about how to move effectively through the world without it becoming too restrictive to them. They enjoy being spontaneous, and can be rather inventive and creative with the world around them. This can make them seem a bit flighty, but their happy go luck attitude is contagious and they will naturally lift the spirits of those around them. Things tend to come easy for the Enneagram 7 and this is both a blessing and a curse. It is a curse because they tend to not recognize that they have easily developed a new skill that might be much harder for others to obtain, so they don’t give themselves enough credit. They may also be trying to do too many things at once, which would lead to them feeling scattered and not able to complete as many tasks as they hoped. However, the 7 has an optimistic and adaptable attitude that helps them land back on their feet. The Seven should live a very enjoyable life as long as they keep remembering how talented and gifted they are.