Posted January 1st, 2003 @ 08:26pm by Erik J. Barzeski
Apparently I'm an ISTP. My "Meyer-Briggs" personality type, anyway. I encourage you to check out your own type at that link...
As to ISTPs, well:
People of this type tend to be: logical, pragmatic, and matter of fact; quiet, unassuming, and autonomous; realistic, pragmatic, and aloof; impulsive and curious about the physical world; flexible and resourceful; objective and unemotional. The most important thing to ISTPs is the freedom to act independently and follow their impulses.
The list of careers for an ISTP type was fairly interesting as well.
- Computer programmer
- Commercial pilot
- Crisis hotline operator
- Police officer
- Software developer
- Information services manager
- Emergency medical technician
- Commercial artist
- Private investigator
- Fire fighter
- Physical therapist
- Lawn service manager
- Animal trainer
Let's see. I'm a programmer/software developer with a pharmaceutical degree who does IIS work for various clients. I used to mow lawns while dreaming of flying, and my dog is well trained. Much of my work revolves around design or art, and I'm relied on by many to help them through various crises.
I guess I'm doing pretty well 🙂
But that having been said, this is like a horoscope in some ways: it's often so general you can be anything, probably ("a new person will enter your life today." - could be the checkout girl at Starbucks for all you know...) I had to really think about some of the types of questions - all four really - and choose which I'm most like. With friends, I'm very passionate, very "feely" and emotional. But overall, I'm very "thinking" as opposed to "feeling" (the in ISTP). For others, for example the J/P (judging/perceiving) I'm very much a P.
E/I (extrovert/introvert) and S/N (sensing/intuition) I also admit to having trouble with. I'm very good at understanding things from theory, which is an N characteristic, but my memory recall is usually rich in small details, like the color a person's fingernails were when a conversation took place. I may be an N, I may be an S. I may be an E, I may be an I. It depends on the situation.
I think one of the things I like most about people, or rather I should say one of the things the people I like most provide is a chance for me to flip flop from my normal behavior. I may be an ABCD at work (I made that up to avoid having to come up with a real pattern), but I might like to spend time with people that encourage me to be a WXYZ.
So what does that make me in the end? An ERIK.