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Myers-Briggs personality type: ISTP
Motto: I'll analyse it to understand it
Tigers are rare, as are ISTPs. Although there are only five species left, they are determined and strong, like ISTPs. They are the largest cat and can be confident and assertive explorers, enjoying finding out about the world around them, like ISTPs.
- Can work quietly and steadily on a number of things at once.
- Can look at situations and make decisions without getting upset.
- Can stand up for what they believe in, even if others don't agree.
- Can be flexible and try new ways to get things done
Jobs and careers
Lots of Tigers work in:
- Enjoy learning, especially facts that help them understand how the world works.
- Very individualistic and determined to do things their way!
- Often enjoy competitive games and toys.
- May not seek or need lots of physical attention (it doesn't mean they don't love you).
- Will question authority and don't like being fussed over.
- Imaginative problem solvers, enjoy testing theories and ideas (including challenging their parent!)
- Enjoy privacy and may take things apart to see how they're made!
As young people
They're honest and realistic with great common sense and a love for life. If someone doesn't make sense, they'll tell them so. This can sometimes make them seem stubborn and strong-willed.
As a partner
They're usually good fun to be with, though may sometimes be too honest with their opinions for their own good.
Natural problem solvers
Over represented in environmental work, agriculture, horticulture, forestry, catering, engineering, construction, crafts, paramedic, driving and transport.
Share your good ideas and humour around.
Don't get wrapped up in your own thoughts and think you can't ask for others' opinions or help.
Explorer, firefighter, performer, operator.
Quiet and flexible. Task focused. Can be risk takers. Can keep their thoughts to themselves.
Tend to like and offer freedom and independence to their team members.
Want to find out more?
Read more about Myers-Briggs type indicators on Wikipedia. For further information on personality and career choice, see Paul Teiger's 'Do What You Are'. Advice on understanding and improving relationships see Paul Teiger's 'Just My Type'. General books covering all of these topics include David Keirsey's 'Please Understand Me II' , Otto Kroeger's 'Type Talk' and David Hodgson's 'The Buzz'.
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