Personality Type & Relationships- ISTP

Understanding your personality type and the type of those around you can improve communication, relationships, intimacy, team, and organizational productivity, employee engagement & retention, satisfaction, enjoyment & happiness, and so much more.

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Personality Type & Relationships

The Mechanics

ISTPs tend to:

  • be adventurous in their choices of sports & hobbies
  • observe life coolly, privately
  • react spontaneously to present-day situations
  • be generous to their partner and children
  • have lots of activities going on, some may involve risk
  • dislike being bound by a partner’s emotional responses
  • evade answering questions by asking more questions
  • keep their decision-making process entirely internal, so they don’t feel much need to share their opinions with others
  • strongly dislike routine and strict schedules, and resist being controlled by others
  • fiercely independent and need their own space within a relationship

ISTPs value in their partners:

  • flexibility
  • control over their emotional expression
  • love adventure
  • self-sufficiency
  • appreciation for who they are

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About the author

Michele Burch Reid, MS, founder of LCI,  is an Organizational Effectiveness & Personal Development Consultant and Coach. Michele has a master’s degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, as well as several certifications.  She helps clients create overall satisfaction & potential by tapping into their natural strengths with Personality Type, Emotional Intelligence Training, Biofeedback & other Brain-based tools. Michele’s philosophy is that when you discover what inspires you, you can more easily inspire and lead others. Whether that is in the board room, the classroom, or the family room.