ISTP - Personal Relationship
ISTPs are fun-loving and playful parents. They enjoy engaging in whatever activities their children are interested in, and are not afraid of making a fool of themselves in the process! Their spontaneous nature helps them keep their kids having fun and learning. They have no problem planning hands-on activities that help their children learn and grow. They are very understanding when their children make mistakes, and because of this, their children rarely feel the need to hide their mistakes from their ISTP parent. This helps build the foundation for open and honest communication, forming a great parent-child relationship.
ISTP parents are able to give their children the freedom they need to become their own individual selves and follow their hearts. ISTP parents do not force their children to participate in any particular activities. Instead, they allow their children to explore whatever it is that interests them.
Because they rely so heavily on logic and reason, ISTP parents sometimes have difficulty parenting “F” (feeling) types. They may have trouble comforting children who they view as overly-sensitive.
ISTPs are looking for a fun-loving and exciting partner. They want to make the most of every day with their romantic partner, and are always looking for new and fun date ideas and things to experience with their romantic partners. ISTPs also take their lives one day at a time. Because of this, they may have trouble committing to a long-term relationship. They may try to put off making long-term plans or settling down with their romantic partner.
ISTPs truly believe that actions speak louder than words. They are constantly striving to make sure their romantic partners are satisfied, and enjoy giving gifts and planning fun experiences with their romantic partner. However, they may have trouble giving their partner words of affirmation. In the eyes of an ISTP, love is obvious—they don’t see the need to constantly say “I love you” to their partner.
ISTPs’ observational skills make them excellent friends. They are always able to assess others’ feelings, goals, and perspectives. ISTPs have the uncanny ability to detect when others are not being genuine, allowing them to build friendships with people who truly are genuine and caring.
ISTPs may come off as flashy or over-the-top to others who are more introverted. However, once others get to know ISTPs, they are very empathetic and caring.