I – As a carpenter, ISTP’s get to build to their heart’s content, and get some time (mostly) alone. The only other humans you’d deal with regularly are your team, boss, and the client you’d be building for.

S – Carpenters can’t afford to cut a piece of wood slightly too short, so being aware of details is extremely important when working as one.

T – Certain people on your team may have an argument over something not being nailed right, or being too long, or what have you. It’s better to let someone go or tell them to fix the problem they caused in that case rather than try having everyone get along as a house depends on what you do, and you could end up hurting someone by just letting everyone think they’re right or some other thing.

P – If one of your building materials is delivered untreated or something, you wouldn’t freak out and panic, thinking the whole project is ruined; you’d be able to think of a way to make it work or get what needs to be done finished, instead of going strictly off the plan.


I – You may have a partner, or even a small team, but you can do mechanic work on your own as much as you want. You’d get your hands dirty, and you wouldn’t necessarily have to answer to anyone but your client, maybe your boss.

S – One thing on a car can cause a whole slew of problems, no matter how small and seemingly insignificant it may be. You have to be detail-oriented, else you risk messing up someone’s brakes and injuring them a call result, for example.

T – Logically, certain parts go certain places and have specific roles to fulfill, and nothing can really change that. There’d be a sort of logic involved in your repair process, depending on what was wrong and what could cause it. After all, you’re like a vehicle doctor, and doctors don’t check random things on you when you come in sick. They check things that can rule out others, leaving only one or two possible explanations.

P – Sometimes, you can get by with 3 working parts on a vehicle out of the 4 it has, but it just depends. You never know what is going to come through that door, so you can’t plan anything around anything else; one job may take an hour, another may take a week, who knows.


I – Anyone who has ever been to the country has seen how desolate and secluded it can be, so it can be nice for an Introverted personality to work in. Of course, you’d have to deal with some people, that’s just inevitable in life. But you wouldn’t be on the same level as a regular salesman, that’s for sure.

S – If you’re going through your fields one day and see a sick cow or a spot where crops aren’t growing, it’s better to pay attention to those small things and fix them, else they could turn your world upside down. You also have to keep specific facts in mind like that corn needs nitrogen to grow, so you can’t always plant corn.

T – You would also have to be logical about decisions you make because of the specific facts, like how corn grows. You would have to think about the cost of everything compared to what you’d get from it, and how much risk is involved every day, much like an investor would.

P – However, you would get to be grateful and elated on some days when you wake up and it’s raining so you don’t have to water the crops or your cows happen to have calves. Farming life is unpredictable, and ISTP’s like it like that.

Landscape Architect

I – Designing layouts for various places isn’t so bad if you’re Introverted. I mean, there is a difference between creating something for people than with people, after all.

S – In this day and age, school shootings aren’t unheard of in the US, and as such, you’d have to keep facts and concrete details in mind while designing. Too much in one area can block people walking once it gets so crowded, too big of a path costs too much for where it’ll be, etc.

T – Logically, it makes sense to put trash cans close to a populated rest area in a park or zoo, but not right next to the benches or tables people will be using. Some people may not like your design because of various reasons, but your job is to make it work and look good enough in the process. It isn’t 100% looks or 100% functionality. You can’t make everyone happy.

P – Of course, that doesn’t mean you aren’t open to ideas that could work with your plan or have it set in stone when you’re designing it. Options are nice to have, and ISTP’s enjoy having enough of them.

Building Inspector

I – Going to visit places where people eat and get medical treatment, as well as numerous others, isn’t so social when you think about it. Usually, inspectors don’t come when a business’s clientele are inside. After all, when have you ever seen an inspector come in while eating at a restaurant?

S – One speck of asbestos or mold as well as one crack in a wall can mean a major problem is imminent, and shouldn’t be ignored as a building Inspector. This personality is great at noticing these kinds of things, so it’ll only be that much easier and safer for them to do it compared to others.

T – There may very well come times where you have to fine people or shut places down and condemn them. Although it’ll be bad for the owners of said establishment, it’s better in the long run for everyone else involved. They may be mad, but your focus isn’t peace. It’s safety.

P – It may only take an hour to look over a small restaurant or house, but it could take a full day’s worth of work to check a major building. Because of this, you may have several people scheduled for an inspection on one day, and none on others. You can plan around these things then, and still have an open schedule for more inspections if they come up.

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