Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® Famous ISTP Celebrity Personality Type

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One Myers-Briggs® Celebrity ISTP Personality Type is the Actor and marital art legend Bruce Lee.

Examining his life and body of work shows how he personifies the qualities of the Myers-Briggs Test ISTP Personality Type.

An ISTP Personality Type uses his or her Thinking preference to uncover the essential structure underlying the facts. Their minds tend to work like computers, objectively reasoning and organizing data. (Myers, CPP. 1998)

Most people know Bruce Lee as a legendary martial artist and film star with a tragic ending, but he was also a very educated individual. He came from a very affluent family and studied Psychology and Philosophy, as well as other subjects, while majoring in Drama.

MBTI Test ISTP Personality Types also draws upon their Sensing preference to focus on factual reality and what can be done with it. They tend to be practical and others often see them as realists. (Myers, CPP. 1998)

Throughout Bruce Lee’s life, he learned to adjust to the situations thrown at him. As a young teenager, he was introduced to the Chinese martial art of Wing Chun under the famed tutorage of Yip Man after repeatedly getting into physical confrontations with neighborhood kids. After his life was put in serious danger, he moved to the United States to continue his education.

Similar to others of the ISTP Personality Type, Bruce Lee believed in the economy of effort. He dissected what he didn’t like in Wing Chun and added his own teachings that he found more effective and efficient when he created Jun Fan Gung Fu (Bruce Lee’s Kung Fu). Later on, after an ineffective fighting experience using his art, he came to the realization that his formal training was too rigid to be practical in a real fighting situation. He tapped back into his Thinking preference to logically analyze his shortcomings in order to come up with a better martial arts system. This led him to form Jeet Kune Do, which is based around practicality, flexibility, speed, and efficiency. The foundations of his teachings mirror his ISTP Personality Type.

The ISTP Type is known for being independent, self-determined, and confident. A quote from Bruce Lee perfectly illustrates his personification of the ISTP type when he said, “Ever since I was a child I have had this instinctive urge for expansion and growth. To me, the function and duty of a quality human being is the sincere and honest development of one’s potential.1 ” Until his untimely demise, he constantly worked on improving himself, both physically and spiritually – always working to improve and make himself more efficient in whatever way possible. (Myers, CPP. 1998)

Additional Myers-Briggs® Famous ISTP Celebrity Personality Types

Myers-Briggs® Famous ISTP Personality Type Harrison Ford

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Author: Mireille Ampilhac

Myers-Briggs ISTP Personality Types tend to be action-orientated chancers who are self-sufficient, assertive, and self-motivated. (Myers, CPP. 1998)

Famous Myers-Briggs ISTP Personality Type Harrison Ford took a big risk in the early ‘60s in moving to Los Angeles to pursue a career in the movie industry. His confidence shows through in many of his iconic roles, including his starring role in the Indiana Jones franchise as well as his famous role of Han Solo in the Star Wars Trilogy.

MBTI Test ISTP Types have a Perceiving preference that relates to them wanting to experience and understand life instead of control it. This goes along with Harrison Ford’s flexible and open-ended life. His varied interests – in addition to acting – include aviation, archaeology, and supporting environmental causes.  (Myers, CPP. 1998)

Myers-Briggs® Famous ISTP Personality Type Jack Dorsey

Author: David Shankbone

Author: David Shankbone

Myers-Briggs ISTP Personality Types are known for believing in aiming to do things as efficiently as possible. Being practical is a staple of the ISTP type, and they solve problems through being detached and objective in their analysis. (Myers, CPP. 1998)

Famous Myers-Briggs ISTP Personality Type Jack Dorsey is famous for being the founder of Twitter, Inc., as well as Square, Inc., and both companies are based around simplicity, ease of use, and overall efficiency. Twitter was built as a means of quick, constrained, and efficient communication. Square aimed to fulfill similar goals in providing small businesses with a mobile method of accepting debit and credit card payments. Jack Dorsey has been quoted in explaining the goal of his ventures, “My goal is to simplify complexity. I just want to build stuff that really simplifies our base human interaction.2

Myers-Briggs® Famous ISTP Personality Type Vladimir Putin

Author: Russian Presidential Press and Information Office

Author: Russian Presidential Press and Information Office

Myers-Briggs ISTP Personality Types are known for being astute observers of what is going on around them and moving quickly to get to the core of a problem when it arises, solving it with the greatest efficiency and least amount of effort. (Myers, CPP. 1998)

Famous Myers-Briggs ISTP Personality Type Vladimir Putin, the former KGB officer and current President of Russia, is known to use questionable methods to reach his goals, but his positive influence on the Russian economy is undeniable. He observed the problems that plagued Russia throughout the ‘90s and then, using his far-reaching influence, moved swiftly to make broad changes to policies that led to increasing the GDP by 72%, cutting unemployment in half, and tripling real wages.

MBTI Test ISTP types are also known for being emotionally unattached and objective critics. To many, Vladimir Putin’s cold and methodical approach to problem solving comes off as borderline sinister, but in Russia, he enjoys a “super hero” image and is a pop cultural icon. (Myers, CPP. 1998)

Myers-Briggs® Famous ISTP Personality Type Snoop Dogg

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Author: Thecomeupshow

Myers-Briggs ISTP Personality Types are known to resist regimentation and rules while thriving on variety and novelty. (Myers, CPP. 1998)

When you look at the life and career of rapper and Famous Myers-Briggs ISTP Personality Type Snoop Dogg, you can see these qualities come to life. Snoop Dog, both in life and in art, has always been a rebel known to disregard rules. Although his rapping career lent him “street cred,” in reality, it led to numerous stints in prison and county jail.

Going along with the MBTI Test ISTP types’ love for variety, Snoop Dogg has been known to change his name over the years to match his changing musical interest. He has gone from Snoop Doggy Dog to Snoop Dogg to Snoop Lion. His musical interests have also gone from hip hop to g-funk to reggae.

Myers-Briggs® Famous ISTP Personality Type Demi Moore

Author: David Shankbone

Author: David Shankbone

Myers-Briggs ISTP Personality Types are often seen as self-assured, unwavering, and autonomous. (Myers, CPP. 1998)

American actress, model, film producer and Famous Myers-Briggs ISTP Personality Type Demi Moore forged her own path into modeling and acting after dropping out of school at 16 years old and leaving behind a troubled and damaged family life.

MBTI Test ISTP Types are also known for being adaptable daredevils. Demi Moore has never been one to avoid risks in her personal or professional life. In the early 90s, she starred in numerous successful and sometimes controversial movies such as Ghost, A Few Good Men, Indecent Proposal, and Striptease. In 2005, she returned to the spotlight when she married the much younger Ashton Kutcher. (Myers, CPP. 1998)

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ISTP Type’s Most Important Life Values

  • Home/Family
  • Financial Security
  • Health (tie)
  • Autonomy (tie)
  • Friendships

(Myers et al. CPP. 2003)

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MBTI Manual (Myers et al, 2003, CPP Inc.)

Introduction to Type (Isabel Briggs Myers, 1998, CPP Inc.)

Introduction to Type and Careers (Hammer, 2007, CPP Inc.)

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Jack Dorsey. (n.d.). Retrieved June 2, 2014, from Web site:

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