ISTP / Aries

Virtuoso (ISTP) - ARIES

Who is a Virtuoso (ISTP)?

Virtuosos are individuals with the Introverted, Sensing, Thinking and Perceiving personality traits. They tend to be tolerant, flexible and analytical people with an eye for detail. Known for their independence, virtuosos are often seen as observers who make decisions based on objective information, rather than personal beliefs.

The strength of the Virtuoso/Aries is frequently seen in their technical and mechanical skills, from the tuning of a bicycle to the firing of a gun to the repair of a Formula One race car. They are masterful in their use of tools and their ability to fix, repair and make tools and machines work for them. They are also particularly handy around the house and can fix most anything, putting ideas into motion with their hands. They are the trailblazers. Passionate and independent, Virtuoso/ Aries will never do something just because everyone else is doing it—they need to be 100 percent committed to the task at hand. Competitive to the max, the best way to motivate an them is to turn something into a contest. They will put everything they have (and then some) into winning.

These people excel in problem solving because they are able to absorb large quantities of sensory information and categorize it effectively and efficiently so it is ready to be called upon when needed, even in the heat of a stressful moment. Confident in their knowledge and their abilities, they are the doers in any emergency, ready to dive in and take action. They don’t sit on the sidelines paralyzed by the stress, they move into it. They are loyal to their causes and beliefs, and are firm believers that people should be treated with equity and fairness. Although they do not respect the rules of the "System", they follow their own rules and guidelines for behavior faithfully. They will not take part in something which violates their personal laws. At times they can be quite hot headed, and given their propensity to seek out justice, they can often find themselves in a lot of heated arguments. Having a one track mind, they also are very unlikely to back down from those arguments - they like to be right and have the last word — regardless of whether they are actually right or not.

When it comes to love, Virtuoso/Aries are all about initial attraction. They can sense chemistry in the first sentence uttered by a potential partner. Forthright and unabashed, they will do everything in their power to go after someone they want. They will avoid dealing with their partners’ emotions. Being logical and objective, they prefer to deal in the realm of logic and facts. This serves them well in the workplace and in intellectual discussions. In their relationships, they will use these facts to helpfully educate their partners or correct what they perceive to be their partners misconceptions. Not that their partners will always appreciate it. They feel most loved when their partners compliment them on their ability to solve problems quickly, practically and creatively with the limited available resources in hand. Even though they appear emotionless on the surface, they are actually very emotionally intense people – and will appreciate the loving gestures of their partners.