ISTP 8w7 (The Complete Guide)

ISTP 8w7

Powerful, quiet, and relentless. These are the right words to describe the ISTP 8w7. Yet, there’s more.

This article discusses the ISTP 8w7 and what you can expect from them.

Who is the ISTP 8w7?

ISTP 8w7s are dogged people with a big chunk of impulsiveness. This personality type has the will and determination to achieve almost anything. What makes them so impressive is their perfect use of their introverted thinking function (Ti) and extroverted sensing function (Se).

Thus, ISTP 8w7s have more precision and focus than other 8w7s. While this is true, the presence of their wing means they still face lapses in concentration and crave adventures. This need is further enhanced by Se, which is obsessed with sensory experiences.

Type 8 is not a rare combo for ISTP. However, it’s not the most common. That title goes to type 5. Thus, as we have already seen, there are bound to be alterations to the typical traits of the ISTP.

ISTP 8w7s are over-represented as ISTP-As.

What is the Core Desire of the ISTP 8w7?

The core desire of the ISTP 8w7 is to be in control of their lives. They also want to protect their loved ones. To achieve control, this personality type uses both brute force and logical thinking.

What is the Core Fear of the ISTP 8w7?

The core fear of the ISTP 8w7 is to be betrayed or controlled. To prevent this, ISTP 8w7 guards themselves emotionally. They might lash out when others try to control them.

How the 8w7 Changes the Natural Tendencies of the ISTP

1.   More Disciplined

ISTPs are perceivers. This means that planning or staying true to a particular course is more difficult. ISTP 8w7s are slightly different.

This personality type becomes more disciplined and determined. Thus, they can power through projects and tasks without letup.

This also makes them look formidable because this trait comes with a certain swagger. While this is true, their self-discipline will never be at par with MBTI types that use the judging function.

Instead, it remains at the same level as the ENTP 8w7 or the ESTP 8w7.

2.   Mastery of Sensory Experiences

The presence of Se means ISTPs are able to appreciate their environment and beauty more. They are more in touch with their senses, and this shows in their ability to play sports or cook.

ISTP 8w7s takes this to another level. As we shall soon see, ISTP 8w7s are willing to take action on these senses. Thus, their potential is much higher. For example, an ISTP 8w7 can become exceptionally good at sports or cooking.

However, this only applies if they have a passion for that particular activity.

3.   Higher Energy Levels

ISTPs are great thinkers but bad executors. This is largely down to their low energy levels. ISTP 8w7s are different. They have higher energy levels. Thus, they are generally more active than typical ISTPs.

This has its advantages. ISTP 8w7s will generally put in more effort in life. With more effort usually comes more success.

4.   More Extroverted

This follows the last point. One of the places their newfound energy goes to is interacting with others. ISTP 8w7s will have longer social batteries. Thus, people might mistake them for extroverts.

However, once they get home, they’ll hibernate for hours. This is enhanced by their type 8’s disintegration to type 5 during stressful periods.

Thus, ISTP 8w7s will interact more but remain introverted.

5.   More Aggressive

ISTP 8w7s are both brains and brawn. They know how to maintain the balance seamlessly. This is different from typical ISTPs who have more brains than brawns.

Thus, ISTP 8w7s might come off as more aggressive and intimidating. This is yet another reason why people might mistype them as ESTPs.

6.   A Tad More Charismatic

As mentioned earlier, ISTP 8w7s become more expressive, extroverted, and have higher energy levels. This naturally leads to more charisma.

They are more eloquent in speaking, might be witty, and are usually smart. Add their tendency to be great with their hands, and you’ll have someone with an infectious aura.

7.   More Ambitious/Action-Oriented

ISTPs love to explore their world through Se’s lenses. However, ISTP 8w7s do more than that. They become goal-oriented and develop a craving to achieve these goals.

This translates to a much more action-oriented personality type. They are better with implementation and execution. This does them a world of good when it comes to career progression.

New Weaknesses of the ISTP 8w7

1.   More Irrational

The weaknesses of the ISTP 8w7 start with their wing and perceiving functions. ISTP 8w7s will have bouts of irrationality.

This irrationality will make them take more risks. While this might seem brave, it can sometimes be unnecessary. In worst-case scenarios, this impulsivity behavior can be fatal.

2.   More Insensitive

ISTPs are thinkers. Type 8s are super blunt people. Thus, this personality type cares even less about people’s emotions.

This can make them seem harsh or super insensitive. This has its cons. People might perceive them as too arrogant. Others might see them as controlling or even cruel.

3.   Anger Issues

Type 8 is in the anger triad. This means that ISTP 8w7s usually have a bad temper. In other words, they are quite volatile when angry.

This also means that they prefer to confront their problems instead of running away from them. While type 7 brings an element of fear into their lives, this is often relegated to the background. Here’s why.

Type 7 tends to distract themselves from that fear. Thus, ISTP 8w7s only face those fears when they find themselves awake and lonely at night.

4.   More Distrusting

The fear of being betrayed is the beginning of wisdom for most type 8s. So, it’s not surprising that ISTP 8w7s also feel the same way.

Thus, this personality type will be more distrustful of others. Like most type 8s, there’s usually no middle ground. They either trust you or they don’t.

This can be hurtful to their loved ones when they realize their ISTP 8w7 has doubts about them.

ISTP 8w7 Females- Doggedness Personified

Being a female Enneagram type 8 can be quite challenging in the world we live in. Add ISTP to that equation, and things become really spicy.

Here are some traits that are pronounced in ISTP 8w7 females.

1.   More Dogged

ISTP 8w7 females might be even more dogged than their male counterparts. Here’s why. They constantly need to prove themselves in a somewhat male-dominated world.

This is especially true when they delve into male-dominated careers. It’s not unusual for ISTP 8w7 females to be one of the only female firefighters or miners.

Their grit and determination usually earn the respect of their colleagues.

2.   Masculine Touch

Because of how strong they are, people are usually quick to perceive them as more masculine. However, like all type 8s, an ISTP 8w7 female has a soft, childlike heart that opens up to those they love.

3.   The Logical Side Shines Through

It’s not a myth that women are typically more emotionally expressive than men. However, ISTP 8w7 females are not part of this bunch.

This personality type is usually less expressive and leans toward logic. Thus, they often prefer to have male friends. They often approach problems from a solution stance (instead of empathy).

4.   More Likely to Focus on Their Career

There’s a rich variety among women and their preferences. For the ISTP 8w7 females, their careers usually come first over romantic relationships.

Thus, ISTP 8w7 females might prefer to put their love life on the back burner until they achieve their career goals.

ISTP 8w7 Love/Compatibility

1.   Love Languages

Quality time and physical touch are two of the top three love languages for the ISTP 8w7. Thus, if you are dating this personality type, don’t be afraid to show them love through physical intimacy.

Of course, physical touch varies as some might prefer a public display of affection while others won’t. Thus, it’s important to discuss this with your partner before taking any steps.

2.   Compatibility

ISTP’s natural partners are ENTJs, ESFJs, and ESTJs. In Socionics, the ISTP is the most compatible with the ENFP.

However, the MBTI and Enneagram should not define your romantic life. Life is made up of other important factors, such as background and personal values. All this should be considered when choosing a partner.

3.   Communication Style

ISTP 8w7s prefer to communicate directly and sometimes at the top of their voice. This can be a problem in any relationship. ISTP 8w7s might need to adapt when they’re dating more sensitive types.

If you’re dating an ISTP 8w7, setting clear boundaries on communication might help. You should also try to communicate problems as directly as possible.

4.   Space/Support

ISTP 8w7s will have goals and ambitions. Support is one thing they need from their partners. ISTP 8w7s will go far and beyond for those they love.

They just need you to have their back. This includes not nagging them to death when they’re on a tight deadline.

To avoid such problems, clear communication is key.

5.   Extremely Protective

As mentioned above, ISTP 8w7s will do almost anything for their loved ones. In a sense, they’re super protective.

This can be good or bad. Sometimes, ISTP 8w7s can go beyond what’s necessary when protecting their loved ones.

As with most things in life, balance is key.

ISTP 8w7 in the Workplace

ISTPs are technicians and craftsmen. They are analytical and tend to excel at problem-solving. Thus, their careers are often directed towards this path.

ISTP 8w7s are similar. They come alive when they are in pursuit of their goals. Like most type 8s, ISTP 8w7s are super competitive. Thus, career progression and incentives are good ways to motivate them.

They’ll thrive in both remote and traditional work environments.

Ensure their role is challenging and offers career progression to get the best out of the ISTP 8w7.

Best Careers for the ISTP 8w7

  • Entrepreneur
  • Chef
  • Fitness Trainer
  • Firefighter
  • Law Enforcement
  • Mechanic
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Chef
  • Executive
  • Financial Analyst
  • Professor

Worst Careers for the ISTP 8w7

  • Clergy
  • Counselor
  • Arbitrator
  • Pre-school teacher
  • Secretary

Famous People/Fictional/Anime Characters That Might Be ISTP 8w7

  • Arya Stark (Game of Thrones)
  • Robin Scherbatsky (How I Met Your Mother)
  • Toji Fushiuro (Jujustu Kaisen)
  • Toph Beifong (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
  • Rikki Chadwick (H2O: Just Add Water)
  • Hardin Scott (After)
  • Mike Teavee (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory)
  • Thena (The Heroes)
  • Sid Phillips (Toy Story)
  • Doom Slayer (Doom)
  • Itoshi Sae (Blue Lock)


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