Steve Jobs (ISTP)

Steve Jobs

Type: ISTP

Subtype: Dominant (Te fixation)

 Profession: Entrepreneur, businessman,
inventor, and industrial designer

Born: 1955 (died 2011 at age 56)

Generation: Boomer

Nationality: American

"That's been one of my mantras - focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it's worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains."
Steve Jobs


Interviews are useful for familiarizing yourself with the visual and temperamental aspects of different types.  Notice Steve’s facial expressions, eye movements, posture, mannerisms, speech patterns, and responses to others.  Over time, you will recognize similar patterns in other ISTPs.


Although not as immediately apparent as in interviews, a person’s type shines through in the work they create as well.  Notice the aesthetic, themes, and approach Steve uses in his work.  What light can this shed on the mind of ISTPs in general?

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