Portrait of the
Artisan Crafter ISTP


Crafters have a risk taking nature, and are utterly fearless in their actions. They exude an inaudible intense energy, which cannot go without notice. They display a piercing and penetrating expression through their eyes, focusing on the goal at hand. Crafters are decisive and act quickly in the moment, unhindered by the threat of consequences. In everything they do, they seek adventure. They thrive when they are stimulated, as they live on the adrenaline and rush of peak experiences.


Crafters are bold and courageous in their approach to life. They do not let other's opinions of them determine how they should act or be. They are ever confident, and see themselves as an exception to the norm, not needing to comply with others or with the majority group. They have the audacity to go with their gut impulses in making bold moves. When others say, "It can't be done!" They step up to the plate and go for the home run.


Crafters seek out a common foe to defeat. They expect others to be able to hold their own, and to step it up whenever called upon. Friendship with a Crafter is not for the faint of heart. They stick together with the fierce. Those who do not meet this criterion are excluded from their pack without apology. To those they love, they give generously of their time, and are committed to go the distance. They see their partners as fellow warriors who they are willing to die for.


Crafters are naturally coordinated with using their body movements and senses. They connect themselves to objects they intend to utilize for manipulation. While coordination is often a skill to be learned or practiced by most people, for Crafters it is a part of who they are and how their body naturally moves. They work tirelessly to master their technique and skills. Their desire for mastery is an addiction. They endlessly pursue perfection, and stick to something until it's just right.


Crafters use their primal instinct to gain any advantage they can to ensure victory. Extremely utilitarian, they pick up on things immediately, and they use whatever they have at their disposal to achieve their aims. Listening to their gut is not something which they have to contemplate or ponder before taking action. They are tactical and can maneuver at a moment's notice to adapt to the situation. They take action without giving regard to anyone's approval.


Crafters must be free to vary their moves as the urge strikes them. These fiercely independent lone wolves will not be tied to schedules and commitments, and thus they cannot always be counted on to follow through on everything according to plan. They use their freedom to seek adventure. They need to be free to move in order to feel alive. They forge onward with bold steps without giving any credence to rules or regulations. Crafters cannot be contained or tamed.

A Collection of
Artisan Crafters

  • Katharine Hepburn
  • Bruce Lee
  • Amelia Earhart
  • Michael Jordan
  • Frida Kahlo
  • Chuck Yeager
  • Jackie Joyner Kersee
  • Lance Armstrong
  • Babe Didrikson Zaharias
  • John Ford