Until the end of the year, or until I’ve covered all 16 types, every Wednesday will have a post like this, with 12-20 anime characters who are good examples of a Myers-Briggs personality type. This time it’s the craftsmen, the virtuoso, the mechanics, and the bad-asses — in other words, the ISTP! The ones listed here are in alphabetic order. My notes are included on some entries.
ISTPS are: usually quiet, individualistic, keenly in tune with their senses, good with physical skills like car maintenance or martial arts, lives in the moment, seeks an exciting or adventurous life, and can be impulsive and insensitive. They are very interested in doing what they believe is the logical, practical choice, even if that means suddenly taking a totally different direction in life.
Alucard (Hellsing Ultimate)
Batou (Ghost in the Shell)
A strong and capable mechanic and melee-fighter under the Major. Solid common sense.
Skilled with guns, knives, CQC, and acrobatic movement. She’s quick to take action.
Daru /Hashida (Steins;Gate)
A master hacker, practical and productive, who uses good logic and reasoning.
Dutch (Black Lagoon)
Compared to Revy, he’s more practical, sensible, and mature, but he still does things his own way and won’t take bullshit from anyone. Excellent skills with operating vehicles and using guns.
Guts (Berserk 1997)
Possibly the best sword-wielding warrior in anime. Focuses on reality and senses, dislikes hypotheticals and theory, a little impulsive, often fails to comprehend the emotions of others.
Izumi Curtis (FMA: Bro)
The strongest housewife to ever appear in any animated feature. End of story.
He’s more considerate and quietly charming than most of the others on this list, and may be quite close to IS(F)P. However, his amazing skill with swords (in virtual reality games) and his general level-headedness suggests IS(T)P.
Levi Ackerman (AoT)
Minene Uryuu (Mirai Nikki)
Excellent physical capabilities and skills, plus a sharp, adaptable mind combine to make her the master of escape artists.
Mori-senpai (Ouran Host Club)
Very quiet and introverted, excellent martial artist, has practical skills including home-care.
Shiki Ryougi (Garden of Sinners)
Scary good at fighting and killing. Not interested in anything abstract, oblivious to others’ emotions, hard to get to know, and fiercely independent.
Shinra Kogami (Psycho-Pass)
A good example of an ISTP who follows his own “logic,” or what he believes he should do, even if it means disregarding the life and identity he built up previously.
Spike Spiegel (Cowboy Bebop)
Good example of an ISTP who needs to live a unique, exciting life where he makes the rules. Somewhat impulsive and unpredictable.
Touka Kirishima (Tokyo Ghoul)
Tsume (Wolf’s Rain)
Don’t touch. He bites.
Despite being royally pissy, he’s practical and logical when push comes to shove.
Viral (Gurren Lagann)
Zoro/Zolo (One Piece)
Very talented swordsman who is loyal to his friends. Though independent and individualist, he’ll follow a leader he believes is worthy. Hobbies include: sleeping.
These are also ISTP Anime Characters: Soul (Soul Eater), Ymir (AoT), Toi Kuji (Sarazanmai), Hermes (Kino no Tabi), Tokaku Azuma (Akuma no Riddle), Rachel Gardner (Angels of Death), Wanyuudou (Hell Girl), Doumeki (xxxHOLIC), Akito (Code Geass: Akito the Exiled), Goblin Slayer (Goblin Slayer), and Haku (Yona of the Dawn).
Thank you so much for reading and have a suteki hi (wonderful day).
Other Posts in This Series
ENFJ Anime Characters
INFJ Anime Characters
INTP Anime Characters