ISTP / Cancer

Virtuoso (ISTP) - CANCER

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.

Virtuoso/Cancer hates small talk, especially when it contains white lies (like saying, "How nice to see you!" when it's clear that both parties would rather avoid each other). That's why social gatherings can be overwhelming to them. They'd much rather spend time in small groups where everyone is on the same page. They avoid making judgments based on personal values - they feel that judgments and decisions should be made impartially, based on the fact. They are not naturally tuned in to how they are affecting others. Though the pay great attention to their own feelings, they distrust them and try to ignore them, because they have difficulty distinguishing between emotional reactions and value judgments. This may be a problem area for many Virtuoso/Cancers.

They have a lot of natural ability which makes them good at many different kinds of things. However, they are happiest when they are centered in action-oriented tasks which require detailed logical analysis and technical skill. They take pride in their ability to take the next correct step. They are optimistic, full of good cheer, loyal to their equals, uncomplicated in their desires, generous, trusting and receptive people who want no part in confining commitments. They are incredibly sensitive, meaning they can have developed some very thick armor to help them deal with the changes in the world. Virtuoso/Cancer can be quite deep and mysterious, their outer appearances hiding the depth of their feelings. They don’t like revealing too much of themselves, and are rather indirect in the way that they communicate.

Virtuoso/Cancers are champions of their loved ones. They will fiercely protect and defend their lovers. Known for their sensitivity, in love they can be very sentimental when things are going well, yet if things get difficult their feelings get very hurt quickly. They are careful with themselves and may not easily show their vulnerabilities when first beginning a love affair. Yet when handled with care and respect they blossom, giving devotion and loyalty for life. 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. They also enjoy having their crafts or handiworks importantly complimented and appreciate by their partners. They are very emotionally intense people – and will appreciate the loving gestures of their partners.

Virtuoso/Cancer are motivated by a desire to achieve and utilize technical expertise. They enjoy mastering and manipulating the tools of their trade, whatever they may be: the traditional hammers and saws, or the more modern tools of business or technology. They strongly believe in the economy of effort, always wanting to find the most efficient way to achieve their goals. They don't believe in abiding by rules, especially those that they deem to be inefficient. As such, they may have trouble working in traditional organizations that require them to abide by certain standard operating procedures. They are tactical; preferring to adapt and adjust as the situation presents itself. Because of this, they may get punished at the workplace for not preparing or planning enough at times.