ISTP / Virgo

Virtuoso (ISTP) - VIRGO

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.

While those born Virtuoso/Virgo can seem very calm on the surface, there is much going on under the surface. Always deep in thought, they are calculating and assessing events and people around them. Their eagerness to understand means that they do have a tendency to jump to conclusions. Their talent for analysis makes them very detail oriented. And as long as they feel secure and their needs in terms of love and affection are met, they can be perfectly happy to be alone. They sometimes enjoy their alone time more than socializing with others, as this can help relieve their more turbulent, anxious internal lives. Being so detail-oriented, they can often be very self-critical. Their potential for perfectionism thankfully usually can be relieved with hectic activity - they find peace in their pursuit of improvement.

They are loyal to their causes and beliefs, and are firm believers that people should be treated with equity and fairness. Although they do not respect the rules of the "System", they follow their own rules and guidelines for behavior faithfully. They will not take part in something which violates their personal laws. These people are extremely loyal and faithful to their "brothers". They like and need to spend time alone, because this is when they can sort things out in their minds most clearly. They absorb large quantities of impersonal facts from the external world, and sort through those facts, making judgments, when they are alone. Virtuoso/Virgos expect perfection from themselves, and they may project those high standards on the other people in their life. They hate when someone lets him or her down, even if it's minor and unavoidable, like a last-minute cancellation. They never want to disappoint the people in their lives, so they may spread themselves too thin put themselves last.

These people are practical minded people and so they don’t often focus on more romantic feelings and behaviors. This doesn’t mean they don’t care deeply about their loved ones, it just means they show it in different ways. When they’re in love they’re more likely to search for ways to help the person they love improve their lives. They want to logically solve their problems and give them information to help them grow and become even better. This is done as a means of helping this person achieve their full potential and acquire the things they want most in life. They are known for being intellectual in the sexiest of terms. It is said that the mind is the sexiest organ in the body and this is most evident when dealing with the seriously brainiac Virtuoso/Virgo. All this sharp intelligence make them keen conversationalists. They enjoy a partner that can hold their own on subjects of interest. This 'smartness' makes them wonderful partners, as their opinions are well crafted and showing appreciation for their views will score you points. Also because of this keen intelligence, they usually highly value the qualities they do not possess themselves, and when their partner has such qualities it makes said partner irresistible to them. For example, if your Virtuoso/Virgo is a very hardworking and shy type, a more outgoing confident partner that is flirtatious while still being smart enough to banter would likely spike their interest and keep things interesting versus two such shy and hardworking types in this instance.

Virtuoso/Virgos love and are inspired by beauty. They consider what they wear and how they decorate their house to be an extension of their personality. They thrive when everything in their life looks Pinterest-perfect, and although their friends make fun of their penchant for organizing, it truly is the anchor that makes their life run smoothly. Intelligent and a lifelong learner, they love trying new things, reading books, and learning about the world. They'll happily sign up for an adult-education course, and they consider an afternoon in bed with a book pretty much ideal. They prefer an evening with good friends to a huge party, and values downtime just as much as socializing. They don't need to fill their calendar to be content.