I'm feeling a bit better right now, but still a bit blah. That said, I hope to do my best to write about Artisans. As an Idealist, there are certain characteristics of the Artisan (SP), which are quite opposite from mine own. In fact, Idealists & Artisans are opposites of one another.
I would use the phrase, "Carpe Diem," to describe Artisans. They live in the here & now, which allows them to live life to the fullest. Artisans aren't content with simply sitting in the bleachers, or audience; rather, they need to experience life by playing in the game or being on the stage. They use their tools in utilitarian means like their NT counterparts; however, NTs use tools for a means to an end, while SPs use tools to perfect to get what they want & then move on. It would be easy to think they might appear a bit ADD, but I don't think that's necessarily true.
They live by their experiences & learn based on their experiences. This can fail SPs, because they don't always learn from their bad experiences. It's no wonder that many Artisans experiment with drugs, alcohol, sex & dangerous activities. They need to see life for themselves, not because someone told them they should follow rules (like SJs), or of ethical concerns (like NFs), or laws of logic & deduction (like NTs); rather, they have such great self-confidence in their adaptability. It's what makes many of the greatest orators, sales persons, artists & performers Artisans (more of the extroverted).
They see their self-image not only being adaptability, but also their artistry & audacity. Artisans can become flustered or embarrassed when they fumble, perform awkwardly, or move without grace & fluidity. This is because they place a great deal of who they are in their ability to perfect a specific task & do it well. They prize being able to perform artistically with such precision. It's not about how many times they have to take a swing at it, but how then this translates once they have perfected it. They push themselves to perfect their artistry; whether, it be welding, dancing, public speaking, or landing a sales.
Their audacity to be bold & daring is just as important. They are risk-takers above all other types. This audacity pairs with the physcial not only in athletics, but in construction, pilots, auto mechanics, etc. Here are some other characteristics common for Artisans:
- Playful Mates,
- Being Excited (this is true for introverted & extroverted SPs, just different focus)
- Seek Stimulation
- Prize Generosity
- Trust their Impulses (even if they're wrong)
- Yearn for Impact (that their presence is needed)
- Aspire to be Virtuosos (in whatever they are skilled in)
- Their Intelligence is strongest in Tactical
- Four Artisan Types with two sub-categories (Operator & Entertainer)
Are you an SP? Do you know of someone who fits these general descriptions? Can you see their strengths & contributions they make to the other three types? Tomorrow I will write on the Operator Artisans, which are the ISTP (Crafter) & ESTP (Promoter).