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This article lists the top 14 ISTP famous people and provides you with interesting facts about these famous people, as well as quotes that will motivate you to live your best life.
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Definition of an ISTP
ISTP is the acronym used by the Myers-Briggs (MBTI) to describe introverted people who prefer to use their sensing, thinking, and perceiving preferences to receive information, make decisions, and interact with the outside world.
Introverts tend to be quiet, serious, contemplative people who like solitude or spending time with a small group of friends.
While they may not be the loudest people in the room, ISTPs are logical, rational, extremely observant, detail orientated, creative, and curious.
ISTPs prefer a hands-on approach to life, and they come up with practical solutions to problems. As they can master tools easily, they are often highly skilled people, and their competitiveness drives them to succeed.
Their adventurous spirit can lead them to careers that involve risk and dangerous challenges, but they are self-confident and adaptable, and they can remain calm in stressful situations.
ISTPs are loyal to others who are on their wavelength but as they are independent people who can be spontaneous and impulsive, they may have trouble conforming to expectations and respecting boundaries in relationships.
Famous People and the ISTP Personality
Yes, ISTP famous people are introverts. We may find this hard to believe but when an ISTP’s work is done, they prefer avoiding the bright flashing lights of the media and refrain from emblazoning their life on social media platforms. They like to spend time with a few friends and family and recharge their batteries for their next project.
Sensing and thinking preferences
For ISTP famous people, the sensing and thinking preferences help them in several ways. It helps them:
- Brainstorm an effective strategy for a game
- Memorize a script
- Portray remarkable different characters
- Direct film actors and use high-tech cameras
- Remember song lyrics
- Understand a complex musical score
- Read map coordinates, use navigating systems, and conduct expedition research
- Quickly find practical solutions to problems
- Maintain a healthy balance between their private world and the external world
ISTPs perceiving preferences
As famous ISTP people primarily work in volatile, challenging, and sometimes dangerous careers, they rely heavily on their perceiving preferences.
The perceiving preference helps ISTP famous people to make decisions under pressure and adapt quickly to challenging environments and circumstances that can change without notice.
Kobe Bryant was a professional basketball player who played for the Los Angeles Lakers and is regarded as one of the most influential basketball players of all time.
Among his many accolades, he was an 18-time All-Star, a 15-time member of the All-NBA Team, and a 12-time member of the All-Defensive team.
He was the youngest player to reach 30,000 points, the only player to have the most points in a final NBA game, the all-time leading scorer in Lakers history, and the third-leading scorer in NBA history.
Kobe Bryant was praised for his offensive repertoire, mid-range post moves, and high-flying dunks that were similar to Michael Jordan.
After dying in a helicopter crash in California in January 2020, Kobe Bryant was voted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame.
Kobe possessed tremendous skill, athleticism, fearlessness, resilience, and adaptability. ISTP characteristics helped him become an excellent basketball player.
He was self-motivated and displayed a singular obsession for his sport. He drew much admiration from his colleagues, rivals, and fans as a dedicated over-achiever.
Despite the challenges and criticisms throughout his career, Kobe kept his cool and kept working consistently to achieve his goals.
On the court, he was described as having a “killer instinct” and was called “the hardest working man in basketball.” (Jernazian, Insight Into The Character Of The Hardest Working Man In Basketball, Bleach Report, 2010).
Larry Bird is an American professional basketball, executive, former coach, and former player, and is currently president of the Indiana Pacers in the National Basketball Association (NBA). His amazing achievements in basketball earned him the nickname “Larry Legend”.
In high school, Bird became the leading scorer in school history, and about 4,000 people attended his final home game.
He was a deadly shooter that sometimes practiced 3-pointers with his eyes closed.
When he joined the Boston Celtics, Bird transformed the team and lead them to victory, winning three NBA championships in 1981, 1984, and 1986.
The on-court rivalry between Larry Bird and Magic Johnson not only redefined basketball as big-time television entertainment but also helped to “break racial barriers in the 80s.” Bird was known as the “Great White Hope” and today Bird and Johnson are great friends.
Larry Bird has a restaurant in his home town which is filled with memorabilia items from his career.
As an ISTP, Bird is extremely organized and committed to any venture he embarks upon. He likes to take a practical approach to problem-solving and does not give up easily.
Bird was well known for his bold self-confidence on the court and determination to be the best for his team. While other players viewed his confidence as arrogance, Bird was a tough personality who did not back down from a challenge.
He has been described as a versatile, hardworking, clever basketball player who “personified hustle, consistency, and excellence in all areas of play – scorer, a passer, a rebounder, a defender, a team player, and, perhaps above all, as a clutch performer.” (NBA, History, Legends profile: Larry Bird, 2021)
In comparison with the flashy and glamorous Magic Johnson, Larry Bird was called a “no-nonsense, blue-collared country boy” and even referred to himself as a loner and that he liked to be by himself. However, his talent, skills, and fearlessness made him a mesmerizing player to watch on the court.
“A winner is someone who recognizes his God-given talents, works his tail off to develop them into skills, and uses these skills to accomplish his goals.”
“Push yourself again and again. Don’t give an inch until the final buzzer sounds.”
“I wasn’t real quick, and I wasn’t real strong. Some guys will just take off and it’s like, whoa. So I beat them with my mind and my fundamentals.”
John McEnroe is a former tennis champion and a television commentator for CBS, NBC, Tennis Channel, and ESPN. He is one of the most successful and high-profile players in the history of tennis.
Throughout his impressive career, McEnroe won 17 Grand Slam titles, 77 singles titles, 72 in doubles competition, and was ranked No.1 in the world in both categories.
At a young age, John McEnroe displayed a natural ability for tennis, and became a junior champion at the 1977 French Open and won the 1977 Wimbledon semi-finals at just 18 years old. In 1979, he won his first U.S. Open championship.
John McEnroe was voted Tennis magazine’s Rookie of the Year for 1977.
He is most remembered for his wide shot-making and volleying skills.
He is also famous for his rivalry with Bjorn Borg and his bad boy temper tantrums on the court.
An avid rock fan and guitar player, McEnroe occasionally plays at charity events.
He has an interest in art and opened the John McEnroe Art Gallery in New York City, which features up-and-coming young artists.
He has been in films such as Mr. Deeds, Wimbledon, and provided narration for Netflix’s Never have I Ever.
Just like many ISTPs, John McEnroe is extremely goal-orientated, results-driven, and self-confident, and he likes to be physically challenged.
Although John McEnroe has difficulty staying cool and calm during stressful situations on the tennis court and is well known for his controversial impulsive outbursts, he is described as a shy person in private and is a quietly spoken introvert in interviews.
His success is due to his tremendous tennis skills, immense drive for perfection, and highly competitive spirit. He has demonstrated his powerful ability to contend with other tennis greats such as Ivan Lendl, Jimmy Connors, and Björn Borg and to maintain a long-lasting career despite his losses and challenges.
“I think it’s the mark of a great player to be confident in tough situations.”
“What is the single most important quality in a tennis champion? I would have to say desire, staying in there and winning matches when you are not playing that well.”
Venus Williams is an American tennis player and businesswoman. She is regarded as one of the all-time greats of women’s tennis and has been ranked World No.1 by the Women’s Tennis Association.
She captured the world’s attention at the age of 14 when she turned pro along with her sister Serena.
Venus has won seven Grand Slam titles, five at Wimbledon, and two at the U.S. Open, and is the first black woman to become the top-ranking singles player in the world.
She is highly intelligent and has completed degrees during her early tennis career, a fashion design degree from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, and business administration from Indiana University East.
Along with her sister Serena, she owns a minority stake in the Miami Dolphins NFL Team, and they are the first black American women to do so.
Venus runs the Yetunde Price Resource Center, which is named after her late sister, who was tragically killed in a drive-by shooting in Compton in 2003.
Venus Williams also runs two businesses, EleVen which specializes in athleisure apparel, and V Starr, an interior design company.
As an ISTP, Venus Williams is energetic, highly disciplined, goal-orientated, self-confident, and optimistic.
Venus doesn’t let anything hold her back from fulfilling her dreams. She has maintained her super-star tennis status even when she battled with Sjogren’s Syndrome, an autoimmune disease that severely attacks the muscles, and a back injury in 2013.
While she likes to be busy, engaging in a full-on training program, and running her business, she looks forward to doing nothing in the evenings so she can recharge her batteries.
One of the most successful tennis player, Venus Williams displays a quiet determination to be the best in her sporting field, and her “remarkable athleticism and focus” has kept her at the top of her game even in her mature years.
“I’ve worked so hard all my life, so one of my personal goals is to actually have a life.”
“Set realistic goals, keep re-evaluating, and be consistent.”
“Life is challenging but I’m always up for a challenge.”
“I’m this overachiever type, I’ll just work and work and I’ll just do it over and over and over again.”
Demi Moore is an American film and television actress, and author.
Her career credits include Blame It on Rio, St. Elmo’s Fire, About Last Night, Ghost, A Few Good Men, Indecent Proposal, Disclosure, Charlie’s Angels Full Throttle, and Brave New World.
In 1990, she was the recipient of the Saturn Award in the category of Best Actress for the film, Ghost.
Moore became the highest-paid actress in film history when she received $12.5 million to star in Striptease and she is now worth 150 million dollars.
In 2019, she published a book containing her memoirs which details her childhood, relationships, and personal struggles.
Demi Moore is described as a practical, honest, optimistic, and down-to-earth person who likes to take a logical, organized approach to making decisions and solving problems.
Hollywood can be a volatile industry and trying to maintain relationships and family life can be difficult in the spotlight, but Demi Moore is dedicated to her family and tries to live a normal life as much as possible.
Her determination, resilience, and “immense drive” to succeed in life has helped to pave her way in the entertainment industry.
Demi Moore is adaptable, and she finds it easy to fit into different characters.
Regardless of her tragic past, turbulent relationships, drug addiction, and showbusiness challenges, Demi remains independent, bold, and fearless. An ISTP person who is not afraid to take on new ventures or take on risky roles other actresses stay away from like Striptease and Indecent Proposal.
“The thing is most people are afraid to step out, to take a chance beyond their established identity.”
“You have to acknowledge a problem exists before you can actually go about finding a solution.”
“I’m an incurable optimist and a go-getter – it’s in my nature to focus much more on what makes me happy than what makes me nervous.”
Clint Eastwood is an American film and television actor, director, and producer.
Among his many films, Clint Eastwood is particularly famous for his western films, western TV series, and tough cop action films.
His impressive resume includes the popular TV western Rawhide, A Fistful of Dollars, The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, Two Mules for Sister Sara, High Plains Drifter, Dirty Harry, Pale Rider, Unforgiven, Escape from Alcatraz, and Space Cowboys.
He has directed feature films such as Play Misty for Me, Unforgiven, Million Dollar Baby, Changeling, Gran Torino, and Sully.
Eastwood won his place on the Hollywood Wall of Fame as being one of the most versatile and resilient actors who has continued to maintain a prolific career in front and behind the camera
In 1951, while serving in the army, Eastwood, then 21, was a passenger in a military plane that crashed in the ocean around California.
Clint Eastwood was offered the Superman role, but it went to Christopher Reeve, and he was even offered a James Bond role.
He has been nominated for an Oscar award 11 times and has won two Best Director awards.
Despite all his roles in western films that required him to ride horses, Clint Eastwood is allergic to horses.
His most memorable line is from the Dirty Harry movies, “Go ahead, make my day.” A popular catchphrase that made him a cinema icon.
Clint Eastwood is a no-nonsense, uncomplicated, logical person who is reserved, hates small talk, and would rather get on with the task at hand.
Born during the depression, Clint Eastwood learned the value of hard work, determination, and adapting to changing circumstances.
On-screen, he frequently portrayed rebellious, mysterious loners, and laconic, fearless gunfighters, characters who are well suited to his self-reliant and fearless personality.
Although he has been described by Tom Hanks as being “intimidating as hell” when he worked with Eastwood as a director on the set of Sully, Eastwood describes himself as having a laid-back “legato personality”, and is often stoic and unemotional during an interview.
His hands-on approach to life and the boldness to try something new is seen in his career choices. Clint Eastwood did not just direct some of his films, but he liked to star in them as well.
His tenacity and ability to reinvent himself have helped him to thrive in the film industry for 65 years. Clint Eastwood is one of the greatest and most consistent movie stars of all time and he is a cinema icon.
“I felt the less [my character] said, the stronger he became and the more he grew.”
“Sometimes if you want to see a change for the better, you have to take things into your own hands.”
“When I was growing up, I wasn’t an extrovert. If anything, I was an introverted kid and a very average pupil at school. I was very quiet.”
Harrison Ford is an American actor and film producer. He is best known for his iconic heroic role as the wise-cracking Han Solo in the Star Wars film series and the brave unflappable Indiana Jones in the Indiana Jones films.
His other outstanding roles include Blade Runner, American Graffiti, Apocalypse Now, Witness, The Fugitive, Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger, and Cowboys and Aliens.
To be able to overcome his shyness, Harrison took acting classes.
Harrison Ford is an accomplished aviator who flies planes and he has even rescued stranded hikers.
Before he made his life-altering choice to become an actor, Harrison Ford was a carpenter. He was hired to play Han Solo after doing some carpentry work in the offices when George Lucas was doing the casting calls for Star Wars.
Harrison Ford’s desire to be physically challenged and work with his hands is not only demonstrated in his previous carpentry career but in his action hero roles. Most of his screen time involves running, climbing, car chases, riding horses, fighting scenes, shooting a gun, and brandishing a whip.
Off-screen, he is an intensely private, serious, and softly spoken man but friendly in his very rare interviews.
Ford’s willingness to play varied roles shows that he is flexible and adaptable, and he can stay cool and calm under the media spotlight.
“I enjoyed carpentry, and it was very good to me for 12 years.”
“What I observed about my fellow actors was that most gave up very easily.”
“I wanted to live the life, a different life. I didn’t want to go to the same place every day and see the same people and do the same job. I wanted interesting challenges.”
Tom Cruise is an American actor.
His wide film repertoire includes memorable performances in Risky Business, Top Gun, The Color of Money, Rain Man, Born on the Fourth of July, A Few Good Men, the Mission Impossible Franchise, Jerry Maguire, War of the Worlds, and the Jack Reacher Films.
He won many awards: a Golden Globe award for Best Actor for the Born on the Fourth of July film, a Golden Globe award for Best Supporting Actor for the drama Magnolia, a Saturn Award for Best Actor for the science fiction thriller Vanilla Sky, and the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film from BAFTA Los Angeles when he collaborated with Steven Spielberg on the War of the Worlds film.
He made his directing debut when he directed an episode of the anthology television series Fallen Angels.
Tom Cruise is the epitome of the ISTP personality. The top billing star of the Mission Impossible films, Cruise is ambitious, self-confident, adventurous, and loves to be physically challenged. Not only does he predominately star in films that require him to be active, but he also likes to do a lot of the stunts himself.
His love of action is encapsulated in the line that was spoken by his character Peter “Maverick” Mitchell spoken in Top Gun. “I feel the need, the need for speed.”
His many failed marriages and volatile off-screen behavior show his tendency to be impulsive.
Even though he comes across as arrogant and flamboyant in public, he is generous, a dedicated family man to his children, devoted to the Church of Scientology, and he gives his all for his craft, as he wants audiences to have the best experience.
He has been described by his fellow actors as being a hard-working man who has an “almost robotic, bloodless focus and an intensity that I’ve never encountered before. … He’s zeroed in like a laser.” – Rob Lowe.
However, despite his challenges, his adaptability and willingness to take risks have helped him to continue to ride the wave of his success.
“The important thing in life is just to work toward being competent at things – in any area.”
“I’m an all-or-nothing kind of person, and when I become interested in something, I give it my all.”
“I always look for a challenge and something that’s different.”
Scarlett Johansson is an American actress. Her stellar film credits include North, The Horse Whisperer, Lost in Translation, The Prestige, The Other Boleyn Girl, Iron Man 2, The Avengers, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Lucy, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: Civil War, Ghost in the Shell, Avengers: Endgame, and Black Widow.
She is the highest-paid actress in the world.
Scarlett’s mother Melanie Sloan was once an actress and enrolled Scarlett in the famous Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute for Young People so her daughter could achieve success.
In 2010, Johansson debuted on Broadway in a revival of A View from the Bridge, which won her a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress.
She can also sing and used her vocal talents for the animated musical film Sing where she played the teenage porcupine, Ash.
Scarlett has her botanical skin-care line called The Outset.
Like Tom Cruise, Scarlett Johansson is a fearless, determined, and versatile actor who chooses demanding roles that require her to be physically active and she performs these roles with skill and confidence. While she does have a stunt double, she does like to do some of her stunts.
Scarlett Johansson has been described by The Times as a “reluctant sex symbol…and…a multi-talented star [who] is so much more than a pretty face.” (Erskine, The Untold Truth of Scarlett Johansson, 2019). She is a private person who prefers to be away from the spotlight and avoids social media.
Scarlett is also described as an ISTP because she values her independence and freedom and doesn’t let her emotions or obstacles get in the way of her success.
Even in the face of rejection in the acting world, she continues to be a hard-working, disciplined actress who sometimes works 14 hours a day. She is optimistic and adapts easily to changing circumstances and is willing to take risks for her craft.
“I’m happiest when I have something to focus my energy on.”
“Whenever I’m taking time off, all I’m thinking about is working.”
“I’ve always been very competitive, and a part of that is pushing your boundaries – taking a risk and being able to live with the loss that comes with taking a risk.”
Bruce Lee is one of the most influential film personalities of the 20th century. He was a Hong Kong and American martial artist, martial arts instructor, actor, director, screenwriter, producer, and philosopher.
His extensive film credits include The Way of the Dragon, Enter the Dragon, The Big Boss (Fists of Fury), Fist of Fury (The Chinese Connection), Game of Death, and I am Bruce Lee, and television appearances include The Green Hornet, Batman, Ironside, and Longstreet.
He learned kung fu as a teenager to be able to better defend himself against local gangs in Hong Kong.
He took dance lessons to improve his footwork, balance flexibility, and precision.
In 1958, Lee won the Hong Kong cha-cha championship.
Bruce Lee was the founder of the original mixed martial art known as Jeet Kune Do–“the way of the intercepting fist.”
The direction and tone of his films helped to popularize martial arts movies in the 1970s.
Time Magazine named Bruce Lee one of the 100 most important people of the 20th century.
Although there is still controversy over his death, Lee died because of swelling of the brain, cerebral edema.
Since his death, Lee has continued to be a prominent influence on modern combat sports, including judo, karate, mixed martial arts, and boxing, as well as television, comics, and video games.
Bruce Lee has been identified as an ISTP as he was known for his energy, determination to succeed, and unwavering self-confidence in his abilities. However, he was also a dedicated family man
His analytical mind, and willingness to hone his skills through physical and mental training resulted in him being a master of martial arts.
Lee was described by Linda Lee Cadwell in the preface of Lee’s book Letters of The Dragon as “a man [who was] dedicated to honest self-expression…”
His ambition to attain world fame in the film industry was revealed in one of his letters, “he will be the first highest Oriental super star in the United States…and in return, I will give the most exciting performances and render the best of quality in the capacity of an actor.”
In just four years he achieved his dream and thrilled audiences around the world before dying in 1973 at the age of 32.
“I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.”
“To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.”
“Take things as they are. Punch when you have to punch. Kick when you have to kick.”
Miles Davis was an American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, and composer. He is one of the most influential musicians in 20th-century music and a key figure in the history of jazz.
He was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Grammy Organization in 1990.
Ten of his albums have been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame (including Bitches Brew, Birth of the Cool, and Kind of Blue).
After his death, he was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll of Fame in 2006.
Over his almost 40-year career, Miles Davis was praised for his unique musical intelligence, variety of musical directions, technical proficiency, and major stylistic developments. His music was described as being “frequently hypnotic, even heartbreaking.” (Smith, The Angry Genius of Miles Davis, National Review, 2019).
A fine bebop trumpeter, Davis felt the need to reinvent jazz and the result was the birth of the laid-back West Coast Cool style of jazz.
Miles David was full of energy, and talent, and displayed an unwavering commitment to accomplishing his goals and dreams.
Although he has been described as a troubled man known for his bad temper and drug and alcohol addiction, as a performer, he threw his heart and soul into his music.
He had such a singular focus on his music that he would often turn his back on audiences during his performances.
While he was dynamic on stage, Miles was very much an introvert. In his article, Miles Davis Documentary Premiers, Portraying a Man of Contradictions, Mathew Kassel spoke about the documentary, Miles David: Birth of the Cool. “The film has a spare and quiet vibe; it embodies the loneliness, the sense of alienation, that Davis seemed to have felt all his life.”
In stark contrast to his flamboyant public persona, a young Davis liked to go into the woods and listen to the animals and play what he was hearing, and he was very much a loner. This personality duality is a great example of the ISTP personality as this type of person can be an introvert but also spontaneous and impulsive.
Throughout his career, Miles Davis displayed a willingness to change and adapt. He was not afraid to challenge established musical norms and remained dedicated to doing what he loved, creating amazing music.
“Don’t play what’s there; play what’s not there.”
“I’m always thinking about creating. My future starts when I wake up every morning… Every day I find something creative to do with my life.”
“It’s not about standing still and becoming safe. If anybody wants to keep creating, they have to be about change.”
Keith Richards is an English musician and songwriter, and the founding member of The Rolling Stones.
He was named by Rolling Stone Magazine as “rock’s greatest single body of riffs.”
Rolling Stone magazine also ranked Richards 4th on its list of 100 best guitarists.
As a member of the Rolling Stones, Richards is the only member, aside from Jagger, to sing lead on some Stones songs, such as Happy, Before They Make Me Run, and Connection.
When he is not playing with The Rolling Stones, Richards has his musical side-project, The X-Pensive Winos.
He also appeared in three Pirates of the Caribbean films as Captain Teague, father of Jack Sparrow.
In 1989, Richards was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and in 2004 into the UK Music Hall of Fame with the Rolling Stones.
He has also written an autobiography called Life against the Grain and his memoir Life.
As an ISTP, Keith Richards is a goal-focused, highly-skilled, versatile musician. His love affair with music began at three years of age, when he practiced guitar at home, listened to blues records, and spent time in the studio as a blues guitarist.
He is always full of energy and his immense drive for creating music means he can go without sleep and still meet the required deadlines for his recording projects. In the Rolling Stone article, Keith Richards’ Wild Escapades: 19 Insane Tales from a Legendary Life, it’s said that regardless of going without sleep, Richards was still able to record Before They Make Me Run, in a five-day studio binge.
Despite his bohemian lifestyle and drug abuse, Keith Richard’s commitment to his craft and maintaining the authenticity of The Rolling Stone’s unique sound has kept him at the top of his game. At the age of 78, he still tours with The Rolling Stones performing his famous guitar riffs.
Amelia Earhart was an American aviation pioneer and author.
She was the first female to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and was one of the first aviators to promote commercial air travel.
Amelia won a U.S. Distinguished Flying Cross for her solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean.
Earhart developed a passion early on and gained her flying experience in her twenties.
She piloted a Lockheed Vega 5B and made a nonstop solo transatlantic flight and became the first woman to do so. She received the United States Distinguished Flying Cross for this accomplishment.
She was also a member of the National Woman’s Party and an early supporter of the Equal Rights
Amelia helped fund an organization for female pilots that later became known as the Ninety-Nines.
In 1932, she was awarded the Cross of Knight of the French Legion of Honour.
She also had a functional clothing line in 1933, which was designed “for the woman who lives actively.”
She also wrote books on her flying experiences and achievements.
In 1935, Amelia Earhart was named in the top 100 Women of the Year in Time Magazine.
In 1937, Amelia Earhart and her navigator Fred Noonan disappeared over the central Pacific Ocean. An extensive search was conducted without success and the pair were declared lost at sea. Even today, mystery and speculation surround her disappearance.
A movie starring Hilary Swank has been made about Amelia Earhart.
A natural ISTP personality, Amelia’s curious mind and insatiable thirst for knowledge and discovering the unknown sparked her passion for adventure.
Amelia has been described as a gracious and shy person, but also willful and independent.
A strong courageous woman, Amelia was not afraid to defy the social expectations that were impressed upon women of her time to pursue her passion. She showed courage, skill, and daring and took on a “man’s world” on its terms. (Whelan, The Morning Call, 1987)
She is mechanically minded, detailed-minded, observant, practical, and resourceful. Her hands-on approach to flying meant she was not content to sit in the back seat but take the controls, not only of the planes she piloted but also her life.
Regardless of mechanical difficulties and inclement weather during her flights, she braved the unknown and followed her dreams.
“Adventure is worthwhile in itself.”
“The most effective way to do it, is to do it.”
“Preparation, I have often said, is rightly two-thirds of any venture.’”
Sir Edmund Hilary
Sir Edmund Hilary was a New Zealand mountaineer, explorer, and philanthropist.
His most famous achievement was reaching the summit of Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world, along with his Tibetan mountaineer Tenzing Norgay.
Hilary was also an active person and while in high school, Hilary began climbing New Zealand’s Southern Alps.
His other notable expeditions include reaching the South Pole overland, and he scaled Mount Herschel in Antarctica. He also led the first jet boat expedition up the Ganges River and climbed to its source in the Himalayas.
In 1953, the film “The Conquest of Everest” documented Hilary’s successful climb.
Sir Edmund Hillary was knighted in London in 1953 shortly after he returned from his iconic expedition.
Over the years numerous other honors were bestowed on him, including the Order of the Garter in 1995.
An intrepid explorer, Sir Edmund Hilary was courageous, loved a challenge, and had a passion to explore the unknown, but he was known to be a calculated risk-taker. The Everest ascent was well-organized. There were months of planning, and he even took part in a British reconnaissance expedition of the southern flank of Everest before heading up to the summit with his guide and companion Tenzing Norgay.
Regardless of the dangers that can come from climbing the highest mountain in the world, such as freezing temperatures, mountain sickness, and surviving an almost fatal fall down an icy crevasse, Hilary was like a knight on a quest. He pressed on until he fulfilled his dream of reaching the summit. A humble man, Sir Edmund Hilary was content to share his hero status with Tenzing Norgay.
“People do not decide to become extraordinary. They decide to accomplish extraordinary things.”
“It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.”
“I am hell-bent for the South Pole, God willing and crevasses permitting.”
Bold, confident, determined, and adaptable, ISTP famous people know how to make their stamp on the world, and they are not afraid of working hard to achieve their goals.
Braving the unknown and navigating an unfamiliar path where others fear to tread is their motto. Driven by their desire for excellence and empowered by their smart problem-solving abilities and remarkable skill base, ISTP famous people have admirable strengths that we can emulate.
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