ISTJ (The Inspector)

ISTJ Personality
Introverted, Sensing, Thinking, Judging

ISTJ Characteristics

ISTJs are very loyal, faithful & dependable. They place great importance on honesty & integrity.
They are “good citizens” who can be depended on to do the right thing for their families and
communities. While they generally take things very seriously, they also usually have an offbeat
sense of humor and can be a lot of fun – especially at family or work-related gatherings.

ISTJ Traits, Strengths, and Weaknesses

• Value tradition, security, and peaceful living
• Will work long and hard to fulfill duties
• Can be depended on to follow through on tasks
• Loyal and faithful
• Stable, practical and down-to-earth
• Family-minded
• Dislike doing things which don’t make sense to them
• Dislike abstract theory, unless they see the practical application
• Natural leaders
• Prefer to work alone, but work well in teams when necessary
• Extremely observant, they take in facts via their senses and store them internally
• Profound respect for facts and concrete information
• Make decisions objectively, applying logic and rational thinking
• Dislike change, unless they are shown it’s benefit in a concrete way
• Have strong opinions about the way things should be done
• Appreciate structured, orderly environments
• Have very high standards for their own behavior and the behavior of others
• Not naturally in-tune with other people’s feelings
• Able to accomplish almost anything if they put their minds to it
• Community-minded “good citizens”

ISTJ Natural Partners

ENTP and ESFP


Career Suggestions for the ISTJ

• Business Executives
• Administrators and Managers
• Accountants and Financial Officers
• Police and Detectives
• Judges
• Lawyers
• Medical Doctors
• Computer Specialists
• Military Leaders

ISTJ Cognitive Functions

Dominant: Introverted Sensing (Si)
Auxiliary: Extraverted Thinking (Te)
Tertiary: Introverted Feeling (Fi)
Inferior: Extraverted iNtuition (Ne)

ISTJs in Relationships

The ISTJ’s word is gold, and they honor their commitments faithfully. They believe that to do otherwise would be nothing less than a breach of honor and trustworthiness. Consequently, they take their vows very seriously, and once they have said “I do”, that means they are bound to the relationship until “death do us apart” or otherwise. ISTJs are driven to fulfill their responsibilities, duties, and will do so with tireless effort. They will do their best to meet the obligations presented by the different relationship roles which they play during their lives, i.e. spouse, parent, offspring, etc.

They may have difficulty showing warmth, but they frequently feel it in abundance & most develop the ability to show it through sheer effort. If nothing else, the ISTJ holds the gold medal of all the personality types for Effort. They will put forth tremendous amounts of effort to accomplish goals that are important to them. If healthy relationships are among these goals, you can bet the ISTJ will do everything that they can to foster & maintain healthy relationships.

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