ISTJ – The Inspector

My observation is that whenever one person is found adequate to the discharge of a duty… it is worse executed by two persons, and scarcely done at all if three or more are employed therein. – George Washington

These people are duty-fulfilling, law-abiding, and honest. They are the kind of people that make up the backbone of a family, or even a country.

If an ISTJ is reading this they would want to know the details that make up each part of their personality type, so I shall endeavor to do that. However, since I prefer to look at the big picture, this will not be as detail as an ISTJ might like.

But I shall do my best.

The I stands for Introvert, and this means that the ISTJ needs to have time alone to recharge, they need time away from the rest of the world. The S is for Sensing, this means that they are very good at seeing the details of the world around them. The T is for Thinking, this means that they tend to prefer to decide things by logic rather than by their emotions. The last letter J is for Judging, this is where the ISTJ’s desire to follow rules comes from; it is the letter that means that a person wants to follow the rules and to be on time.

I find that it is easier to understand characters if you look at the entire character and not just a part of a character, and so that is what the rest of this post is going to be about.

ISTJs follow the rules. And I am not just talking about the laws, I am also talking about moral rules. They also expect those around them to follow the same rules.

ISTJs are honest, even to the point of bluntness. This is a crucial part of their characters, and they also expect others around them to be honest without trying to be subtle or any of that kind of nonsense.

Details are very important to the ISTJ, but only as far as they help them towards their goal. As long as it gets them towards their goal ISTJs are very methodical and patient. They enjoy working on the their project and accomplishing things. However, they do not do well when they have to fulfill a deadline, and when they have one of those their frustration can be felt by everyone around them.

The ISTJ is very much a duty-fulfiller. They feel that everything needs to be done and done right. When they feel that other people are not fulfilling these requirements they will take these extra jobs on themselves.

And this leads us directly to the dark side of the ISTJ.

When ISTJs feel that they have taken on too much, or they feel that they are inadequate to do what they think that they ought, they can become angry lashing out at everyone around them.

They only see the bad things that could happen with their projects and none of the good. They become less logical and begin to only lash out with emotions that they don’t even understand.

ISTJ is a good personality type that we need in the world around us. Here are some people and characters that have that Myers-Briggs type.

Some Real Life ISTJs include:
Clint Eastwood
Henry Ford
Bruce Lee
Andrew Johnson
Natalie Portman
Queen Elizabeth II
George Washington

Some Fictional ISTJs include:
Katniss Everdeen (Hunger Games)
Bobo Fett (Star Wars)
Darth Vader (Star Wars)
Agent Maria Hill (Avengers)
Inspector Javert (Les Miserables)
Susan Pevensie (Narnia)

I hope that this has helped you to understand this Myers-Briggs Personality type a bit better, I know that it has helped me. If you are interested in learning more this has some good information: ISTJ.

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