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ISTJ - Inspectors

ISTJs are dependable pillars of strength; both loyal and responsible. ISTJs make punctuality and devotion their watchwords thereby showcasing their trustworthiness and proving they have all the necessary ingredients for success in business. They feel compelled to preserve and protect past ways of doing things and they guard traditions and conventions. Having a keen sense of right and wrong, ISTJs like to ensure guidelines and rules are being followed.They focus on details and facts and believe that standards should be maintained. ISTJs are most happy when things go according to plan, when everyone is aware of their duties and when everyone benefits. They are most comfortable when people follow established procedures and are not tolerant of people making their own rules; in such cases they make it abundantly clear what they expect those rules to be. 6% of the total population.

Personality traits

  • Pillars of strength.
  • Focused on details and facts
  • Logical and practical and realistic
  • Interested in the present more than the future
  • Introverted sensing compels them to preserve past ways of doing things.
  • Orderly and organized
  • Make punctuality their watchword
  • Noted for devotion to duty.
  • Defining characteristics are integrity, and tireless dedication
  • Loyal and dutiful they are admired for their devotion and perseverance
  • Dependable and responsible
  • Have a keen sense of right and wrong, especially in their area of interest

Interesting facts

  • Among the most reliable and dependable of any group.
  • Among four highest types in college GPA.
  • Maybe too perfectionist about details.
  • Value a work environment where everything is done according to guidelines.
  • Avoid attention, and like to work behind the scenes.
  • Overrepresented as managers and MBA degrees.
  • Achieve through hard work, perspiration over inspiration.
  • Insist on getting all their work done before playing.

Common careers

  • accountants
  • tax advisors
  • insurance services
  • entrepreneurs
  • legal secretaries
  • record keeping
  • teachers
  • bank examiners
  • nurses
  • management consultants

Famous ISTJ's

  • Warren Buffett
  • John D. Rockefeller
  • Harry Truman
  • Thurgood Marshall

Quotes by famous ISTJ's

  • "It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently." - Warren Buffett
  • "Don't blame the marketing department. The buck stops with the chief executive." - John D. Rockefeller
  • "A president either is constantly on top of events or, if he hesitates, events will soon be on top of him. I never felt that I could let up for a moment." - Harry S. Truman
  • "None of us got where we are solely by pulling ourselves up by our bootstraps." - Thurgood Marshall

Hobbies and recreation

  • chess
  • Othello
  • Nine Man Morris
  • hosting a monthly trivia night
  • rock climbing
  • golf
  • scuba diving
  • reading
  • computer games
  • watching sports