10 ISTJs Explain The Ways In Which They Defy The ISTJ Stereotype

ISTJs – or introverted, sensing, thinking judgers – are known for being realistic, pragmatic and occasionally condescending towards others. But not every ISTJ fits this bill. Below, 10 ISTJs explain the ways in which they defy the habits that are commonly associated with their personality type.
Christopher Campbell
Christopher Campbell

1. “I do not always stick to traditions. I like new experiences and new opinions if they are thought through well enough.”

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2. “ISTJs are typically depicted as dry, but I am rather sassy. My friend once told me I was the sassiest person they’d ever met.”

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3. “I’m not nearly as much of a time keeper as my type says I am. I’m very flexible with time and plans and can adapt accordingly. I’m also not really big into traditions. I like new things and don’t always follow the rules. Especially if they don’t make sense to me.”

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4. “I am very willing to find new and better ways to accomplish tasks. And I’m so nurturing for the people I love while still respecting the people I’m not directly responsible for.”

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5. “I’ve read that ISTJs have some sort of morality complex where they think they’re more principled than others. I don’t think that at all – in fact, I’m probably more free than other women in the bedroom simply because I don’t get feelings easily so I’m not worried about getting hurt.”

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6. “I like to gather information, but I am not interested in history.”

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7. “I consider myself to be highly adventurous. I enjoy taking on new experiences, I just take the time and effort to ensure that I am adequately prepared for those experiences should anything go wrong.”

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8. “The ISTJ stereotypes imply that I should be wary of new experiences and prefer sticking to what I know, but this is far from the truth. I enjoy organizing events in my community and I am often the one to present the ideas for new events. I can stir the pot when I know that it is the right thing to do.”

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9. “I am very invested in my personal relationships with people and I am very friendly for an introvert. I believe in treating everyone with decency and respect, which means that I go out of my way to make sure that others are comfortable and being treated right.”

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10. “I may come off as cold or withdrawn but I am actually a huge softie – just as my family or friends!” TC mark

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