It's not rare to see that, but I said "in general". You'll definitely have some ISTJs out there who like to be in authority positions.
To be honest, I find ISTJ's to be incredibly boring and difficult to relate to in general if I don't know them well. On the other hand, this fact makes me insanely curious as to what makes them tick, which can be an attractant. I should know, I married one ! Been married for nearly 15 years now, and I still don't understand what makes her tick entirely! I keep her entertained (and frustrated) with my obnoxious and adventurous self, and she keeps me entertained with her cute frustrations, and rigorous quest for order. Her introversion is at a level unrivaled, though. She has trouble even writing emails, I think, much less communicating to strangers in person. I'm her crutch in all things fun and social, she's my crutch in all things boring and responsible. Besides, how boring would it be if we actually could figure each other out completely!
The intuitive feelers are catching onto us. The boring facade is collapsing!
We've got our eye on you!
My sister was involved with an ISTJ once. As one of the few punks on campus, I stood out rather badly, especially in my studded pants, the huge white skunk stripe in my hair and my biker jacket. I'd stand around waiting for my class and sometimes he and I would run into each other. I remember telling him one day, "Hey! You only wear those black leather chaps because they frame your bodacious can! Admit it!" He loved my hair and my clothes and my bad attitude. He would have made possibly the best wingman on earth.
He was really truly what I would call a tough guy. He'd been in the Navy, had nearly died a million times, wasn't afraid of much, and loved to ride his motorcycle everywhere. He was smart and steely and quiet-spoken and I pitied anyone who got on his bad side. He really didn't like "people" very much, but he really adored my sister and thought she was classy and strong. He was very loyal to his friends, and really took a lot of blunt honesty from Jaye because he cared about her in ways he didn't care about much of anybody. He was also a girl magnet.
He and I used to hang out frightening preppies until Jaye came along and made us stop it. haha! She didn't like leaving us unsupervised.
eNFJ 4w3 sx/so 468 tritype
EII-Fi subtype, Ethical/Empath, Delta/Beta
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