I don't mind hights, it's the FALL i'm terrified of. I don't care for the extreme cold much either.Thanks for the responses. This info is enlightening. We seem pretty much the same, but at least thereís some differences. Itís good to know that Iím not exactly like every other ISTJ out there.
So far, this is what I gather:
Learn best by seeing and doing - We all do this. Is it an ISTJ thing or does everyone learn best this way?
Excellent analytical thinker - We all seem to think analytically whether we want to or not.
Dry/Sarcastic humor Ė Most of us seem to share a similar sense of humor.
Great awareness Ė Let me explain further. I notice if a car behind me doesnít use their blinker. I notice when someoneís tag is sticking out of their shirt or if they have a string on it. I know when Iíve got food on my face. I can tell when someone doesnít like me. I notice tiny hairs on food. Thereís tons of subtle things that I pick up, that most people around me donít seem to notice. Is it just me, or an ISTJ thing? Maybe Iím wrong and Iím completely unaware of something Iím doing right now?
Can only focus on one thing at a time Ė This maybe just a male vs female thing.
Extremely private - It doesnít feel natural to share my life with people I donít feel close to.
Poker face always present Ė Sounds like we all have to make a conscious effort to express emotion.
Socially retarded Ė What I mean by this is that I donít feel comfortable in social situations. I can talk to any one person, but in groups I experience anxiety. When I talk, itís like my mouth and my brain are out of sync, and it comes out strange.
Very observant Ė This falls in line with the ĎGreat Awarenessí trait. I pick up and remember details about stuff when I donít mean to, but I canít remember anything when I try to.
Easily annoyed Ė The more I think about this, the more I think itís probably influenced by oneís environment more than anything. For instance, when Iím out and about, nothing much bothers me, Iím just an observer. When Iím at work however, every little minor annoyance that I would usually ignore is amplified because itís repeated over and over and over. Maybe I just canít be around people for 8 hours at a time without getting annoyed.
Take everything literally Ė Another trait that seems to come natural. We probably all take in information literally, but most of can probably process this to see if it was intended to be literal or not. It can make for some good laughs sometimes.
Often have errors when forced to make quick decisions Ė Except for Recoleta, we all probably need to think before we act.
Procrastinates Ė We all do this too. Maybe this is just a plague on our generation.
Selfish Ė This seems to be mainly me. I just automatically think of my well being before I think of others. I canít help it.
No style Ė Another gray area. We all have a style, but what I mean is do you have a style that is trying to get noticed? If I buy a shirt, and one or more people comments on it, I may never wear the shirt again. I donít like to stand out for some reason.
Hate cleaning Ė We seem split in this area. Personally, I like for things to be easily accessible, and if itís not Iíll make it so. Organizing can be fun, but I could never see how cleaning could be anything other than a buzzkill. Itís a battle that can never be won, because no matter how clean you get it, itís just going to get dirty again.
Health conscientious Ė This might just be me, but I donít want to die of anything other than an accident or old age. A slow death does not appeal to me, so I eat right and exercise.
Predictable Ė Unfortunately, this is me too.
Thorough Ė A good trait to have, except when it turns to over analyzation.
Iíd like to add that Iím afraid of heights and hate the cold weather. Surely, these are not ISTJ traits.