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    Quote Originally Posted by fishingdude View Post
    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.
    I don't mind hights, it's the FALL i'm terrified of. I don't care for the extreme cold much either.

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    Once heights get above like 2 feet, I won't jump. Never did, never will. I had a friend in the 3rd grade that would jump from trees. I never understood it. He was fearless apparently. I wonder what he's like now.

    One another....

    Eating while standing - My family doesn't understand how I can do it, but I'll tend to eat a lot of meals standing. I tried explaining it to my sister tonight, "The point is, if you're standing while eating, you're not obligated to the table. If I'm standing, I'm more apt to eat quickly. If I sit down, I'll be too relaxed." To which she replied, "Heaven forbid you're relaxed."

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    Both of my parents are ISTJ, so I'll try to answer some of your questions.


    Excellent analytical thinker - Troubleshooting is child's play.
    Dry/Sarcastic humor - Constantly joking to avoid real conversations.
    Extremely private - Leave me alone, I'll let you in when I'm ready.
    Poker face always present - It's not intentional, showing emotion doesn't come naturally to me.
    Socially retarded - My jaw gets tired if I talk for more than a couple of minutes.
    No style - I put no thought into what I wear. Usually I wear gray to avoid standing out.

    From what I've seen, these points above are very similar to those I have witnessed from ISTJs.

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    Are any other ISTJ's constant nail biters? I've bit my nails my entire life.

    Our description says we desire sequential order, but one thing about me is how I read a book. I find it very hard to read a book front to back. I want to skip over pages, skim through things, flip around. When I'm reading something, I might be starting on the page on the left, but I'll read a few paragraphs, then glance over and read the last 2 paragraphs on the right page, then backtrack through the second page to where I started. It's like looking at a book as a diagram.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raz1337 View Post
    Are any other ISTJ's constant nail biters? I've bit my nails my entire life.

    Our description says we desire sequential order, but one thing about me is how I read a book. I find it very hard to read a book front to back. I want to skip over pages, skim through things, flip around. When I'm reading something, I might be starting on the page on the left, but I'll read a few paragraphs, then glance over and read the last 2 paragraphs on the right page, then backtrack through the second page to where I started. It's like looking at a book as a diagram.
    I don't bite my nails, but I do skip ahead in books. Mostly just the ones I want to finish and the info is irrelevant.

    I've read that our personality types are very good with money. I don't know if I'm great at making it, but I am good at saving it. I don't spend money on stuff that's not vital. My home is free of decorations and aesthetically pleasing things, because that stuff means nothing to me. It has no practical use. When I do buy something, I usually do a lot of research on it before I do. Are ya'll like that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by raz1337 View Post
    Are any other ISTJ's constant nail biters? I've bit my nails my entire life.
    Nail biting is not a defining characteristic of ISTJ's.

    Nail biting, in my view is a manifestation of the mind.

    Now that would be a new thing. A nervous ISTJ. How would that come about?

    Probably on account of upbringing, pressure and socialisation. MBTI shows you quite clearly you are not born tabula rasa (with a blank slate) and have clearly defined preferences towards behaviour. Now then, how do parenting and childhood experiences ameliorate or enhance that? So look to the causes of the nail biting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fishingdude
    Thereís tons of subtle things that I pick up, that most people around me donít seem to notice.
    It's still pretty "sometimes yes, sometimes no" for me.
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    A slow death does not appeal to me, so I eat right and exercise.
    Technically, things like heart attacks wouldn't be slow deaths, would they? If you want to get morbid...
    Quote Originally Posted by fishingdude
    do you have a style that is trying to get noticed?
    I don't like clothes that "show-off", in a personality way. I just wear whatever's comfortable, cheap, and looks good to me, in that order of descending priority. Once I find something that I consistently like (for me it's plaid cotton long-sleeved shirts), then I keep buying that. I guess that becomes my "style".
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    I pick up and remember details about stuff when I donít mean to, but I canít remember anything when I try to.
    Often happens to me, but not always.
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    no matter how clean you get it, itís just going to get dirty again.
    Yeah, I used to be a lot more strict about my cleaning until I realized this. Still, I keep things relatively tidy.
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    Maybe [procrastination] is just a plague on our generation.
    Probably. But what's funny is that people think we are an exception to that trend. Doesn't look that way.

    I don't bite my nails, but I have a nervous habit that's pretty close. My dad's an ISTJ also (I think) and he bites his nails.

    I do skip around reading segments of a book I'm interested in, but I always come back to the parts I skipped--I have to make sure I didn't miss something, that the pieces of the story lock up together perfectly.

    Sai, I don't know. I'm a very nervous person. Not always obvious on the outside, maybe. Though it could be about past/upbringing like you said.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cimarron View Post
    I'm a very nervous person. Not always obvious on the outside, maybe. Though it could be about past/upbringing like you said.
    I'm pretty nervous too. As far as my upbringing having an effect on why I am the way I am, I don't know. My dad always did and still does embarrasses me, even if he doesn't mean too. Probably because he's 35 years older than me. May have had no effect on my personality development.

    I do try to avoid confrontation like it's a disease. I've never gotten into a fight, but I have avoided several of them. I tend to be the one that usually breaks them up too.

    I don't know if this is common among other ISTJ's or not, but I care a great deal of what people think of me. I wish I didn't, but that doesn't make it so. Maybe that's why I try to avoid attention so much, because there's less of a chance of me getting on someone's bad side.

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    Learn best by seeing and doing - Definitely
    Excellent analytical thinker - Hm...
    Dry/Sarcastic humor Ė Definitely.
    Great awareness Ė Sometimes
    Can only focus on one thing at a time Ė Sometimes
    Extremely private - Definitely
    Poker face always present Ė If I want to have a poker face...
    Socially retarded Ė Eh...I don't like alot of social situations.
    Very observant Ė When I want to be...
    Easily annoyed Ė Yes.
    Take everything literally Ė Nope..I grew up with an INFP...
    Often have errors when forced to make quick decisions Ė Nope
    Procrastinates Ė Hate procrastinating
    Selfish Ė Yup...I'm getting better though.
    No style Ė I try to avoid alot of "style"..and I definitely don't have a natural sense of style..
    Hate cleaning Ė I like cleaning when I want everyone to leave me alone...
    Health conscientious Ė Not at all
    Predictable Ė Nope.
    Thorough Ė Depends.


    Heh...I'm sorta stuck between ISTP and ISTJ..which I've come to find out are very different personalities...but I got both. XD

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    Yea, you didn't seem to match up on some of the big ISTJ traits as others. I don't know the difference between an ISTP and ISTJ personally.

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