ISTJs are awesome (most of the time )! Two of my closest relationships are with them. Both of them have very literal realistic points of view that I often miss. They both have a tendency to be pessimistic which makes it good for me to be around them. I get to share the positive spin on most situations and in turn we teach one another. I can talk to ISTJs for hours. OTOH they are one of the fews types where if there is silence it's comfortable to me. I adore their senses of humor which could possibly be an acquired taste. I notice many people do not know that either of them can be outrageously funny. I notice that it's a dark kind of humor and something I would never think of. ISTJs once you make it into their 'inner circle' will literally give you anything that you need if they can. I can tell ISTJs as a general rule my inner most feelings and they will keep it to themselves. Trust has to be earned with them they do not give it freely which I respect. I respect their intelligence, quiet nature and hard work too.
*How's that for kissing up?*