I read about the function order on this site: ISTJ Profile
and it says that the ISTJs, with their inferior Ne, tend to give in to stereotypes...
First of all, I want to say that I disagree in large part with this website's definition of Dominant Introverted Sensing for ISTJs. But what do you think of the inferior Ne as a source of stereotypes? Do you SJs (mainly ISxJs) hold stereotypes, and if so, is it because of inferior Ne? What do you think?Extraverted Intuition
The Ne function of an ISTJ does not serve her very well. It needs a lot of help. She was surprised, for example, to find that someone she had talked with only by phone had red hair, because she "didn't usually like" people with red hair! This inferior Ne seems to be a major source of, and a natural breeding ground for, stereotypes. Failure of the banking system is but one bogeyman which arises from the fear which feeds on the ISTJ's mistrust of real world possibilities. The shadow inhabiting the inferior Ne strikes at the precious forms and standards in the heart of the dominant Si function.
(Interestingly enough, it gives a completely different definition for Inferior Ne in ISFJs.)