My ISTJ friend is never boring, especially when he has our ESFP to scare.
The only issues are when he carries a knife into the wrong kinds of places or when I have to drag him by the collar to do something he's reluctant to for one detail or another. He listens good enough though and I know how to get through to him when the Loop starts.
Dreams are best served manifest and tangible.
INFP, 6w7, IEI
I accept no responsibility, what so ever, for the fact that I exist; I do, however, accept full responsibility for what I do while I exist.
Absinthe ISTJ: bitter at first, but nice when you get used to its flavour. Mysterious, rare to find, opens your mind when consumed. Still, it needs proper treatment in order to get the best of it.
It is said to be dangerous, but that has never been proved scientifically.
Nice exercise, EJCC.
Made up the text from what people close to me, and myself think. I always get weird opinions about myself.
I think that, at least in part, fits most of the ISTJs I know. Also, thanks - I like creative exercises. Gotta keep my Ne working, or else I might turn into the stereotypical, boring, uncreative ESTJ that everyone complains about. Kinda like how some people do crosswords every day to keep from getting Alzheimer's, only not
One of my closest friends is an ISTJ. I respect the hell out of him. That being said, he has the personality of a German Shepeard (yes the dog.) He is Loyal and there when it's important. He is on the surface a people pleaser, but on a deeper level a very cynnical bastard. He deffinately has the little problem of pretty much ALWAYS following the rules (unless he's around me and a couple of other INTPs, but even then....)
"What's the worst that could happen?"
"Would you like that list chronologically or alphabetically?"
Its it an ISTJ thing to not be able to/not want to say "sorry" or admit you were "wrong"?
...and if you do apologize, does it mean you're really worried you f-ed up?
It depends on the context.
If it is at work, and they show me the proof of my wrongdoing, I apologize without hesitation.
At life, it´s harder. As I can´t figure out if I had hurt somebody, I can´t admit being wrong, because I don´t know if I am wrong. If the person tells me that he didn´t like what I said, or that it has been hurtful, I have no problem with apologizing, just because I know that is what I have to do in order to keep the relationship going.
"An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise."
I also posted this in the ask an ESTJ thread, i thought it would be good to get ISTJ opinions...
"I have a question *raises hand*
My partner is XSTJ, he tested ESTJ when he took the test alone and ISTJ when he did it with me around. English is not his first language but he speaks it very well...however there were a few questions in the test he asked me to explain.
To get to the question....
Would a football manager be more likely to be an ESTJ or an ISTJ?
Thats it. Ta. "
"We knew he was someone who had a tragic flaw, that's where his greatness came from"