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    Default ISTJs, tell me do you hate....

    Hey ISTJs, do you hate having to 'sell yourself', in relation to job interviews. Do think selling yourself this way seems underhanded, manipulative, and just 'not you'? If an ISTJ suffers from this, and wants to rebel and refuses to do it, is this their Fi taking control?

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    I'm not a fan of it, but the act of doing so seems necessary to secure employment. It makes sense though. I mean, if a company is going to invest in you, they'll want to get the impression that you're the best person for the job.

    I suppose it would be a case of Fi taking control if they chose to rebel against this practice. Good luck landing a job though if the Te doesn't kick in...

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    Personally, yes. It's all about bragging--something I usually don't have the stomach for. You could push it toward the point of dishonesty, which is another thing I don't have much guts for. So the options start to run out...
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    I don't like to do it, but sometimes it's necessary, especially with job interviews and personal statements, so I do.

    I think all STJs have this "It's all in a day's work" towards their accomplishments, so they don't make a big fuss about them internally, So it's hard to put them on paper or explain them in a way that makes it seem you just solved world hunger.

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    I'm not a fan of it, but you do what you gotta do.

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    I do it because I have to, but I feel guilty after doing so, even when I succeed.

    I link the "sell yourself" expression to prostitution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2XtremeENFP View Post
    Hey ISTJs, do you hate having to 'sell yourself', in relation to job interviews. Do think selling yourself this way seems underhanded, manipulative, and just 'not you'? If an ISTJ suffers from this, and wants to rebel and refuses to do it, is this their Fi taking control?
    I think the ISTJ mentality is they're probably more than qualified for the job position and the credentials/references should speak for themselves. Having to sell yourself seems degrading and underhanded, deceptive almost. You're honest people and you expect everyone else to be the same, but sadly, it isn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2XtremeENFP View Post
    Hey ISTJs, do you hate having to 'sell yourself', in relation to job interviews. Do think selling yourself this way seems underhanded, manipulative, and just 'not you'? If an ISTJ suffers from this, and wants to rebel and refuses to do it, is this their Fi taking control?
    I absolutely cannot STAND doing this. It's awful and everything you have said about it seems very true. I feel like it's forcing me to brag, and nobody (including employers) like people who brag about themselves. It's impossible to find middle ground!

    I don't know about Fi taking control.
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    P.S.- I agree with what the others have posted. Its nothing I LIKE to do, it's just that I HAVE to do it in order to survive.
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    Thanks everyone, what can i do to help my ISTJ see this as a necessity that he needs to just go along with for the sake of the bigger picture

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