Yeah, I was thinking that Homer Simpson is actually the proper stereotype of the ISTJ. Jung would've most likely described him as an Si dominant.
Most people have described him as an xSFP, but now I honestly don't see this to describe Homer. He isn't Se, because they are interested in actively pursuing a variety of experiences, whereas Homer takes the experience in passively, usually by way of donuts, beer, and TV.
My husband is an ISTJ and he's often said that people don't 'get him' - when he's playing along they think he's serious, and often when he's serious they think he's being playful or silly. As Mycroft mentioned, ISTJs can be very dry and very sarcastic, I think that is often misunderstood. I know it gets me in trouble a lot.
Originally Posted by Recoleta
I have encountered people who just completely don't understand my sense of humor at all when I was intentionally making a joke, and I have found people that think I'm hilarious when I am being completely sincere and serious. Then, there exists the very small handful of people that are totally on point with my humor, they get it, appreciate it, and can reciprocate it to keep the joke going.
Oh my gods, that's my humor exactly. People don't realize when I'm just playing, or that I'm being sarcastic. Or I'll say something in complete earnestness and have it laughed off. Why the hell can't people tell the difference?
The people who think I'm funny think I'm hilarious, but it's completely lost on lots of other people.
I have encountered people who just completely don't understand my sense of humor at all when I was intentionally making a joke, and I have found people that think I'm hilarious when I am being completely sincere and serious.
Im an ISTJ and this is exactly my sense of humor as well. I can really relate to your whole post but especially that part. For me there is no explaining it and I sense that it is best that I dont even try or I will spoil the mystery haha.
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