I've finally succeeded in typing most of my friends and now it's come to the ISTJ. I've also got a friend who I recently figured out was an ISFJ (there's a thread about it) but I find the far more confusing.
What do you ISTJs think of INFPs if you know any? Less specifically, can you just tell me how you would respond to these questions/ideas/concepts?
- How do you feel when people don't seem to care about "duty" in the same why you do? Most of my disputes with my ISTJ result in me asking why she cares about it so much (society, for example), and her asking me why I don't place as much value on it as she does. To me, society seems to be one part of a whole that I might reject for whatever reason; to her, society is almost the be all and end all of human expression: since we're in it, we are of it.
- Is an unwavering loyalty to a personal ideology admirable, laughable, indulgent or something else? I tend to deny the pragmatic elements of life (e.g. in politics, I might reject something that seems to treat something ad-hoc but undermines an overall ideological viewpoint) if I don't value it. I think this appears too extreme to my ISTJ, but she seems to harbour a certain amount of respect towards my loyalty to my own beliefs.
- Would you say that "slackers" irritate you the most?