I don't hate it so much as I am cautious of it. I am (especially with the help of this forum) learning more all the time about what a risky group of preferences it outlines. I can see more and more what might have led me to behave that way for the majority of my life. Now I am not going to hate it...it got me this far, but I am tweaking it to serve me better. Perhaps that is one distinct advantage to ISTJ preferences; when you are able to recognize them objectively in yourself the very nature of these habits compells you to adjust them for maximum performance.
All through my twenties and thirties I didn't realize that these habits that served me well for a troubling period of time in my life, were no longer needed for my survival. But by that time it was an ingrained way of being. Friends and family would comment on it and laugh about it and get angry too...I would just get defensive and dismissive. The whole time I was invested in living the ISTJ profile (though at the time I was not even aware there was such a label) I lost more that I could have gained. The preferences had me, instead of me having them. Now I am bending them to serve me better,whatever it takes.