Taking things too seriously sometimes, internalizing a lot of emotion, not being able to relate to people of faith, etc. etc. etc.
probably for things that other peope dislike about ISTJs.
I understand you completely. At my new job, all of the co-workers that I work with are deeply religious. Also I feel that I have a very up-tight attitude. Well that's what I project at first, but after a while I loosen up. Like you I internalize emotions, I hide them and am really good about it, but when other people want to talk about a certain emotional thing, I try my best to avoid it. Even if it means leaving the room.
I think it honestly comes down to the rather pessimistic or sort of depressive attitude of the ISTJs. I'm aware a lot of ISTJ haters (who are not ISTJ). I've also seen it called the most boring type there is, the most traditional, etc. But I generally like being ISTJ, it's one of the top 3 types I would like to be. As an ISTJ, I get a lot of work done, I'm very efficient, and this type is very successful in the work force.
More like: Really, IZ? Bumping a nearly 3 year old thread to add absolutely nothing of value? The purpose of this was.....?
“Everybody has a secret world inside of them. All of the people of the world, I mean everybody. No matter how dull and boring they are on the outside, inside
them they've all got unimaginable, magnificent, wonderful, stupid, amazing worlds. Not just one world. Hundreds of them. Thousands maybe.” -Neil Gaiman
Okay, to add some value to this thread, I don't hate being an ISTJ but I concur that I do take things a little too seriously at times and I internalize my emotions A LOT. I don't feel comfortable discussing them and only a very select few ever hear/know about it.