For the university I have had my share of groupwork. Last time I was working in a very disfunctional team, somehow our personalities and approaches seems to hold down any form of productivity. We would disagree about everything and it would take hours to finally agree upon something.
As an ISTJ I know my weaknesses in overthriving my own point of view, necessity of structure etc. Now I have tried to determine the MBTI-types of my fellow teammates. If you think about it, having two ISTJs in one group could also be problematic:
-> Both have a clear picture in their minds how it should be, but due to different background those pictures could be very distinct.
-> Both tend to rely on facts, but because of different experiences and education these can be used in another order/ usage of other theories.
-> On one hand ISTJs need regular confirmation/ appreciation for their hard work. But on the other hand ISTJs themselves are very reserved with compliments, because they expect a certain level/input. During the project I found that I only got commented on the things that were not perfect, without receiving any gratitude for my hard work.
The good things are of course that they will both stick to deadlines. Anybody knows about ISTJs amongst each other (especially at work)?