Are ISTJ's ever messy? As in books, cd's clothes thrown all around their room for days on end, without it really bothering them?
Would an ISTJ ever take a roadtrip without really planning out where they will be stopping, times, itinerary, etc. ?
Have you ever seen an ISTJ care little for their health and drink alot or do drugs?
Would an ISTJ frequently lie to avoid a conflict with someone close to them, so they didn't have to deal with emotionalism?
I have a friend who types as ISTJ. Really mild "J". I find it hard to believe that he really is (because of some of the above mentioned).. but when I think about it.. there are definatlely some strong "J" tendencies in him. Like
~ He hates being late for ANYTHING.. even just 5 minutes to hang out with friends!
~ He gets really upset when his routine is changed with work, or obligations. He pays his bills contstantly on time, and the few times he's had to pay a few days or week late he gets really salty.. even if it has no negative affect on him like a late fee or mark on his credit.
~ If he says he is going to do something, he does it. It wouldnt matter if he had food poisening.
~ He is extremely fearful of emotions, and RARELY shows them. I saw him shed a few tears when a very close grandma passed.. the first time ever in 4 yrs. One time he told me that he doesn't trust emotions, and how out of control he may act if he unleashed them?
He is undoubtedly an IST.. but I cant figure out for the life of me if he's more P or J.
I've had him take the functions test.. and here is another thing.. he gets different results every time. He doesnt buy into stuff like "jungian functions" and uses the different test results to prove to me that the system is flawed, when in reality I don't think he sees himself clearly at all.
Anyhow, any ISTJ's that can answer some of these questions, I'd really appreciate it. THANKS!