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    Hello ISTJs, I was just wondering if you guys find it a lot easier to connect with animals over people. My step mom is an ISTJ and she is very connected with her dog and other animals. She is not much of a social but she seems to have this special connection with animals. How do you guys feel this relates?

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    That ISTJs-and-dogs story has appeared several times on here. I feel it's true, too, but who knows?
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    Dogs love me, its a little disturbing since I am to be fair grumpy and they always seem happy when I am around.

    Ever since I was a kid, dogs, big and small follow me around and insist I play with them.
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    I'd absolutely say this is true. I like animals. I'm good with animals. Animals tend to like me. My dog is my best friend in the world and I love her dearly.
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    Usually when I go to someone's house for the first time, their pets form a bond with me quite quickly. It's nice.
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    I am bothered by how dogs appear so desperate for approval. I don't see it as friendliness.

    But, equally bothering is how endearing I find animals when I am alone with them to spend any sort of time. Otherwise, in public to show my affection would be quite uncomfortable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A_priori View Post
    Hello ISTJs, I was just wondering if you guys find it a lot easier to connect with animals over people. My step mom is an ISTJ and she is very connected with her dog and other animals. She is not much of a social but she seems to have this special connection with animals. How do you guys feel this relates?
    Sounds like my mom - who is almost certainly IxTJ (not sure of her type - she honestly seems like a strange ISTJ/INTJ hybrid.) She doesn't connect that easily with a lot of people and has told me she wishes she had my social skills or tolerance for other people - but she has a weird connection with animals, dogs in particular. They just absolutely adore her. It's like she speaks their language - I've seen dogs who were shy or unfriendly with most people be absolutely devoted to her within minutes. She loves a lot of other animals too.

    Perhaps for an IxTJ, animals are a way of approaching emotions and mushy loviness, but the animal doesn't put the demands on you that a human would? Not sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SilkRoad View Post
    Sounds like my mom - who is almost certainly IxTJ (not sure of her type - she honestly seems like a strange ISTJ/INTJ hybrid.) She doesn't connect that easily with a lot of people and has told me she wishes she had my social skills or tolerance for other people - but she has a weird connection with animals, dogs in particular. They just absolutely adore her. It's like she speaks their language - I've seen dogs who were shy or unfriendly with most people be absolutely devoted to her within minutes. She loves a lot of other animals too.

    Perhaps for an IxTJ, animals are a way of approaching emotions and mushy loviness, but the animal doesn't put the demands on you that a human would? Not sure.
    This is very spot on. At least it's similar to how my mom works. I think she's ISTJ. She doesn't get along with others so well, just a means to an end it seems. But when it comes to animals...she's so different with them.

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    You know it's strange because at a glance my step mom "the ISTJ" tends to come quite dissconected. She is quite, reclusive, and the majority of her time she spends doing things independently. She likes to have her own space but at the same time she needs to know how much we care, after that she wants to be left alone again lol. It wasn't untill I became a little older and started to take a deeper look at who she was as a person that i came to appreciate all of her many qualities. I guess in a lot of the ways she is the queen of our household. She is always a step ahead of everyone when it comes to making a reservation or booking a flight. She is so organized and incredibly calculated that she often tells me when the last time I had a dental cleaning. I think there is so much to be said for ISTJs in terms of charictoristics and you guys really deserve so much credit. A very intresting set of functions to have indeed.

    One last thing "back on topic" We have this cat that lives next door who will not come to anyone, yesterday my step mom was watering the grass and the cat was following her around and laying on the hood of her car. I seriously don't get it lol.. She just has a certain vibe I guess?? To funny!

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