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    Oh my, so much to answer!

    Quote Originally Posted by brookeedesiree View Post
    I am always typed as ISTJ by tests, which is fairly accurate, but I sometimes wonder what others would say I am. From this list of qualities, what would you type me as?
    ISTJs like lists. We really do like to break things into pieces and try to study them piece by piece. Details are everything, frak the whole picture!
    Quote Originally Posted by brookeedesiree View Post
    I see emotions as weaknesses, but although I wouldn't care to admit it, I do feel very much. This being said though, I strongly dislike talking about my emotions. (bleckk)
    I don't like people who "think with their heart."
    I can be quite insensitive at times.
    I can not be bothered to think about getting married, or even being in a relationship. Love is an emotion......therefore a weakness....blah blah blah. I feel odd saying that though, as I don't consciously believe that. It's more of a very predominant subconscious belief.
    All these things point to an underdeveloped Fi-function. This is very common for ISTJs who have not yet fully reached their potential. For one reason or another, young ISTJs are very inadequate with emotions. We function strongly with Si and Te, which leads us always follow the logical path, ignoring the emotional roller coasters others might have to face (especially Fe, they need to have their decisions validated by others). This leads us not to have to deal with emotions, since they rarely come to our way... except when we have to deal with other people. Having to deal with strong emotional outburst of other people might initially make us feel superior to others and make emotions feel pathetic and troublesome.

    I'm quite sure that you not liking people who think with their heart might just be you ignoring your own feelings, and thus feeling awkward. And whatever makes us feel awkward, makes us dislike it.

    Quote Originally Posted by brookeedesiree View Post
    I have very little control of my emotions.
    I absolutely hate crying, especially in front of people, as I see it as a submission to emotion, and therefore a weakness. However, I have a tendency to be overwhelmed very easily, and am prone to crying (although I hate myself for it.)
    I am painfully shy around people I am not comfortable with, to the extent that I won't even move. However, if I am with people I am comfortable with, I am very outgoing.
    People's first impression of me is that I seem very standoffish
    I think these are direct consequences of you not being even with your own emotions.

    Quote Originally Posted by brookeedesiree View Post
    I can't stand being late to things, but sometimes I am anyways....oops.
    I can be very hypocritical.
    I am very perceptive of others, and can often figure people out relatively quickly...
    I am very black-and-white when it comes to life. Things are good or bad, yes or no, true or false.
    I often see people as robots, who are to be manipulated. This is how I think, but not always how I act...I can be quite caring if I wish.
    Here I sense somewhat overcoming judging function (Te) with limited support from information-gathering function (Si). It should be the otherway, for you to be more content with yourself. Always remember that people and things are more complex that they seem to be. You only have your own subjective view of the situation, which might twisted by your own expectations.

    Quote Originally Posted by brookeedesiree View Post
    I despise change with a passion. In fact, I moved to a new place and it has taken me three years to start feeling comfortable....
    I am very conservative with money, almost to a point where it's bad...
    I am the kind of person who eats breakfast at 8, lunch at noon, and dinner at 5:30, whether I am hungry or not. Those are the times designated for eating, right? Also I like to have the same exact thing for breakfast every day.
    ISTJs are really much into safety and stability. We believe that best things arise from stabile environments.

    Quote Originally Posted by brookeedesiree View Post
    I can't stand having people behind me, whether it be in line, in a room, in class, etc. (Is this even personality related?)
    I am a thrill-seeker, but also I am very pre-occupied with "the rules."
    I am very anxiety-prone.
    While ISTJs can be neurotic, we are not as neurotic say INFJs. This is one issue ISTJs should settle to allow personal growth.

    Quote Originally Posted by brookeedesiree View Post
    I am energized by being with people initially, but after a while I am completely drained.
    I have no problem being alone, but if I am alone for extended periods of time, I get quite sad.
    ISTJs love being part of something greater than themselves. Well not, love, but they feel a sense of fulfillment. ISTJs make good teamplayers, but not so good soloists.

    Quote Originally Posted by brookeedesiree View Post
    I get bored very easily.
    I'm not quite sure how this manifests in you, as ISTJs are known for their knowledge of minute detail, which leads them to be preoccupied with constant knowledge gathering. It might also be that you become bored when out of your comfort zone, and it could be explained by rigidness some ISTJs have in trying new things. ISTJs are good at judging things and thus think they have a good idea what a thing is before they even try it.

    Quote Originally Posted by brookeedesiree View Post
    I work very hard at things I care about, but if I don't care, I will put very minimum effort in. This is my problem with school... I need things to be practical, and quite frankly, finding the function of a parabola is not practical.
    My reply here is rather similar to as to the previous one. When out of comfort zone (e.g. highly theorical discussion which does not aim to practical solutions), ISTJs quickly phase out. I shined in math before I went to college. There the math made no sense and it became painful.

    Quote Originally Posted by brookeedesiree View Post
    I love learning about other people, their lives, and their problems.
    Problem solving and data gathering. That's ISTJ.

    Quote Originally Posted by brookeedesiree View Post
    I could write more, but what do you think? I am always confused because I am one thing, and at the same time I am the opposite....It is driving me crazy actually.
    Very strong ISTJ, but with a hint of anxiety on how things are. There's a part of your that doesn't like the things as they are, but has really no idea how it would like things to be. Sounds like me about 10 years ago. Then I found MBTI and learned a lot about myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Habba View Post
    Oh my, so much to answer!



    ISTJs like lists. We really do like to break things into pieces and try to study them piece by piece. Details are everything, frak the whole picture!


    All these things point to an underdeveloped Fi-function. This is very common for ISTJs who have not yet fully reached their potential. For one reason or another, young ISTJs are very inadequate with emotions. We function strongly with Si and Te, which leads us always follow the logical path, ignoring the emotional roller coasters others might have to face (especially Fe, they need to have their decisions validated by others). This leads us not to have to deal with emotions, since they rarely come to our way... except when we have to deal with other people. Having to deal with strong emotional outburst of other people might initially make us feel superior to others and make emotions feel pathetic and troublesome.

    I'm quite sure that you not liking people who think with their heart might just be you ignoring your own feelings, and thus feeling awkward. And whatever makes us feel awkward, makes us dislike it.



    I think these are direct consequences of you not being even with your own emotions.



    Here I sense somewhat overcoming judging function (Te) with limited support from information-gathering function (Si). It should be the otherway, for you to be more content with yourself. Always remember that people and things are more complex that they seem to be. You only have your own subjective view of the situation, which might twisted by your own expectations.



    ISTJs are really much into safety and stability. We believe that best things arise from stabile environments.



    While ISTJs can be neurotic, we are not as neurotic say INFJs. This is one issue ISTJs should settle to allow personal growth.



    ISTJs love being part of something greater than themselves. Well not, love, but they feel a sense of fulfillment. ISTJs make good teamplayers, but not so good soloists.


    I'm not quite sure how this manifests in you, as ISTJs are known for their knowledge of minute detail, which leads them to be preoccupied with constant knowledge gathering. It might also be that you become bored when out of your comfort zone, and it could be explained by rigidness some ISTJs have in trying new things. ISTJs are good at judging things and thus think they have a good idea what a thing is before they even try it.



    My reply here is rather similar to as to the previous one. When out of comfort zone (e.g. highly theorical discussion which does not aim to practical solutions), ISTJs quickly phase out. I shined in math before I went to college. There the math made no sense and it became painful.


    Problem solving and data gathering. That's ISTJ.



    Very strong ISTJ, but with a hint of anxiety on how things are. There's a part of your that doesn't like the things as they are, but has really no idea how it would like things to be. Sounds like me about 10 years ago. Then I found MBTI and learned a lot about myself.
    You are quite right, I have a very low tolerance for bs, and the drama of people. I mentally can't comprehend it, which drives some people I know insane, but I honestly don't care all that much.

    I also don't understand the whole need for validation thing. I do not profess to be an extremely confident person (although comparatively I suppose I am, I just don't like to seem full of myself), but I can't stand being around others who are always putting themselves down and needing other people to tell them what they are and aren't. I don't dislike the person, I just find it drags me down to be with them.

    And you are spot on about obscured views because of false expectations. I rarely have serious problems with people, but when I do, it's ALWAYS because I expect them to be someone they aren't or them to do something they can't.

    Also, you say ISTJ's aren't good soloists? Although this may be true in the big picture, I can't stand being on a team because of the afore mentioned "expectations" problem...When I was a child, I didn't even like cleaning up with people because they always put things in the wrong places

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    I am ISTJ too.. and yours are exactly look like what I've been doing all my life

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