Reason number 3 - Complete and utter literalism - I went with a coworker to a pizza resturant for an "All You Can Eat" buffet. There were a lot of different pizzas avilable, and salads, pastas, etc. I entered and looked around, planning where to sit, finding the restroom, etc. and noticed the sign for the lunch buffet customers: 1)Pay cashier 2)Take tray. When I did those two things I sat down. And waited. Nowhere on the sign did it say to get food. Once clued in, I did enjoy a nice lunch. The price was reasonable, and the food served it's purpose...oh wait - sorry.
Reason number 2 - Boring - I admit it (although probably more so for the I vs. E). When I took the entire test (there were about fifty of us at the time taking it, IIRC), the administrator then showed type differences with role playing, etc. She asked for anyone who scored above 80 on the "I" scale. About six or seven of us stood up. She then asked for those who scored over 85. Two of us were left standing. She asked what our scores were. Again, IIRC, mine was about 95. Similarly high scores for S, T and J. The adminsitrator didn't use me for an example after the second time because "his answers would just be the same." Heck, I thought that was the point.
And the number 1 reason - wait, what exactly is the criteria for "top three"? Each individual's top three reasons, a collective vote on the top three reasons, top three from SJ's themselves; how can you call a list "top three" without some kind of objective criteria? Reading the posts from the start it seems like "top sixty-two" or something. Can the thread be renamed?
I have been dealing with it for- ----forty-one years! Is my butt sore!
My ISTJ husband sometimes wears a button which says "Rule #1. I am never wrong. Rule #2. If I'm ever wrong, see Rule #1.
He has no idea how hillarious I find this.
"No ray of sunshine is ever lost, but the green which it awakes into existence needs time to sprout, and it is not always granted to the sower to see the harvest. All work that is worth anything is done in faith." - Albert Schweitzer
Well I don't have a problem with them in general. I think that their main problem is a problem for them more than for everybody else: they sometimes do things that are not very much...needed and produce unintended consequences. An good example is the ISFJ putting things in order before they've been used; or my ISTJ dad cleaning his bike every time he uses it, or my ESTJ boss needing to re-check every calculation four times before being sure he's right.