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    Seems like the answer from anyone here (including SJ) would be yes because anyone interested in things like psychology or MBTI would be motivated at least in part by a desire for better self-knowledge.

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    I've known ISTJs to try and "find" themselves. They just aren't as emo about it as other types.
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    Quote Originally Posted by heart View Post
    Seems like the answer from anyone here (including SJ) would be yes because anyone interested in things like psychology or MBTI would be motivated at least in part by a desire for better self-knowledge.
    Sure, that generally makes sense, since that is a basic purpose of the forum.
    You can't spell "justice" without ISTJ.

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    Hmmmm this is a good question. I think it's because we're very grounded in reality and always seem to be the ones who "have it all together." ISTJ's are very much "what you see is what you get" type of people, and I never knew how or tried to be anything else but myself.

    I did kind of go on a "finding myself" adventure when I moved away to college, and did 3 different study abroad programs in Spanish-speaking countries. These experiences shaped me profoundly because I had to decide for myself what I believed and how I would approach whatever situation that came my way. It's really different when you have constant support and input from friends and family, and then all of a sudden have that taken away. I learned a lot about myself -- mainly that I can adapt, and not only survive, but thrive in challenging situations.

    I had somewhat of a brief identity crisis when I first graduated college, but that was because graduating more-or-less uprooted my whole life. Within the time-span of one day I quit my job, left all my close friends, moved across the state back in with my family, and finished my academic career as an undergrad. Everything that I had worked toward was either completed, gone, or far away. I had never realized how much of my identity was placed on my work, obligations, people, and independence. The days/months that followed were some of the hardest, but it eventually rebuilt itself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PinkPiranha View Post
    I've known ISTJs to try and "find" themselves. They just aren't as emo about it as other types.
    Goodness gracious this is the perfect answer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PinkPiranha View Post
    I've known ISTJs to try and "find" themselves. They just aren't as emo about it as other types.
    Very true!

    I'm still in the process of finding myself. I don't think there's ever an answer, is there? If there is, it doesn't stay the same for very long.

    Actually, what I meant to say was, the answer gets broader and more vague the more you look for it.
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    I agree, dnivera, and once one realises that, all one need to do is pay attention to one's self. It's not so much a search as it is an ongoing process of recognition and affirmation. What some would say, that corny - "following your heart." Lotsa truth in those stoopid old axioms.
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    A major theme of my life is 'finding myself'. It permeates my thinking, feeling and actions on a daily basis. It's the reason I'm in this country, it's the reason I'm on this forum.
    SJ's keep it all inside, I suppose that includes their inner jouneys. I saw again today, how I can live with both this inside and outside world going on. I maintain both. I have a conversation with someone and at the same time a whole thing is going on on the inside, emotions, analyses of those emotions etc.
    But I cannot imagine myself starting a conversation with someone about what's going on inside me or about where I am in my life or about what it is I want to achieve and therefore it could seem that none of these things are a part of my life. But they very much are, all the time.
    Frankly, I can't believe SJ are slighted in even this area.
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    Well, wow. Just coincidence that most of the ISTJs on this site were on tonight?

    Thanks for all the thoughts and responses, everybody. (Feel free to keep going, of course.)
    You can't spell "justice" without ISTJ.

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    Also, I think we have a problem placing emotions, we have them, feel them, but can't always tell where they come from, why they're there and what to do with them. I think this drags out the process of finding yourself.

    In other words, we're emotional retards. Haha!
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