"SJs are keepers of tradition of custom, of continuity with the past. This means that SJs do not usually focus on the now, as do the opportunistic SPs. Nor on tomorrow, as do the romantic NFs, and certainly not on timeless intervals, as do the scientific NTs. Rather, SJs are more inclined to turn their thoughts to yesterday, to look fondly upon the good old days when people earned thier living, when ....."
"This reverence for the past perhaps explains why, more than any of the other types, SJs are creatures of habit, following faithfully the same routines in their dayly lives." "Gaurdians (SJs) often come to focus their traditionalism on the family. SJs prize family possessions, the longer possessed the better, and they take great satisfaction in looking after family property" " But even in the community at large, Guardians have a great and lasting respect for age. They hate to see old buildings torn down, even old trees cut down - as though age, by itself, confers importance, a certain rank in the social hierachy."