"And we keep driving into the night
It's a late welcome, such a late welcome"
Now that I finally managed to step out of Guardhouse's safe, and ventured these parts of the forums, I might as well introduce myself.
Hi, I'm Habba, and I'm a life-time ISTJ.
I've been into this SJ-thing for as long as I can remember. I have always valued peaceful and safe environment above all else. I have always been logical and final in my decisions. And I have never been very social, mostly because I have always felt myself outsider.
They always say that ISTJs value traditions and formality. Well, I don't. I *shun* it. It's terrible. It's retarded. Why on earth would people do things just because someone did alike one hundred years ago? Why must weddings be so similar? Why can't funerals be fun? Why is the religion forced upon us on our birth?
Yet, I'm not a rebel, because I see rebellious nature very regressive. If something's wrong, make it right within the frames of law. Always create, never destroy.
All my life I've been reflecting myself, to find out what's wrong with me and why am I different from the others? This has led me to become very self-aware, but has also deepened my need to understand myself. My every action and thought is always followed by a "Why did I do this?" question. It makes me second guess my every action.
I'm interested in personality types because they give me the tools not only to understand myself, but any other types as well. I've been developing my F-side only recently (in couple of past years), so my childhood and teenhood (is that a word? ) I was on my T. That makes it hard to connect with other people. Personality types are a great help for that.
Ermm... now why did I share this with you? I have no idea. I just couldn't stop writing.
p.s. ENFPs beware, another ISTJ on the board!