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Myers and Briggs Personality Types: ISTJ Profile

Updated on April 17, 2012

ISTJ Population

Total Population: 8.5%

Male: 10.5%

Female: 6.5

ISTJ Relationships

Lover: ENFJ

Friend: ESTP

Enemy: INFJ

Personality Overview

ISTJs are very hard working and responsible people. They are very loyal and have a strong sense of what is right and what is wrong. ISTJs feel that integrity and honesty are very important traits in people and consider themselves positive members in the community. ISTJs find traditions and cultural norms important and they are willing to fight to preserve them. ISTJs dedicate themselves completely to things that they feel are important which makes them very dependable people. An ISTJ can be relied upon to do the right thing for their community, family and friends. ISTJs care very much for their close friends and family.

ISTJ Weaknesses

  • They often times feel that they are always right.
  • ISTJs can sometimes be out of touch with what others are feeling.
  • Their love of systems and structure make them appear rigid
  • They rarely offer compliments or praise to others.

ISTJ Strengths

  • ISTJs are very committed and loyal to their relationships.
  • They are very good at managing their money.
  • ISTJs make good listeners
  • They can be perfectionist and like precise and detailed work.
  • They can handle criticism well.
  • ISTJs can handle conflict.
  • They take relationships very seriously.

Fictional Character With INST Personality

Eeyore was a ISTJ
Eeyore was a ISTJ | Source

ISTJ Description Word

  • Dependable
  • Private
  • Decisive
  • Punctual
  • Humerous
  • Practical
  • Responsible
  • Honest
  • Sacrificial
  • Devoted
  • Rigid
  • Efficient

Famous ISTJ

George H. W. Bush was a ISTJ
George H. W. Bush was a ISTJ | Source

ISTJ Careers

  • Accountant
  • Lawyer
  • Engineer
  • Computer Programmer
  • Manager
  • Detective
  • Dentist
  • Scientist
  • Police Officer
  • Electrician
  • Judge
  • Librarian
  • Military Leader


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    • SopranoRocks profile image

      SopranoRocks 5 years ago from Upper Peninsula, Michigan, USA

      Just found out ISTJ is me, which is funny because I saw the cartoons associated with your HUBs before reading and said to myself, "I bet I am Eeyore." Guess I know myself well. Thx for the HUBs and the site to take the FREE test at

      There is a cool link there after you take the test, that gives your Risk Attitudes, which is interesting. Though I tend to be introverted, I am high risk taker!

      Cool to see famous people of same type as me as well.