introverted sensing thinking judging
44% introvert | 1% sensing | 25% thinking | 44% judging
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i was compelled by a good girlfriend of mine to re-take this test… although i knew i had my results somewhere. she is very into this sort of stuff, but then again… so am i! dear friends since our high school days, our friendship has had its ups and downs through the years – as many friendships do. you’ll know you have a true friend when all the dust settles, the drama subsides and he/she is still standing right by you. i have a small circle of close friends, but i know i can count on every single one of them to be honest & true… even though sometimes they tell me things i don’t want to hear! for that i am lucky & blessed!
the istj profile (by joe butt)
ISTJs are often called inspectors. They have a keen sense of right and wrong, especially in their area of interest and/or responsibility. They are noted for devotion to duty. Punctuality is a watchword of the ISTJ. The secretary, clerk, or business(wo)man by whom others set their clocks is likely to be an ISTJ.
As do other Introverted Thinkers, ISTJs often give the initial impression of being aloof and perhaps somewhat cold. Effusive expression of emotional warmth is not something that ISTJs do without considerable energy loss.
ISTJs are most at home with “just the facts, Ma’am.” They seem to perform at highest efficiency when employing a step-by-step approach. Once a new procedure has proven itself (i.e., has been shown “to work,”) the ISTJ can be depended upon to carry it through, even at the expense of their own health.
ISTJs are easily frustrated by the inconsistencies of others, especially when the second parties don’t keep their commitments. But they usually keep their feelings to themselves unless they are asked. And when asked, they don’t mince words. Truth wins out over tact. The grim determination of the ISTJ vindicates itself in officiation of sports events, judiciary functions, or an other situation which requires making tough calls and sticking to them.
it’s true – spare me the details. leave me out of the drama. tell me what’s relevant, and you will hold my attention. running around in circles trying to make your point will only make me irritable & frustrated. i am very blunt & to the point. you can count on me to call you out on shit. if you can’t handle it… i’m sorry that’s how i roll. take it or leave it.
believe it or not, i do have a soft side. when i lead a class through a practice, i tap into another side of my personality. even though i am deliberate & technical, there is a part of me that slips into a natural flow, and respects that each person is going through his/her own personal experience within the practice. there is a method to my madness that i’m still cultivating as a teacher. it’s hard to explain in words… it’s something that i feel. when i practice, i prefer to move through the asanas with my eyes closed. i found that for me, i become more in tune with myself, my body’s rhythm and how i move through space.
now the learner in me kicks in:
pretty similar to the test in the strengths 2.0 book from gallup press. i posted my 5 themes at the beginning of the month: restorative. responsibility. deliberative. strategic. learner.