ISTJ - Planner Inspector

*Adapted from Linda V. Berens and Dario Nardi, Understanding Yourself and Others: An Introduction to the Personality Type Code (Used with permission)


The ISTJ theme is planning and monitoring, ensuring predictable quality.

Thorough, systematic, and careful.

Sees discrepancies, omissions, and pitfalls.

Talents lie in administrating and regulating.

Dependable, realistic, and sensible.

Want to conserve the resources of the organization, group, family, or culture and persevere toward that goal.

Thrive on planning ahead and being prepared. Like helping others through their roles as parent, supervisor, teammate, and community volunteer.


ISTJ - Pattern of Processes

Leading Introverted Sensing Reviewing and recalling past experiences and seeking detailed data
Supporting Extraverted Thinking Segmenting, organizing for efficiency, and systematizing
Relief Introverted Feeling Valuing and considering importance, beliefs, and worth
Aspirational Extraverted iNtuiting Interpreting situations and relationships and pickup meanings and interconnections to other contexts
Opposing Extraverted Sensing Experiencing and acting in the immediate context.
Critical Parent Introverted Thinking Analyzing, categorizing, and evaluating according to principles
Deceiving Extraverted Feeling Connecting and considering others and the group
Devilish Introverted iNtuiting Foreseeing implications, transformations, and likely effects



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