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ISTJ is one of 16 different personality types from the Myers-Briggs Type Indicators (MBTI). The ISTJ personality represents about 2% of the general population (3% of men; 1% of women). Famous ISTJs include billionaire businessman Warren Buffet, former U.S. president George Washington, and none other than Batman himself (Bruce Wayne).
On this page, we’ll help you get a better understanding of ISTJ strengths, weaknesses, and the best ISTJ career choices.
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ISTJ stands for Introvert, Sensing, Thinking, and Judging.
Also known as the Inspector or the Traditionalist, ISTJs are responsible organizers who are driven to create and enforce order within systems and institutions. Eager to uphold tradition and follow rules, they are good at executing detailed, logical tasks. They have a keen sense of right and wrong and are noted for their devotion to duty. The top ISTJ career matches include business analyst, supply chain manager, military officer, and bank teller.
ISTJs are more comfortable doing things rather than talking to strangers, even during social functions, so you might find them topping up everyone’s drink at a party or organizing the food. ISTJs prefer concrete facts over abstract concepts and tend not to enjoy long-winded philosophical conversations.
|Honest and direct||Stubborn|
|Good at enforcing order||Insensitive|
|Prefers to execute on ideas rather than talk about them||Unflinchingly rule-abiding|
The best jobs for ISTJs offer stability, security, and predictability. ISTJs prefer to work independently in organized, quiet environments with clear expectations. The ideal ISTJ career path involves working in small teams with a clear hierarchy, and doing work that deals mostly with facts and numbers rather than abstract matters.
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