In my last post, I was guessing at my Myers-Briggs Type Indicator results. This weekend, my husband and I received the results from an MBTI test we had taken a few weeks ago. The results were interesting.
My results revealed me to be an ISTJ: Introverted, Sensing, Thinking, Judging. I’ll be spending the next few posts dissecting exactly what each of that means for me, but for now I’d like to focus on a larger aspect on type: my temperament.
I am what is called a “Traditionalist” or a “Sensing Judger.” Apparently, 35-40% of the population falls into this temperament category. According to our MBTI instructors, SJs are characterized by the following:
Achilles Heel: Disarray or Disorder
SJs are, overall:
- Loyal to system
- Preserving of Tradition
- Followers of procedures
- Strive to earn their keep
- Passionate about social responsibility
- Authority dependent
- Bound to duty
- Capable of taking charge
- “Worker bees”
Apparently, the following people may have been ISTJs: Mother Theresa, Billy Graham, JC Penney, Martha Stewart, Henry Ford & Colin Powell. I thought of two more….Captain Jean Luc Picard of the Star Trek Enterprise, and Hermione Granger from the Harry Potter series.