I’ve been really interested in personality types ever since I was introduced to the topic in college. Much like zodiac signs and the like, I take personality types with a bit of seriousness…but I only buy in so much. I mean, how can every Virgo possibly have the same fate on a particular day?
I’ve completed the test a few times over the last 10 years or so, and as far as I can remember I’ve been either an ISTJ or INTJ. My most recent test (4/6/15) showed that I have marginal or no preference of Sensing over Intuition…so this makes sense. I want to say that one time in college my results said I was an extrovert. Well, times change and people change. I wonder if my personality type changed as well. Is that even possible?
You can read more about what experts say ISTJ’s are like, but here’s what it means in real life for me:
- I get pretty drained and cranky when I have too much social interaction. Too much could be having 3-4 functions to attend in a week or simply a weekend trip around family and friends.
- I like to recharge at the end of the day (well…mornings too) by reading my social media timelines, emails, or random articles. I also REALLY enjoy playing solo card games (Solitaire, Free Cell, Pyramid, & Spider) on my tablet.
- I love lists and calendars. I like being able to see what I need to do. Even if I have a lot on my plate, being able to see exactly what it is and when things will happen helps me.
- I can fully understand where people are coming from, even if I don’t agree. I’m also pretty objective when asked for advice.
- I love policies, procedures, guidelines, rules, etc. There is very little new under the sun, and chances are someone has already found a way to do most things in the most efficient and effective manner. As the saying goes, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” If the procedure in place isn’t efficient and effective, I DO enjoy making changes to make it so.
- I have lots of ideas, but I have trouble following through with said ideas. I’m a great manager of things, but I don’t execute well.
Knowing your personality type, as well as those of the people you’re around the most (significant other, BFF, coworkers), can help you navigate life a bit easier. Knowing can help you better interact and understand each other. Well, maybe that’s just the case for this ISTJ Virgo.
Hi. My name is Him and I am ENTJ! I have taken multiple tests from industry standards such as DiSC(c) to the quick 15 minute ones you can find online. They all say pretty much the same thing. “You are ENTJ”. I embrace this and wear it as a badge of honor because it suits me well.
Yep, that pretty much sums it all up. I am an extrovert despite what some people who barely know all the complexities to my personality think. No really, I am complex in that regard. Think: high ability to compartmentalize. I also believe and have confirmed on many occasions that I have a sixth sense when dealing with life. My intuition has helped with pretty much everything except getting six numbers and the Powerball© number right to strike it rich quick with the Lotto. On occasion I do try to work on that. In all seriousness though, it is really helpful with people. If you’re shady, I will know!! I can just tell.
Her can tell you I’m constantly thinking. I think about thinking about thinking I think so much sometimes. I’m all for logic. I’m not big on displaying much emotion, but when I do I can be an interesting display. I probably come off cold and callous, but oh well. I’m not always and I do try to work on it on certain occasions. If I always come of that way, best believe I don’t care! Yeah, I’ve told Her on occasion some people get the “F” you and your “feelings”. I guess that leads to the “J” for judging. Despite what people in this day and age say, judging isn’t only something God can do and it doesn’t make me one of your “Haters”, sometimes it just truth.
There are some distinct positives and negatives to my personality type, I know that. I enjoy the positives and combat the negatives when necessary. Is it a perfect science? No; but “Judging” by my life and the company I keep I “Think” overall I’m winning. Just call it “Intuition”!