ISTJ stands for Introversion, Sensing, Thinking, Judgment.
These are qualities that an ISTJ personality is heavily known for, and they’re qualities that often end up propelling them into managerial positions as a result.
Being an ISTJ is a great thing.
In fact, many of the most well-liked people in society are members of this personality type.
George Washington, Queen Elizabeth II, and Warren Buffet are all examples of this personality type.
ISTJs are the most common personality type in the world, and if you ask us, that’s great!
Ever wonder if you’re one of the quiet, kind, and mellow people who belong to this personality type?
Here’s the signs you need to check out, and what they mean for your dating life.
1. People have actually called you “an old soul” or told you that you are old-fashioned.
ISTJs are as old school as they come — and that’s a great thing.
They value tradition and often will stick to the “tried and true” paths of building a good life rather than venture out into unknown (and possibly dangerous) territories.
2. Your idea of a nice day is spent inside, at home.
You might enjoy baking cookies, or having a dinner with the fam, but really, not much else.
ISTJs are known for being homebodies and introverts who just want to relax after a hard day’s work.
3. Everyone tends to go to you when they want someone to be realistic and responsible.
With ISTJs, responsibility is always the name of the game.
You’re the one they’ll approach when they need advice on insurance, taxes, or even something like childcare. Why? Because they know you won’t be doing something crazy or be unrealistic with your advice.
4. It’s the little things in life that thrill you.
Making a new craft out of a Mason jar? Sweet! Seeing a nice day in the park?
You don’t need things like clubs and bottles of bubbly to get you going if you have an ISTJ personality.
5. At work, you often end up in a managerial position.
You might also be an accountant or a scientist.
Numbers are kind of your thing in many cases.
Because ISTJs are notoriously hard workers who focus on getting things done well and on time, it’s safe to say that finding a job is rarely ever a struggle.
You’re what bosses call “the Golden Employee.”
6. You tend to take badly to change, imperfection, or unpredictability.
Stability and regularity is what makes you as an ISTJ feel safe.
If you feel a job isn’t done properly, or if you feel you can’t predict people well, it will end up causing you to get irate.
The word “perfectionist” gets thrown around a lot with you.
7. You often end up caring more about being right than making the other person feel good.
This is also a leading cause of relationship problems with ISTJs.
Their need for logic and correctness can get so thorough, they may even alienate those around them.
8. Honesty is the best policy with you.
ISTJs are often honest to the point of blunt.
This can be a good thing, or a bad thing, depending on what you end up doing.
9. People have called you “safe” before.
You know what that means, and it’s not a bad thing.
It means they know they can depend on you.
10. You’re known for making it your personal duty to keep friends and family happy.
To a point, ISTJs are known for being people pleasers.
They will often go the extra mile to keep people around them happy, simply because they feel it’s the right thing to do.
They may even blame themselves for things that are not in their control because of this.
11. Overall, you’re a very calm and practical person.
You’re all about realistic goals and slowly reaching them.
Anxiety doesn’t really happen unless you’re thrown for a loop, and even then, it’s almost always temporary.
Overall, being an ISTJ is a great thing if you are looking for a long-term relationship.
If you’re looking for the short-term (which you almost never are), it’s not so good.
That being said, you provide stability and joy to the right partner and always do what you can to please them. So, you’re a great catch for the right match.
H/T: Ossiana Tepfenhart for YourTango