My colleague told me about a personality test recently and I took it. It was shockingly accurate. The summary explanation of my ISTJ-T personality is as follows, “The ISTJ personality type is thought to be the most abundant, making up around 13% of the population. Their defining characteristics of integrity, practical logic and tireless dedication to duty make ISTJs a vital core to many families, as well as organizations that uphold traditions, rules and standards, such as law offices, regulatory bodies and military. People with the ISTJ personality type enjoy taking responsibility for their actions, and take pride in the work they do – when working towards a goal, ISTJs hold back none of their time and energy completing each relevant task with accuracy and patience.” That’s funny because Elle and I often joke about how great we would be in the military. I also know I have a future in detective work.
I agree with everything written here. I scrolled down to the friendship header and couldn’t believe what I read, “
ISTJ friends are not spontaneous. They are not talkative, or particularly playful in their affection. What ISTJ friends are is loyal, trustworthy, honorable and dependable. Others may come and go with the ups and downs of life, but ISTJs stay by their friends’ sides no matter what, with a deepness of commitment that other types may not even believe is possible.
True Friendship Is a Plant of Slow Growth
ISTJs are a very methodical personality type, and this loyalty isn’t given away lightly. Often slow to make friends, ISTJs usually end up with a smaller circle, but they consider that circle to represent a promise to be there for the people they care about, and ISTJs’ promises are not easily broken.”
When I get a friend, I am seeing forever. I cannot lose my friend. The interesting thing is I notice I am very cold in the beginning, and warm up very slowly to people. But once I see that I like someone, I am hooked. That’s why I struggle so much with disappointment in relationships. It takes so much for me to open up, so when I finally do, I have already committed. I believe it will last. I don’t go along with life for the fun of it. My best friend Elle is an INTJ-T. I need an N in my life.
More from the website on friendship, “In fact, as if to prove the point, ISTJs almost always have at least one Intuitive (N) friend in their inner circle, despite the disconnect the two perspectives bring. These are very much relationships built not on mutual understanding, but out of respect for their mutual differences. ISTJs marvel at Intuitives’ breadth of thought, being very much in tune with their own intelligence, while Intuitives admire ISTJs’ realism and dependability, something they are often hard-pressed to find in themselves. Knowledge, as always, is the great equalizer.”
My friend and I will celebrate our 22 year anniversary this year! I cannot wait. We met in kindergarten and became best friends immediately. Often times my friend is all I have, and I am not embarrassed to admit that.
Questions for you:
- How long have you had your best friend?
- Have you taken a personality test? It was fun. I recommend it!!
- Do you like personality tests?
- Any other personality tests you recommend?