“I hold that a strongly marked personality can influence descendants for generations.” – Beatrix Potter
The Logistician – ISTJ-T
The ISTJ-T role type is part of the Myer’s Briggs Type Indicator, and it is made up of sixteen different personality types. It breaks down your personality into the psychological differences in people’s mindsets. It takes into account your strengths and weaknesses and is a fantastic way of knowing what a good path for your life is.
Introverted: Meaning that an ISTJ-T prefers solitary and can easily get exhausted by social interactions and crowds. They need time by themselves to recharge and get fully energized again. They are most likely out of all of the personality types to say we are private individuals.
Observant: Meaning that an ISTJ-T is highly practical, realistic and down-to-earth. They usually have a strong routine and habits that they stick to.
Thinking: Meaning an ISTJ-T is rational, they prioritize logic over emotion and tend to seek efficiency over everything.
Judging: Meaning an ISTJ-T is thorough, extremely organized and can tend to be meticulous. They value clarity, structure, and predictability. You will rarely find an ISTJ-T being spontaneous.
Turbulent: Meaning an ISTJ-T is self-conscious, they are success-driven, perfectionists through and through and constantly looking for ways to improve
The ISTJ-T is in the sentinel section of the Myer’s Briggs Type Indicator. They are cooperative, practical and grounded. They take comfort in who they are and work hard.
- 78% say they are good at executing their ideas.
- 82% say they avoid risk or unpredictable situations
- 77% say they don’t give up quickly
- 66% say their success is usually determined by hard work
There are a handful of ISTJ’s that are famous, they include:
- Queen Elizabeth the second
- Queen Victoria
- George H.W. Bush
- Warren Buffett
- Harry Truman
- Natalie Portman
Honest: At the heart of an ISTJ-T is integrity. They believe that honesty is the best policy and is should be always be spoken plain and simple.
Very Responsible: If an ISTJ-T says they are going to do something, they will do it no matter what it takes and often they will do it before they said they would. Their biggest competition is themselves and they will be loyal to their word every single time. They crave dependability.
Practical: An ISTJ-T can see every side of the story and does not lose their temper the second a hardship approaches them. They make decisions with effectiveness in mind and are good leaders.
Jack-Of-All-Trades: If you ask an ISTJ-T for a fun fact they will most likely have a new one floating around in their head every day. They can easily mold themselves to fit the situation they are needed in and can pick up new things easily.
Stubborn: The way an ISTJ-T makes a decision is factual and what they think is the truth. This makes changing their mind quite difficult. They do not like to admit that they are wrong, ad they need to reminded that anyone can miss a detail.
Insensitive: Since an ISTJ-T tends to think instead of feel and put honesty above all. In some circumstances, they may lightly take emotion into consideration but not as much as it should be.
Always By The Book: An ISTJ-T is a rule follower, and they clearly define those rules. They dislike trying new things or bending the rules, the only time they will do so is if it clearly benefits or improves a situation.
Unreasonably Blame Themselves: All of the factors mentioned above make it extremely easy for an ISTJ-T to blame themselves. In a group project, they put all of the pressure on themselves. They take on extra work and if something fails or does not go as planned they believe that they are responsible and only them.
An ISTJ-T is your classic perfect employee, they come in early, stay late, and usually take on as much work as humanly possible. They tend to like long-term and stable careers so they can make their ten-year plans and stick to them.
Careers that are good for an ISTJ-T surround tradition, repetition, and security and they include:
- Business and financial
- Architecture and engineering
These all make sense because they give an ISTJ-T the stability and organization that they are seeking after.
As an ISTJ-T and taking into account all of my strengths and weaknesses, at my personal ultimate career peak, I would be a CMO or high up in a marketing agency. The ability to see the big picture while also having a almost hyperintense attention to detail would be extremely helpful.
This test is truly a deep dive into your own personality and you can learn a tremendous amount about yourself and others who have taken the test. Making yourself and your relationships healthier.