Sensing or Intuition? Which one rings true for your personality? What is your default when taking in and processing new information or experiences? What style of learner are you? Do others detect a pattern in the way you comprehend what’s going on around you?
Do they nod knowingly and point out that “you’ve always been this way”?
You spend a huge amount of time and energy on your job. Finding one, learning one, keeping one, commuting to one.
So you shouldn’t settle for just any job, right?
At the very least, a job will teach you about yourself if you are paying attention. At its best, a job can boost you on your path to personal and professional growth, teaching you lessons that will last a lifetime – a stepping stone to your best life.
All things being equal, ISTJ personalities would rather avoid conflict. We prefer jobs where we fly solo. We use calendars and communication for clarity. We follow the rules and eschew anything that could generate a surprise of any kind.
We don’t do variables; we do decisions. We actively plan to not have conflicts. So it’s disconcerting when a conflict lands in our path anyway, despite our best efforts to avoid it.
“Nobody’s perfect.” Osgood Fielding III from Some Like It Hot
“Practice makes perfect.” Benjamin Franklin
“They say that nobody is perfect. Then they tell you practice makes perfect. I wish they'd make up their minds.” Wilt Chamberlain
Ah, the elusive concept of perfect. We’d all love to meet the perfect person for us. Live in a perfect world. Golf a perfect game.
Santa Claus is coming to town! If you were to hide behind the door and surprise this jolly old man into staying for a chat, what would you expect? Who is the man behind the myth?
Is he the mall Santa Claus? A rascal in it for the politics, publicity and a fast buck?
Is he the office Santa? Extraverted, the center of every party and into everyone’s business?
Is there an Introvert in your life? And do you need them to stick around and listen to you?
Introverts can be quite specific about how they approach people and conversation. If you’re an Introvert yourself, you already know this and your fellow Introverts hear you loud and clear.
But you Extraverts out there? Your natural communication style may not mesh so well with an Introvert’s style, and you’ll need to make some adjustments if you want your Introvert to tune in, engage, and stick around for the conversation.
If you’re in charge when things hit the fan, how will you behave?
And is there anything you can do to be better prepared for it?
Whether you’re in a leadership role yourself or your task is to nurture up-and-coming leaders, being able to answer these questions truthfully goes a long way toward ensuring your company’s success. And one of the best personality type assessments for leadership self-awareness is DISC – a quick and accurate measure of likely workplace performance.
ISTJ personalities make up 12% of the general population. ISTJ women claim 7% of this personality, while 16% of ISTJs are men. Running on pure statistics, it might surprise you that we make up so large a personality population. Odds are, you know an ISTJ. It’s also a safe bet to say that if you aren’t paying attention, you don’t know that you know her.
ISTJ personalities are full of complex and nuanced internal contradictions. The outrageous part of being the Inspector personality is that we are quite aware of them while, at the same time, acknowledge that there is no “fix.” ISTJs are sensitive about what we could perceive as faults but intelligent enough to realize they are not necessarily life hindrances.
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