ISTJ

Your energy comes from spending time alone or with one or two people who are close to you. You take what people say at face value. You make decisions based on facts and logic. You prefer order and structure rather than spontaneity.

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Favorite World

Introversion (I)

I get my energy from spending time alone, or with one other person that I’m close to. I’m most comfortable when I’m playing with an idea in my head. I see these ideas in pictures, memories, and replaying reactions from myself and others, like a movie playing in my head. These ideas are mostly consistent and stable for me, though it may take some time for me to go through all of the scenarios before I decide. There are times that I like the idea of something more than the actual thing.

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Decisions

Thinking (T)

The best way to make decisions is by finding a basic truth and applying it consistently - no matter what the situation. I like to be analytical, weighing both sides of an issue before making my decision. It’s important not to let my personal desires or other people’s desires sway me when making a decision.

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Information

Sensing (S)

When I’m tuned in to the physical reality of my surroundings (sight, hearing, taste, touch smell), it’s like seeing with fresh eyes. I pay attention and notice things that others might not see or consider important; for me, this is all about observation and remembering details - which I feel make my experiences richer. There’s a practicality there too because what good does learning something if I don’t know how to use it? Experience speaks louder than words!

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Structure

Judging (J)

I use my decision-making (Judging) preference (whether it is Thinking or Feeling) in my outer life. I like to plan and control my life as much as possible. I’m good at checklists and schedules. I like for decisions to be made and things to be in place. This is true for my outer world. My inner world is a bit more flexible and open. Do not confuse Judging with judgmental, in its negative sense about people and events. They are not related.

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