ISTJ "The Duty fulfiller"


Introverted, Sensing, Thinking, Judging

All About ISTJ

ISTJs have one character trait that puts them at a definite advantage in terms of career success - Perserverance. An ISTJ can do almost anything that they have decided to do. However, there are areas in which they will function more happily and naturally. An ISTJ will do best in a career in which they can use their excellent organizational skills and their powers of concentration to create order and structure. ISTJs seem to fit extremely well into the Management and Executive layer of the corporate business world.

Character Traits

Value tradition, security, and peaceful living

Will work long and hard to fulfill duties

Can be depended on to follow through on tasks

Loyal and faithful

Stable, practical and down-to-earth


Dislike doing things that don't make sense to them

Dislike abstract theory, unless they see the practical application

Natural leaders

Prefer to work alone, but work well in teams when necessary

Extremely observant, they take in facts via their senses and store them internally

Vast, rich inner store of facts that they rely on to understand problems that they encounter in their lives

Profound respect for facts and concrete information

Make decisions objectively, applying logic and rational thinking

Dislike change, unless they are shown it's benefit in a concrete way

Have strong opinions about the way things should be done

Appreciate structured, orderly environments

Have very high standards for their own behavior and the behavior of others

Not naturally in-tune with other people's feelings

Able to accomplish almost anything if they put their minds to it

Community minded "good citizens"

Possible Careers

Radiographer / radiographic technician

Restaurant worker

Lawn / grounds maintenance

Janitor / maintenance

Food service employee

Truck driver

Supermarket stock person

Factory worker


Medical technician

Military service person

Research / lab worker



Law, lawyer, attorney


College professor

Scientist: chemistry, physics

Computer science

Physician: pathology, radiography


Computer programmer




Technical writer

Operations officer

Compliance officer

Curator: museum, library

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