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What is ISTJ Personality Type According to MBTI Typology
The ISTJ personality type is one of the sixteen personality types according to the MBTI typology. ISTJ is referred to as “Administrator”.

Queen Elizabeth II.

The ISTJ personality type is one of the sixteen personality types according to the MBTI typology. ISTJ is referred to as “Administrator”.

The basic characteristics of this personality type are:

  • Serious, diligent, careful
  • Practical and realistic
  • Logical, orderly and reliable
  • Assumes responsibility
  • Persistent and conscientious
  • Risk aversion
  • Prefers correct procedure and to have rules
  • Effective and efficient

Kroeger, Thuesen and Rutledge indicate the following characteristics and recommendations:

  • At work: sets the method and aims to ensure the spirit of the organization, carries out tasks on time and under budget
  • Professional development: must understand that although interpersonal relationships may disrupt things set in advance, they are indispensable for organizations’ life and play a positive role
  • Leadership position: reliably performs tasks while maintaining corporate policies and order of things

ISTJ personality type in practice: Every type of person is suited for different work. People with ISTJ personality type usually excel in organizations in the following professions:

Following important people had the ISTJ personality type:

  • George H. W. Bush - American President
  • George Washington - American President
  • Queen Elizabeth II - Queen of England
  • Warren Buffet - investor, businessman

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Last update: 04.11.2016

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