The ISTJ Personality is all about fulfilling their honorable duties. The ISTJ is a very hard working and dedicated type. They are very responsible and are one of the backbones of many societies. They strive to do their best and uphold traditions and beliefs that have gotten their families and communities through many generations. The ISTJ can be a bit of a traditionalist, which makes them quite stubborn and resistant to change. This can be a problem if they are not able to adapt to the changing world around them. However, the ISTJ is smart enough to grasp how things are moving, and will likely be intelligent enough to survive whatever setbacks or changes they experience. They can be a bit understated in their appearance, but they tend to be constantly providing for their families. They can get the tedious work done that doesn’t get enough praise, and they are usually willing to do it without recognition. However, that doesn’t mean they should be taken for granted. No, the ISTJ would be sorely missed if they weren’t around making sure everything is working like a well oiled machine. The ISTJ has a quiet demeanor and earns respect from others by showing up every day. They are big on integrity, and believe doing the right thing the right way is the noble thing to do, even if it doesn’t get the fanfare and recognition it deserves. The ISTJ may need to recognize that others are not as reliable and steadfast as them, and allow some flexibility and compassion to others that can’t reach or attain their high standards.
Enneagram Type 5 (5w4 5w6)
The Enneagram Type 5 is all about being curious. The Enneagram Type Five is always researching and trying to find out more about their topic of interest. They believe in being competent and it is one way to insulate themselves from a chaotic and sometimes frightening world. They believe that if they are always prepared, they will be ready for whatever comes. The enjoy being knowledgable and will delve deeper into topics than most. However, they need to be skilled at communicating their expertise if they want to effectively apply it to the real world. In fact, accumulating knowledge is in some ways a defense mechanism for the 5. They may delve deep into a topic and ignore more pressing issues in their life. Things like eating healthy, nurturing relationships, and confronting conflicts may take the back burner despite being things they need to face. The strong Enneagram 5 will behave in a way where they are able to delve into the unknown and confront their pressing life struggles head on, while also being able to apply themselves and their expertise to make a dent in the world. The can be seen as quite eccentric and tend to be ahead of their time. Sometimes, they will have to have the courage and boldness to step forward and trust themselves, despite others around them doubting them.