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 6 (6w5 6w7)
The Enneagram Type 6 is all about security. The Enneagram Six wants to live a lifestyle of safety and to be supported. This usually leads to them joining up with people and groups that can provide this. They usually become vet good at understanding how they can fill a role that will contribute to their tribe. They are good at foreseeing problems and figuring out ways to solve them before they occur. Because of this, they are hyper alert and may sometimes be stressed out. They are full of self doubt because they don’t believe the can be their own support. They are at their best when they are able to relax and be self sufficient. They are naturally able to help others, but they should become better at helping themselves. The Enneagram 6 is very loyal, and will stick through even the toughest of times as long as they believe they are supported. They don’t believe in being the loudest or draw the most attention, believing that it can be dangerous to have such a target on their back. However, their self doubt is their biggest achilles heel. They need to learn to believe in themselves. They need to make decisions on their own and build a track record of having success without needing support. The 6 is all about sticking with the people they are loyal to though, which makes them a very good friend and companion. They need to address their emotional insecurity. They can be a walking contradiction at times. If they can learn to manage and confront their fear, they can become that strong person they are searching for in someone else.