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 7 (7w6 7w8)
The Enneagram Type 7 is all about enjoyment. The Enneagram Seven wants to seek out entertainment and also be the center of entertainment. They enjoy seeking new experiences, which can be very exciting to them. However, they need to make sure that they don’t stretch themselves too thin and become burnt out. The 7 is all their best when they are looking at the world through the eyes of excitement and wonder. They are like a child when it comes to playing and experiencing the world. They are a fly by the seat of their pants type, and usually have thought a bit ahead about how to move effectively through the world without it becoming too restrictive to them. They enjoy being spontaneous, and can be rather inventive and creative with the world around them. This can make them seem a bit flighty, but their happy go luck attitude is contagious and they will naturally lift the spirits of those around them. Things tend to come easy for the Enneagram 7 and this is both a blessing and a curse. It is a curse because they tend to not recognize that they have easily developed a new skill that might be much harder for others to obtain, so they don’t give themselves enough credit. They may also be trying to do too many things at once, which would lead to them feeling scattered and not able to complete as many tasks as they hoped. However, the 7 has an optimistic and adaptable attitude that helps them land back on their feet. The Seven should live a very enjoyable life as long as they keep remembering how talented and gifted they are.