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ISTJ - Psychology Definition of the Week

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Definition: ISTJ might look like a confusing acronym, but it actually represents one of the 16 personality types identified by the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). The MBTI is based upon Carl Jung's theory of personality types and categorizes personality based on four different dimensions.

In this case, ISTJ stands for introversion, sensing, thinking and judging. People with this personality type are often described as quiet, detail-oriented and organized. According to psychologist David Keirsey, approximately 10 to 14 percent of all people have and ISTJ personality type.

Learn more about the characteristics of this type in this overview of the ISTJ personality.

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January 8, 2012 at 6:28 pm
(1) Mike says:

Although these personality assessments are great as a general tool to help us understand personalities and personality traits, it is important to remember they are general guidelines. People usually tend to display traits of more than one category. Sometimes when we label we have expectations that people are going to stay within that label.

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