This is a discussion on ISTJ with a troubling issue. within the Myers Briggs Forum forums, part of the Personality Type Forums category; Originally Posted by fourtines Well ...statistics say otherwise. And I wonder how many of those 33% just smoke too much ...
I just think in terms of an ISTJ, especially, action and setting goals and accomplishing them would be helpful, instead of just sitting there paralyzed...not doing things you enjoy, and not doing anything productive, and not doing things you enjoy because you're not doing anything productive...what absolute hell.
Fourtines, that's a good way to put it, "flat." I'd describe it as empty or hollow though. I basically feel like I'm just a shell that happens to operate more or less like a person. I don't get all emotional or anything, I just kinda sit here and think. As for when it happened, I don't really have any idea.
In regards to huiwcleon, yeah I meant 50/50 with Thinking and Feeling not Sensing and Feeling. Just wasn't paying attention. As for me thinking about the future? That's a varying thing. I'm usually too busy thinking about the past to think about the future. At the same time though, I don't like going into anything without having at least some planning. I don't actually have plans for my future either. One of the reasons I mentioned relationships is because I feel like I should have been in one by now (being that I'm almost 20). I know that's a stupid reason, but it makes me feel like I've failed for some reason. I've also had several people say that I "can't build a castle on shifting sand", or something to that effect, and I fully understand that, but I feel alienated and inevitably think of a relationship as an 'answer'. I'm wanting it for all the wrong reasons though, I know. You say I should just go out and meet people, but I'm really bad at that. I can sit here all day and type to someone on the internet, but I'm horrible at talking to people.
I did look at the INFP profile and that does seem to fit me better, I've just always received ISTJ as my personality type so I went with that.
And I noticed that there's 3 more messages since I started typing this so expect another post soon...I'm a really slow typist because I have to think it all out. D:
That's the thing though, even when I DO go out and do things I just get back home and it starts again. I went snowboarding with my friend the other day, basically learned to snowboard in one day (hooray for being stubborn), but by the time I got home I was already thinking "well, today was fun but now what?"
I have no goals and can't seem to keep any because I just fall back into the loop.
I'm sorry if you feel like we're posting too much, but just as a mention: you're too busy thinking about the past to think about the future, and you're depressed because you felt like you *should* have done something *by a certain age* sounds like Si to me.
ISTJs and INFPs in dom/tert loops share Si and Fi, just backward.
It's not that you're posting too much, I just wasn't expecting many replies. The backwards stuff seems to make some sense though.
Well, this thread didn't really seem to go anywhere. All that really happened was a discussion of my real personality type and some minor input of "just do something". I know posting this comment will bump the thread and (possibly) invoke more responses, but I think I'll just let it die. *More cynical stuff goes here*
So, in classic fashion, I'm just gonna curl up in a mental ball and go to sleep. Bye.
I don't think that's true. EVERYONE thinks about dating, relationships, etc, all the time. It's human nature. I just think IxTx types are very peculiar in their way of thinking about them, because they aren't "gushy" about them at all. I consider myself a closet romantic, but would never admit this to ANYONE in real life because that would be "stupid".You may be an Fi to me as usually introverted thinking people don't think about relationship or dating, not that they think it's useless but would prefer to focus on more interesting theoretical academic pursuits.
Are you sure you're not a shadow istj? I was deep into depression for a long time and acted and thought like an istj. No one would have ever known I was an ENFP. I really wasnt into feelings at all, i just thought they were poontless dramativs, I was reading a lot of dry books, and my work became my greatest priority. I was obsessed with being productive as possible and thought everyone was lazy. Im saying this because I get a hunch you may not be istj
A lot of instrospection and curiosity coming from you