Published on 06-01-2011 07:12 PM
Being sequential, linear, and concrete thinkers, ISTJs sometimes struggle with MBTI as an ideology. It's not that we cannot think abstractly, but that thinking abstractly for long periods of time without something concrete to relate it to can be tiresome, causing us to lose interest. I want to cover a few aspects of MBTI in a manner that I hope will be helpful to the ISTJs out there.
Let me start by saying that I am not going to delve deeply into the cognitive functions (Si Te Fi Ne, etc.) My primary goal is for discussion related to the larger principles which make up MBTI.
What is MBTI?
MBTI (Myers Briggs Type Indicator) is a self assessment tool that helps individuals understand themselves and their personality. It is widely used--in fact it is currently the most widely used psychological indicator, primarily because of its acceptance in the corporate work place. Since it is a self report, where the individual selects the description of a behavior