Topics: Personality psychology, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, David Keirsey Pages: 4 (1213 words) Published: October 15, 2007

Based on the personality profile I completed in class my personality type is ISTJ, Introverted Sensing Thinking Judging. According to various sources on personality types ISTJ's are often referred to as "Inspectors". I agree with a lot of what I have read about my personality type. ISTJ's often give the initial impression of being aloof and perhaps somewhat cold. This is perhaps one of the truest statements about me that I have seen. Many people find me to be cold and standoffish if not conceited and stuck-up. I prefer spending time alone, or with a few close people rather than go to parties, bars, or clubs. Very often when I go to the mall or other chaotic places I am over stimulated and overwhelmed by the people and the commotion. After an hour or two of such activity I feel the need to go home, it becomes too much for me.

For my evaluations I had my brother, my boyfriend, my friend and my neighbor evaluate me. Based on their evaluations I scored highest in the Conscientiousness Dimension. I guess that is a good thing. According to The Owners Manual for the Brain I am somewhere between Balanced and Focused. This means that they view me as being organized, responsible, punctual, and dedicated to hard work. I also learned that people who score higher in the Conscientiousness Dimension have a certain way of doing things and tend to see only their way as ‘right' and tend to be perfectionists.

I rated myself at 3.33 in this dimension, which is relatively close to the way others view me. I agree with most of the description about this dimension when related to myself. I try to be very organized, I believe that I am ‘right' in almost all situations and circumstances and I have been known to be very anal.

This score also relates very well to the personality type in the Myers Briggs personality test. ISTJ's are very thorough, orderly, and hardworking. ISTJ's are known to be serious and sincere in whatever we do. We are also known to be diligent...
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