ISTJs are practical, traditional people who seek to do think ‘the right way’. Martina McBride is one of the few nationally known ISTJ musicians in the United States.
ISTJ’s dominant function is Introverted Sensing, which perceives and catalogs sensory information. This makes them more conservative and traditional than their INTJ counterparts and tends to orient them towards finding solutions that have produced results in the past, as opposed to radical new ideas.
Their auxiliary function is Extraverted Thinking, which evaluates information based on effectiveness and measurable results. This produces an inclination to go for what’s most efficient in a given situation without getting bogged down in the details.
ISTJs tend to have a strong respect for authority, tradition and doing things ‘the right way’.
“I’ve been able to have a solid career that we’ve built one step at a time and a family. I know that I’m in a good place.”
“It means so much being a part of country music and the Opry.”
ISTJs typically have a strong sense of family values.
“If you’re talented when you’re fourteen, you’ll still be talented when you’re nineteen. It’s important to experience a normal childhood and grow up. Then follow your dreams.”