Keirsey Temperament Test Results

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Scott Norwood's Keirsey Test Results:

EI: 9 out of 10
SN: 6 out of 20
TF: 2 out of 20
Thinking +----+----+----+----+----+----+----+----+----+----+Feeling
JP: 1 out of 20
Judging  +----+----+----+----+----+----+----+----+----+----+Perceiving

   Your Jungian Personality type is ISTJ.

Profile of:  ISTJ

ISTJs are often called inspectors.  They have a keen sense of right and
wrong, especially in their area of interest and/or responsibility.  They
are noted for devotion to duty.  Punctuality is a watchword of the ISTJ.
The secretary, clerk, or business(wo)man by whom others set their clocks
is likely to be an ISTJ.

As do other Introverted Thinkers, ISTJs often give the initial impression of
being aloof and perhaps somewhat cold.  Effusive expression of emotional
warmth is not something that ISTJs do without considerable energy loss.

ISTJs are most at home with "just the *facts*, Ma'am."  They seem to
perform at highest efficiency when employing a step-by-step approach.
Once a new procedure has proven itself (i.e., has been shown "to work,")
the ISTJ can be depended upon to carry it through (even at the expense of
their own health).

ISTJs are easily frustrated by the inconsistencies of others, especially
when the second parties don't keep their commitments.  But they usually
keep their feelings to themselves unless they are asked.  And when asked,
they don't mince words.  Truth wins out over tact.  The grim determination
of the ISTJ vindicates itself in officiation of sports events, judiciary
functions, or an other situation which requires making tough calls and
sticking to them.

His SJ orientation draws the ISTJ into the service of established
institutions.  Home, social clubs, government, schools, the military,
churches -- these are the bastions of the SJ.  "We've always done it this
way" is often reason enough for many ISTJs.  Threats to time-honored
traditions or established organizations (e.g., a "run" on the bank) are
the undoing of SJs, and are to be fought at all costs.

Famous ISTJs include:

Thomas (Christ's disciple)
U.S. Presidents: (most frequent type)
     George Washington
     Andrew Johnson
     Benjamin Harrison
     Calvin Coolidge
     Herbert Hoover
     George H. W. Bush
Rosalynn Carter, former U.S. first lady
Paul Coverdale (U.S. Senator, R-GA)
Jackie Joyner-Kersee (U.S. Olympic athlete)
Evander Holyfield, heavyweight boxing champion
Jack Webb (Joe Friday)

Fictional ISTJs:
Mr. Martin (hero of James Thurber's _Sitting in the Catbird Seat_)
Eeyore (_Winnie the Pooh_)
Puddleglum, the marshwiggle (_Chronicles of Narnia_)
Cliff ("Cheers")

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