14. Objective Thinker - ISTJ (The Inspector) - "Well, technically..". Just the facts please.We are always careful to emphasise to the cohort that this measures behaviour. It does not measure a person's values, aptitude, honesty, intelligence, personality nor whether they have any mental health issues or have been brainwashed. Conducted and Composed by Elizabeth Hunter™ - Last Update 13 March, 2019
Statistics and Overview
Objective Thinker outline in pdf: Click here
Approx. Population US: - 8.5% - 5/16 - M:10.5% - F:6.5%.
Other Profiles: MYERS BRIGGS (MBTI) - ISTJ - The Inspector Introvert, Sensing, Thinking, Judging. KIERSEY - Guardian - Inspector. iPERSONIC - Reliable Realist. Other - Examiner.
Career: Accountant, insurance underwriter, office manager, bank examiner, detective, IRS agent, teaching, medicine, legal and technical occupations.
Key hate: Crowds; Those who make everything into a grand spectacle.
Key factors: Engages in Analysis Paralysis.
Rankings: How organised ranking: 2/16. How dominant ranking: 6/16. How submissive ranking: 11/16.
Twosome Descripta™ - Rule follower.
Augmentation: At first glance seems serious, wise and maybe a little on the mysterious side. Unbearably rigid and set in their ways.
Seven Pos Traits:
1. Physically and mentally organised.
2. Excellent planning skills and highly intellectual.
3. Calm and clear headed during tense situations.
4. Serious and committed in relationships.
5. Believes in traditions and tries to follow them.
6. Well respected in the community.v 7. Loves to memorise details and facts.
1. Too correct.
2. Engages in analysis paralysis.
3. Not open to new things and changes.
5. Can seem cold and aloof.
6. Cannot tolerate unconventional things and situations.
What you need to stop doing: Being governed by rules all the time.
Nicknames: Mr. Reliable. Mr. Genuine. Woodpecker. Malt Whiskey. Logistician. Bean Counter. Bernese Mountain Dog.
Own Brand Fascination: Mystique - Maintains a professional distance at all times. With Alert as Secondary, The Archer - On-Target, Reasoned, Pragmatic.
Surˌprise, surˈprise - you should not be surprised about these sorts of behaviour! You will always be surprised by how anybody could care that much about dotting the I’s and crossing the T’s - it has to be done right, just because it is there.
Pidgeonholed v. The Real World
P: Rule followers, responsible, duty drives their perfection.
R: Sometimes sleeps over 12 cumulative hours in a day.
As a leader - Analytical / thinking
Augmentation: Makes informed decisions based on a long process of gathering data and analyzing it, coming to the final conclusion only after logic has been thoroughly applied.
Dogma - Blind Faith: I say what I mean and I mean what I say.
Focus: Correctness and critical thinking.
As a negotiator:
Style - Tend to Capitulate - eventually.
Result - Tend to be they lose and the other side wins.
Outcome - Very costly.
Examples: LUKE. Condoleeza Rice. George Washington.
At work & comparing with social
Worst workplace to be in: If it's run as a workplace where everyone else is fond of slacking and the OT is held responsible for the team’s output resulting in everything ending up falling on to their plate.
Compared to social: Scale 1 - 8. 1&2 Excellent; 3&4 Good; 5&6 Fair; 6&7 Poor.
High C with High D: Work: 6. Social: 8.
High C with High I: Work: 3. Social: 7.
High C with High S: Work: 2. Social: 1.5.
High C with High C: Work: 3. Social: 1.
At the job souk: Steelworker; Vet; Police / Detective; Accountant / Auditor; Manager / Administrator; Military Officer; Engineering Technician; Efficiency Analyst; Estate Planner.
Jobs and tasks:
Getting things right. Analysing information in a detached and subjective way; Collecting and keeping track of data; Managing projects; Doing budgets and overseeing them; Instructing; Finding more efficient ways of doing things; Controlling information; Applying principles consistently; Doing cost-benefit analyses; Improving; Focusing on what needs to be done now.
Promptness: Early. Almost always early for just about every event that they attend by effort to manage time properly. They dislike the idea of being late and might feel like they have failed if they do not show up on time. Usually respectful people and dislike the idea of making other people wait for them. Being late is a sign of being inconsiderate and very embarrassing.
Fulfilling Commitments: The OT takes their commitments very seriously and are not afraid of them at all. They are loyal and dependable people who will not turn their back on others. If they have committed to something then they will do whatever it takes to follow through. They do not go back on their decisions and will work hard to get the job done. The OT is also extremely committed to their relationships and rarely stray from their loved ones. Once the OT has decided to make a commitment, they would be extremely disappointed in themselves if they backed out of it.
In a Meeting: Sleepy.
Under Pressure: OTs can handle a decent amount of pressure on them especially when they can research their tasks. They already put plenty of pressure on themselves to succeed and work hard to be the best they can at whatever they do. Do not mind when things becoming difficult with the pressure on This makes them superb project managers. The OT does not like emotional pressure being applied by those close as they do not respond well to feelings.
As a performance appraiser:
Style - High C's conduct performance evaluations in very much a "matter of fact" style.
Result - Reviews are well-documented, detailed and critical. They will be objective.
Outcome - Appraisee is likely to have the whole story but not sure anything that requires remediation will change.
As a customer service representative: Style - High C's need to understand everything about everything. Will believe failure to read directions is the root cause of most problems.
Result - The specific issue will be fixed and any apology will have conditions and contingencies.
Outcome - Customer is likely to accept that the company has the whole story but not sure anything will really change.
CD - C with D - Pace. Indirect, Slower-Paced v. Direct, Fast-Paced.
CI - C with I - Pace & Priority. Indirect, Slower-Paced, Guarded, Task-Oriented v. Direct, Fast-Paced, Open, People-Oriented.
CS - C with S - Priority. Guarded, Task-Oriented v. Open, People-Oriented.
CC - C with C - Possible Threat.
In the Personal Space
How others are judged: Black & White Judgeology™. Keep judgments to themselves. This might potentially build up into a negative opinion of others over time if it is not expressed. Hold themselves and others to very high standards. If they can find someone with whom to express the judgments that they feel that can help move past them. They often see how the people close to them could better their own lives and want to help them understand how to do so. Very strong sense of right and wrong that is often very black and white and this means that they can be seen as judgmental.
Cause of anxiety: When you are put on the spot in a situation that you’re unable to prepare for.
When ill: Tries to convince everyone that they are fine and do not need any help while secretly wishing that one of their loved ones would ignore their pleas and come and take care of them.
At the shopping mall: Hates the mall. Is only there because they need a computer part and the only JB Hi-Fi in town is attached.
As the gift buyer: Finds a brand name they trust with their life and picks out an item each of their loved ones could use from the lineup. Rests easy knowing their gifts will stand the test of time.
What they want as a gift: Something practical e.g. saucepan, Money, Book, An experience, Cosy and comfortable items, Something nostalgic, High quality notebooks and pens.
What sort of holiday: Well planned city break.
What sort of clothes do they wear - male: Neat and orderly in their appearance. They are less likely to be fashionistas or aficionados of style and more likely to opt instead for what is practical, sensible and functional. Like clothing that is simple and has a nice cut and nothing too garish or colorful. Rather be comfortable and respectable looking than look edgy or sexy.
What sort of clothes do they wear - female: Values the art of perfection; go-to wardrobe piece ought to be a crisp white button-down shirt that reflects need for structure and rules.
As a house guest: As Host: My rules, don't touch my stuff or invite stray guests. As Guest: I'll stay for agreed time.
In a relationship / dating: Relationship needs – Dedication and Honesty. Red Flag if you hear this - "I didn't feel like going to work today so I called in and said I was sick, lol." Not negotiable with the partner - Deviance from their personal system of values. Biggest Strength - Dependability. Ideal Date Activities - Anything logical. Golf, chess, computer games, trivial pursuit. Will be seeking - Long term dating. Target area priority - LOVABLE - 55%; ROMANTIC 30%; SEXUAL 15%. Soulmate - Results. Compatability: Click here.
At the bar: I'm horny. Let's have sex.
In the bedroom: Coordinated Bedroomer. Sex to you is a natural part of any good relationship and is vital in keeping things happy. You enjoy sex, just like anyone else, but you prefer when things are predictable and scheduled. You dislike too many surprises in the bedroom, and enjoy following what you know best. You are sure to please your partner and know how to perform well, as long as you can maintain some level of control. You like the idea of someone else being able to take charge and that may be in the form of a Promoter.
Dalliance or not? Once an OT decides to settle down they are typically content to love the one they’re with through thick and thin. They are very loyal and low maintenance in a relationship and probably resistant to the emotional impulses or urges that might tempt others to stray. They prefer stability and security though and may on occasion be tempted to upgrade to a new partner who is more mature and financially stable if their current partner cannot get their act together.
How they deal with clutter: No Clutter. Your home or car may trend to look like Chaos Inc. but you know exactly where everything is. Items may be illogically grouped. As you do not like clutter, if it all becomes too much, you order everyone out of the house. You cancel your plans for the day because that’s how long it will take you to clean everything the right way as determined by you. Your office, on the other hand, looks picture perfect. OTs thrive on being super organised and spreadsheets are often their best friend.
What sort of kitchen: The Restaurant Kitchen. You are responsible, neat, orderly and love systems and rules. You have no use for frivolous things in the kitchen. Everything should be totally functional and if it doesn't serve a purpose, out it goes! You prefer tainless steel bench tops, which are easy to clean, with everything within easy reach.
What religion: 45.57% Rank: 4. Likely religion: Protestant Christianity, as long as it is dry. Otherwise Athiest.
What they like at a music festival: Volunteer at the festival. Most likely to be a volunteer for the fairgrounds. They’re the person everyone wants to be friends with because they have all the most amazing backstage passes.
What sort of friend: Trustworthy, reliable. The always dependable and extremely organised friend. Sometimes, they don’t mind making the plans and are willing to organise any event with ease. On other occasions are more than happy to go along with others plans as long as they are well thought out. You somehow feel you can trust this friend with anything. OTs enjoy being alone and having their privacy and freedom, but at the same time desire to have at least one close, loyal friendship.
Weird feature: Robotic. Try to smile at parties! Not weird. Stays away from risky ventures. Rank: 1/10.
Attitude to money and risk
Augmentation: Objective Thinkers, together with Practitioners, Directors and Appraisers have the least willingness to take risks. They enjoy having consistency and structure in their lives and they tend to act only after they have carefully analysed all the details and feel totally prepared. Time is needed to gather their memories and experiences as well as look at the information and think it all over. This does not mean that the OT never takes risks, however. They just need to be sure they have given each option a lot of thought and consideration before acting on the choices they have. Objective Thinkers are so careful and considerate when making decisions they tend to be thoroughly prepared for whatever consequences unfold because of that decision. They are prepared, practical and grounded when it comes to their choices and this means that they are less likely to take risks that turn out badly or backfire on them. In certain cases, the OT can be too risk-averse. For example, as an office worker might hate the job but be unwilling to venture into another career field because of the risk of failure. The OT can also get so stuck in their comfort zone such that they miss out on new opportunities that would bring them joy.
Spending money: Protector. Thinks of the future, buys the same brands in same stores. Might not take low risk investments or good value holidays. May have bad decisions in a panic. Will have an emergency fund of six months salary. Nest Builder.
Financial toxicity: Protector - Safe. Pay what's due, when it's due. Simple. Won't splurge on themselves or you. Trustworthy Ranking 3/16. (When taken advantage of, will have future trust issues).
The following table shows the attitude to risk of each pattern
Base source: Jayne Thompson.
When Nefarious - actions are highly reprehensible or offensive in character
Exerts control over the outside world and make it conform to their routine or set of principles. Their own security trumps the welfare of all, and they may suppress people who they perceive as threats, even if those people are completely harmless. Usually, nefarious Objective Thinkers have been raised in a corrupt family or societal system. They accept the unethical traditions and values they have been raised with without question, and have no problem forcing others to accept those same principles. Any questions, skepticism, or form of rebellion is instantly set apart. They have no empathy for anyone’s emotions, ideas, or welfare outside of their own. There is only one right way to do things and that is their way or the way of their authority figure. They will be harsh, aloof, and attentive to any detail or act of defiance that falls outside of their established routine. Crime: Corruption followed by regret.
Bratty behaviour: Assuming moral superiority. Very principled individuals who take their duties and commitments incredibly seriously and appreciate when others do as well and have issues when they do not. May decide that others are morally corrupt and fail to understand that their own system of morality differs from those of others and realise that they only have control over their own values, not others' values.
When guilty: Handle Guilt Well. Strong internal morals, wanting to strive to do what is right and know what is wrong. May feel guilty if they feel like they are not accomplishing their goals to their own high standards. If fulfilling their duties and getting the job done rarely harbour feelings of guilt. Often weighs their feelings of guilt internally rather than depending on others to decide for them. This makes it easy to do what is right and handle guilt well. Shame: Hard working individuals who might experience feelings of shame if they feel like they have failed in some ways. Will feel very ashamed if chosen the wrong person to date or is not doing well at their job. Want to be able to accomplish their goals without failure, which can put a bit too much pressure on making the right decisions. Best way to help an OT cope with their feelings of guilt is simply by letting them know how well they are actually doing. Show them other people who are not accomplishing nearly as much as them and they will realize how good they are actually doing in their lives.
Ingeniously Problematic™ behaviour: Sometimes. Is on display when it is clearly known what the desired outcome is, yet an assertion is made that may not be untruthful, is likely to be ambiguous and the author can use it to advantage. It is designed to give the recipient hope; reality may be 'bugger off' or (mis)leading you into taking up some sort of offer. It often involves blatant hypocrisy.
The Sir Robertson Sole symptoms™ - as the "asshole"!
The Virgin. An R. Sole inside and out. Poor at understanding emotion be it theirs or others. Can be seen by others as boring as they tend to follow instructions. Recite scripture or they tell you of their routine or they argue with you but they do not have conversations. They are calm individuals on account of being so lacking in everything. New things scare them. These are the people who would adapt to Newspeak most easily. No “ambition” - empty inside.
On R.Sole steroids - Your R. Sole Boss. Card carrying OT's actually believe in all the crap they force you to sell, memorising the ad copy. After the office is vacant, OT's can be found dry humping thick stacks of expense reports which they will cheerfully hand you the next morning. The only thing an OT will take more seriously than their job is themselves. Insulting tag: Immature. R. Sole nominates Stonewall Jackson, Richard Nixon, Sigmund Freud and Sean Connery.
The following table shows the population of each pattern
Source: Australian Psychological Type Review and others.
16 & 2 = 54.2%
7 & 11 = 40.0%
5 & 14 = 51.5%
1 & 9 = 48.0%