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Appreciating the ISTJ in Your Life

Appreciating the ISTJ in Your Life

By Donna Dunning

Donna Dunning

The people in your life who have preferences for ISTJ likely don’t seek many words of praise or any flashy gestures. Here’s what you can do to show your appreciation:

• When an ISTJ gets to know and trust you, they often start to talk about what they know well, sometimes sharing many facts and details. Listen to and acknowledge these areas of expertise.

• ISTJs are comfortable with what is familiar and enjoy knowing what to expect. During holidays, set and follow some established traditions.

• Don’t surprise them. Generally, for ISTJs, the unexpected can be more uncomfortable and unpleasant than exciting. If you are planning on doing something very different, like going on a trip or adventure, let them know ahead of time so that they can get accustomed to the idea.

• Give gifts that are practical and useful. You can also add to an ISTJ’s collection (if they have one) or give them something that facilitates a hobby or interest.

• Give them plenty of time alone to regroup, as too many social events and interactions can be tiring and overwhelming for them.

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