Victoria, British Columbia, Phone: 250-744-1731

ISTJs and Decision Making

ISTJs and Decision Making

By Donna Dunning

Donna DunningWe all have different ways of solving problems and making decisions. People with ISTJ preferences have their own distinct, strengths and challenges.



• Stay composed in most situations; usually make necessary decisions calmly and objectively

• Make a careful and thorough logical analysis of the facts at hand

• Reflect back to previous experiences and use that knowledge to guide problem solving and decision making

• Maintain the status quo when possible to avoid unnecessary disruptions or distractions

• Will most likely respect and accept decisions by those in authority unless those in power are incompetent or illogical



• Even when a change will be advantageous, ISTJs may continue to do something in a familiar way rather than disrupt comfortable routines

• Preferring solutions that are tried-and-true, ISTJs may not want to consider innovative, untried ways to solve problems

• May dislike uncertainty and avoid decisions if the path forward is not clear or if outcomes are not defined


• Be aware that it is possible for ISTJs to miss out on opportunities by taking too much time gathering and reflecting on information before deciding

• Unless ISTJs consider and talk to others about how a decision affects the ISTJ, they may think others are insensitive to their needs

• Others may not be privy to the data and experiences ISTJs are basing their decisions on; ISTJs may need to share this information so others can understand and agree to (or disagree with) their reasoning

Follow this link for more information on the ISTJ preference.

This entry was posted on Wednesday, June 1st, 2016 at 9:17 am and is filed under Blog. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

Leave a Reply

MBTI, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, and Introduction to Type are registered trademarks of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Trust in the United States and other countries.