This Myers Briggs persona comes off as serious, focused, and reliable. Also known as the Archivist, they enjoy spending time alone with their ideas, but that’s not to say they are isolated. An ISTJ personality knows how to find their place in the world and like to be involved in established social structures such as organizations and systems.
ISTJs have the Introversion (I), Sensing (S), Thinking (T), and Judging (J) preferences, which means they are deeply logical and focus on order and organization. In general, the ISTJ personality type is represented by respectable citizens who value traditions and commitment. The Archivist is interested in the inner workings of the world and will dig deep into topics that spark an interest. They want to know how various systems work in order to gain understanding and control. Additionally, they are also goal-oriented and tend to work hard to achieve excellence in both professional and personal life.
Logical and methodical in their approach, ISTJs are not too quick to open up. They take the time to know the people in their life and understand if they have what it takes to become their friends or romantic partners. Since ISTJs value loyalty and commitment, they want to make sure their feelings are genuine before allowing things to go too far.
Now, it may seem that their practical and no-nonsense nature coupled with their logical thinking doesn’t really add up to a funny personality, does it?
Well, if you don’t have an ISTJ in your life and aren’t one yourself, then you can be forgiven for thinking this type is a bit too serious and intense. But you should know they can be pretty funny, when they want, and quite sarcastic too. So let’s put on our rose-colored glasses and take a look at some ISTJ memes, puns (they love those), and inspirational quotes!
The ISTJ has a unique wit that’s subtle but powerful. Sadly, not everyone can take their humor (that leans towards the darker side at times), as it takes an equally perceptive mind to understand what happens behind an ISTJ’s poker-faced delivery.
ISTJs enjoy sarcasm, teasing, and layered puns more than anything, but since their delivery tends to be dry, people tend to miss the humor. But this doesn’t affect the one delivering the joke, especially ISTJs who can (and often do) have fun by themselves. In fact, you’ll often see this personality type chuckling alone at an immensely clever pun they just released into the world, even though no one’s got it yet.
The best example of the ISTJ humor is depicted in the famous TV series, Brooklyn Nine-Nine. The two characters that exert ISTJ personality traits are; Captain Raymond Holt and his husband, Kevin Cozner. They are both deeply logical and reserved, and have a unique sense of humor that takes a bit to sink in, before it can be appreciated.
When it comes to sarcastic comments, ISTJs are quite similar to ENFPs and INFPs, who use it as the means to express themselves, and tease the ones close to them.
Sarcasm is a very interesting form of humor that shows wit and sharpness of the mind (ISTJ’s main personality traits). Moreover, it involves several types of communication since the delivery is just as important as the content of the joke.
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that the internet is quite enthralled by sarcastic people. And we did a bit of digging through social media and found several rich sources of ISTJ memes for you to enjoy:
Pinterest is a well-known platform where people can share images, create boards, and put an online pin to their favorite visuals, regardless of the domain. For instance, there is a board called ISTJ and proud of it! Where you will find a wide range of amazing ISTJ memes that poke fun at the type to help people understand it better.
Redditors love talking and debating about the Myers Briggs personality type theory, and each personality type has their own subcommunities that discuss both funny and serious topics. So, if you’re interested in more ISTJ humor, you can visit the r/ISTJmemes subreddit, and you’ll definitely have a ton of fun! Until then, here’s an ISTJ meme that’s highly relatable.
Instagram is one of the most popular social media platforms at the moment, so chances are, you’ll find lots of content on the MBTI types and their assessments, from specialists and amateurs. But, if you want some ISTJ fun, you can go to @istj_thoughts – this thread is both funny and informative with regards to the Archivist personality type.
ISTJ Jokes & Quotes
To reiterate, ISTJs love their puns, even when they’re the only ones chuckling. Not sure what we mean? Well, here’s a taste of ISTJ jokes:
- Thanks for explaining the word “many” to me, it means a lot.
- What kind of concert only costs 45 cents? A 50 Cent concert featuring Nickelback.
- To the guy who invented zero, thanks for nothing!
- I saw a sign that said falling rocks, so I tried, and it doesn’t.
- Can February March? No, but April May!
Now, we don’t blame you if these were a bit too dry for your sense of humor. The ISTJ humor is quite special and must be served in the right environment for it to do it’s best work. But there are other entertaining ways to appreciate the sharp mind of an ISTJ. Quotes, for instance, are great pieces of wisdom that can teach us about one’s views on life.
Here are a few quotes that ISTJs appreciate and can relate to:
- “Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.” – Henry Ford
- “It’s better to look ahead and prepare than to look back and regret.” – Jackie Joyner-Kersee
- “The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are, first, hard work; second, stick-to-itiveness; third, common sense.” – Thomas A. Edison
- “Time goes on. So, whatever you’re going to do, do it. Do it now. Don’t wait.” – Robert De Niro
- “You must accept that you might fail; then, if you do your best and still don’t win, at least you can be satisfied that you’ve tried. If you don’t accept failure as a possibility, you don’t set high goals, you don’t branch out, you don’t try – you don’t take the risk.” – Rosalynn Carter