Pete Delucchi's Personality Max Report

ISTJ, Examiner, Protector, Introverted

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You have a unique set of traits that make you who you are. The study of personality identifies and organizes your characteristics and behaviors in such a way as to help you better understand yourself. Your Personality Max report is intended to equip you to lead a more effective and fulfilling life.

Your Personality Type is ISTJ (Examiner)

Introverted (I) + Sensing (S) + Thinking (T) + Judging (J)
Strength of Pete Delucchi's Preferences

Your Temperament is SJ (Protector)

Sensing (S) + Judging (J)
Temperaments in Population

"Personality is to a man what perfume is to a flower." — Charles M. Schwab

Your Personality Type

Your Personality Type in the Population
Personality Types in Population Legend

Your personality type is ISTJ. This is based on your four Preferences: Introversion (I), Sensing (S), Thinking (T) and Judging (J).

Many of today's theories of psychological typology are based on the work of Swiss psychiatrist Carl Gustav Jung, who wrote Psychological Types in 1921. He was the founder of analytical psychology, which studies the motivations underlying human behavior.

Your personality type is a detailed classification of the innate characteristics that make you who you are. Each of the four temperaments can be divided into four types, making a total of 16 distinct personality types. As with Temperament, your type is determined by the strength of your preferences.

No personality type is better than another. Each person has a unique set of equally valuable characteristics. Understanding your type can be useful in many ways, including relationships and school or career.

ISTJ - The "Examiner"

ISTJ Population

ISTJs have a keen sense of right and wrong. They are responsible, dependable and loyal. As gifted administrators, they value thoroughness, integrity and honesty. They are practical and believe that work comes before play. ISTJs always have a plan and are prepared.

"Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company." — George Washington

Examiners direct their energy inward. They are private and are energized by spending time alone. They are deliberate and independent. ISTJs usually have a small circle of friends. They are often the type that thinks before they speak. With a preference for Sensing, ISTJs process information through their senses. They are concrete and realistic people. They give attention to detail and live in the present.

ISTJs by Gender Pie Chart

ISTJs are Thinkers and make decisions with their head. They can be impersonal and firm with others. They are driven by thought and are objective. ISTJs are emotionally controlled. Examiners are structured, scheduled and organized. They seek closure. Completing tasks brings them great satisfaction.

Examiners define caring in terms of loyalty and responsibility. They are dependable and can be counted on. They prefer to observe when they are part of a group. They do not enjoy being the center of attention. On the contrary, Examiners find pleasure in solitude. Although they may be perceived as rigid, ISTJs have a great sense of humor. They often have a reputation of being trustworthy.

ISTJs take their responsibilities very seriously. They work well with a team but often prefer to work alone. They require structure and clear direction. They avoid stress and confrontation. ISTJs are dutiful and will often avoid taking a break until the work is done.

ISTJs often do well in school. Teachers appreciate their attention to detail and hard work. They do well with subjects that require precision and deliberate observation. They are concrete learners that want to learn practical skills. They are usually not energized by theoretical discussions. Many Examiners enjoy reading.

Examiners are service-oriented. They strive to help others in whatever role they play. They take responsibility seriously and honor their commitments. They fulfill duties without seeking recognition. The ISTJs greatest contribution is their ability to work hard and to make sacrifices to keep society running smoothly.

Characteristic of an ISTJ

  • Dependable
  • Hardworking
  • Dutiful
  • Private
  • Thorough
  • Decisive
  • Efficient
  • Punctual
  • Traditional
  • Humorous
  • Practical
  • Deliberate
  • Responsible
  • Honest
  • Rule following
  • Loyal
  • Sacrificial
  • Devoted
  • Service-oriented
  • Scrupulous
  • Rigid
  • Committed

Typical Strengths

  • Good at listening
  • Committed and loyal
  • Excellent with money management
  • Precise and detailed
  • Handles criticism well

Possible Weaknesses

  • Can become too rigid
  • Not generous with praise
  • Desires to always be right
  • Not in tune with feelings
  • ISTJs make up 8.5% of all 16 personality types. ISTJs are the most prevalent personality type among Introverts. On average, people are more Sensing, Thinking and Judging than the opposite preferences.
  • 1 in every 10 males is an ISTJ (10.5% of all males). 1 in every 15 females is an ISTJ (6.5% of all females). Among Introverts, there are more male ISTJs than any other type-gender combination.
  • Although female ISTJs are not extremely uncommon, there are significantly more male ISTJs, who outnumber females by nearly 2 to 1. One reason there are more male ISTJs is that males tend to be Thinkers (T) while females are more often Feelers (F).

Your Cognitive Functions

You engage the world through four cognitive functions. Each function is directed outward toward people and surroundings (Extraverted) or inward toward your thoughts (Introverted). Your primary function is Introverted Sensing and secondary is Extraverted Thinking.

Introverted Sensing (Primary Function)

You use this function most often. Through Sensing (S), you process data with your five senses. The Introverted Sensing function allows you to remember data in detail and to compare it with current information. It is the ability to link present experiences to past experiences in search for a connection.

Extraverted Thinking (Secondary Function)

Your use of this function is somewhat high. While Thinking (T), you make decisions based on logic. The Extraverted Thinking function enables you to organize and categorize items such as thoughts and arguments. It is the ability to see the logical consequences of actions. It follows sequence and organization.

Introverted Feeling (Tertiary Function)

You use this function but to a lesser degree. When Feeling (F), you make decisions based on feelings, so the Introverted Feeling function allows you to know what you value. It is the ability to see through others and know what they are really like as if you had internal radar. When you identify a person with similar values, there is a desire to connect.

Extraverted Intuition (Least Function)

You use this function least of the four. With Intuition (N), you process new information through impressions, possibilities and meanings. Extraverted Intuition is what allows you to see different paths or ways. When you receive information, you are able to see that there is more than one way to look at things.

Famous People of Your Type

Here is a sampling of famous people and fictional characters that are likely to be ISTJs like you.

  • George Washington
    American President
  • Andrew Johnson
    American President
  • Benjamin Harrison
    American President
  • Herbert Hoover
    American President
  • George H. W. Bush
    American President
  • Thomas
    Apostle of Jesus
  • Jackie Joyner-Kersee
    Athlete (Heptathlon)
  • Evander Holyfield
    Boxer
  • Henry Ford
    Businessman
  • Jack Webb
    Actor, Producer
  • Condoleeza Rice
    U.S. Secretary of State
  • Kirk Douglas
    Actor
  • Warren Buffet
    Investor, Businessman
  • Harry Truman
    American President
  • Queen Elizabeth II
    Queen of England
  • Rosalynn Carter
    U.S. First Lady
  • Duke of Wellington
    British Prime Minister
  • Anthony Hopkins
    Actor
  • Gary Sinise
    Actor
  • Joe Friday
    Dragnet
  • Eeyore
    Winnie the Pooh
  • Fred Mertz
    I Love Lucy
  • Puddleglum
    Chronicles of Narnia
  • Cliff Clavin
    Cheers
  • Dallas
    Alien
  • Bruce Wayne
    Batman Begins
  • Jet Black
    Cowboy Bebop
  • Gen. Yevgraf Zhivago
    Doctor Zhivago
  • Frankie Dunn
    Million Dollar Baby
  • Darth Vader
    Star Wars
  • Evelyn Cross Mulwray
    Chinatown

Career Matches for Your Type

ISTJs may find satisfaction with the following careers which tend to match well with their Examiner personality. This list is not exhaustive and these are not guaranteed to be perfect matches for you but this may be a helpful starting point if you are planning to pursue a new career.

  • Accountant
  • Military Officer
  • Police Officer
  • Administrator
  • Auditor
  • Medical Doctor
  • Dentist
  • Financial Officer
  • Detective
  • Scientist
  • Math Teacher
  • Lawyer/Attorney
  • Judge
  • Manager
  • Computer Programmer
  • Computer Specialist
  • Librarian
  • Executive
  • Steelworker
  • Electrician
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Systems Analyst
  • Technical Specialist
  • Technician

Your Temperament

Your Temperament in the Population Your temperament is SJ since you lean toward the Sensing (S) and Judging (J) preferences. We identify your temperament by the strength of your Preferences. Many psychologists, philosophers and other thinkers have for centuries proposed that there are four temperaments that can describe a person.

Temperament is a more broad classification than Personality Type. Each of the four temperaments is like an umbrella over four related personality types (for a total of 16 personality types).

SJ - The "Protector"

Protectors (SJs) are dependable, altruistic and honest. They are driven by a strict work ethic and place a high premium on helping others and serving the community. Protectors are gifted leaders because of their natural ability to organize, plan and strategize. They thrive in situations where they know what is expected of them since they appreciate rules and structure.

They are protective of the people they love, dutiful and very loyal. They value tradition and morality. Protectors often excel in school and perform with high standards. They do not appreciate when others break rules or challenge their authority. They dislike change and unpredictable situations.

SJ Population by Gender
"I thought I heard someone laughing just now. If anyone present wishes to make me the subject of his wit, I am very much at his service — with my sword — whenever he has leisure." — Reepicheep

Famous Protectors

  • Warren Buffet
    Investor, Businessman
  • Harry Truman
    American President
  • Queen Elizabeth II
    Queen of England
  • Lyndon B. Johnson
    American President
  • John D. Rockefeller
    Industrialist
  • Sam Walton
    Founder of Walmart
  • Rev. Billy Graham
    Evangelist, Writer
  • Alfred Tennyson
    Poet
  • George W. Bush
    American President
  • William McKinley
    American President
  • Don Knotts
    Comedian
  • Sally Field
    Actress
  • Jack Benny
    Comedian, Actor
  • Terry Bradshaw
    Football Player
  • Mary Tyler Moore
    actress, comedian
  • George Washington
    American President
  • Herbert Hoover
    American President
  • Evander Holyfield
    Boxer
  • Barbara Bush
    American First Lady
  • Robert E. Lee
    U.S. Army Officer
  • Jimmy Stewart
    Actor
  • Cliff Clavin
    Cheers
  • Rachel Lynde
    Anne of Green Gables
  • Joe Friday
    Dragnet
  • Princess Leia
    Star Wars
  • Dr. Watson
    Sherlock Holmes
  • Lucy van Pelt
    Peanuts Comic
  • Donald Duck
    Disney Character

Protector Career Matches

SJ's are commonly skilled at and often find satisfaction with the following careers.

  • Police
  • Military
  • Accountant
  • Auditor
  • Administrator
  • Manager
  • Supervisor
  • Judge
  • Teacher
  • Librarian
  • Researcher
  • Scientist
  • SJs (Protectors) make up about 41% of the general population.
  • There are slightly more female SJs than there are male.
  • More SJs have been American Presidents than any other temperament.

Your Preferences

Your preferences are Introversion (I), Sensing (S), Thinking (T) and Judging (J). These determine your Personality Type and Temperament.

There are four pairs of opposite preferences. Everyone has a greater tendency toward one preference than the other in each pair. For example, in the Thinking (T) vs. Feeling (F) dichotomy, you personally have a stronger tendency toward Thinking (T). Each preference has a single letter (such as "F") that identifies it.

Extraversion vs. Introversion in You

Extravert/Introvert Population Pie Chart Extraversion (E) and Introversion (I) are opposite preferences. Your natural tendency toward one is stronger than the other. Extraversion and Introversion describe how a person directs their energy either outwardly toward people and activities or inwardly toward thoughts and ideas. Of the two, your dominant preference is Introversion. Although everybody exhibits characteristics of each preference to some degree, you can be referred to as an Introvert.

  • You are 107% more Introverted than the average
  • You are part of the minority of people who are primarily Introverted
  • Males on average are slightly more Introverted than females

Your Extraversion (E)

Strength of Pete Delucchi's Extraversion (E) Extraversion is characterized by a preference to focus on the world outside the self. Extraverts are energized by social gatherings, parties and group activities. Extraverts are usually enthusiastic, gregarious and animated. Their communication style is verbal and assertive. Extraverts often need to talk. They enjoy the limelight.

  • Sociable
  • Energized by interaction
  • Assertive
  • Gregarious
  • Talkative
  • Enthusiastic
  • Expressive
  • Volunteers personal info
  • Many friends
  • Easy to approach
  • Enjoys groups

Your Introversion (I)

Strength of Pete Delucchi's Introversion (I) Introversion is characterized by a preference to focus on the inside world. Introverts are energized by spending time alone or with a small group. They find large group gatherings draining because they seek depth instead of breadth of relationships. Introverts process information internally. They are often great listeners.

  • Energized by time alone
  • Private
  • Keeps to self
  • Quiet
  • Deliberate
  • Internally aware
  • Fewer friends
  • Prefers smaller groups
  • Peaceful
  • Independent
  • Thinks before speaking
  • Enjoys solitude

Sensing vs. Intuition in You

Sensor/Intuitive Population Pie Chart You use Sensing (S) and Intuition (N) to receive and process new information either by using your five senses or in more abstract ways. Both preferences in this pair are used by everybody to some degree. With that said, you can be classified as Sensor since your dominant preference is Sensing.

  • You are 15% more Sensing than the average
  • You are part of the majority of people who are primarily Sensing
  • Females on average are slightly more Sensing than males

Your Sensing (S)

Strength of Pete Delucchi's Sensing (S) Sensors focus on the present. They are "here and now" people. They are factual and process information through the five senses. They see things as they are because they are concrete and literal thinkers. They trust what is certain. Sensors value realism and common sense. They like ideas with practical applications.

  • Concrete
  • Realistic
  • Lives in the present
  • Aware of surroundings
  • Notices details
  • Practical
  • Goes by senses
  • Factual
  • Trusts certainty
  • Values common sense

Your Intuition (N)

Strength of Pete Delucchi's Intuition (N) Intuitive people live in the future. They are immersed in the world of possibilities. They process information through patterns and impressions. Intuitive people value inspiration and imagination. They gather knowledge by reading between the lines. Their abstract nature attracts them toward deep ideas, concepts and metaphors. They can see the "big picture" and are analytical.

  • Future-focused
  • Sees possibilities
  • Inventive
  • Imaginative
  • Deep
  • Abstract
  • Idealistic
  • Complex
  • Theoretical
  • Philosophical

Thinking vs. Feeling in You

Thinker/Feeler Population Pie Chart The Thinking (T) and Feeling (F) preference pair refers to how you make decisions, either by objective logic or subjective feeling. Your dominant preference is Thinking so you can be classified as a Thinker. Each of the two preferences are employed by everybody at different times and to different degrees.

  • You are 62% more Thinking than the average
  • Thinkers like you make up about half of the population
  • The majority of males are Thinkers while the majority of females are Feelers

Your Thinking (T)

Strength of Pete Delucchi's Thinking (T) Thinking people are objective. They make decisions based on facts. They are ruled by their head instead of their heart (but are not without emotion). Thinking people judge situations and others based on logic. They value truth over tact and can easily identify flaws. They are critical thinkers and oriented toward problem solving.

  • Logical
  • Objective
  • Decides with head
  • Seeks truth
  • Rational
  • Impersonal
  • Critical thinking
  • Thick-skinned
  • Firm with people
  • Driven by thought

Your Feeling (F)

Strength of Pete Delucchi's Feeling (F) Feeling people are subjective. They make decisions based on principles and values. They are ruled by their heart instead of their head. Feeling people judge situations and others based on feelings and extenuating circumstances. They seek to please others and want to be appreciated. They value harmony and empathy.

  • Decides with heart
  • Dislikes conflict
  • Passionate
  • Driven by emotion
  • Gentle
  • Easily hurt
  • Empathetic
  • Caring
  • Warm
  • Subjective

Judging vs. Perceiving in You

Judger/Perceiver Population Pie Chart Judging (J) and Perceiving (P) are how you interact with the world outside yourself, either in a structured or flexible manner. All people use both of these preferences to different degrees but one is more dominant. Since your dominant preference is Judging, you can be referred to as a Judger.

  • You are 6% more Judging than the average
  • You are part of the slight majority of people who are primarily Judging
  • Females on average are slightly more Judging than males

Your Judging (J)

Strength of Pete Delucchi's Judging (J) Judging people think sequentially. They value order and organization. Their lives are scheduled and structured. Judging people seek closure and enjoy completing tasks. They take deadlines seriously. They work then they play. The Judging preference does not mean judgmental. Judging refers to how a person deals with day-to-day activities.

  • Decisive
  • Controlled
  • Completes projects
  • Organized
  • Structured
  • Scheduled
  • Quick at tasks
  • Responsible
  • Seeks closure
  • Makes plans

Your Perceiving (P)

Strength of Pete Delucchi's Perceiving (P) Perceivers are adaptable and flexible. They are random thinkers who prefer to keep their options open. Perceivers thrive with the unexpected and are open to change. They are spontaneous and often juggle several projects at once. They enjoy starting a task better than finishing it. Perceivers play as they work.

  • Adaptable
  • Relaxed
  • Random
  • Carefree
  • Spontaneous
  • Changes tracks midway
  • Keeps options open
  • Procrastinates
  • Dislikes routine
  • Flexible

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Further Learning

"Personality is that which is most intimate to me—that by which I must act out my life. It is that by which I belong to man, that by which I am able to reach after God; and He has given to me this pearl of great price. It is an immortal treasure; it is mine, it is His, and no man shall pluck it out of His hand." — Hugh Reginald Haweis