Myers-Briggs Type Indicator/Traditionalist

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Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
Introduction | Four polar dimensions: E/I, S/N, T/F, J/P | Four basic temperaments: SJ, SP, NT, NF | The sixteen types
QuickTyping | At work | Criticisms | Further reading

The Guardians is another name for Sensing Judgers. There are four personality types that fall into this category: ESTJ, ESFJ, ISTJ, and ISFJ.


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This type is conservative and hardworking, values responsibility and service to others, is serious, trustworthy, and diligent, focused on duty and getting the job done, adheres to traditional values and dress, and is slow to accept new ideas. The SJ has a strict idea of how things should be done and frowns on deviation from it.


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SJs make up the greatest part of the management of business organizations. Their attention to detail and preference to make decisions quickly lend well to the structure of larger organizations.


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Guardians are polite and straightforward, respectful and more formal than the other temperaments. They talk in an unadorned way and include facts and precise details rather than generalizations.


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SJs dress neatly and conservatively but don't focus on current trends. They tend to have good posture and walk briskly.


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Handcrafts, collecting things (especially antiques), volunteerism, sports, jogging, and participation in service organizations.