ISTJ 1w2: (A Complete Guide)

In this article, we will describe a combination of ISTJ 1w2 personality type i.e. ISTJ personality from the MBTI types and the type 1w2 from enneagram types. We will be describing each personality separately followed up by giving an in-depth overview of a combination of both personalities i.e. ISTJ 1w2.

ISTJ 1w2

ISTJ 1w2 shares traits of both ISTJ and 1w2 personality. They are detail-oriented, perfectionists, and responsible people. They often stand up for the rights of other people and try to engage in causes supporting human rights. They are focused on the present and sensitive to the needs of others which explains their compassionate attitude towards others. At the same time, they can be overly controlling and critical of others for not doing the right thing in serious matters. They often criticize themselves as well for not doing things perfectly.  

MBTI: Four Cognitive Functions

 Myer Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), based on Carl Jung’s 16 personality types, approaches personality to be composed of four cognitive functions that govern how people think, process, and make decisions. The top two cognitive functions play a dominant role in guiding a person’s personality. Whereas, the latter two play less of a role. However, they still have some impact or influence on how a person behaves in certain situations. ISTJ is one personality type out of the 16 types. 

ISTJ: The Inspector (Introverted, Sensing, Thinking, Judging)

The ISTJ personality type from the Myer-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is based on Carl Jung’s 16 personality types. It describes people who are quiet, reserved, practical, and organized. They are traditionalists and value loyalty. 13% of people have an ISTJ personality type in the world.

Four Cognitive Functions of ISTJ

Four cognitive functions that guide how ISTJ personality type processes information includes:

Introverted Sensing

ISTJs are present-oriented and can take in information from their surroundings.  They have a good memory and can use prior experience to predict or expect what will happen in the future.

Extroverted Thinking

ISTJs are logical,  objective, and rational.  They focus on details and concrete information rather than abstract information.  They are efficient and productive people who appreciate knowledge with practical application.  They are also good decision-makers who use logic and evidence instead of feelings to guide their judgment. 

Introverted Feeling

ISTJs often have gut feelings about different situations.  Although they make decisions based on logic but their feelings inform them to trust their emotional instinct rather than just facts. 

  Extroverted Intuition

This is the weakest part of ISTJ’s personality. They enjoy new ideas and experiences which help them to have a more balanced personality. 

Enneagrams

Enneagrams are a map or typology of human personalities. It was developed by George Ivanovich Gurdjieff, Oscar Ichazo, and Claudio Naranjo.It is divided into nine personality types that are spread across 3 triads i.e. Feeling triad, Thinking Triad, or Instinctive Triad. It describes a person’s fundamental psychological orientation in the form of good or bad traits and sees which triad quality i.e. emotion, intellect or instincts is most characteristic of his or her personality.  The Basic Personality Type is the most characteristic of a person. Whereas wings add elements to the overall personality. Type 1 personality with wing 2 i.e. (1w2) from the instinct triad is one of its types.

Type1w2: ‘The Advocate’

Enneagram Type1w2 includes basic type one personality traits and complementary traits of type 2. Both types of traits support each other. These types of people have the drive to be good in accordance with values, are righteous, balanced, selfless, rational but also warm, action-oriented, thoughtful, compassionate, empathic, kind, and idealistic personalities with an interpersonal focus. They try to educate others, do the right thing, and feel like it’s their obligation. 

One may find type 1w2 involved in reforms and public causes. Although these types have high self-control, they allow themselves channels of emotional expression. Yet, they can also be perfectionistic with a strict conscience and possibly have high self-satisfaction with doing the right thing. When they disagree about something, they are vocal about it and express their anger towards others for not following their suggestions. 

It is hard for type1w2 to be criticized by others on their ideals. So, they may try to emotionally manipulate others into feeling guilty for doing so. Unconsciously, they may deceive themselves into believing they are being righteous even if they are not. A sense of entitlement is also prominent in them. During stressful situations, type1w2 turn to outlets against their core values e.g. drugs, drinks etc. Similarly, they may also have repressed aggression that exhibits indirectly through physical problems, conversion-like reactions, nervous breakdowns, or compulsive habits. 

Example of type 1w2: Mahatma Gandhi.

A Combination of ISTJ 1w2

Personality: ISTJ 1w2

ISTJ 1w2 personalities are rational and focused on details. They go through life by following their values and are committed to making ethical choices. Their manner is quiet and steady. They are thoughtful, loyal, and dutiful and do things according to plan. Towards people, they can be warm and compassionate. Their idealistic personalities are driven to educate others and do the right thing. This shows that they have a strong sense of morality. They are particularly focused on using their experiences and knowledge to guide their behavior. You may find such personalities contributing to various causes and standing up for the rights of others. 

Workstyle: ISTJ 1w2

In the workplace, ISTJs 1w2 are focused on small details.  They are perfectionistic with a strict conscience and are driven to doing the right thing. They like to go by the plan and steadily fulfill objectives. They like clarity and preciseness in their work. Rules and regulations are essential to them in their work since it gives them direction. They do not like to be controlled by others and need flexibility. 

At times, they can resort to highly controlling behavior and give lectures to others in a highly critical manner. However, type ISTJ 1w2 are responsible and complete the work down to the dot. They prefer to work in jobs where they can influence the world in a positive way. Furthermore, where they have an opportunity to work with other people e.g. e.g. judge, nurse, doctor, social worker, lawyer, police officer, etc.

Emotional Orientation and Defenses of ISTJ 1w2

Type ISTJ 1w2 are often stressed by receiving criticism from others, being unable to meet other’s needs, not doing things perfectly, and not living up to the standards or expectations of others. During such situations, they turn to outlets against their core values e.g. drugs, drinks etc. Similarly, they may also have repressed aggression that exhibits indirectly through physical problems, conversion-like reactions, nervous breakdowns, or compulsive habits.

Conflict: ISTJ 1w2

ISTJS 1w2 faces conflicts at a formal level since they have a good sense of right and wrong. Their communication style is formal, detail-oriented, and factual with a reduced emotional component. They prefer simplicity and fairness in their conflict management. Their stance can be lecturish and controlling which may put off others. When they disagree about something, they are vocal about it and express their anger towards others for not following their suggestions. They can also emotionally manipulate others for not agreeing with them.

Interpersonal Skills: ISTJ 1w2

ISTJs 1w2 may have a high degree of self-control. They try to be warm and compassionate to others but struggle in their interpersonal interactions due to their difficulty with emotions. They keep their private self to themself and are often emotionally manipulative in the name of self-righteousness especially if someone disagrees with their worldview. This is because receiving criticism from others is hard for them. So they may guilt-trip others unconsciously. They follow through with their commitments with people and get angry when people do not take matters seriously or do things properly. 

Strengths of ISTJ 1w2

  • They are detail-oriented.
  • They are realistic and practical.
  • They make their decisions based on evidence
  • They are good observers.
  • They are focused on the present and do not obsess over the past or future. 
  • They are organized, orderly, and systematic in their approach. 
  • They are responsible.
  • They stand up for the rights of other people
  • They can be sensitive to the needs of other people.
  • They try to serve humanity.
  • They engage in societal level problem-solving.
  • They put the needs of others on top priority.
  • They are responsible and take their commitments seriously.

Weakness of ISTJ 1w2

  • They can easily get frustrated.
  • They are highly concerned about what others think of them.
  • They can be overly-controlling of others.
  • Their point of view can be rigid and they have difficulty accepting the perspectives of other people.
  • They can be highly critical of themselves and other people.
  • They pass judgments on others quickly
  • They can be blaming of others
  • They are not good at managing their emotional side. 

If you’ve enjoyed the ”ISTJ 1w2” mentioned above, I would recommend you to take a look at ”ISTJ 2w1” and ”ISTJ 1w9” too.

 FAQs: ISTJ 1w2

Who should an ISTJ marry?

ISTJ should marry ESFP or ESTP. This is because their dominant introverted sensing can be matched well by the dominant extroverted sensing of such partners. However, they can enjoy good relationships with other personality types as well.

What is Type 1 personality?

Type 1 personality is rational, ethical, and highly principled. They fear immorality and strive to make ethical choices. They are driven to practice justice and equality.

What is Type 1w2?

Type 1w2 or Type1 wing2 is an enneagram personality subtype. It has core characteristics of type One personality and complementary characteristics of type two personality. 

Is ISTJ rare?

No. ISTJs are not rare. 12% of the population is an ISTJ personality.

Conclusion

In this article, we discussed ISTJ 1w2 personality.  We found that ISTJ 1w2 shares traits of both ISTJ and 1w2 personality. They are detail-oriented, perfectionists, and responsible people. They often stand up for the rights of other people and try to engage in causes supporting human rights. They are focused on the present and sensitive to the needs of others which explains their compassionate attitude towards others. At the same time, they can be overly controlling and critical of others for not doing the right thing in serious matters. They often criticize themselves as well for not doing things perfectly.  

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Citations

https://www.verywellmind.com/istj-introversion-sensing-thinking-judgment-2795992

https://www.crystalknows.com/enneagram/type-1-wing-2

https://www.psychologyjunkie.com/2020/03/10/the-childhood-wounds-of-every-enneagram-type/#

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