ISTJ Famous People (A list of 20+ famous people)

In this brief guide, we will look at a list of some ISTJ famous people, as well as some other aspects of the ISTJ personality.

ISTJ Famous People

Here is a list of some of the best known ISTJ famous people:

  • Queen Elizabeth II
  • Warren Buffet
  • George W Bush
  • Julia Roberts
  • Evander Holyfield
  • Frederick the Great
  • Geroge Washington
  • Harry Truman
  • Arthur, Duke of Wellington
  • Rosalynn Carter
  • Herbert Hoover
  • Andrew Jackson
  • Queen Rania of Jordan.
  • Gary Sinise
  • John Malkovich
  • Jean-Claude Van Damme
  • Mitt Romney
  • Condoleezza Rice
  • Malcolm McDowell
  • Ingvar Kamprad
  • Peter Thiel
  • Elizabeth Holmes
  • Robert De Niro
  • Henry Ford
  • Jeff Bezos
  • John D. Rockefeller
  • Christopher Lee
  • Denzel Washington
  • Natalie Portman
  • Anthony Hopkins
  • Kirk Douglas
  • Johnny Carson
  • Ingvar Kamprad
  • Peter Thiel
  • Elizabeth Holmes
  • Jack Nicklaus
  • Christy Mathewson
  • Nick Offerman
  • Jamie Hyneman
  • Danica McKellar
  • Misha Collins
  • Kris Kristofferson
  • Jackie Joyner-Kersee
  • Jack Webb
  • Billy Bob Thornton
  • Tony Shalhoub
  • Jack Palance
  • Ethan Hawke

ISTJ Personality Traits

Some of the most well known ISTJ personality traits are as follows:

  • They tend to be dependable and meticulous and they like doing things a certain way.
  • They are usually a vital part of any organization they are a part of.
  • They do invaluable work and they are known for their ability to complete whatever task they are given.
  • They are usually stickler for deadlines and rules.
  • They are quiet and reserved.
  • They don’t like talking too much about how they are feeling.
  • They don’t like people who seem lazy or who don’t do what they are responsible for well.
  • They are very graceful and can deal with practical matters with ease.
  • They don’t stress or worry too much about how things are going to work out and focus on the present.
  • They are good at analyzing things well and learning new stuff from scratch.
  • They can be somewhat rigid and unflinching at times.
  • They like to work independently and systematically on their own, 
  • They bring stability to everything around them.
  • They are very idealistic and expect things to be a certain way.

ISTJ Career Matches

ISTJ careers matches will usually be centered specifically around creating efficiency and order, and maintaining it, and they will seldom take on roles that are chaotic or that involve too many unknown factors or that are unpredictable.

ISTJ usually does not approve of careers or people who are not understandable in the traditional sense and they will usually not accept people who don’t adhere to the norms, whether it is their own internal norms or externally set norms of the society they live in.

ISTJ don’t like unpredictable things and they avoid impractical roles and career matches and they gravitate strongly towards jobs that are more standard and real-world than boisterous or significant.

Based on their traits of dependability and loyalty, as well as a need for rules and regulations, ISTJ careers may usually be along the following lines:

  • Scientist
  • Software Developer
  • Judge
  • Accountant
  • Police
  • Physician
  • Dentist
  • Lawyer
  • Electrician
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Detective
  • Technician
  • Banker 
  • Military Personnel 
  • Lawyer
  • Judge
  • Accountant or Auditor
  • Financial Manager
  • Insurance Underwriter
  • Labor Relations Specialist
  • Budget Analyst
  • Cost Estimator
  • Librarian
  • Auditor
  • Marketer
  • Systems analyst
  • Technology specialist
  • Administrator
  • Steelworker
  • Loan Officer
  • Compensation or Benefits Analyst
  • Job Analysis Specialist
  • Technical Specialist
  • Manager
  • Math Teacher
  • Executive
  • Financial Officer
  • Military Leader

ISTJ Famous People: Quotes

To understand what the ISTJ personality might look at sound like, below are some quotes by some of the most notable ISTJ famous people:

Dwight Eisenhower: Famous ISTJ US President

[Upon seeing his first death camp:]

“I visited every nook and cranny of the camp because I felt it my duty. … Patton would not even enter. He said that he would get sick. … I made the visit deliberately, in order to be in a position to give first-hand evidence … if ever, in the future, there develops a [need].”

“We look upon this shaken Earth, and we declare our firm and fixed purpose – the building of a peace with justice in a world where moral law prevails. … To proclaim [this solemn purpose] is easy. To serve it will be hard.”

“We … must avoid the impulse to live only for today, plundering for our own ease and convenience the precious resources of tomorrow.”

“[We must] carry forward steadily, surely, and without complaint the burdens of a prolonged and complex struggle with liberty the stake. Only thus shall we remain, despite every provocation, on our charted course toward permanent peace and human betterment.”

“There must be justice … for, without justice the world can know only a tense and unstable truce. There must be law, steadily invoked and respected by all nations, for without law, the world promises only such meager justice as the pity of the strong upon the weak.”

“Splendid as can be the blessings of … peace, high will be its cost: in toil patiently sustained, in help honorably given, in sacrifice calmly borne.”

Warren Buffett: Famous ISTJ Businessman

“Over the years, a number of very smart people have learned the hard way that a long stream of impressive numbers multiplied by a single zero always equals zero.”

“[I] can be very patient. No matter how great the talent or effort, some things just take time: you can’t produce a baby in one month by getting nine women pregnant.”

“I volunteered for the job of interim chairman. It’s not what I want to be doing, but it will be what I will be doing until it gets done properly.”

“An investor [can] obtain superior profits … only by carefully evaluating facts and continually exercising discipline.”

“An investor will succeed by coupling good business judgment with an ability to insulate his thoughts and behavior from the super-contagious emotions that swirl about the marketplace.”

“The less prudence with which others conduct their affairs, the greater the prudence with which we should conduct our own affairs.”

“Any young person who doesn’t take up bridge is making a big mistake.”

“My ideas about food and diet were irrevocably formed quite early – the product of a wildly successful party that celebrated my fifth birthday. On that occasion we had hot dogs, hamburgers, soft drinks, popcorn, and ice cream.”

“Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.”

Angela Merkel: Famous ISTJ German Chancellor

“The question is not whether we are able to change but whether we are changing fast enough.”

“Climate change knows no borders. It will not stop before the Pacific islands and the whole of the international community here has to shoulder a responsibility to bring about sustainable development.”

“Here we have the Schengen agreement, and the truth is that for years we trusted each other and set border controls on the outer borders of the European Union. And as was the case with the economic and monetary union, with this step, regarding the management of the Schengen area, we did not go all the way in terms of political solutions.”

“For me, it is always important that I go through all the possible options for a decision.”

“I am not an expert in this field but I do try to keep up to date with the Bundesliga. And I do follow the World Cups and European Championships more closely.”

“When it comes to human dignity, we cannot make compromises.”

“I will not let anyone tell me we must spend more money. This crisis did not come about because we issued too little money but because we created economic growth with too much money and it was not sustainable growth.”

“The problem is, of course, that these interest groups are all asking for changes, but their enthusiasm for change rapidly disappears when it affects the core of their own interests.”

Richard Nixon: Famous ISTJ US President

“I can take it. The tougher it gets, the cooler I get.”

“Only if you have been in the deepest valley, can you ever know how magnificent it is to be on the highest mountain.”

“People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook. Well, I’m not a crook. I earned everything I’ve got.”

“Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way. And don’t pray when it rains if you don’t pray when the sun shines.”

“Remember, always give your best. Never get discouraged. Never be petty. Always remember, others may hate you. But those who hate you don’t win unless you hate them. And then you destroy yourself.”

“People react to fear, not love; they don’t teach that in Sunday School, but it’s true.”

“Defeat doesn’t finish a man, quit does. A man is not finished when he’s defeated. He’s finished when he quits.”

Sigmund Freud: Famous ISTJ Psychologist and Father of Modern Psychology

“Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise.”

“Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.”

“He that has eyes to see and ears to hear may convince himself that no mortal can keep a secret. If his lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.”

“The voice of the intellect is a soft one, but it does not rest until it has gained a hearing.”

“Love and work are the cornerstones of our humanness.”

“Love and work… work and love, that’s all there is.”

“If youth knew; if age could.”

“The goal of all life is death.”

“The conscious mind may be compared to a fountain playing in the sun and falling back into the great subterranean pool of subconscious from which it rises.”

“I have found little that is ‘good’ about human beings on the whole. In my experience most of them are trash, no matter whether they publicly subscribe to this or that ethical doctrine or to none at all. That is something that you cannot say aloud, or perhaps even think.”

“What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult.”


In this brief guide, we looked at a list of some ISTJ famous people, as well as some other aspects of the ISTJ personality.

ISTJ personality is known for their traditional and rule oriented tendencies and they are extremely dependable in whatever career they choose, and even the most famous ISTJ people are known for their abilities to bring about feelings of stability to everyone around them.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): ISTJ Famous People

Is Istj common?

Yes, ISTJ is common, and they may even be some of the most common personality types, and among the Myers-Briggs personality types, they make up about 13 percent of the population. ISTJ personality traits are very vital to the community, and they are great for the society to stay organized and functioning, which may explain why they are so common.

Who Should an Istj marry?

An ISTJ should marry someone like an ESFP, due to their somewhat matching function stacks, which may mean that they may get along very well.

ISTJ can also marry someone like an ESTP, because their dominant function is introverted sensing, which tends to be best matched with someone with an extroverted sensing function, like an ESFP or ESTP.

Who is famous Istj?

Here are some of the most Famous ISTJs:

George Washington.
George H. W. Bush.
Andrew Johnson.
Herbert Hoover.
Benjamin Harrison.


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