Personality Type & Relationships
 Understanding your personality type & the type of those around you can improve communication, relationships, intimacy, team and organizational productivity, employee engagement & retention, satisfaction, enjoyment & happiness, and so much more.
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Personality Type & Relationships
The Duty Fulfillers


ISTJs tend to:

  • take responsibility for a task they take on & expect the same from their partner
  • feel responsible to tell their partner what to do, educate them
  • make practical decisions
  • feel a duty to participate in community affairs
  • take comfort in familiar patterns and not easily bored
  • enjoy tradition and rituals
  • need financial security
  • take their marriage vows very seriously and are faithful to them
  • be forgiving to their partner if their partner is sufficiently repentant
  • be willing to take on the majority of the responsibility of tasks, obligations & projects

ISTJs value in their partners:

  • productivity
  • punctuality
  • morality
  • thriftiness
  • decisiveness
  • community awareness and involvement
  • appreciation for who they are

Jane. H. Jones, Ed.d & Ruth G. Sherman, PhD, (2011). Intimacy and Type. Center For Applications of Type. Gainesville, FL.

BSM Consulting (2012). Personality and Relationships.

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About the author

Michele Burch Reid, MS, founder of LCI,  is an Organizational Effectiveness & Personal Development Consultant and Coach. Michele has a master’s degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, as well as several certifications.  She helps clients create overall satisfaction & potential by tapping into their natural strengths with Personality Type, Emotional Intelligence Training, Biofeedback & other Brain-based tools. Michele’s philosophy is that when you discover what inspires you, you can more easily inspire and lead others. Whether that is in the board room, the class room, or family room.