Being one of the most abundant personality types, ISTJs have made a mark in almost every field out there. The lawmakers and tough taskmasters that ISTJs are, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that they dominate the political and business fields. Get to know some famous ISTJ personalities, through this PsycholoGenie article.
Although there are no ISTJ athletes in this list, it is seen that most ISTJs love sports. They like to relax and unwind with computer games, watching or playing different sports, or indulging in intellectually stimulating games like chess.
One of the sixteen personalities according to the Myers-Briggs indicator is ISTJ. Individuals with this personality opt for the preferences – introversion over extroversion, sensing over intuition, thinking over feeling, and judging over perceiving. You can easily get a general overview of their personality traits through these mentioned preferences. They are known for their decisiveness, factual thinking, loyalty, and logical approach to everything in life.
Now, let us have a look at some inspiring ISTJs. Their unbiased attitude and clear guidelines when it comes to right and wrong make them honest leaders. You can also find some famous ISTJ celebrities, world leaders, CEOs, and other personalities in this list.
Date of Birth: 9 June, 1981
About: Israeli-born American actress, director, and producer.
She was the youngest member of the 61st Annual Cannes Film Festival jury in 2008. She is a vegan, and does not wear fur, leather, or feathers. Some of her prominent films include The Other Boleyn Girl (2008), Black Swan (2010), No Strings Attached(2011), Thor (2011), and Thor: The Dark World (2013).
Interesting Fact: Natalie Portman is a beauty with brains; she has an IQ of 140.
Famous Quote: “I don’t mean to criticize anyone. … I think people should have fun, and have a good time, and enjoy the luck that we have to be lazy and dwell in consumerism. But … it’s a balance. … I just think it’s an important thing to engage in the world.”
Date of Birth: 27 May, 1922
About: English actor, singer, and author.
He is known for his portrayal of roles of villains in different movies. He was knighted by Prince Charles in 2013, and is fluent in English, Italian, French, Spanish, and German. He has also figured in the ’50 best dressed over 50s’ list by Guardian magazine.
Interesting Fact: Christopher Lee has essayed the role of a villain in around 260 movies.
Famous Quote: “We live in an age of decline. Look at the world. There is decline in morals, ideals, manners, respect … just about everything, in fact.”
Date of Birth: 25 August, 1930
About: Scottish actor and producer.
He is very popular for his roles in seven James Bond films from 1962 – 1983. He was knighted in the year 2000, and has received an Academy Award, 3 Golden Globes, and 2 BAFTA Awards. Some of his noteworthy films include The Untouchables (1987),Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989), The Hunt for Red October (1990), etc.
Interesting Fact: Sean Connery declined the role of Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings series, since he could not comprehend the books.
Famous Quote: “Ever since the introduction of psychoanalysis there have been too many terms to excuse behavior and phrases that can be [used] to explain everything.”
Date of Birth: 8 October, 1970
About: American actor, producer, and screenwriter.
He is also known for his humanitarian work, and was named as the Sexiest Man Alive by People’s magazine in 2007. He figures in the Top-40 highest grossing actors of all time, and has received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Some of his popular movies include Good Will Hunting (1997), Ocean’s Eleven (2001), The Bourne Identity (2002), Invictus (2009), Elysium (2013), etc.
Interesting Fact: Matt Damon underwent hypnotherapy to quit smoking.
Famous Quote: “[I appreciate people who] take [their work] very seriously and who [exhibit] discipline and commitment.”
Robert De Niro
Date of Birth: 17 August, 1943
About: American actor and producer.
Robert De Niro is known for his method acting, and has worked in over 90 films. Some of his prominent movies include The Godfather Part II (1974), Raging Bull (1980), Good Shepherd(2006), Little Fockers (2010), Silver Linings Playbook (2012), etc.
Interesting Fact: Gaining 60 ponds or grinding his teeth, Robert De Niro is known for his sheer dedication to his character.
Famous Quote: “You don’t just play a part. You’ve got to earn the right to play it.”
Date of Birth: 3 January, 1975
About: American actress and book author.
She has acted in many films and television series. She has also made guest appearances in How I met Your Mother and Big Bang Theory. She was a part of the show Dancing With The Stars in 2014.
Interesting Fact: Danica has majored in Mathematics, and written some books like Math Doesn’t Suck, Kiss My Math, Hot X: Algebra Exposed and Girls Get Curves: Geometry Takes Shape.
Famous Quote: “I want to give girls a positive role model when it comes to being smart.”
Date of Birth: 11 October, 1967
About: American entrepreneur.
He is the co-founder of Paypal and Palantir. He has featured in the Forbes 400 list in 2011 and Forbes Midas List in 2014.
Interesting Fact: Peter Thiel owns a 10.2% share in the site Facebook, and is on its board of directors.
Famous Quote: “I don’t enjoy being contrarian. … I think it’s much more important to be right than to be contrarian.”
Date of Birth: 12 January, 1964
About: American entrepreneur.
He is the founder and CEO of the retail giant Amazon.com. He was named as the Person of the Year in 1999 by Time magazine. He ranks 21 on the Forbes list of billionaires.
Interesting Fact: His mechanical aptitude and scientific capabilities were obvious since he was a child. As a toddler, he dismantled his own cradle, and later on as a young boy triggered an electric alarm.
Famous Quote: “A company shouldn’t get addicted to being shiny, because shiny doesn’t last.”
Date of Birth: 30 August, 1930
About: American businessman and philanthropist.
He is the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, and a very successful investor. He was the world’s wealthiest person in 2008. He has pledged to donate 99% of his wealth to charity.
Interesting Fact: He loves junk food, and his favorite meal is cheeseburger with cherry coke.
Famous Quote: “[When investing on the stock exchange] what you need is the temperament to control the urges that get other people into trouble.”
ISTJ Political Figures
Queen Elizabeth II
Date of Birth: 21 April, 1926
About: She is the Queen of the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth Nations. She is the oldest monarch, and the longest-living British monarch.
Interesting Fact: She joined the Auxiliary Territorial Service for a few months to contribute to the war efforts.
Famous Quote: “Many grave problems and difficulties confront us all, but with a new faith in the old … beliefs given us by our forefathers … I know we shall be worthy of our duty.”
Date of Birth: 17 July, 1954
About: Chancellor of Germany.
Forbes magazine ranked Merkel as the second-most powerful person in the world in 2013, and most powerful woman in the world in 2014. She has a doctorate as a physical chemist. Her proficiency in Russian and Mathematics is well-known. She is known as the “decider.”
Interesting Fact: She is an ardent football fan, and tries to catch as many games of the German soccer national team as she can.
Famous Quote: “I am courageous at the decisive moment. But I need a good deal of start-up time, and I try to take as much as possible into consideration beforehand.”
Date of Birth: 9 January, 1913
About: 37th President of the United States.
Right from his school days, he was known as an effluent speaker and hard worker. People have mixed opinions about his term as President, and his resignation is the most discussed topic about his life.
Interesting Fact: According to some sources, Richard Nixon use to wear a coat and tie even when alone at home.
Famous Quote: “I never say something I cannot do. And I always will do more than I can say.”
Date of Birth: 4 July, 1872
About: 30th President of the United States.
Although a man of few words, he was known for his decisiveness.
Interesting Fact: He is the only US President to have been born on Independence Day.
Famous Quote: “The right thing to do never requires any subterfuges; it is always simple and direct.”
Date of Birth: 23 September, 63 BC
About: Founder of the Roman Empire.
Born as Gaius Octavius, he was the first Emperor of the Roman Empire. He has been described as a handsome and graceful man, who was very particular about his appearance.
Interesting Fact: The month of August is named after him.
Famous Quote: “We must plan for our lasting preservation rather than for our temporary pleasure.”
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Date of Birth: 14 October, 1890
About: 34th President of the United States.
He is remembered for his role in the Second World War.
Interesting Fact: He was the first Supreme Commander of NATO.
Famous Quote: “[Children should contribute] to a family’s essential survival and happiness. [In] an urban society, children are … robbed of the opportunity to do genuinely responsible work.”
Date of Birth: 22 February, 1732
About: First President of the United States.
He is one of the founding fathers of the United Sates, and hailed as the father of the country. He is always listed in the top three Presidents of America.
Interesting Fact: He was known for his physical strength, and called the best horseman of his age.
Famous Quote: “Happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected.”
Date of Birth: 1 May, 1769
About: British soldier and statesman.
He was the Commander-in-Chief of the British Army, and known as the greatest defensive commander of all time. He ranked 15 in BBC’s poll of 100 Greatest Britons of all time, in 2002.
Interesting Fact: He fought 60 battles in his military career.
Famous Quote: “Whatever enthusiasm [an army feels is] the result of the example set [by] the head of the army.”
Pope Benedict XVI
Date of Birth: 16 April, 1927
About: Catholic Pope.
Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger was the Pope of the Catholic Church from 2005 – 2013. He resigned in 2013 due to health reasons.
Interesting Fact: Pope Benedict XVI is interested in classical music, and is fond of cats.
Famous Quote: “Never imagine a thing to be done as long as it is not actually done.”
Date of Birth: 6 May, 1856
About: Austrian neurologist.
He is known as the father of psychoanalysis. He was proficient in different many languages like German, French, Italian, Spanish, English, Hebrew, Latin, and Greek.
Interesting Fact: He wrote a book The Interpretation of Dreams, which is based on his theory of unconscious and dreams.
Famous Quote: “My love is something valuable to me which I ought not to throw away without reflection. … If I love someone, they must deserve it.”
Date of Birth: 5 April, 1588
About: English philosopher.
He is popular for his work in political philosophy, and establishing the social contract theory through his book Leviathan.
Interesting Fact: He also published some works on mathematics and physics.
Famous Quote: “By how much one man has more experience of things past, than another, by so much also he is more prudent, and his expectations the seldomer fail him.”
Further Reading: Famous ISTJs