The ISTJ personality type is one that is based on introversion, sensing, thinking, and judging. It is one of the 16 personality types developed through the Myers-Briggs Type indicator test. About 13% of the general population falls into these personality traits, making it one of the most common personalities that is seen in the world today.
People with the ISTJ personality type tend to work in logical ways. They have a clear-sighted goal which they pursue, then develop efficient steps to ensure they can reach their final outcome. Instead of being spontaneous, they prefer to follow plans. This can be seen at work, at home, and even if they’re headed out somewhere for vacation.
ISTJs value clarity above anything else. They prefer working within a hierarchy. They also value the information which traditions provide. Although this may make them seem like they are not creative people, they are reliable, steady, and someone you can trust to keep their word.
10 Celebrities Who Have the ISTJ Personality Type
1. Condoleezza Rice
Condoleezza Rice served as the 66th U.S. Secretary of State under George W. Bush. She was the first African-American woman to hold the office and only the second woman, after Madeleine Albright, to serve in this capacity. During President Bush’s first term, she also served as the National Security Advisor and was the first woman to hold that title.
Rice received her doctorate in 1981 from the University of Denver, worked at the State Department during the Carter administration, and currently serves on the Board of Directors at Dropbox.
2. Jeff Bezos
Jeff Bezos trades places with Bill Gates every so often as the richest person in the world. Born in New Mexico, then raised in Texas, he founded Amazon in late 1994. The company was originally an online bookstore. It would eventually expand into audio and video streaming, then offer additional products, to become one of the world’s largest companies.
In July 2107, his wealth surpassed $100 billion for the first time. In July 2017, his net worth increased to $150 billion.
3. Jack Nicklaus
Jack Nicklaus, who is also known by his nickname the “Golden Bear,” was born in 1940 and was a long-time professional golfer. In 25+ years, he won 18 majors, finished second 19 other times, and had 9 third-place finishes. Even though he only played a select number of tournaments during his career, he finished with 73 victories, which still places him third on the all-time list.
As an amateur golfer, he won the U.S. Amateur Championship in 1959 and 1961. He also finished second in the U.S. Open in 1960, just two shots behind Arnold Palmer.
4. Julia Roberts
Roberts is an actress and producer who made a name for herself after staring in the 1990 smash hit Pretty Woman. She has won 3 Golden Globe Awards and won an Oscar for her role in Erin Brockovich. In total, the films in which she has starred have grossed almost $3 billion, making her one of the most successful actresses of all time.
Throughout much of the 1990s, Roberts was the highest-paid actress in Hollywood. For Mona Lisa Smile, she set a new standard for women with a fee of $25 million for her role. She has also been named to the list of world’s most beautiful women by People 5 times.
5. Gary Sinise
Sinise is an actor, musician, and director. He took his first acting role in 1973 and continues to be active in Hollywood today. He is known for several roles throughout his career, appearing in films such as Forrest Gump, Apollo 13, and Of Mice and Men. He also starred in the CBS series CSI: New York from 2004 to 2013.
Based off of his character in Forrest Gump, Sinise has worked with a number of veteran’s organizations, often performing with the Lt. Dan Band on USO tours. His work has had such an impact that the U.S. Navy made him an honorary Chief Petty Officer in 2012.
6. Johnny Carson
Carson served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He then followed his military career with one in radio, where his show became quite successful by the end of the 1960s. He is best known for serving as the host of The Tonight Show, a job which he began in 1962. Carson would also host game shows, variety shows, and was a regular panelist on To Tell the Truth until he moved to late-night television.
7. Robert De Niro
De Niro has appeared in numerous films, portraying characters which would eventually become iconic. He has earned 4 Golden Globe nominations, but his breakout role was a young Vito Corleone in The Godfather, Part II where he won an Academy Award. He was awarded the AFI Lifetime Achievement Award in 2003 and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2016. Notable performances include Midnight Run, Raging Bull, Meet the Parents, and New York, New York.
8. George Strait
Born in 1952, Strait is an icon of the American country music genre. He is an actor, songwriter, and music producer in addition to being a singer. His first success came with the song “Unwound,” which became a hit in 1981. By the 2000s, he was named the Artist of the Decade, elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame, and was a 3-time CMA Entertainer of the year. In total, he has 60 hits that have reached #1, giving him more songs that have topped the charts than any other artist in any genre of music.
9. Sigmund Freud
Freud is considered to be the Father of Psychoanalysis. He developed therapeutic techniques which made use of free association and transference. His redefinition of sexuality to include infant forms is still an idea that is talked about in his field, though many of these observations have been discredited over the years. Freud would leave Austria to escape the Nazi Party in 1938 and died a year later in the United Kingdom.
10. Denzel Washington
Washington is a prolific character actor who also works as a director and producer. He’s been married for 35 years (as of 2018), is the father of 4, and has received critical acclaim for a number of the roles he has taken on. His iconic movies include Cry Freedom, Malcolm X, and The Hurricane. Many remember his portrayal of Coach Herman Boone in 2000’s Remember the Titans.
In 2016, Washington was selected to receive the Cecil B. DeMile Lifetime Achievement Award at the Golden Globes. He also appeared in several theatrical productions over his career, winning a Tony Award in 2010 as Best Actor for the Broadway version of Fences.
Crystal Lombardo has been a staff writer for Future of Working for five years. She is a proud veteran and mother. If you have any questions about the content of this blog post, then please send our editor-in-chief a message here.