Sunday, August 16, 2015

ISTJ PERSONALITY (''THE LOGISTICIAN'')


My observation is that whenever one person is found adequate to the discharge of a duty... it is worse executed by two persons, and scarcely done at all if three or more are employed therein.
— George Washington

Today I did an online test, specifically a personality test, which I was recommended by a friend. As they say in their homepage, I received a 'freakishly accurate' description of who I am and why I do things the way I do. Of course, I do not feel identified with the whole text, nevertheless and academically speaking, it is quite right about my personality. I leave the link at the bottom of this post.

The ISTJ personality type is thought to be the most abundant, making up around 13% of the population. Their defining characteristics of integrity, practical logic and tireless dedication to duty make ISTJs a vital core to many families, as well as organizations that uphold traditions, rules and standards, such as law offices, regulatory bodies and military. People with the ISTJ personality type enjoy taking responsibility for their actions, and take pride in the work they do – when working towards a goal, ISTJs hold back none of their time and energy completing each relevant task with accuracy and patience.
ISTJs don't make many assumptions, preferring instead to analyze their surroundings, check their facts and arrive at practical courses of action. ISTJ personalities are no-nonsense, and when they've made a decision, they will relay the facts necessary to achieve their goal, expecting others to grasp the situation immediately and take action. ISTJs have little tolerance for indecisiveness, but lose patience even more quickly if their chosen course is challenged with impractical theories, especially if they ignore key details – if challenges becomes time-consuming debates, ISTJs can become noticeably angry as deadlines tick nearer.

Associate With Those of Good Quality if You Esteem Your Reputation...


ISTJ personalityWhen ISTJs say they are going to get something done, they do it, meeting their obligations no matter the personal cost, and they are baffled by people who don't hold their own word in the same respect. Combining laziness and dishonesty is the quickest way to get on ISTJs' bad side. Consequently, people with the ISTJ personality type often prefer to work alone, or at least have their authority clearly established by hierarchy, where they can set and achieve their goals without debate or worry over other's reliability.
ISTJs have sharp, fact-based minds, and prefer autonomy and self-sufficiency to reliance on someone or something. Dependency on others is often seen by ISTJs as a weakness, and their passion for duty, dependability and impeccable personal integrity forbid falling into such a trap.
This sense of personal integrity is core to ISTJs, and goes beyond their own minds – ISTJ personalities adhere to established rules and guidelines regardless of cost, reporting their own mistakes and telling the truth even when the consequences for doing so could be disastrous. To ISTJs, honesty is far more important than emotional considerations, and their blunt approach leaves others with the false impression that ISTJs are cold, or even robotic. People with this type may struggle to express emotion or affection outwardly, but the suggestion that they don't feel, or worse have no personality at all, is deeply hurtful.

...For It Is Better to Be Alone Than in Bad Company

ISTJs' dedication is an excellent quality, allowing them to accomplish much, but it is also a core weakness that less scrupulous individuals take advantage of. ISTJs seek stability and security, considering it their duty to maintain a smooth operation, and they may find that their coworkers and significant others shift their responsibilities onto them, knowing that they will always take up the slack. ISTJs tend to keep their opinions to themselves and let the facts do the talking, but it can be a long time before observable evidence tells the whole story.
ISTJs need to remember to take care of themselves – their stubborn dedication to stability and efficiency can compromise those goals in the long term as others lean ever-harder on them, creating an emotional strain that can go unexpressed for years, only finally coming out after it's too late to fix. If they can find coworkers and spouses who genuinely appreciate and complement their qualities, who enjoy the brightness, clarity and dependability that they offer, ISTJs will find that their stabilizing role is a tremendously satisfying one, knowing that they are part of a system that works.


Wednesday, July 15, 2015

I'm way up I FEEL BLESSED!

Yeah it's been a long minute, let me break it down if ya'll still with it! *sings ''Welcome'' by Fort Minor*. So last June 15th my first year classes at the university finished and, thank God, I passed all my subjects without having to do any second-chance examination. Still can't believe this year is already over, I remember my first day at the university as if it were yesterday, getting into 2.2 classroom... I found myself alone surrounded by unknown people but I knew it was the starting point of something big. *GUTS OVER FEAR* Anyway and taking up my words, I feel so happy and blessed because I love this degree and without doubt, it meets my expectations, because I want to get better at this by working hard and enjoying while learning. I've liked all the subjects I've had to study, each one was very interesting, and I take home a good memory of all of my teachers as well. Regarding my classmates, I've met really good people so I can consider some of them friends of mine. I can summarize this year as a season with many changes on a personal level. It is a year that despite my seniority studying, I faced the illusion of a beginner. And well, now I'm just chilling out practicing some hobbies and preparing myself mentally for the next year. Finally, if I'm able to battle against laziness, I'll keep posting, LOL!

Friday, February 13, 2015

Grateful and Inspired

So the first term of the academic year has finished and, thank God, I have passed all the subjects - that it has been very important to me in order to keep studying harder. And of course, Prácticas de Redacción en Inglés. This subject and naturally Reme, have helped me a lot to develop my English. I am very grateful of having had such a great teacher. Writing in this blog has been very useful to me and it has been a good way of expressing my feelings. Thus, I will keep on posting.
Today, I will share two videos that I have just watched because Professor María José of Lengua Inglesa II has just uploaded on the web and I really like them. One of them is about electronic devices consequences and the other one is about following our heart. I really like them because are very inspiring. Check them out!:

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Joachim

Still remember like the first day the afternoon I decided to talk to him (...). The first day of Italian lesson I was alone, I did not know anybody, so the next day when I was trying to find the class I saw Joachim, who I reminded from the last lesson, so I said ''hi'' to him and we started our friendship. He is an Erasmus student from Poland and I thought he would not speak Spanish, but after talking a little in English, he told me he can speaks Spanish, and in fact, he wanted to talk in Spanish because he is very much interested on learning our language, he has a funny dictionary at the end of his notebook. These last three months we have shared desk with our friend Carmen too and we have had a lot of fun and memories to remember. Now he is moving to Granada and in February he will not be here. Definitely, that is one of the things I will miss this 2015, it is always hard to say goodbye to a friend but as A. A. Milne said: how lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.