ISTJs are the rulekeepers of the MBTI. Maybe that’s a bit stereotypical, but you get the point. When compared with the enneagram of personality, some identify as the ISTJ 1w2.
This article discusses the ISTJ 1w2 and what you can expect from them.
Who is the ISTJ 1w2?
ISTJ 1w2s are organized with a sprinkle of warmth. They have high standards they thrive to keep. Because of their wing, they are warmer and more generous than typical ISTJs. If their wing is strong, you might mistake them for ISFJs.
Type 1 is a common type for ISTJs. However, ISTJ 1w2s are less common than ISTJ 1w9s. Because of how common they are, most of the changes are based on their wing.
Thus, how strong their wing is can be a game-changer. It also means that two ISTJ 1w2s can be completely different.
ISTJ 1w2s are more likely to be ISTJ-A than ISTJ-T.
What is the Core Desire of the ISTJ 1w2?
The core desire of the ISTJ 1w2 is to be good and be seen as good. To achieve this, they try to obey all rules. They also stick to their values no matter what.
What is the Core Fear of the ISTJ 1w2?
The core fear of the ISTJ 1w2 is to be seen as evil or corrupt. To prevent this, they do their best in all situations. They are principled people who just want to do what’s right.
How the 1w2 Changes the Natural Tendencies of the ISTJ
1. Less Introverted
ISTJs are super introverts. They really like their alone time. With ISTJ 1w2s, things are a bit different. While they remain clear introverts, there’s a willingness to engage with others.
Because this is just their wing, they might be shy or clumsy when initiating a conversation. Nevertheless, they are more open to it.
The extent to which this applies depends on the strength of their wing.
2. More Generous
ISTJs are not known for their generosity. Now, this doesn’t mean they’re stingy. It’s just not something that comes to mind when you think of them.
ISTJ 1w2s are different. Because of their wing, they become more generous with their time and resources. However, press them too hard, and they might return to default settings.
The extent of their generosity depends on the strength of their wing.
3. Slightly More Accepting
ISTJs have strong values. Nothing comes between them and these values. They also believe in organization and order. Coping with chaos and a flexible system is not how they work.
ISTJ 1w2s are slightly different. While they feel safe with structure and their values, they have higher tolerance levels. Thus, they can handle minor intrusions or changes to their structure or organization.
4. Even Higher Loyalty
ISTJs are family-oriented. This naturally translates to loyalty. ISTJ 1w2s take this a step higher. Type 1 is about doing the right, while type 2 emphasizes their relationships more.
This makes ISTJ 1w2s double committed to their loved ones. Their loyalty should never be doubted, even though they might struggle to express it.
5. Even Higher Work Ethic
ISTJs work hard. They are effective and efficient. You can always count on them to get things done. ISTJ 1w2s are even better. Here’s why.
Type 1 sets really high standards for themselves. Type 2 puts in an extra shift for their loved ones. So, you can expect this type to take on many projects and complete them on time.
While this is admirable, it can have its downsides, as we shall soon see.
6. Less Insensitive
ISTJs are logical thinkers. The con is that they see little value in emotion-based decisions. ISTJ 1w2s are slightly different. While logic rules, they feel some sympathy for emotional issues.
Thus, they might be less blunt when dealing with more sensitive types. The extent to which this applies depends on the strength of their wing.
New Weaknesses of the ISTJ 1w2
ISTJs are critical of everything, including themselves. This is even worse with ISTJ 1w2s. They place so many expectations on themselves. When they fail, it takes a toll on their self-confidence.
Because they’re in the anger triad, they can have explosive anger. Unhealthy ISTJ 1w2s might even be violent and feel remorse afterward.
2. Even More Judgemental
The introverted feeling (Fi) function is like a storage of values. While it’s their inferior function, it comes alive in ISTJ 1w2. They know their values and stick to them. Because they are type 1, they believe everyone should accept these values.
This belief can make them judgemental. The truth is that people have different backgrounds and values. How are you so sure yours is the right one?
As stated earlier, ISTJ 1w2s have a great work ethic. The problem is this can easily lead to overexertion.
ISTJ 1w2s will work for themselves and others. This leads to several problems. Their health will suffer. They will also struggle to give their loved ones the attention they deserve.
It’s not worth it.
4. Extremely Stubborn
Because of how fixated they are on their values and type 1’s need for perfection, ISTJ 1w2s are extremely stubborn.
When they believe in something, they stay with it. While this is admirable, it also leads to other problems. Believe it or not ISTJ 1w2, sometimes you’re wrong. And when you’re wrong, it can have telling consequences.
Know when to draw the line.
ISTJ 1w2 in the Workplace
Reliable and efficient. Those are perfect words to describe ISTJs in the workplace. They prefer a career that produces tangible results. Their ideal workplace should be structured with well-defined roles.
ISTJ 1w2s are very similar. They might also be open to humanitarian jobs. ISTJ 1w2s prefer the traditional job setting (9-5).
Ensure their job provides a defined role to get the best out of the ISTJ 1w2.
Best Careers for the ISTJ 1w2
- Military personnel
- Law enforcement
- Mechanical Engineer
- Financial Clerk
Worst Careers for the ISTJ 1w2
- Art director
- Graphic Designer
Famous People/Fictional/Anime Characters that Might Be ISTJ 1w2
- Hermione Granger (Harry Potter Book Series)
- Minerva McGonagall (Harry Potter)
- Castiel (Supernatural)
- Nadia Shanaa (Elite)
- Yoon Hye Jin (Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha)
- Claire (Fleabag)
- Maximus (Tangled)
- Power Broker (Marvel)
- Wasabi No-Ginger (Big Hero 6)
- Aisha (Fate: The Winx Saga)