A marathon? LOL, not quite.I'm sick with a stomach virus and a fever and I'm absolutely pitiful, which doesn't strike me as the norm for ISTJ. I picture someone like Sela running a marathon while sick . I just I just let my family baby me and don't move. How about you guys?
If I'm alone I'd mostly carry on working. If the illness is pretty serious, I'll lie in bed like a log and suffer quietly.I'm sick with a stomach virus and a fever and I'm absolutely pitiful, which doesn't strike me as the norm for ISTJ. I picture someone like Sela running a marathon while sick . I just I just let my family baby me and don't move. How about you guys?
That sounds like my dad :sad: I'm aways worried about his health too.I hope you feel better very quickly.
We are the type with the shortest life expectancy. I suspect this is primarily due to our "keep going" attitude that allows us to put off taking proper care of our health.
Us and ESTJ's strike me as the most driven duty fulfillers as conscience is at the heart of it. Providing for the family sounds like your fathers big issue for over the top work ethic.Shit, my dad is an ISTJ and whenever he has any sort of stomach bug he will just go in the bathroom and stay there, won't come out for a day or two. But when he is capable of working, well when HE thinks he is capable he will work, I can't remember how many times when I was little my mom would get hysterical and tell him to stop working because he was hurt or sick. His work ethic is unsettlingly inspiring.
Funny how until someone depends on me or could depend on me I can't really get behind anything because it only helps myself.In terms of will power as in doing what you are supposed to do because you gave your word or it is what is expected that you should do this--yeah, I'd say ISTJ, as they tend to do what is expected or die in the attempt. However, in terms of digging deep within yourself and doing what you think you should do because it makes sense to you and is right for you? (think dieting, quitting smoking, adhering to a specific, self-imposed regimen of behavior) Not an ISTJ trait.