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SJ Temperament - The "Protectors"

Jungian Personality Types, Personality Test

SJs are observant, stable and motivated by a need to maintain security. They are realistic, routinized administrators requiring tasks be completed correctly and that people behave appropriately. SJs make thorough examinations to ensure everything is done according to plan. They make sure no more and no less credit is given than due. When a need arises, they are quick to provide a solution, provided that the need is justified. SJs are not driven by impulse, but rather by concrete fact. By virtue of their reliable, diligent, industrious, persevering nature, they make excellent leaders.

The four SJ "Protector" personality types are listed below.

ESTJ, the 'Overseer'
ESTJ - The "Overseer"
ESTJs are responsible, logical, norm-following hard workers. Their efforts are carried out in a practical, structured manner. ESTJs trust facts and experiences more than theories. They are decisive, loyal, tradition observing individuals. They enjoy being the person in charge and often... (read more)
ESFJ, the 'Supporter'
ESFJ - The "Supporter"
ESFJs are social butterflies that value relationships, supporting and nurturing others. Never one to shy away from social events, they are often the host. They are great encouragers of teamwork. ESFJs are responsible, dutiful, observe traditions and follow rules. ESFJs have a deep concern... (read more)
ISTJ, the 'Examiner'
ISTJ - The "Examiner"
ISTJs are responsible, loyal and hard working. They have an acute sense of right and wrong and work hard at preserving established norms and traditions. Because of their deep sense of duty they are dedicated to everything they do and are very dependable. ISTJs care deeply for... (read more)
ISFJ, the 'Defender'
ISFJ - The "Defender"
ISFJs are traditional, loyal, quiet and kind. They are very sensitive to other people's needs because they are very observant. They have rich inner thoughts and emotions. They value stability and cultural norms. They are very adept at giving attention to detail. They do not seek positions of authority... (read more)
About Temperaments
Each of the 16 personality types can be classified as belonging to one of four "temperaments" (SJ, SP, NT, NF). For example, INFP belongs to the NF temperament. David Keirsey noted that the four types with N & F are most like each other (idealistic), the four types with S & P are alike (sensation seeking) and so on.


SJ Population   (see all)
40.5% of all people
37.5% of males
43.5% of females

SJ Career Matches   (see all)
  • Administrator
  • Police
  • Librarian
  • Scientist
  • Researcher
  • Accountant
  • Auditor
  • Marketer

Famous SJ People   (see all)
  • Rev. Billy Graham
  • Pat Summit
  • Elliot Ness
  • Elvis Stojko
  • Sally Field
  • Dixie Carter
  • Benjamin Harrison
  • George H. W. Bush
  • Harry Truman
  • Louisa May Alcott
  • Barbara Bush
  • Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Fictional SJ Characters   (see all)
  • Mrs. Rachel Lynde
    Anne of Green Gables
  • The Mayor
    The Music Man
  • Leonard "Bones" McCoy
    Star Trek
  • Rabbit
    Winnie the Pooh
  • Jet Black
    Cowboy Bebop
  • Cliff Clavin
    Cheers
  • Bianca
    Taming of the Shrew


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