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Welcome to CS Joseph Responds. I’m your host Chase, here to answer your questions on any topic Jungian Analytical Psychology, or Four Sides Dynamics. Excuse me, while I eat this amazing cookie my ESTP wife made for me. This is so good. So, so good. Today’s question is: are ISTJ females highly intelligent? This comes from Quora. Let’s take a look. Alright, I was kinda surprised to even see this question. It’s kinda ridiculous. Although, I wonder how many people are going to like, label me a misogynist prick after answering this question, so who knows? Well, it looks like no one has had the guts to answer this question. I could probably see why, but you know, this is CS Joseph we’re talking about. Definitely have the guts to answer this question. Damn good cookie. So. Are IsTJ females highly intelligent? I mean, intelligent in what capacity? Like what’s the context of intelligence we’re talking about? Are we talking, like, intelligence quotient? Because the IQ is like complete and total BS. And it’s not actually real, for that matter. People put way too much stock in the IQ test, and it doesn’t really mean much. Well, let’s talk about the, uh, the ISTJ brain for a second. How it actually works. They’re insanely beautiful. They have a high amount of self discipline. They’re very rational in their thinking. They’re constantly aware of what everyone around them is thinking. They are all about their own status. They’re all about their own mood. They make decisions based on their mood. Uh, they also, uh, they’re so afraid of being unwanted. So if we’re talking in the context of ISTJ females, they are very afraid of being unwanted. If you make them feel desired, uh, they’re more than likely to just be loyal to you, indefinitely. To the point of like not letting go of you, even if you break up with them. And they’ll still be pining for you for years, potentially. Which, in my coaching practice, I’ve actually had to coach ISTJ females who have had that problem. Something that, you know, could be an issue. But now, where is their intelligence basically at? I guess colloquially, or most people would consider ISTJ females intelligent. Because their TE parent, extroverted thinking parent, is very responsible. It’s responsible in terms of research, gathering data. It’s all about cite your sources, et cetera. Although ISTJs have this problem where they’re constantly focused on trying to find unbiased sources. And that’s really just ’cause they’re lazy. I mean, ISTJs are just lazy in general, And they spend so much time looking at unbiased sources, when the reality situation is there’s no such thing as an unbiased source. That doesn’t exist. There’s no such thing. Uh, 100% of the entire world, and everything in the world, is literally biased. Because being unbiased is itself as a bias. Don’t believe me? Go to the Epoch Times, the Epic times, basically they’re a newspaper. And try to click on one of the little click baity uh, um, titles for their stories that they have, or their little articles and whatnot, and then they’ll expect you to pay for it. And then they claim to be the most unbiased newspaper out there. Yeah. That’s like ridiculous. But you know, ISTJs eat that up, because from their point of view, they don’t have to do as much weighing things out. They don’t have to do as much thinking, if they could just be like, well this is an unbiased source. And then they just believe with that, you know. Because extroverted thinking, at the end of the day guys, is all about belief. It’s not actually based on facts. It searches for truth. It searches for facts. But it’s not about facts at all. It has really nothing to do with facts. It’s all about beliefs. They ended up creating beliefs as a result of the information they find and take in, et cetera. And then they provide that as input to other people, especially Ti users, because Ti users are logos based. Whereas Te users are ethos based, and these are ISTJs. So are they like intelligent in terms of what? Being factual? Or are they intelligent in terms of their ability to do amazing research? Absolutely. No one can out research them. I have an ISTJ friend, he considers himself a forecaster, and they’re really good at forecasting. And they’re very brilliant at being bean counters, and they’re typically doctors and lawyers. It’s because the entire academic institution of Western society supports ISTJs more than any of the other types. They basically have a free pass in society for academia as far as they know it. Does that mean they’re highly intelligent? No, it just means that they have an easier time remembering and memorizing everything, and then showing their work when they’re doing their math homework. That’s all it is. Good luck asking them to do mathematics without showing their work. ’cause they wouldn’t be able to do that. But then you look at an ESTP, who they often accused of being a meathead. The ESTP actually can do it in their head. So wait a minute. Who’s more intelligent than the other? See this, there’s this huge bias of intelligence that exists. and this is known as the Dunning Kruger effect. And this especially includes ISTJS. It’s where the dumb people think they’re smart, and where the smart people think they’re dumb. So templar types, which are STPs and NFJs, often think that they’re dumb. Even though they’re smart. Whereas the STJs and the NFPS of the world, often think they’re smart, when they’re actually dumb. Right? So this is the Dunning Kruger effect. And the reason why is because STJs and NFPS make decisions based on belief, not necessarily based on facts. Now ISTJs, however, have the advantage of introverted thinking critic. As they get older, and as they get wiser, their brains become open to the idea that their beliefs are not actually represented in truth. And as a result, they will develop the habit of, um, verifying all of their beliefs. And then they end up becoming more factual as a result. But otherwise, really, their intelligence is basically nothing more than being really good at memorizing things. And for some reason, people think that memorization, or longterm memory, is a skill that means you’re intelligent. It doesn’t. It just means they’re good at remembering stuff. That’s all. It’s so funny though. I see like SP types just automatically assume SJ’s are smarter than them specifically because SJs have a longer memory than they do. Which is ridiculous, and not actually factual whatsoever. And the other thing is that, because they’re TE parent, they’re book-smart. Literally, ISTJs are just book-smart. They’re literally the classic bookworm. They’re the librarian. You know, that’s just kind of how they roll. They’re really afraid of being unwanted. And then at the same time, they’re at risk of being affiliative, social justice warriors, and believing that common core is actually a really good thing for education. Even though it’s absolute horse crap, and we all know it. But for some reason they believe it. Because ISTJs are at risk of being very ignorant, and they are at risk of succumbing to group think. That’s a problem. So, are ISTJs highly intelligent, if they’re actually one of the one of the types that are most likely to succumb to group think? Most likely to not actually verify? And you know, anything that prints a label that seems unbiased, they’re just going to eat that up, and then, you know, posit that as truth? Wow. What a horrible way to live your life. Does that mean they’re highly intelligent? Really? Does that really mean that an ISTJ is highly intelligent? What does a highly intelligent ISTJ look like? A highly intelligent ISTJ is somebody who is responsible with their research. This is what they do. They look at all perspectives, biased or otherwise. They look at all of the perspectives, and then they compare the perspectives. All of the biased wants together. The pros and the cons. And they compare them. And then they make a value judgment, and weigh it out in their head. And then, after they’ve done that, then they verify that. Before they allow it to become a belief. Because an ISTJ, if they are wise, and not a fool. If they are wise, then they will go out of their way to verify all of their own beliefs. That way, they’re not putting their loyalty in the wrong person, in the wrong system, in the wrong news media, in the wrong politician, in the wrong education system, like common core, et cetera. and then force it on everybody else out there, because you know, they bought into the group think. ISTJ is also have this problem with grand standing, and they can be pretty huge loud mouths in the process. Which just ends up causing them to foment further ignorance, because an immature ISTJ hasn’t taken any of the time to actually verify their own beliefs, right? So yeah, definitely something to consider. So, are ISTJ females highly intelligent? You know, this is really too much of a subjective question to answer. So I’m just going to go with, like, I mean anyone could be highly intelligent. It’s just, what is the context? And with what rubric are you using to measure one’s intelligence? And it better not be IQ. Because, if you are, then you’re nothing more than a hypocrite. So anyway, thanks for watching. I hope you enjoyed this video. Please subscribe, and leave a like and comment below. If you have any questions or comments about ISTJS, I read every comment on this channel. And uh, otherwise, I’ll see you guys tonight.