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In this episode, Joel and Antonia talk with Profiler Training alumni, Tanya LaCourse about her lived experience during this ISTJ personality type interview.


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In this podcast you’ll find:

  • Guest Host Tanya LaCourse, ISTJ, joins.
  • Download our ISTJ Personality Type Handy Guide to learn about the ISTJ functions.
  • How did Tanya get into personality type?
  • What was the type Tanya initially tested as, and why did she relate to this?
  • Why didn’t ISTJ initially resonate with Tanya and how did she discover this was her best-fit type?
  • How does Tanya feel about ISTJ stereotypes within the type community?
  • How does Tanya experience her Driver function Memory (Si)?
  • Tanya shares how she experienced growth in her 3-Yr-Old function, Exploration (Ne).
  • How does Tanya feel about her Co-pilot function, Extraverted Thinking (Te)?
  • How Tanya’s Authenticity (Fi) shows up in her work.
  • Tanya shares her experience of getting out of her comfort zone – and how this changed her life.
  • What does Tanya love about being an ISTJ?
    • Does she have any “type envy”?
  • What would Tanya like us to know about her type?
  • What advice would Tanya give to her younger self?

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  • Trevor
    • Trevor
    • January 21, 2022 at 4:36 pm

    I’m enjoying this series. This is another great interview. And I like how she explains that she breaks the ISTJ stereotype. I find this refreshing that a type stereotype doesn’t have to define you. And I like that examples of breaking ISTJ stereotype are trying new things and being creative with interior design. Thank you for bringing this series.

  • Amy
    • Amy
    • January 19, 2022 at 6:15 am

    Great interview! My daughter is 26 and an ISTJ and so much of this interview resonated with how I have seen Meg operate. Thank you Tanya, Antonia and Joel for sharing these insights into this amazing Type,

  • Kaylen
    • Kaylen
    • January 18, 2022 at 2:54 pm

    Loved this conversation – it did make me think more about the topic of Si and how it’s often presented (including how I present it as a profiler to folks). I really appreciated hearing Tanya talk about Si as feeling intuitive – it helped my understanding of it! I also think that the word “intuitive” is more exciting for folks, and therefore iNtuitives can often fall more in love with MBTI because the descriptors of N types is usually around how they have this depth of perception with pattern-making vs. Sensors having more flat perception (loved Antonia’s call out of how important it is to look at the facts & details when it comes to pattern making though, and highly agree). Big fan of hearing more about the richness and depth of the Sensor experience because I’ve often felt like the descriptors I’ve seen & used can fall short. Super appreciative of Tanya sharing her experience!

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