The Beaver – ISTJ

Low-maintenance and industrious, Beavers are the quiet backbone of most, if not all, institutions. Similar to their SJ siblings, the supervising Stags, Beavers prioritize duty above all things, whether it is in their role as a parent, a boss, an employee, student body treasurer, or any position with even a modicum of responsibility. However, unlike the Stags, who take it upon themselves to command the group towards a common objective, Beavers assume the role of inspector general, guardian to all of the rules and regulations that society is built upon.

The Impartial Critic

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I confront the European elite’s self-image as tolerant while under their noses women are living like slaves.

– Ayaan Hirsi Ali

When it comes to practical details, no type is more on top of things than the fastidious Beavers… Preorder The Power of Personality to learn more!

The Workhorse

Andy Dufresne

In 1966, Andy Dufresne escaped from Shawshank prison. All they found of him was a muddy set of prison clothes, a bar of soap, and an old rock hammer, damn near worn down to the nub. I remember thinking it would take a man six hundred years to tunnel through the wall with it. Old Andy did it in less than twenty.

– Ellis Redding on Andy Dufresne, The Shawshank Redemption

“Industriousness” is easy enough to define. Merriam Webster describes it as being “constantly, regularly, or habitually active or occupied”… Preorder The Power of Personality to learn more!

The Worrywart

Angela Merkel

The Freedom Bell in Berlin is, like the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia, a symbol which reminds us that freedom does not come about of itself. It must be struggled for and then defended anew every day of our lives.

– Angela Merkel

Naturally cautious, Beavers are like the boy scout motto incarnate— “be prepared” is basically every day of their lives… Preorder The Power of Personality to learn more!

The Patient Builder

Warren Buffett

I call investing the greatest business in the world … because you never have to swing… All day you wait for the pitch you like; then when the fielders are asleep, you step up and hit it.

– Warren Buffett

Mature Beavers learn to channel their carefulness and risk aversion into a disciplined patience. They never rush. They never give in to the temptation of “easy” rewards… Preorder The Power of Personality to learn more!