My wife (the ISFJ) and I (INTJ) recently took a short vacation. When you go on vacation, you see things about your personality that you don’t necessarily see on a day-to-day basis. Therefore, during this vacation we made an effort to pay attention to some of our unique personality quirks.
Here are some funny things we noticed:
INTJ and ISFJ Vacation Quirks
Here were my wife’s ISFJ quirks:
- My wife is also a great researcher. While I used to research and plan everything, I now delegate much of this to her. We have already vacationed in this area before, so we already knew the hotel and attractions we wanted to visit. So, my wife got us the tickets in advance and printed off the directions for us.
- During the drive, she noticed the details of everything. She kept noticing license plates (“Oh, that person’s from Canada!”), and so forth. She would also notice buildings that have changed their design, funny billboards, etc. She also functions as my GPS guide.
- After we slept in our hotel, we woke up to get ready for some attractions. It was taking my wife forever to get ready. I was like, “What is taking you so long? What are you doing?” She replied, “I’m just making the bed and cleaning up a bit.” Sigh…those ISFJs don’t know when to quit, even on a vacation!
- We ate the free breakfast, and my wife pigged out. Many ISFJs absolutely LOVE to eat. It’s a big event for them. My wife had to make a waffle with the hotel’s waffle maker. She had to get all of these fancy side items. It was a big event. Then, she had to savor every bite. Being an INTJ, I don’t care that much. I shoved some fruit in my mouth, and I was ready to go.
Here were my INTJ quirks:
- What did I do when I first entered the hotel room? Duh, I put the “do not disturb” sign on the door immediately. I hate being bothered by housekeeping or anyone else.
- Before I exit the room, I have a habit of checking the peephole in the door to make sure no one is outside. Why? Because I generally get very drained on vacation and have little patience (or desire) for small talk.
- Before getting on an elevator, I will stall if I sense that there are many people waiting. I may take a detour and look at the vending machines or something until the elevator clears out. Again, avoiding small talk because I’m tired!
- Once on the elevator, I hit the close door button. Those things never seem to work, by the way (Grrr!).
In conclusion, we had a great vacation and made some wonderful memories. We love to laugh at our differences!