In this video, you will learn about the SJ personality (Guardian). They make up 40 to 45 percent of the average population. Some of the ways they learn best are as follows:
· They like sticky stars and the like placed on their papers and hands.
· Unlike the SP (artisan), the guardian child will sit quietly waiting for instructions.
· Little Sjs usually respond well to specific assignments and responsibilities like feeding the pets, or setting the table.
· Their source of pride is the approval they receive from figures of authority when they do a job well. Doing their best loses its appeal if approval is not forthcoming. If they are less than helpful, their self respect can suffer as they develop feelings of guilt.
My father was an NT (rational), and my mother an SJ. Mother was quite intelligent in her own way. She was far more successful at running business enterprises, and tending to details. But because she was not good in analytical conversations, my father did not appreciate her unique intelligence. SJs are a good balance for the NT only if the differences are understood and appreciated. Otherwise they become a source of irritation and division.
Note: (It is important not to put inflexible labels on ourselves and others, because, even though we tend to be more of one personality than another, we are never one hundred percent in any one category, and different situations can bring out different traits.)
Note: The book below not only teach more about the personality types, but it also has a test that one can take with family and friends to help us understand each other better. I found this activity fun and informative. I highly recommend the book because it improves relationships.