Last May I took a personality quiz (Who Am I?) during the peak of COVID-19 quarantining and isolation. The results were as I expected, but looking back at the post, I wanted to see if I have changed at all.

A lot of things have changed since I posted up at my kitchen table last year. There are three major life moments:

  • Got a girlfriend
  • Got new job
  • Moved in with girlfriend

MAY 2020 RESULTS

The 16personalities.com quiz said that I was an ISTJ.

Here are some of my more detailed results from my personality test last year.

Now let’s move onto the 2021 version of Jonathan Stanko


2021 Stanko Personality Quiz

You regularly make new friends.

No, not really at all. Unless it is from work.

You spend a lot of your free time exploring various random topics that pique your interest.

I would say neutral? I have my random things I like but it is not extensive.

Seeing other people cry can easily make you feel like you want to cry too.

Yes? No? Neutral again? It depends who is crying.

You often make a backup plan for a backup plan.

For sure agree. I enjoy planning for sure.

You usually stay calm, even under a lot of pressure.

Yes, without a doubt. Needed for my job.

At social events, you rarely try to introduce yourself to new people and mostly talk to the ones you already know.

Yup. That is me. In the corner by myself. If someone introduces someone to me then I will talk to days.

You prefer to completely finish one project before starting another.

I am usually juggling more than one thing at once. Have drafts of blogs, etc.

You are very sentimental.

Nahh, I am pretty good about throwing things away when the time comes.

You like to use organizing tools like schedules

The hardest I could agree with any statement thus far. Absolutely. 100%%%

Even a small mistake can cause you to doubt your overall abilities and knowledge.

STOP ATTACKING ME YOU DICK.

You feel comfortable just walking up to someone you find interesting and striking up a conversation.

Much like the party question, I am never the one to strike up a conversation.

You are not too interested in discussing various interpretations and analyses of creative works.

I am interested in the way things are interpreted. I like hearing the other sides of artistic things because you can learn from them. Politics is a different story because often too many people are cemented in their own beliefs.

You are more inclined to follow your head than your heart.

Yuppers. It is my preference to always do this but I have adapted my behavior over time now being in a relationship, etc.

You usually prefer just doing what you feel like at any given moment instead of planning a particular daily routine.

Nah, need to have a plan in place and plan to do the things that you know you like to do.

You rarely worry about whether you make a good impression on people you meet.

This I think I have improved on. I am more comfortable with who I am. Still petrified of embarrassing myself, but I know that once I get past that stage, then it is just up to people and I did what I could.

You enjoy participating in group activities.

Unless it is sports…nah. Or maybe Jack the Ripper walking tours in London.

You like books and movies that make you come up with your own interpretation of the ending.

OH HELL YES. LEAVE IT UP TO THE AUDIENCE TO MAKE AN EDUCATED GUESS RATHER THAN TREATING THE AUDIENCE LIKE THEY ARE STUPID (this is a pet peeve of mine…)

Your happiness comes more from helping others accomplish things than your own accomplishments.

Going to be honest here…I enjoy my own accomplishments more.

You are interested in so many things that you find it difficult to choose what to try next.

Nope. But this is my girlfriend’s brother for sure. But I know what I like and I stick to it.

You are prone to worrying that things will take a turn for the worse.

This is why we plan!

You avoid leadership roles in group settings.

I avoid volunteering for the leadership roles. If it naturally happens, then totally fine. 

You are definitely not an artistic type of person.

I think this is neutral because I am able to interpret art but not great at creating it.

You think the world would be a better place if people relied more on rationality and less on their feelings.

Yup. Yuppers. Yep. A lot more logical thinking would hurt more feelings but would make the gears of like flow better.

You prefer to do your chores before allowing yourself to relax.

1000%%%%%%%%%

You enjoy watching people argue.

I would say yes as long as it doesn’t get too cringe.

You tend to avoid drawing attention to yourself.

Yea, rather let me actions draw attention which I would do regardless of who is in the stands. Really making this an athletic sports one.

Your mood can change very quickly.

Yes it can. Ask my girlfriend.

You lose patience with people who are not as efficient as you.

Jesus these are becoming personal attacks. Just mean and cruel. I know this is a negative trait of mine. 

You often end up doing things at the last possible moment.

This is why we make calendars and to-do lists people!

You have always been fascinated by the question of what, if anything, happens after death.

Not really? I am not the religious type.

You usually prefer to be around others rather than on your own.

You know what song I do like? “I’m all alone, there is no one here besides meeeeee”

You become bored or lose interest when the discussion gets highly theoretical.

Is theoretical the same as hypothetical?

You find it easy to empathize with a person whose experiences are very different from yours.

Honest answer is no. I do not. I can try and find common ground with them, but it often takes me thinking after the fact and not in the moment.

You usually postpone finalizing decisions for as long as possible.

Never ever. When I know I like it I just dive in rather than overthinking.

You rarely second-guess the choices that you have made.

There is always an initial second guess but then a “is what it is” mentality.

After a long and exhausting week, a lively social event is just what you need.

It is literally the last thing that I would want to do.

You enjoy going to art museums.

I have not been to one in a minute. I think I would though, but with a finite time in there and not being dragged around past my allotted interest time.

You often have a hard time understanding other people’s feelings.

I think I can understand people’s feelings, but empathizing with them is the more difficult part.

You like to have a to-do list for each day.

You betcha.

You rarely feel insecure.

This test doesn’t know my at all.

You avoid making phone calls.

Online reservations ALL DAY LONGGGGG

You often spend a lot of time trying to understand views that are very different from your own.

I wouldn’t say a lot of time but I would say enough time to get a briefing to be able and compare and contrast.

In your social circle, you are often the one who contacts your friends and initiates activities.

That is what Michael Ritz is for haha

If your plans are interrupted, your top priority is to get back on track as soon as possible.

Once things get off track I am good about getting on the “go with the flow” idea.

You are still bothered by mistakes that you made a long time ago.

-Who is over my shoulder and blowing in my ear and constantly making me uncomfortable.

You rarely contemplate the reasons for human existence or the meaning of life.

-I just keep going in life and we need to do whatever we can with life is fine. Leave an impact people will look fondly on. That is a meaning for life.

Your emotions control you more than you control them.

No, I am the master (maybe apprentice) of my own crutches.

You take great care not to make people look bad, even when it is completely their fault.

This I do agree with. Do not enjoy throwing people under the bus at all.

Your personal work style is closer to spontaneous bursts of energy than organized and consistent efforts.

This is a strictly neutral answer. I can go both ways.

When someone thinks highly of you, you wonder how long it will take them to feel disappointed in you.

-Yes. Absolutely. The more compliments I get, the harder I want to work. I know this sounds stupid and conceded, but it is what I do.

You would love a job that requires you to work alone most of the time.

-Never had a job that had me work totally alone so I think this has to be a disagree.

You believe that pondering abstract philosophical questions is a waste of time.

I love hypothetical stupid questions! 

You feel more drawn to places with busy, bustling atmospheres than quiet, intimate places.

-You will not see me in a club for the rest of my life. That is my answer.

You know at first glance how someone is feeling.

-I do think I am good at reading people.

You often feel overwhelmed.

Yes, but I like it.

You complete things methodically without skipping over any steps.

Shortcuts are were mistakes are made!

You are very intrigued by things labeled as controversial.

I think I disagree because controversial takes are often created just to create discussion and not out of actual belief.

You would pass along a good opportunity if you thought someone else needed it more.

-Hmmm, depends in what avenue of life. It it was work, no I would like to do it. If it was personal life, sure they can go on the vacation.

You struggle with deadlines.

Nope. Set them for myself.

You feel confident that things will work out for you.

No, do not settle and have faith in the universe to create something for you when you can do everything you can yourself to make it happen.


NOVEMBER 2021 RESULTS

Here we are…has anything changed in my personality in the last 17 months?

Overall, I am the exact same personality type, role and strategy as last year. So my personality has not changed too much. Not terribly surprised.

Definition of Turbulent Logistician

The Logistician personality type is thought to be the most abundant, making up around 13% of the population. Their defining characteristics of integrity, practical logic and tireless dedication to duty make Logisticians a vital core to many families, as well as organizations that uphold traditions, rules and standards, such as law offices, regulatory bodies and military. People with the Logistician personality type enjoy taking responsibility for their actions, and take pride in the work they do – when working towards a goal, Logisticians hold back none of their time and energy completing each relevant task with accuracy and patience.

Logisticians don’t make many assumptions, preferring instead to analyze their surroundings, check their facts and arrive at practical courses of action. Logistician personalities are no-nonsense, and when they’ve made a decision, they will relay the facts necessary to achieve their goal, expecting others to grasp the situation immediately and take action. Logisticians have little tolerance for indecisiveness, but lose patience even more quickly if their chosen course is challenged with impractical theories, especially if they ignore key details – if challenges becomes time-consuming debates, Logisticians can become noticeably angry as deadlines tick nearer.

According to 16personalities.com

Definition of Sentinels

Logisticians (ISTJ), Defenders (ISFJ), Executives (ESTJ), and Consuls (ESFJ) – are cooperative, practical, and grounded. They feel comfortable with who they are, and they take pride in their good character and their competence. These personality types seek order, security, and stability, and they tend to work hard to maintain their way of things. This leads to a deserved reputation as the cornerstone of any group or organization, from family to church to the office and the factory floor.

Careful and consistent, Sentinel personalities tend to be self-motivated. This means that they rarely need external inspiration to be productive and focused. They work hard and aim never to let anyone down, and they expect other people to embrace this same ethic as well. Given a choice, these personality types prefer to collaborate within a clear set of rules. Following proven methods makes more sense to them than swanning around in search of innovation. Their motto is, “If it works, don’t break it.”

According to 16personalities.com

Character Traits Of ‘Constant Improvement’

Sensitive Souls
Driven By Doubt
Reality And Romance
The “Right” Career?
The Strength Of Sensitivity

According to 16personalities.com
Guys, barely anything has changed. Anything at all. The only difference from May of 2020 to now is that in this latest iteration, I am 80% introverted compared to 75% last year. Otherwise my energy, nature and tactics are all literally the exact same.

People With Same Logistician ISTJ-T Sentinel Personality Type


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