Susan was not especially happy with having woken up this morning holding the scythe* again. Death of Rats was being his usual unhelpful self and to add insult to serious injury she still couldn't leave the bloody island!
She had been trying to figure out what the hell was going on, but she kept being distracted by the fact she had to do her job. Things were dying left right and centre, and those things Susan was pretty sure were not actually on the island a mere day before. It was strange, but there was not a lot she could do about it at this point in time.
She stalked the path aroound the compound, largely ignoring and quite often being ignored by the resident's as she did so. She was expending a lot of energy on being dim, and only the dead could really see through that for any length of time.
There was another one of those "somethings" lying on the path, blocking her way. It was cut and badly bleeding, it looked like it had been on the unfortunate end of a sword. Susan tried talking to it first, but the thing almost certainly had no information and absolutely had no inclination to share what little it might have had.
With a sigh, Susan raised the scythe and separated the 'soul'^.
*Metaphorically speaking. Scythes are dangerous and shouldn't be taken to bed.
^Which in this case was more like a black fog, it had no real substance of it's own.
- Current Location:Outside the compound
ISTJs are often called inspectors. They have a keen sense of right and wrong, especially in their area of interest and/or responsibility. They are noted for devotion to duty. Punctuality is a watchword of the ISTJ. The secretary, clerk, or business(wo)man by whom others set their clocks is likely to be an ISTJ.
As do other Introverted Thinkers, ISTJs often give the initial impression of being aloof and perhaps somewhat cold. Effusive expression of emotional warmth is not something that ISTJs do without considerable energy loss.
ISTJs are most at home with "just the facts, Ma'am." They seem to perform at highest efficiency when employing a step-by-step approach. Once a new procedure has proven itself (i.e., has been shown "to work,") the ISTJ can be depended upon to carry it through, even at the expense of their own health.
ISTJs are easily frustrated by the inconsistencies of others, especially when the second parties don't keep their commitments. But they usually keep their feelings to themselves unless they are asked. And when asked, they don't mince words. Truth wins out over tact. The grim determination of the ISTJ vindicates itself in officiation of sports events, judiciary functions, or an other situation which requires making tough calls and sticking to them.
His SJ orientation draws the ISTJ into the service of established institutions. Home, social clubs, government, schools, the military, churches -- these are the bastions of the SJ. "We've always done it this way" is often reason enough for many ISTJs. Threats to time-honored traditions or established organizations (e.g., a "run" on the bank) are the undoing of SJs, and are to be fought at all costs.