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Discipline and the ability to control your behaviour and to organise a situation, is one of the sixteen cognitive functions. A person who shows strong discipline can take on the qualities of a Host.
A host is someone that can arrange or manage a situation. You can use sensing and judging to experience your surroundings and see how to arrange a situation ahead of time. Managing schedules, time, and organisation. Sensing judgers like to have every minute of their day planned, as little downtime as possible.
Sensing Judging is a cognitive function associated with navigation and control of day to day practical tasks and events.
Sensing and judging types value discipline and self-control and the ability to arrange and think of a smart way to organize their day and life
Discipline, Order, Structure, Cohesion, Plans, Routine, Tradition, Orderliness
Discipline is important to sensing and judging personality types (SJ) such as the ISTJ, ESTJ, ISFJ and ESFJ. These types get more energy and stimulation from being able to discipline and control themselves, by maintaining a day to day routine, keeping an organised and tidy environment, and maintaining a calendar and traditions.
Organisation puts an XSXJ in a positive state. Disorganisation puts an XNXP in a negative state. Sensing and Judging types are programmed to respond well to order and self-discipline, but don’t respond badly to disorder or lack of discipline. Instead, the bigger issue for an XSXJ type is change, and change can be a rattling experience to the Hosts.
Hosts are inclined to be pessimistic about change and to assume the worst will happen, and can sometimes be prone to negative what-ifs and to identifying reasons why an idea will fail or why a change won’t work the way you intended. Sensing and judging can give you the ability to put order and structure where there currently is none, and can help you manage all kinds of situations ahead of time. It can help you prepare and it can give you a degree of control over situations that people normally miss. Knowing this, you can prepare and think of what you need to accomplish a task or to deal with an event.
The primary ability of the Sensing Judger is the ability to organize and plan a situation by mapping down concrete tasks and steps that need to be taken on a day. The Host wants a steady string of things to do on a daily basis and wants to make sure they have a schedule or a map to navigate their day. Where do I need to be, how do I get there, and what steps do I need to take to complete a task?
This approach is ideally more practical than abstract: it should be as laid out and detailed as possible, and nothing should be left vague or uncertain if you can. The sensing judger has a negative relationship to intuition and peceiving. iNtuition and Perceiving is seen as chaotic or rebellious, a disruption to your day to day activities and plans. But the sensing and judging type feels forced to acknowledge and manage these disruptions.
There is also a feeling that you need to be able to prepare for and anticipate these events and ensure they do not come to pass. So the sensing judging type will spend a lot of time setting rules and communicating a process that they believe ideas need to go through. It is not that sensing judging types have an issue with change or creativity, but that they want a structure for ideas to go through and for ideas to adhere to the natural order or way of things. Still, the host can feel forced to change against their will, as if society and people around them demand it from them.
This is sometimes that makes the sensing judging type feel drained of energy. It is a stressor, but a necessary one at times, as a calendar can become outdated if other people start finding better ways of doing things. At other times, the organization of a sensing judging type can make things more efficient, as it is easy to do things more swiftly and to make sure the general order is preserved if there is a plan for things.
The value of discipline
Beyond this, sensing judging types are disciplined and value self-control highly. This means, they naturally enjoy and get energy from routine. If there is something to do every day at the same time, that can relieve stress and give the Host a sense of control of things. So the sensing judging type values discipline and believes in controlling their body and their actions and behavior. This also means showing restraint: they like to wait before they do something, rather than just rush straight in and get it.
Even if it sounds awesome, the sensing judging type would rather wait and see if possible. One reason is to make sure that there is something left to enjoy for the next day: the sensing judging type believes in planting a tree or saving for the future. This is to make sure there is always something left to enjoy, something left to do the next day. When there is nothing, that can be very difficult for the sensing judging type.
Because of this, it is important for partners and family members of sensing judging types to remind them that there is a tomorrow. Ideally, you want to know people will stick by you, and that a good day today will also be a good day tomorrow. This helps them enjoy things more. They also appreciate diligence in others. To know other people are consistent and that other people can show restraint and self-control, so if you can show up the time you said, or do things the way you said you would, even if it is difficult for you, that is more than enough to earn a high five from the sensing judging type.