ISFJ Introverted, Sensing, Feeling, Judging.
Approximately 7-10 percent of the population.
The secret to success for an ISFJ is learning to speak up, consider possibilities that don’t already exist and try to be more flexible and spontaneous.
ISFJs are loyal, devoted, compassionate and perceptive about how other people feel. They are conscientious and responsible and enjoy being needed.
ISFJs are down-to-earth and realistic people and prefer others who are quiet and unassuming. They will absorb and enjoy using a large number of facts. With great memories for details, they are patient with the follow through phase of tasks. ISFJs like things to be clearly and explicitly stated. Because they have a strong work ethic, they accept responsibilities for things that need to be done, if they can see that their actions will actually help. They are painstakingly accurate and systematic in handling tasks. ISFJs tend to be conservative, with traditional values. They use practical judgement in making decisions and lend stability through their excellent commonsense perspective.
Quiet and modest, ISFJs are serious and hardworking. They are gentle, sympathetic, tactful and supportive of friends and colleagues. They like to care for others and prefer to help in practical and tangible ways. They use personal warmth to communicate and the relate well to people in need. ISFJs tend not to show their private feelings but have an intensely personal reaction to most situations and events. They are protective and devoted to their friends, service-minded and committed to meeting their obligations.
Possible Blind Spots for an ISFJ
Because ISFJs live so completely in the present, they have trouble seeing events in global terms or anticipating the possible outcomes of a situation, especially when it is unfamiliar. They need help looking beyond the moment and imagining what might or could be if things are done differently.
ISFJs can become mired in the daily grind and the unending work around them, both their own and others’, for whom they feel responsible. They can easily become overworked, doing everything themselves to be sure that tasks are completed meticulously. Because they are not naturally assertive or tough-minded, they risk being taken advantage of. They need to express their frequently bottled-up feelings of resentment so that they do not find themselves in the rescuing role. They also need to let other people know their needs and their accomplishments.
ISFJs often need extra time to master technical subjects. They tend to plan excessively and need to develop strategies that will help them refocus the energy they often expend worrying. ISFJs need to find ways of getting the much-needed enjoyment and relaxation they deserve.
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