ISFJ – The Defender

Don’t ever mistake my silence for ignorance, my calmness for acceptance, or my kindness for weakness.

ISFJ is an Introverted, Sensor, Feeler, Judger. But that is really not a great way to describe them. It makes them sound distant and unknowable, which does not describe an ISFJ at all. 

The I stands for Introvert which means that they need time alone to recharge and get the energy that they need to accomplish things. The S which stands for Sensing means that they see the details of the picture. The F standing for Feeler means that the ISFJ cares deeply about the people around them. The J which stands for Judging means that the ISFJ wants to follow the rules.

That helps understand this complex Myers-Briggs Personality type a little bit, but those are just a part of the whole. To understand any personality type you have to look at the whole thing, not just a part. Or you might end up thinking that an elephant looks like a piece of rope.

ISFJs are some of the humblest and most loyal people that I know. They stand by those that they care about through thick and thin. They are the kind of person that everyone would like to have in their lives, luckily, ISFJs make up about 13% of the population being common in women, so there is a fairly good chance that you know one. They tend to be under appreciated for everything they do, and often they are taken for granted. However, they are really do so much. If you know an ISFJ, please, go and say thank you to them after you finish reading this post (I know what I need to do after I finish writing this). 

For ISFJs family comes first. They take care of the rest of their family, and are extremely loyal. This can sometimes cause them to come across as over protective, but I can’t really remember a time when that has happened to me and I have quite a few ISFJs in my life.

ISFJs are methodical in what they do. Everything must be done on time especially when it is for someone else. Deadlines are very important to them, as is being on time. Rules were made for a reason, and thus should be followed, but not to the extent that they go against his or her moral standing.

Doing the right thing is very important to the ISFJ. This goes above even following the rules, although right often does mean following the rules to them. Right and wrong are like black and white to them. There is no area of doubt, you either do the right thing or fail. 

They work well as a team, and usually do not want to take spotlight. This can cause the ISFJ to feel undervalued even though it is partially their own choice. 

It may not be obvious from what I have said, but ISFJs are also imaginative. They will often use this skill to understand other people’s emotions so that they can help them.

If something needs to be done, they will do it. If someone needs to saved, they are there.

Even the kindest people on earth have their dark sides, and this is true even of the ISFJ.

They can be overly sensitive which leads them to take everything personally. This is often what leads an ISFJ to become a villain, or they know that they are doing wrong but keep on doing it out of loyalty to someone that they care about.

Being overly sensitive can lead to them holding grudges. This is not something that you want to happen. ISFJs are very good at holding grudges for long periods of time, and will take their revenge when least expected. Luckily, however, they usually don’t hold grudges.

But over all, ISFJs are very sweet kind people. As you can see from this list of people who have this Myers-Briggs Personality type.

Real life ISFJs include:

Louisa May Alcott
Barbara Bush
Laura Bush
Jimmy Carter
Robert E. Lee
Kate Middleton
Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Fictional ISFJs include:

Cinderella (Both Disney versions)
Samwise Gamgee (Lord of the Rings)
Isabella (Phineas and Ferb)
Meg March (Little Women)
Steve Rogers (Captain America)
Dr. John Watson (Sherlock Holmes)

I hope this helps you understand the ISFJ a bit better. If you want more details about them for characters, or for real life, this has a very detailed explanation: ISFJ.


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