Myers Briggs ISFJ
Myers Briggs ISFJ
Myers Briggs ISFJ - Summary
- Quiet friendly, responsible and conscientious.
- Committed and steady in meeting their obligations.
- Thorough, painstaking and accurate.
- Loyal, considerate, notice and remember details about people who are important to them, concerned with how others feel.
- Strive to create an orderly and harmonious environment at work and at home.
Myers Briggs ISFJ - Characteristics
Myers Briggs ISFJ are interested in maintaining order and harmony in every aspect of
their lives. They are steadfast and meticulous in handling their
responsibilities. Although quiet, they are people-oriented and very
observant. Not only do they remember details about others, but they also
observe and respect others’ feelings. Friends and family are likely to
describe them as thoughtful and trustworthy.
They are most concerned with taking care of people by keeping them safe
and secure. They are modest caretakers who do not demand credit or
thanks for their efforts. But while they are essentially compassionate,
and in fact exercise more patience in dealing with the disabled than
perhaps any other type, their shyness with strangers can lead others to
misread them as standoffish.
Only among friends and family may this quiet type feel comfortable
speaking freely. They are serious people with a strong work ethic, not
inclined to self-indulgence. They believe in being meticulous and
thrifty. They work well alone. While they may enjoy taking care of
others, they do not enjoy giving orders.
They collect data in the present moment and compare it with past
experiences, a process that sometimes evokes the feelings associated
with memory, as if the subject were reliving it. Seeking to protect what
is familiar, they draw upon history to form goals and expectations
about what will happen in the future.
ISFJ seek social connections and creates harmonious interactions
through polite, considerate, and appropriate behaviour. They respond to
the explicit (and implicit) wants of others, and may even create an
internal conflict between the subject’s own needs and the desire to meet
the needs of others.
They seek precision, such as the exact word to express an idea. This
type notices the minute distinctions that define the essence of things,
then analyses and classifies them. This type examine all sides of an
issue, looking to solve problems while minimising effort and risk. They
use models to root out logical inconsistency.
ISFJ finds and interprets hidden meanings, using “what if” questions to
explore alternatives, allowing multiple possibilities to coexist. This
imaginative play weaves together insights and experiences from various
sources to form a new whole, which can then become a catalyst to action.
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