If you have a friend or a parent with an ISFJ personality, you are truly blessed. Below are 10 reasons why these people are of the greatest you’ll ever meet.
The Myers-Briggs personality types define sixteen unique personality types, the core aspect being whether you are more likely to act on one trait or another. After taking the test myself, I found out that I am an ISFJ type, also known as The Defender, and decided to do a little research about the positive aspects of my own personality.
The ISFJ type lies between sensitive and analytical, between reserved and outgoing, conservative and adaptable. They can quickly adapt to any situation by using their different strengths, meeting every challenge with zeal and generosity.
Nearly 13% of the population are an ISFJ personality, or a Defender, as it’s more easily put. At first glance, it can be very easy for a Defender to be taken advantage of, their kind nature can be their downfall if it is exploited by the wrong people.
Yet, people don’t see the amazing things that the Defender is capable of.
If you belong to the 13% of ISFJ personality type, there are several reasons why you are irreplaceable and amazing.
1. Happily In Between
Defenders have a unique ability to toe the line between two different personality traits. Although they can have a tendency to procrastinate, they never miss a deadline and are always there when you need them to be.
Typically, a reserved personality type, an ISFJ can still flourish in social situations and tends to be surrounded by strong relationships. It is this flexibility between two ends of a personality trait that gives The Defender such an incredible way about them.
2. Fiercely Protective
The Defender has the ability to connect with people with ease. Their kind heart and open mind create some of the strongest relationships. When someone they care about is having trouble, an ISFJ will fight tooth and nail to protect them. They remain loyal and supportive throughout and will help you get through any tough time.
3. Endless Patience
It may sometimes seem as though The Defender is phased by nothing. They don’t get angry or frustrated, they simply figure out what they’re going to do next. In work situations, they can keep working through failures until they reach success. They are the best listeners and tend to give great advice. If you ever need an ear, an ISFJ is happy to lend theirs.
4. Supreme Support
In times of hardship, ISFJs know all the right things to say. They support you emotionally at first and then bring you solutions. They will do what they can to help you through a rough patch, they will aim for the best outcome, and support you every step of the way.
5. Perfectly Practical
Although altruistic at times, ISFJ personalities have some pretty impressive practical skills. They can generally predict the outcomes of certain actions, and if there is an arduous task in front of them, they’ll play it forward to the happiness that will come of it.
An ISFJ can think practically against emotional situations, and this makes them great advisors. When at work, The Defender can think up a myriad of ways to tackle a project to get the best result.
6. Limitless Loyalty
The Defender can form an emotional attachment very quickly, to both people and ideas. People who are lucky enough to win the loyalty of an ISFJ will find themselves a great friend. In a work environment, ISFJ personalities will dedicate themselves to a project to ensure that it meets their own high expectations, and anything less is not good enough.
7. Amazing Observance
An ISFJ quickly notices the emotions of others, even if they’re doing their best to hide it. Their incredible empathy allows them to see things from another’s perspective and offer assistance if it is needed. This empathy makes them easy to talk to in social situations and makes them much more intuitive when working a difficult project.
8. Extensive Enthusiasm
No matter what they’re doing, an ISFJ will bring an amazing amount of enthusiasm to a task, whether at work or at home. Their imagination will quickly be applied when the project is right, and they will do their utmost to make sure that it works out and people’s lives change for the better.
9. Incredible Imagination
Easily inspired, an ISFJ will use their imagination to figure out their next move. Typically a grounded person, their first instinct is to find a solution to the problem at hand, and they’re almost always right. They have a unique collection of knowledge and experience, although they may do things differently, different is good. If you ever need advice on a difficult situation, The Defender is the one to go to.
10. Readily Reliable
The ISFJ personality type is a careful kind, they spend time planning a way of approach and are consistent in their execution. All deadlines are met, and more often than not they exceed what is expected of them. In school and work, they are able to meet the highest achievements, making them an excellent personality type to work with; and as a friend, they will never let you down.
Being ISFJ can be a challenge.
They have a tendency to put others first, to the point where they sacrifice ourselves, and this can get them into trouble. Happy to let their work go unnoticed and feeling that personal achievement is enough, they can be a bit too humble for their own good.
Yet, the ISFJ personality type is one of the strongest and most flexible personality types out there, the best type of friend and the hardest worker.
If you feel like this is eerily describing you, then check out more about the Myers-Briggs personality types or take the test.
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