Today we’re going to be exploring the personality type of the ISFJ – The Protector.

So what does ISFJ stand for? Introverted, Sensing, Feeling, Judging. An ISFJ gets their energy from spending time on their own, focuses on facts and details as opposed to ideas and concepts, make decisions based on feelings and values, and favours plans and organisation rather than spontaneity and flexibility. The name ‘The Protector’ comes from their tendency to want to keep people safe and well cared for.

ISFJs are caretakers, and are loyal to traditions and organisations. They tend to be practical, compassionate and are motivated to care for others and protect them. They are conventional, committed workers and feel a deep sense of responsibility to others. This personality type focuses on fulfilling their duties, especially when it involves looking after other people. They want others to know that they are reliable and trustworthy. They are very conscientious and don’t stop until their task is complete.

What do they value and what motivates them?

They have strong personal values and are very attentive in their behaviour. They tend to work hard, get along with others and ensure they carry out what is expected of them. They hold relationships in high regard and always aim to maintain the peace with others. When it comes to relationships, they want stability and longevity and typically are very family oriented.

How do others see an ISFJ Personality?

They tend to be humble, unassuming and don’t like the spotlight. You can often find them offering help to others in a modest and understated way. ISFJs are loyal and hardworking and typically wish to help their family, friends and community. You may find them involved in social groups, behind the scenes. They may appear shy to new people, are great listeners and tend to remember details about others.

What are their strengths and weaknesses?

ISFJs are practical, hardworking, supportive and loyal. However, they may also be opposed to change, selfless to a fault, take things too personality and be unable to handle criticism, and can overload themselves.

If you missed last week’s blog about ISTP The Crafter, be sure to catch up HERE.

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