ISFJ. It stands for Introverted, Sensing, Feeling, Judging. I have always found personality tests to be extremely interesting! I love finding out the "why" about what I do and how and who I am. After googling the results, I think they are pretty right on the money. So here's a little bit about my personality type:
- Reliable, stable and down-to-earth
- Enjoys order and structure
- Dislikes conflict and confrontation
- Kind, warm-hearted and considerate
- Likes concrete information
- Very aware of other people’s feelings
- Has a great memory for detail
ISFJs have a rich inner world that is not usually obvious to observers. They constantly take in information about people and situations that is personally important to them, and store it away. This tremendous store of information is usually startlingly accurate, because the ISFJ has an exceptional memory about things that are important to their value systems. It would not be uncommon for the ISFJ to remember a particular facial expression or conversation in precise detail years after the event occurred, if the situation made an impression on the ISFJ.
- This is so true! I always get crap about this from friends and family. I will bring something up from years ago and no one has any idea what I'm talking about, but for some reason, I can recall details down to the most minute thing. I always get the "you're crazy" look. ;-)
The ISFJ has an extremely well-developed sense of space, function, and aesthetic appeal. For that reason, they're likely to have beautifully furnished, functional homes. They make extremely good interior decorators.
- I do agree with this statement, but this doesn't always manifest itself in interior design for me. My outlet for this is my outward appearance, things like my fashion sense, etc.
More so than other types, ISFJs are extremely aware of their own internal feelings, as well as other people's feelings. They do not usually express their own feelings, keeping things inside. If they are negative feelings, they may build up inside the ISFJ until they turn into firm judgments against individuals which are difficult to unseed, once set. Many ISFJs learn to express themselves, and find outlets for their powerful emotions.
- This is unbelievably true. This is one of my strengths and my weaknesses. I am very perceptive about what someone is feeling, even if I don't know them and even without asking how they feel. I am always extremely aware of my emotions and feelings on any given circumstance, subject, conversation, interaction, etc. However, I don't always feel free to express those feelings. This made me an easy target for bullies and people with more outspoken personalities when I was younger. I didn't know how to defend myself. And yes, when I receive the same negative feelings about an individual, it's very difficult for me to change my opinion about them, even years after that interaction may have occurred.
The ISFJ is warm, generous, and dependable. They have many special gifts to offer, in their sensitivity to others, and their strong ability to keep things running smoothly. They need to remember to not be overly critical of themselves, and to give themselves some of the warmth and love which they freely dispense to others.
- Very good advice!
I found it interesting that the Queen of England, Elizabeth II and Kate Middleton have ISFJ personalities! Mother Theresa, Louisa May Alcott, and Alfred, Lord Tennyson, and Rosa Parks were also ISFJs.
I'd love to hear your results! Share them with me or leave me a link to your post in the comment section below!