ISFJs live in a world that is concrete and kind. They are truly warm and kind-hearted, and want to believe the best of people. They value harmony and cooperation, and are likely to be very sensitive to other people’s feelings. ISFJs have a rich inner world that is not usually obvious to observers and they have an extremely well-developed sense of space and aesthetic appeal. They constantly take in information about people and situations in precise details that is personally important to them, and store it away. ISFJs have a very clear idea of the way things should be and they’re not likely to buy into doing things in a new way, unless they’re shown in a concrete way why its better than the established method. They take their responsibilities very seriously, and can be counted on to follow through. For this reason, people naturally tend to rely on them. ISFJs are warm, generous, and dependable individuals.
Strength : Preserving
ISFJs are the most attentive to the details of what they experience. Possessing increased sensory acuity to their own experience, they are likely to remember many of their past experiences. Their past, therefore, acts as a guide for the present.
This trust in the past and in the way things used to happen gives them the most stable life possible. By repeating what has brought them comfort in the past, they achieve the security and certainty they cherish so much. Their natural discipline allows them to maintain healthy lifestyles and overall good health. Their sense of duty and responsibility makes them trustworthy people.
Their sometimes serious appearance could make others forget that ISFJs are the pillars of society. Without them we would lose our traditions, our cultures, and the most essential values on which we are built upon.
Immature use of this strength can lock the user into an impenetrable comfort zone, depriving them of any changes that would be beneficial to their life, as well as an obstinacy to toxic habits.
Developement Point : Innovating
ISFJs have the fear of all the possibilities that the future holds. ISFJs love facts and structure. Perfectly aware of the way things were, they demand that they remain so in order to keep a firm grip on reality. For this reason, reality alternatives are seen as the storm that tries to bring down the castle—a flood of ideas that, if some of them were true, could then change the facts and what is known—thus causing them lose control over reality. The madness of change in innovation is therefore the nightmare of these individuals.
They are so anxious to keep things in place and find the pace of life that gives them the most stability that they find it difficult to objectively evaluate the concepts that are embedded in harsh reality. Their view of the world is so rigid and fixed that linking facts to make assumptions, or even suggestions of what might be true, is a major challenge for them. Their use of innovation often be immature or childish. Most of the time, they will not give in to any suggestions or be overwhelmed by their unrealistic assumptions, which often boil down to simply imagining the worst possible scenarios—subsequently causing them to be blamed for their pessimism.
In their professional or sentimental life, they will be blamed for not being open-minded enough. You won’t find anyone more stubborn than they are when it comes to making the slightest change in their lives. Don’t try to change the time they get up, their favorite food, their favorite shows, their dress code, the place of their desk, the way they drive, their routine, or their traditions, because you won’t succeed. As a result, they may be very anxious and suffer heavy failures in an environment (professional or not) involving frequent changes.
You will be very astonished at the behavior of ISFJs when some of them will manage to make their weakness conscious, for they will suddenly become the most unpredictable and imaginative individuals you know. No barriers of thought will limit their imagination, from which will flow many objective insights into the world. For their vision of the future will be so precise that they will know how to guide you in your life better than anyone else.
ISFJs prefer to be chased because they don’t want to scare their crush off with their feelings. Approach them in subtle ways. Give them personal gifts, make them laugh with funny pickup lines, and get sarcastic and sassy once they’ve shown mutual attraction. More and more affectionate and romantic.
ISFJs need someone who needs their empathy and genuine interest in their well-being. Someone who transforms the ISFJs’ approach to life into something more adventurous, giving them the confidence to take ambitious initiatives, while still respecting their need to keep things in order.
Once in a relationship, ISFJs are usually shy and hesitant to step outside their comfort zone, but once they do, they prove to be one of the most dedicated, empathetic and kind people one can know. Perfect balance between practical and emotional support. Full of charm and get along naturally with their partner’s friends and family. Very dedicated to their relationship and strive to put a smile on their partner’s face at all times.
Sources : Birdy, Personalitypage
Fun, delightful and attractive, they thrive on creating the best moments with you, which they do willingly or not. You are quickly introduced to their many acquaintances. Show affection very honestly but also physically. Kind hearted, romantic and unpredictable, they spontaneously and innocently remind you of their love for you. Desire to be the center of your attention and the subject of your desires.