ISFJs are very humble and polite in their self-expression. You are open-minded and sociable, warm, and affectionate. You are friendly, but need time to grow to trust others around you. You’re kind and seek to be a positive influence on the people around you. You tend to have strong personal beliefs, beliefs well rooted in your community. You only share what’s on your mind when you’ve thought it through for a while. You keep your own thoughts to yourself, unless you trust the person you’re speaking with. You prefer smaller and more intimate social settings, where you can have more personal discussions with people you trust, but there’s no place like home. You’re playful and prefer fun and carefree social interactions over more work-oriented situations. You’re community oriented and want to be an integral, trustworthy part of society.
You take time to warm up to people around you, you want to know they can be counted on in times of need before you let them into your intimate sphere. You like to share and discuss your knowledge and your beliefs with others, and you’re diplomatic and well in touch with others needs and quirks. Your friends tend to think you’re a bit slow with making decisions at times, you’re always thinking things over, but that means, when you say something, people know you’re serious. You are sensitive to feedback and you listen a lot to your family. You trust and try hard to follow instructions and norms. You like selling your ideas and your opinions to the people around you, and you love to discuss your values and morals with others.
Because of your love for politeness, health, and tradition, you tend to distrust those who are in discord with society. You think everyone should work hard to respect their superiors and to adjust to the normal flow of things. ISFJs are passionate and slightly erratic about their values. You sometimes say and do things you regret, but your friends see this as a part of your charm and honesty. As an ISFJ, you tend to be resistant to new ideas and to new suggestions. You’re firm about your beliefs and when you’ve made up your mind, it’s hard to lure you to the other side. Your ideal romantic partner tends to be the ESFP. Their down to earth, thoughtful side, and their inner depth appeals to you greatly.
Heroic Introverted Sensing (Si) – Structural Intelligence
You will spend your entire life exploring this function, and it will be important to you throughout your entire journey. It represents your ego, your dreams, your conscious experience of “you”. This function is about asserting yourself as a unique person in this world and walking your own journey, being true to yourself. This function is what you love.
Mentor: Extroverted Feeling (Fe) – Communication Intelligence
This is how you grow and how you improve as a person. Whenever you engage in this function, you’re taking on challenges in life. You’re adding pressure on yourself, and you are in the pursuit of growth and learning opportunities. This function also represents your expectations and the standards you set yourself to.
Sidekick: Analytical intelligence – Introverted Thinking (Ti)
This function helps you bring balance between your expectations and what you aspire towards, and who you are and your most basic desires. This function also represents a secret superpower within a limited field, something you have an unexpected knack for as a hobby.
Rival: Extroverted Intuition (Ne) – Interpretative Intelligence
This function represents your opposing values, the things you find the most tedious and annoying, but which you must sometimes rise up to deal with even if you dislike it. Most of the time, you should avoid making this function a too big influence on your life and your decisions.