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ISFJ: Introvert Sensor Feeler Judger

“The Supporter” (Temperament: Citizen)

ISFJs are caring people who enjoy making others happy through acts of service.

They’re detail oriented and generally prefer to work behind the scenes. They’re also traditional and enjoy creating pleasant memories.

They tend to have a strong respect for history, structure and ‘doing things the right way’.

They can be soft and kind, though they’ll often have a tougher, no-nense side about them.

ISFJs are incredibly organized and responsible; they are often the ones who take care of all the little details that no one else wants to think about. They prefer stability and structure over chaos and change—so when things get chaotic, they’re usually among the first to step up and start putting things back in order.

ISFJs have an incredible capacity for empathy and understanding—they often go out of their way to help those around them feel seen and heard. They’re also excellent listeners; if someone is struggling with something, an ISFJ will always have a kind word or comforting gesture to offer. This makes them invaluable team members, especially in times of stress or conflict.

When it comes to work, ISFJs like routine tasks that don’t require too much thinking; they prefer consistency over complexity when it comes to tasks. They also don’t typically take risks; instead they prefer to stick with what they know works best for them and avoid anything new or untested. However, this doesn’t mean they won’t take initiative when needed—they just like to do so within familiar boundaries.

ISFJ Functions


Catalogs sensory information and orients to what’s consistent and reliable. (more)

Orients the self to emotional energy. (more)

Evaluates information based on logical consistency from a holistic perspective. (more)

Perceives patterns and possibilities in the external world in real time. (more)

ISFJ Celebrities

  • Tim Gunn
  • Aretha Franklin
  • Mike Reiss
  • Kenny Chesney
  • Michelle Obama
  • Elizabeth Ann Hulette (Miss Elizabeth)
  • Johnny Mathis
  • Jonny Coffin
  • Og Mandino
  • Rick Steves
  • Michael Grimm
  • Vanna White
  • Patty Loveless
  • Rosa Parks

Fictional ISFJs

  • Forrest Gump
  • Pee-Wee Herman
  • Morty (Rick and Morty)
  • Dorothy (The Wizard of Oz)
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