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ISFJ type

personality types

Find out how many people share your type, and what your strengths are!

Is the glass half full or half empty? How would all of you like to have some water right now?

Prayer Lord, help me to be more laid back, and help me to do it exactly right.

Animal personality Polar bear

Modest, dutiful, and uncomplaining, polar bears are the dependable ISFJ's who faithfully look after their young.

Cat personality "Spoiled Cat"

Only the best will do. This is the cat in the "Sheba" ads. Will sink into a depression if you forget to trim her claws, or if her coat is marked. Strategic meowing; not for conversation, but to get what she wants.

Collective noun A favor of ISFJ's

Percentage of total population 6%

Interesting facts

  • Good through and through! Like to take care of everyone around them.
  • Watch a lot of television.
  • One of the most likely types to major in education in college.
  • Reluctant to accept leadership roles.

Common careers

  • teacher
  • bookkeeper
  • librarian
  • nurse
  • entrepreneur
  • photographer
  • personnel counselor
  • curator
  • social services
  • physical therapist

Famous ISFJ's

  • Mother Teresa
  • Jimmy Stewart
  • Kristy Yamaguchi
  • Kareem Abdul Jabbar

Quotes by famous ISFJ's

  • "If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one." - Mother Teresa
  • "Never treat your audience as customers, always as partners." - Jimmy Stewart
  • "I would like to be remembered as a person who wanted to be free... so other people would be also free." - Rosa Parks
  • "Great players are willing to give up their own personal achievement for the achievement of the group. It enhances everybody." - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Hobbies and recreation

  • canoe trips
  • cooking
  • spending time working in the garden or home
  • helping friends move or watching them play sports
  • nature walks
  • painting
  • reading real-life adventure stories
  • baking
  • crafts
  • picnics

All 16 types

Your type is a combination of four preferences. Each preference was made by choosing between 2 letters in a dichotomy. The four dichotomies are:


Defines where you direct your energy. Extroversion indicates outwards towards the world, and Introversion indicates a tendency inwards towards your thoughts and ideas.


Defines how you process information. Do you prefer to process information through your five senses (Sensing) or do you prefer to trust your hunches and read between the lines? (iNtuition)


Defines how you make decisions. Do you prefer logical analysis (Thinking), or contemplating about how each option affects people? (Feeling)


Defines how you order your life. Do you prefer making plans and keeping to schedules (Judging), or do you usually keep things open? (Perceiving)

There are 16 types in total. Now that you know your type, check out your type description by following the appropriate link below!

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