About ISFJ – ‘The Protector’

ISFJs, above all, desire to serve others. They are warm, kindhearted individuals, who bring an aura of quiet warmth, caring, and dependability to all that they do. They are hard-working and conscientious individuals prone to be quiet and serious. ISFJs tend to choose careers in which they can use their exceptional people-observation skills to determine what people want or need and then use their exceptional organizational abilities to create a structured plan to fulfill the need. Their excellent sense of space and function combined with their awareness of aesthetic quality also gives them special abilities in practical artistic endeavors, such as interior and fashion design. ISFJs make up 13.8% of the U.S. population.

What ISFJ Means

Introversion icon50.7%

of U.S.


You gain energy from your inner world.

Sensing icon73.3%

of U.S.


You value the actual, practical, and present.

Feeling icon59.8%

of U.S.


You base decisions on what concerns others.

Judging icon54.1%

of U.S.


You’re decisive and prefer structure.

How Common ISFJs Are

ISFJ bar graph

Characteristics of ISFJs

They Most Value
They Appear to Others As
Cooperative, Committed, Understanding
  • Quiet
  • Reflective
  • Practical
  • Action-Oriented
  • Empathetic
  • Cooperative
  • Loyal
  • Decisive
  • Sticks to Plans
  • Rigid

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