Personality Types : ISFJ

ISFJ-Nurturers and defenders

Career relevant traits:

  • Very observant and aware of others reactions and feelings
  • In-tune with the surroundings giving an excellent sense of space and function
  • Practical, down-to-earth and stable. You do not like to work with abstract thought and theory
  • Service oriented, the ISFJ focuses on other’s wants and needs
  • Very uncomfortable with confrontation and conflict
  • Learn best with hands-on training

You have two basic qualities which define your best career orientation:
a) You are extremely interested and tuned to how other’s are feeling, and
b) You enjoy creating order and structure, and are extremely good at this.

You should choose a career in where you can use your exceptional people observation skills to determine what people want or need, and then use your brilliant organisational abilities to create an environment or plan for creating these wants and needs.
Your awareness of aesthetic quality, combined with your strong sense of space and function also allows you to have special abilities in the practical arts, such as clothes design and interior decorating.
ISFJs are kind and warm-hearted people. You believe the best in people and treat others with kindness and consideration, as you value harmony and co-operation.

An ISFJ is a practical person that learns by doing rather than by reading or applying a theory. For this reason you are not likely to be found in a field which requires a lot of conceptual theory or analysis. An ISFJ enjoys working on something for its practical application and once you know how to perform the task, you will do so faithfully and continually, through to completion. Thus making an ISFJ an extremely dependable person.

Possible Career Paths for the ISFJ:

  • Interior Decorators
  • Designers
  • Gardeners
  • Curators
  • Medical technologists
  • Nurses
  • Administrators and Managers
  • Administrative Assistants
  • Librarians
  • Child Care and Early Childhood Development
  • Social Work / Counsellors
  • Paralegals
  • Religious Workers or clergy
  • Office Managers
  • Shopkeepers
  • Bookkeepers
  • Home Economics(home makers)

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