- The ISFj is [outwardly] normal. And expects other people to be [outwardly] normal. The first impression of the ISFj is that they are nice and normal, with no obvious displays of eccentricity. They expect people to act according to societal norms and can be offended by what they perceive to be unethical, anti-social, or unexpected behaviors.
- The ISFj is judgmental. Both in work and in their personal lives, ISFjs view things critically, seeking out flaws and defects. In work this serves them well--they are decisive and have great work ethic. When socializing they'll gravitate towards discussions of other people's ethical behavior.
- The ISFj values loyalty. They are very committed to friends and family, expressing loyalty and expecting loyalty in return. They will quickly jump to the aid/defense of their loved ones.
- The ISFj can be aggressive. When their values are compromised, the ISFj will not be shy about attacking the offending party, both directly and indirectly. ISFjs are known for spreading harmful gossip and encouraging others' spiteful behavior towards their enemies.
- The ISFj is vulnerable. Much of the ISFjs aggressive behavior is actually derived from their own emotional vulnerability. They are quite caring and invested in their relationships and do not react well when things go wrong. Thus over time they become slow to trust other people.
- The ISFj is [usually] thin and has a characteristically intense stare. This is true of males and females. Their dress is well-fitting and proper, typically slightly more proper than is required for any given occasion.
Monday, June 17, 2013
how to recognize an ISFj
There are many excellent descriptions of the ISFj (Ethical Sensing Introvert) out there, so I'll try to refrain from a rehash of all of those articles. But I'd like to take this opportunity to provide some of my personal observations of the type and how to know if you're in the presence of one.