ISFJs live in a world which is concrete. They are warm, generous and understanding. They believe in the good side of others and are admired for the ability to bring out the best out of others. They always take in important information about people and situations. Then, they store this information in their memory. They can remember things surprisingly accurate, because ISFJs have an exceptional memory. They may remember a facial expression or a conversation in great detail even years after it took place, if it is the case that it has formed an impression on the ISFJ.
An ISFJ values security, kindness, harmony and cooperation. ISFJs would strive to make their ideal of the way things should work come true. ISFJs tend to believe in traditions and laws because they have been proven to work well. Because of this, they usually would not do things in a new way, unless a good reason is given.
ISFJs are extremely aware of their own feelings, but usually keep them inside themselves. If they have negative feelings about a person, the feelings would probably build up inside until they turn into firm judgements against the person, which is difficult to change. ISFJs need to learn to express themselves.
ISFJs do not usually let people know that they understand other’s feelings. However, when someone really needs help, ISFJs can truly help others become aware of their feelings. Because of their sensitivity to others feelings, they easily find the right gifts that the recipients will truly appreciate.
ISFJs are dependable, because they take their duties seriously. Since people tend to rely on them, and because ISFJs have difficulty in saying “no” when given a duty, they may become over-burdened. ISFJs usually do not express their difficulties to others because they place others needs first and dislike conflict.If they do not want to be taken for granted, they need to learn to identify, value and express their own needs.
As a conclusion, ISFJs are warm, generous, trustworthy and understanding. They are very gifted and have a strong ability to keep matters running smoothly. They need to learn not to be over-critical to themselves, and to give themselves some of the love, which they freely give to others.
Produced for Thinkquest Internet Challenge 2000.
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