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What is ISFJ Personality Type According to MBTI Typology
The ISFJ personality type is one of the sixteen personality types according to the MBTI typology. ISFJ is referred to as the Protector.

Mother Theresa

The ISFJ personality type is one of the sixteen personality types according to the MBTI typology. ISFJ is referred to as the Protector.

The basic characteristics of this personality type are:

  • Focuses on interpersonal relations and strong links with surroundings
  • No career ambitions and no desire for management positions
  • Easily offended, needs recognition from others
  • Worries easily, doesn’t want to be at center of attention
  • Welcomes the initiative of others
  • Admires art, has aesthetic sense
  • Skeptical of new theories and possibilities
  • Has a memory for situations and persons

Kroeger, Thuesen and Rutledge indicate the following characteristics and recommendations:

  • At work: quietly supports, has a sense of duty, does the invisible work
  • Professional development: must learn to be open to change, this flexibility will help others
  • Leadership position: uses personal conduct and is dedicated to every detail, perfers doing things himself to delegating

The ISFJ personality type in practice: Every type of person is suited for different work. People with ISFJ personality type usually excel in organizations in the following professions:

Well-known ISFJ personality types:

  • Barbara Bush - American First Lady
  • Mother Theresa - missionary, nun

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Last update: 02.11.2016

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