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ISFJ is one of 16 different personality types from the Myers-Briggs Type Indicators (MBTI). ISFJs represent about 14% of the general population (8% of men; 19% of women). Famous ISFJs include former U.S. president Jimmy Carter, the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton, and civil rights activist Rosa Parks.
On this page, we’ll help you get a better understanding of ISFJ strengths, weaknesses, and the best ISFJ career choices.
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ISFJ stands for Introversion, Sensing, Feeling, and Judging.
Also known as the Protector, ISFJs have a deep sense of responsibility to others. They want people to know that they are reliable and can be trusted—which is important to the career path of an ISFJ. This personality type wants to work hard, get along with others, and do what is expected of them.
ISFJs are driven to fit in with established structures and contribute positively to their society, organization, and family. In the workplace, they make for pleasant coworkers and exemplary employees, but often feel uncomfortable in supervisory positions. Notoriously bad at delegating, ISFJs subconsciously believe: "If you want something done well, do it yourself."
ISFJ career paths include teaching, nursing, social work, medicine, administrative and clerical work.
|Supportive of others||Shy|
|Hardworking||Resistant to change|
|Committed||Prone to overwork|
ISFJs prefer a structured workplace with an explicit authority figure who provides clear expectations. ISFJ career matches tend to be behind-the-scenes roles that allow them to fulfill their duties without any fanfare; in fact, ISFJs rarely draw attention to themselves, even if they feel they deserve more credit for their work.
Below you’ll find a mix of the best careers for ISFJ personality types.
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