Saturday, August 2, 2008


Ever wonder about me? This says it all!

The Nurturer
Introverted Sensing Feeling Judging

Quiet, kind, and conscientious. Can be depended on to follow through.
Usually puts the needs of others above their own needs. Stable and
practical, they value security and traditions. Well-developed sense of
space and function. Rich inner world of observations about people.
Extremely perceptive of other's feelings. Interested in serving others.

As an ISFJ, your primary mode of living is focused internally, where you
takes things in via your five senses in a literal, concrete fashion.
Your secondary mode is external, where you deal with things according to
how you feel about them, or how they fit into your personal value

ISFJs live in a world that is concrete and kind. They are truly warm and
kind-hearted, and want to believe the best of people. They value harmony
and cooperation, and are likely to be very sensitive to other people's
feelings. People value the ISFJ for their consideration and awareness,
and their ability to bring out the best in others by their firm desire
to believe the best.

ISFJs have a rich inner world that is not usually obvious to observers.
They constantly take in information about people and situations that is
personally important to them, and store it away. This tremendous store
of information is usually startlingly accurate, because the ISFJ has an
exceptional memory about things that are important to their value
systems. It would not be uncommon for the ISFJ to remember a particular
facial expression or conversation in precise detail years after the
event occured, if the situation made an impression on the ISFJ.

ISFJs have a very clear idea of the way things should be, which they
strive to attain. They value security and kindness, and respect
traditions and laws. They tend to believe that existing systems are
there because they work. Therefore, they're not likely to buy into doing
things in a new way, unless they're shown in a concrete way why its
better than the established method.

ISFJs learn best by doing, rather than by reading about something in a
book, or applying theory. For this reason, they are not likely to be
found in fields which require a lot of conceptual analysis or theory.
They value practical application. Traditional methods of higher
education, which require a lot of theorizing and abstraction, are likely
to be a chore for the ISFJ. The ISFJ learns a task best by being shown
its practical application. Once the task is learned, and its practical
importance is understood, the ISFJ will faithfully and tirelessly carry
through the task to completion. The ISFJ is extremely dependable.

The ISFJ has an extremely well-developed sense of space, function, and
aesthetic appeal. For that reason, they're likely to have beautifully
furnished, functional homes. They make extremely good interior
decorators. This special ability, combined with their sensitivity to
other's feelings and desires, makes them very likely to be great
gift-givers - finding the right gift which will be truly appreciated by
the recipient.

More so than other types, ISFJs are extremely aware of their own
internal feelings, as well as other people's feelings. They do not
usually express their own feelings, keeping things inside. If they are
negative feelings, they may build up inside the ISFJ until they turn
into firm judgments against individuals which are difficult to unseed,
once set. Many ISFJs learn to express themselves, and find outlets for
their powerful emotions.

Just as the ISFJ is not likely to express their feelings, they are also
not likely to let on that they know how others are feeling. However,
they will speak up when they feel another individual really needs help,
and in such cases they can truly help others become aware of their

The ISFJ feels a strong sense of responsibility and duty. They take
their responsibilities very seriously, and can be counted on to follow
through. For this reason, people naturally tend to rely on them. The
ISFJ has a difficult time saying "no" when asked to do something, and
may become over-burdened. In such cases, the ISFJ does not usually
express their difficulties to others, because they intensely dislike
conflict, and because they tend to place other people's needs over their
own. The ISFJ needs to learn to identify, value, and express their own
needs, if they wish to avoid becoming over-worked and taken for granted.

ISFJs need positive feedback from others. In the absence of positive
feedback, or in the face of criticism, the ISFJ gets discouraged, and
may even become depressed. When down on themselves or under great
stress, the ISFJ begins to imagine all of the things that might go
critically wrong in their life. They have strong feelings of inadequacy,
and become convinced that "everything is all wrong", or "I can't do
anything right".

The ISFJ is warm, generous, and dependable. They have many special gifts
to offer, in their sensitivity to others, and their strong ability to
keep things running smoothly. They need to remember to not be overly
critical of themselves, and to give themselves some of the warmth and
love which they freely dispense to others.

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

Even though I already talked to you about this, I'll leave a comment because comments are fun! I agree 99% with this analysis. It's amazingly accurate! Mine wasn't so much, I think.