-Myers Briggs Type Indicator Test
//myers briggs type indicator test
Your Type: ISFJ
Qualitative analysis of your type formula
-moderately expressed introvert
-slightly expressed sensing personality
-slightly expressed feeling personality
-slightly expressed judging personality
Introverts tend to be more reserved, private, cautious, and interested in fewer interactions, but with greater depth and focus.
If you are an Introvert you get your energy from within.
-You have quiet energy.
-You like to talk less and think quietly inside your head.
-You prefer to solve problems alone, perhaps asking others' opinions once you have the options figured out.
-While you enjoy other people, being with them does drain your energy.
-You prefer a small group of people you already know.
-You proceed cautiously in meeting people.
-You are reluctant to share personal information.
-If you go to a large social function you will not want to stay long.
-You like to spend time alone, and you feel comfortable being alone.
-You would rather do a big project alone or with one other person, than to work closely with seven or eight people.
-You like to avoid crowds and seek quiet.
-Others see you as shy, quiet, and inhibited.
-You are energized by ideas, feelings, and impressions.
-You are private, self-contained, and reserved.
-You prefer to focus on one thing at a time.
-You are different in public and in private.
-You have a rich inner life.
Sensors tend to be simple, practical, literal people who trust past experience and often have good common sense.
If you are a Sensor, you notice the facts, details, and realities of the world around you. Your days are mostly spent attending to reality and understanding the facts.
-You are more present-oriented and down-to-earth.
-You prefer to work with facts, data, and details.
-You are focused on the physical world - the here and now.
-You need evidence and facts.
-You mostly rely on past experiences.
-You value security.
-You are focused on the facts and details.
-You understand details and particulars.
-You use words literally.
-You have straightforward speech.
-You are traditional and simple.
-You like to use established skills.
-You are materialistic, realistic, concrete, practical, and methodical.
-You admire practicality.
-You appreciate standard ways to solve problems.
-You work systematically.
-You learn new things by imitation and observation.
-You notice the obvious circumstances; you see what is.
-You see the trees instead of the forest.
Feelers tend to be sensitive, empathetic, and are compelled by extenuating circumstances and a constant search for harmony.
If you are a Feeler, you make decisions based primarily on your personal values and how you feel about the choices.
-You value harmony.
-You consider other people's emotions.
-You are warm, friendly, gentle, and personal with people.
-You like to please others; show appreciation.
-You use mercy with others.
-You like to deal with people compassionately.
-You choose tactfulness over truthfulness.
-You live by your passionate heart.
-You tend to take things personally.
-You get your feelings hurt easily.
-You want to avoid arguments and conflicts.
-You notice when people need support.
-You are motivated by being appreciated.
Judgers like to be scheduled, organized, and productive.
If you are a Judger, you prefer a structured, ordered, and fairly predictable environment, where you can make decisions and have things settled.
-You are serious and formal.
-You like to make decisions.
-You like to organize and make plans.
-You pay attention to time.
-You use schedules and timetables as a guide.
-You like to work first, play later.
-You like to finish projects best.
-You are settled, decisive, routinized, and predictable.
-You dislike surprises and need advanced warnings.
-You need issues settled.
-You get things done as soon as possible.
-Others may see you as concise, focused, and hard-working.
-You tend to use the directive communication style. (e.g. "Ask Jerry for specific instructions on balancing the budget.")
-You want to arrange things to happen as you want them to happen.
-You are planning for the future.
-You are good at listing tasks and developing timelines.
-You see the need for most rules.
What are you?
ISFU - The Nuturer
ISFJs are sympathetic, loyal, considerate and conscientious. They will go to any amount of trouble, when it makes sense to them, to help those in need. ISFJs operate most comfortably in situations where the rules are well defined and where traditions are to be upheld. They focus on providing practical help and services for others and for the organizations they serve. They are often self-effacing in getting the job done, and they are willing to make necessary sacrifices, especially for their families> They are at their best quietly providing assistance and making sure things are in proper order.
ISFJ children are conscientious, diligent, and rarely a behaviours problem to their parents or teachers. They like to know what is expected, and then they will dutifully and quietly follow through. In some respects, ISFJs behave like 'perfect children' because they try to please their parents, teachers, and those in authority. They work to meet others' requirements if they are in keeping with the ISFJs' value system, even if this involves a sacrifice on their part.
Security and routine are very important to ISFJ children. For some ISFJs, this means knowing exactly who is going to be there after school to take charge or who will be invited to play games with them. This need for security and order also applies in school. ISFJ children like to know exactly what they are supposed to do in school and like to feel certain that they have the skills before being called upon. ISFJs need gentle nudging to move beyond their comfort level. They may worry a lot about any number of things. This is apparent even in young children.
ISFJ children are particularly introspective in the face of adversity. Because of their inward focus, it simply does not occur to them to share their problems with others. They usually have a few close friends whom they are likely to deep as close friends for a lifetime. They often belong to at least one social group. They avoid center stage and contribute willingly in quiet, practical, behind-the-scenes ways. When comfortable, they can radiate their feelings and thoughtful values outward to others. They are often accepted for their kindness and quiet friendliness. They typically select a few special friends and nurture these friendships over long periods of time.
ISFJs shy away from disharmony and try to maintain cooperation at all costs. They may be more cautious and conservative than many of their peers. As young adults, ISFJs set goals with a variety of time frames, ranging from daily goals to long-range ones. If ISFJs have goals of summer vacation trips, they begin to save their money months in advance, gather accurate information on costs, and make lists of what to take. They try to have things in order each day so they will not have to worry too much about tomorrow.
In their careers, ISFJs are often likely to take what comes along; for example, they may accept the first job offer, rather than continue to look for something else and remain in a state of flux. Once in a job, they generally try to make the most of it, since the known is preferable to the unknown. They are loyal employees who diligently work at whatever tasks are given to them.
Learning and Working
ISFJs tend to be good students, because they diligently follow through in their work to please their teachers. One aspect of pleasing their teachers is wanting to know their teachers' basic requirements so that they can meet them to the letter of the law. They like having assignments that are clear and that tangibly demonstrate that they have worked hard. They are not likely to feel comfortable with an independent study project, because independent study leaves them too much on their own without a set of definite procedures.
ISFJs learn best by doing. They like to be involved in their work, perhaps having a work sheet to follow along as the teacher speaks. They may feel comfortable in group activities as long as they are working with a cooperative and task-focused group. They learn well from lectures that are well organized, not too fast paced, and properly sequenced. Lectures that activate their senses or connect to sensory impressions are very rich for ISFJs. They find arguing to be nonproductive and even uncomfortable. They like clear conclusions to their learning. They want to know the right answer. They may need to accept that situations do not always have one answer and learn to feel comfortable with that.
At work, ISFJs contribute loyal, sympathetic, consistent, and considerate service to others. They are know for their kindness and for their willingness to go to any length to help those in need. They take the practical needs of people into account when they do their work, and their strong follow-through skills allow them to carry out organizational goals. They do at least what is expected to them and oftentimes more, without attracting attention to themselves. They are painstaking and responsible with detail and routine, and feel it is important to have the right things in the right places at the right times.
ISFJs are attracted to occupations that require dedication to others, service, attentiveness to details, and thoroughness. They would rather work with things that they can see - the tangibles that result in something worthwhile for people.
Some occupations are more appealing to ISFJs: bookkeeper, clerical supervisor, curator, family practice physician, health service worker, librarian, medical technologist, nurse, preschool and elementary teacher, typist, and other occupations that provide opportunities for them to meet their need to be of service to others.
For the ISFJ, love means security and commitment. Again, like other types, ISFJs tend to fall hard when they fall in love. Because they place a high value on marriage and family, they seek out a partner and feel unfulfilled without one. Marriage and family give ISFJs appropriate outlets for their love. In addition, they provide opportunities for them to meet their need to be of service to others. Because they are willing to give so much, they tend to expect the same sort of response from their mates and may be disappointed when their partners do not comply. However, they are realistic enough to know that they may not get exactly what they want and sometimes must accept their fate quietly.
ISFJs tend to stay in relationships that may not be in their best interests. Because ISFJs are responsible and dutiful, unless they are careful, their partners may take advantage of them. ISFJs are likely to stay in such relationships, because their values of commitment and stability are more important than their individual needs and wants. They may be taken for granted by the very people whom they care and do so much.
In love, ISFJs tend to epitomize people who radiate warmth and good feeling. While ISFJs may not verbalize deep love or the underlying sense of security and commitment that they feel, their contented facial expressions and demeanors illustrate their inner thoughts. They will do whatever is necessary to maintain this state. When the spouse or family of the ISFJ does not meet his or her expectations, the opposite facial expression or demeanor may occur. They are unlikely to talk with others about their disappointments.
When ISFJs are scorned, they are likely to be disappointed, angry, and bitter. However, they keep their feelings inside and often focus on themselves. After her spouse had left her to marry another, one ISFJ commented, 'It wouldn't mean anything if I let the anger out.' Even though she was in pain, she held back her feelings and tears, responding to a strong need to appear composed and stoic to others.