In this video podcast we discuss the ISFJ Type, and what people with this Myers-Briggs Type need to be both satisfied and successful in their careers and work environment. We begin with an overview of ISFJs, discuss the cognitive functions (which are the middle two letters of one’s Myers-Briggs Type), ISFJ strengths and weaknesses – and finally career paths that other ISFJs have found rewarding, along with the reasons why.
ISFJ stands for
Introverted – their energy source is internal rather than external and are thus apt to keep their thoughts inside rather than expressing them. They function best when they have time to themselves for reflection, and tend to think carefully first before acting on their thoughts.
Sensing – they’re naturally attuned to direct observation and information obtained by the 5 senses. They notice and trust the actual facts and details of situations, and rely on practical information before paying attention to abstract theories.
Feeling – they prefer to base decisions in a personal, values-oriented way rather than a logical and objective way. They tend to value harmony, tactfulness, and compassion, and naturally show appreciation and empathy to others.
Judging – they prefer to live in a planned and organized manner, with the ability to make decisions confidently based on their goals and actions. They want to reach conclusions rather than keeping their options open.