ISFJ Seeking Other SFJs or IFs


You may have seen this test circulating around the internet of late. It’s the Jung Typology Test: there are 70-some questions that you answer with a simple yes/no, and then *poof* there magically appears a detailed description of yourself appear on the screen! Your strengths, weaknesses, tendencies, talents, etc.

I’ve had my extended family (which is full of strong personalities) take it, and they were all spot on. Eerily so sometimes. I will say though, if you have a mild personality, you may struggle a bit more with seeing your reflection in the description the site provides.

Once you’ve seen the Jung description, then click over to The Personality Page, and look up your Portrait and Relationship profiles (scroll all the way down, and click on your letter title).

Me? I’m an ISFJ. And I married an ISFP. Jesse and I always knew that we were more alike than most married couples we interact with (unusually so), and this pretty much proved it- all official like. Ha! It seems that we are the exception to the “opposites attract” rule. 🙂

And if you don’t know me in real life, and want a little window into my world, here are some snippets from my portrait description that are startlingly accurate:

“ISFJs have a very clear idea of the way things should be, which they strive to attain. They value security and kindness. More so than other types, ISFJs are extremely aware of their own internal feelings, as well as other people’s feelings. The ISFJ feels a strong sense of responsibility and duty, and has a difficult time saying “no” when asked to do something, and may easily become over-burdened. 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. ISFJs have intense difficulty with conflict situations. Friends of the ISFJ will value them for their warmth, dependability, depth of emotional awareness and understanding.”

So here I am: an ISFJ, seeking other SFJs or IFs.

That’s who the test says are often an ISFJ’s kindred spirits. Of course any well-rounded mature personality type can get along well with any other, but it’s always so fun when you just so easily connect with someone who understands how you tick, because, well, that’s how they tick too!

 Now tell me: which personality type are you?

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