I think sometimes every type can get hung up on the difficulties of being that particular type. Every type has weaknesses, and these weaknesses lead to obstacles in life, particularly when dealing with other types. And I think sometimes it's easy to feel like these difficulties get overwhelming, and you start to wonder what it's like to be another type. It's not necessarily having a "pity party" or using type as an excuse, but it's a feeling of frustration of being someone of your own type. I think everyone feels this at least from time to time.
But I also think this is a situation of the grass being greener on the other side. It's easy to see someone of another type and think that life would be much easier if you were their type. But you don't always see the difficulties that come along with being that type.
The last piece to all of this, though, is that sometimes I think it's easy to take things for granted as your type. I think every type has natural advantages. But it's easy to forget about these because you get so used to them. I think ISJs in particular have a way of assuming that other people are like them in this regard..sometimes we assume that everyone has our natural advantages that we don't even notice.
So I wanted to look in this a little more in this thread. Other types are welcome to chime in with what they see are the advantages that ISFJs have. But I'm curious to hear what ISFJs think the advantages of being an ISFJ are.
This isn't quite like the "what are you proud of" thread...because I'm focusing more on the things that come naturally to us, rather than the things that we've had to work hard to achieve.
So I guess I'll start.
-I think it's easier for ISFJs to do what's needed in a work environment. Usually we're not ones to stir up drama or go against the rules of an establishment, and that makes it easier for employers to work with us. So, we usually don't have to worry about having problems at work because of a need to fix everything or stir things up.
-I think we're pretty good at doing repetitive tasks...everyone has to do these at some point in life, and we're pretty good at that.
-In general I think we're easy to get along with...we usually don't have a problem finding peaceful solutions to conflicts and this makes it easier for us to work with other people.
-We're pretty reliable, so we don't have to worry so much about other people feeling like they can't count on us.
-We don't usually have too many extravagant needs. We tend to be satisfied with simpler things in life, so we usually don't end up going on a never-ending quest to find something new and exciting.
These are just the things that I can think of. I'm curious to hear what else others can think of.