1) Have you, ISFJ, ever identified with the polar opposite?
i have identified with being emotionless, distant, almost sociopathic since a young age. it doesn't mean that i actually was, but just that it's what i thought i was. it is partly temperament (i am a loner), and partly a defense mechanism. recently i've reclaimed my more connected, warmer self, but from all the years being isolated i still have trouble being connected to my emotions at times. i've tested consistently as ISFJ, and the profile reads right to me.
i have tried to be ruthlessly logical (i thought i could be), but it didn't really help me much.
2) Are you attracted to INTJ, INFJ's?
it could be my upbringing, but i often strive to be logical. i am attracted to INTJ's and INFJ's. I don't want to be them, but I think the combination of ISFJ (at least my "altered" one) and INTJ/INFJ is complementary. perhaps i'm just trying to deny my emotional self, but i find myself surrounded with these types. I bond deeply with ISFJ's, but it's rare. i can get exasperated by emotionality in others.
3) when ISFJ's go bad
i might be the example of what can happen if an ISFJ denies their emotions. thoughts?