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This is a discussion on (all types welcome to answer) ISFJs are good at ____ within the ISFJ Forum - The Nurturers forums, part of the SJ's Temperament Forum- The Overseers category; Originally Posted by wandrere my ISFJ friend is a neat freak...so you're good at cleaning and keeping things organized :) ...
ISFJs tend to be fair and impartial thinkers in my experience; just about every aspect of a situation is considered, measured and taken into account prior to decision-making.
I like mine watery, so whenever I'm cooking just for myself I do the semi-porridge thing.
Knowing the perfect gift to get!
Giving a hug that makes everything feel better.
Making me feel stronger, and more sane, and comforted because of it.
- Showing exemplary and enviable dedication to causes and others, a true blue ally and friend.
- Putting forth as much effort as possible in everything that they do, possessing admirable resolve and desire to see things through to the end.
- Being a good shoulder for others to lean on, a true guardian and confidant.
- Doing the little things that many others unfortunately overlook that truly keeps things flowing smoothly, exposing that capability to look past getting the glory in order to achieve the best result for everyone involved, absolute selflessness.
- Being able to sense pain in individuals that may elude others, being incredibly kind, generous, and vigilant.
- Having a level of depth in relationships that is incredibly moving.
- Being respectful of others, and being able to develop close friendships with just about anyone.
- Respecting authority and rules, and rarely, if ever, being a burden on anyone, an ideal employee and student.
I feel that too many people are too eager to throw the typical 'doormat' stereotype on ISFJ's, but I see a sort of leadership quality and ability to take charge in caring for other people that is just sadly taken for granted and hardly ever matched by other types. You don't need to be an extrovert, the largest personality, or have the most charisma to be a strong leader, sometimes it is in how we act for others, as well as our motivations and ability to see through mere objective rewards that show true character and depth.
Last edited by C.C.; 09-09-2011 at 08:06 PM.
This is one of the best summaries of ISFJ strengths that I've ever read. I think this describes exactly what we're best at. I think it also captures our sort of "behind the scenes" nature...I think we prefer to be out of the limelight, diligently doing our part to make things go well.
Because for me, I get joy knowing that I'm doing these things and helping others. Most of the time I don't need or even want recognition because it makes me feel uncomfortable.
The problem is that I do want validation and recognition from those that I care about the most. Knowing that they value and appreciate me is one of the most important things to me.
So it's a tough wire to walk sometimes. I don't like drawing a lot of attention to myself, but I do want that attention sometimes from certain people. It's like I'm sending out mixed signals.
Either way, thank you very much for making this post.
making me feel loved and hugged (even without the actual hug!)...
Doing things for a greater scheme to help people out or cheer them up without them ever knowing what you did or that it was you at all. Hell I'm suspected to have these ulterior motives, which I do, but for some reason its always perceived as villainous. But thats okay, if anything villains are there to help protagonists grow.
Listening to people, whatever it is that their saying and always be formulating solutions for them.
Figuring out how people feel rather instantly.
Being a great mother.
My mother is ISFJ : )
I have a friend who I think is an ISFJ, and she's a great listener, also very direct and honest. She's very practical, but patient. She's also really funny, and an enterprising cook.