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Personality Type ISFJ: Carer

Caregivers (Personality Type: ISFJ) are dependable and thoughtful. They commit themselves to the people and groups they have a bond with. They are extremely loyal to others in fulfilling their responsibilities. They are persistent in completing their tasks fully and on time. Caregivers do a lot to accomplish tasks they find important, but they dislike having to perform a task they see no use in. Caregivers focus on things others need, they establish clear procedures to ensure these needs are met. They have a great sense of responsibility and expect the same from others.

Preferences of the ISFJ:

  • Quiet, kind, and conscientious
  • Can be relied upon to complete things
  • They put their needs below those of others
  • Aware of other people's feelings
  • Helpful, attentive, and caring for others
  • Nice and friendly

How do others view ISFJs?

Caregivers are modest and quiet in their interactions with others. They often prioritize others, especially family members, above their own needs. They dislike confrontations or arguments and will be flexible and accommodating. They do not like people who behave disrespectfully or tactlessly. Other people often notice their desire for structure and their friendliness.

Others see the ISFJ as:

  • Quiet
  • Conscientious
  • Attentive
  • Helpful
  • Loyal to traditions

Pitfalls & development points of the ISFJ

If Carers end up in a place where they cannot use their characteristics and talents, they can:

  • Cling to authority, structure, and procedures
  • Feel unappreciated and therefore complain
  • Have difficulty standing up for their own needs
  • Have trouble detaching people from decisions

TestGroup's tests & online assessments

TestGroup is the developer of the Bridge assessment instruments, which are high-quality, scientific tests that are applied all over the world. All Bridge instruments have been developed by TestGroup in collaboration with universities in the Netherlands and abroad. TestGroup specializes in predicting work behavior with personality tests, cognitive ability tests and career tests. We advise local and international organizations on the application of online assessments.

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