Introversion and extraversion are opposite ends of the personality spectrum. Few people sit right at the edges of the spectrum, however, and this means that extraverted personality types will show introverted tendencies when they need to and, likewise, Introverts will tap into their less-dominant extraverted side in certain environments and situations.
“Nobody’s perfect.” Osgood Fielding III from Some Like It Hot
“Practice makes perfect.” Benjamin Franklin
“They say that nobody is perfect. Then they tell you practice makes perfect. I wish they'd make up their minds.” Wilt Chamberlain
Ah, the elusive concept of perfect. We’d all love to meet the perfect person for us. Live in a perfect world. Golf a perfect game.
Productivity has become a hot topic in recent years. With the shift to remote working, more businesses are looking at ways to make their workforce as productive as possible, even when they’re not in the office. And outside of the workplace, people are looking for ways to manage their ever-busier lives, without resorting to caffeine or missing out on a couple of hours of sleep each night.
Your unique personality type is suited to particular kinds of roles in the workplace. ISFJs – people with preferences for Introversion, Sensing, Feeling and Judging, – seek work that uses their excellent organizational skills, attention to detail and most importantly, aligns to their values.
As ISFJs can be particularly devoted to their careers, it’s essential they are familiar with what satisfies them in this area. Let’s take a look at what they need and the kinds of careers that can meet those needs.
ISFJs are one of the caretakers of the 16-type system and not without particular esteem. Their sense of duty, loyalty, and commitment is an unrivaled trait that makes the ISFJ the go-to person for actionable care, sympathy, and down-to-earth connections. Otherwise called “The Protector,” you may know an ISFJ aunt, mother, or father who strives to do everything they can do to make you (and everyone else they love) comfortable, happy, and at peace. Or you may recognize that you, yourself, are a caring ISFJ.
While it seems like two personality types with one different preference would be similar, the differences between them can be staggering. Looking at two similar types may help you realize the similarities you first thought reigned supreme aren’t as deep as you once thought. The ISFJ vs. the INFJ is a case in point: the two types share many commonalities but are different when broken down to their nuts and bolts.
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