See how the ISFJ's personality dimensions combine to yield several remarkable patterns
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ISFJs tend to have distinct patterns on the Big Five personality traits, and these patterns lead to a few common strengths among ISFJs.
There are at least three exceptional patterns commonly seen in the ISFJs:
Extraversion and Openness are both related to seeking out different types of stimulation (social engagement vs. new information). ISFJs tend to score low on both of these dimensions, and they will have a high tolerance for the routine and mundane. They can be steady and predictable, and rarely need to shake things up and try something new.
While ISFJs are typically warm and friendly, only a few people may get to know them well enough to see this side. They often have an unusual blend of high Agreeableness and low Extraversion. These dimensions describe distinct aspects of our social behavior.
Highly agreeable people, like most ISFJs, are sensitive to the emotions of others, and are relatively compassionate, trusting, and cooperative. At the same time, they are far less likely to seek out social engagement or initiate new relationships, as described by their higher introversion.
For most ISFJs, honesty is always the best policy.
With their blend of high Agreeableness and lower Openness to Experience, ISFJs tend to be highly trustworthy and highly trusting of others. They are more likely to take others at their word, and they often find it deeply uncomfortable to argue or take advantage of other people. Instead, ISFJs prefer to be themselves, openly and honestly, even if it sometimes puts them at a disadvantage.
Understanding an individual’s unique strengths requires more than just knowing a personality type or Big Five personality traits. Even among ISFJs, every person has their own set of strengths that they use when they are at their best.
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