ISFJ careers

The list of typical ISFJ careers is probably the longest among all personality types—and for a very good reason. ISFJs tend to be very altruistic and well-rounded individuals, which usually makes them excellent employees. We will discuss some of their best careers below. Please feel free to leave a comment if you have any ideas or suggestions.

To begin with, ISFJs tend to be very adept at gathering and remembering various facts, especially about other people. This can be a great social skill in most career paths, especially where teamwork and cooperation are necessary. An ISFJ will always remember the name of their boss’ daughter or birthdays of most of their colleagues. Furthermore, ISFJs are very in-tune with other people’s emotions. Consequently, when it comes to choosing the best careers for an ISFJ, it can be said that they tend to be excellent counselors, administrative assistants, or managers.

ISFJ careers tend to progress quite smoothly as ISFJs are willing to put a lot of effort into making sure that the job gets done. They are very practical; however, this comes at a cost as ISFJs dislike theories, concepts, or abstract ideas. For this reason, ISFJs should avoid highly theoretical careers (e.g., academic research) and focus on “practical” ones. People with this personality type are at their best when it comes to implementing ideas and making things work. Some of the most typical ISFJ career paths utilize these traits; for instance, many ISFJs are found among interior designers, bookkeepers, economists, or office managers.

ISFJs are very service-oriented, warm, and traditional. They respect traditional values and security, which is usually reflected in ISFJ careers as well. It is not uncommon to see ISFJs involved in volunteering activities, community work, or childhood development initiatives. They also tend to be excellent nurses and social or religious workers—these career paths may also interest some ISFJs.

In general, two simple things tend to be very clearly expressed in most of the careers that ISFJs decide to take. First, they need to utilise their people-sensing skills as this is one of their most important and unique strengths. Second, ISFJs need to have an opportunity to “create order from chaos” as they usually possess truly extraordinary talents in this area. If these two conditions are met, that particular career path is probably a very good choice for an ISFJ.

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Adelheid B.
Sep 11, 2014 02:29:30
What a coincidence! Was it really designed to describe me, too? Hahaha. :p So nice..:)
Sep 03, 2014 12:18:26
This is pretty spot on. I used to work customer service at a call center job and I loved being able to help people out. The only reason I left my job was because they started changing the rules around for us to generate more sales so the company could earn more money.
Sep 16, 2014 22:51:50
I can relate to this Kevin. Helping out always feels so great even when I can't see or know the person. But that rule changing stuff leaves one feeling betrayed.
Aug 24, 2014 08:29:59
I'm taking accounting in my university now, which is very related to economy. perfectly accurate.
Aug 16, 2014 22:30:24
my test result says that i'm an ISFJ type. but i'm currently taking an engineering course 'cause this is what i wanted... it looks like it's not mentioned in the career section. uhm...i'll be considering those things..maybe things that you wanted are really different from things that are meant for you. i think a person's choice is what really makes him who he is...
Aug 07, 2014 00:42:16
I'm an ISFJ who has been working in the clerical field now for about 6 months and I FINALLY feel like a found a job where I 'fit.' Retail was horrendous, sales was this career path, I can have my nice, organized workspace, have enough communication with people to get my job done, but nothing above and beyond, and I get to "create order from chaos."