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ISFJs and careers

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ISFJs at work

People with ISFJ preferences tend to be patient and helpful, which puts them in a great position for many careers that focus on helping others. They’re great at one-on-one interactions, and they find joy and purpose in helping colleagues or clients solve problems and achieve goals.

ISFJs often seek out workplaces where colleagues work closely together and support one another. Loyalty and a sense of duty are important to them, so fields such as health care, social work, and administrative and secretarial work all tend to appeal to them.

In addition, ISFJs often have strong ties to memories from their past. It’s not uncommon for people with ISFJ preferences to choose a career based on an inspiring memory from their childhood or early adulthood. For example, help from a nurse during childhood may inspire someone with ISFJ preferences to pursue a career in nursing.

Career trends for ISFJs

People with ISFJ preferences want to help others. Because they tend to be practical and calm under pressure, they often choose careers where they can help people through a crisis or transition. This may lead ISFJs to careers in health care, social work, teaching, or administration.

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Leadership style of ISFJs

Although people with ISFJ preferences aren’t common in leadership roles, you will often find them working as the backbone of an organization or workplace. They prefer not to lead, but like to have others rely on them. Helping people in this way tends to give them a sense of purpose.

ISFJs value tradition and generally stick to established ways of doing things. In positions of power, they will often enforce the rules rather than stray from the course.

ISFJs on a team

ISFJs greatly enjoy working as part of a team, and and generally strive to cultivate close relationships with their teammates. They are cooperative and encouraging when working with others, and they’re always quick to point out other people’s talents and accomplishments.

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