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    hmm... my ISFJ mom is a teacher, my ISFJ friend is in the military (medic) and another ISFJ friend is an art therapist... though the common thread is that all were attracted to their careers because it seemed like a way to help people to them- and they're all satisfied with their jobs

    perhaps he should look at something he feels will have a positive impact in a way? It really depends on the ISFJ in the end- same as with any other type, I fear

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timeless View Post
    Hello!?

    This is the perfect ISFJ job:

    being a judge seems like a very STJ job to me.

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    ISFJs don't seem to usually enjoy being the boss or leader, but they do seem to make excellent right hand (wo)men in an office setting, as they're very dependable and can be blunt, shrewd, and constructive advice-givers.

    they're tough, but not in a forceful way; usually they are firm but tactful. they seem to have a rather high work ethic as well. these things can be assets in just about any field.

    they also seem to work well with children of all age groups, balancing authority and sensitivity... though the ISFJ type is not known to be highly logistical, a lot of ISFJs seem to enjoy clerical work, or working in libraries, museums, etc. - sorting and archiving information seems like something that is natural and easy for these folks.

    i can easily see ISFJs working with the disabled, the impoverished, the mentally ill, and with animals (such as the veterinary field or in animal shelters). they're patient and driven to help those in need...

    can also see them working well in pharmacies because it's a way to help people in a practical, behind-the-scenes way, and the ISFJs i know are very precise in their work, which is very important when working with medications.

    one area which i don't often see highlighted for ISFJ is in aesthetic fields.... i think the ISFJ type would make an excellent interior decorator. creating an inviting space is a talent of this type that is often overlooked, i think. i guess artistic capacity is more of an SP or NF stereotype...

    medical fields and teaching have already been mentioned, but i second those, as well as financial work and campaigning for causes in general.

    i think ISFJs are sometimes given too little credit because they're typically so modest and hardworking that they can easily go unnoticed, or unappreciated.. i envy this type's consistency and devotion to duty immensely, personally. the ISFJs i know serve as role models in terms of silent leadership.

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    Seems like you know ISFJ's well! Esp this:
    Quote Originally Posted by phthalocyanine View Post
    i think ISFJs are sometimes given too little credit because they're typically so modest and hardworking that they can easily go unnoticed, or unappreciated..
    Medical might be a perfect field except we prefer alternative medicine routes, so that would be a values conflict. And alternative medicine is too undefined for dh to like. sigh.

    Any thoughts on what area of teaching would be most satisfying (both as an ISFJ and as a human who wants too avoid overwork!)

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    Seen here:Ball State University - ISFJ

    ISFJ Careers and Majors
    (Introverted, Sensing, Feeling, Judging)


    The ISFJ personality is characterized above all by a desire to serve others. ISFJs are warm, kindhearted individuals who bring an aura of quiet warmth, caring, and dependability to all that they do. They are hard-working and conscientious individuals prone to be quiet and serious. ISFJs tend to choose careers in which they can use their exceptional people-observation skills to determine what people want or need and then use their exceptional organizational abilities to create a structured plan to fulfill the need. Their excellent sense of space and function combined with their awareness of aesthetic quality also gives them special abilities in practical artistic endeavors such as interior and fashion design. ISFJs make up about 6% of the general population. The following list represents some careers that may appeal to ISFJs.

    Artist
    Athletic Trainer
    Bank Trust Officer
    Biochemist
    Biologist
    Bookkeeper
    Botanist
    Child life specialist
    Clerical supervisor
    Computer operator
    Computer support specialist
    Corrections officer
    Corrective therapist
    Counselor
    Curator
    Customer service representative
    Dental hygienist/technician
    Dietitian/nutritionist
    Educational administrator
    Physician
    Fashion merchandiser
    Fish and game warden
    Franchise owner, retail
    Funeral director
    Genealogist
    Grant coordinator
    Health care administrator
    Health technician
    Historian
    Home economist
    Home health aide
    Home health social worker
    Hospice worker
    Hotel/motel manager
    Interior decorator
    Jeweler
    Librarian/archivist
    Massage therapist
    Medical equipment salesperson
    Medical records administrator
    Medical researcher
    Medical technologist
    Merchandise planner
    Minister
    Museum research worker
    Musician
    Nurse
    Occupational therapist
    Optician
    Orthodontist
    Paralegal
    Personnel administrator
    Pharmaceutical salesperson
    Pharmacist/pharmacy technician
    Physical therapist
    Police detective
    Police identification and records specialist
    Probation officer
    Real estate agent/broker
    Religious worker
    Respiratory therapist
    Secretary
    Social worker
    Speech pathologist
    Surgical technologist/technician
    Tax preparer
    Teacher (K-12)
    Teacher (preschool)
    Teacher (special education)
    Title examiner or abstractor
    Veterinarian

    Ball State Majors for the ISFJ Personality Type


    Apparel Design
    Art
    Athletic Training
    Biochemistry
    Biology
    Child Life Specialist
    Computer Science
    Counseling Psychology
    Criminal Justice and Criminology
    Fashion Merchandising
    Dietetics
    Education
    Family and Consumer Sciences
    Finance
    History
    Hospitality Management
    Interior Design
    Legal Studies
    Medical Technology
    Music
    Natural Resources and Environmental Management
    Nursing
    Pre-Dental
    Pre-Law
    Pre-Medical
    Psychology
    Religious Studies
    Residential Property Management
    Social Work
    Speech-Language Pathology





    For more information on personality types visit these sites:


    Betty C. Jung’s Personality Page – Jobs and Careers: PERSONALITY PAGE - Compiled by Betty C. Jung
    CareerTypes.com: careertypes.com
    Columbia State MBTI Types: ISFJ
    Connecting Personality Types with Careers and Jobs: types
    DiscoverYourPersonality.com: ISFJ Personality Type
    LearningChoices.com: Degree Programs | LearningChoices.com
    PersonalityPage.com: http://www.personalitypage.com/info.html
    PersonalityType.com: Welcome to Personality Type!
    TypeLogic.com: TypeLogic Home Page
    Wayne State College Personality Page: ::Wayne State College:: Advising Services
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timeless View Post
    Hello!?

    This is the perfect ISFJ job:

    Judge Judy is an ESTJ, and being a judge is not particularly ISFJ-friendly...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Running in the Meadow View Post
    Seems like you know ISFJ's well! Esp this:
    Any thoughts on what area of teaching would be most satisfying (both as an ISFJ and as a human who wants too avoid overwork!)
    Young children. ISFJs excel with young kids, as in, kids under 10...

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