^Sometimes it's pretty hard to come off right with asking for help. (Not being too needy and balancing being geniune about needing her time in matters x,y,z.) Again, for my usual INTJ indepedent and socially awkward self, the challenge is multiplied twofold-100fold, depending on situation. I want to keep it real and not manipulate her into helping matters which matter essentially zero to me just so that I can get her company.
Btw, kind of a side question, do ISFJ women even like to be pursued upfront to begin with? I mean are they flattered? From my understanding of this thread, I think they usually take the route:
friendship foundation --> friend needing help --> ISFJ is flattered to be able to help and feels valued --> ISFJ considers room for romantic potential --> romantic relationship --> SO needing help again and again --> SO shows deep appreciation --> ISFJ feels the strong value he/she is giving to the relationship (which they are) --> everyone is happy.