I apologize if this thread has been done before as it looks like there is a super interest in ISFJs on this forum but I really have to ask to get some insight on my mom. According to the test I made her take she scored ISFJ with really high introversion and judging,
So what bothers me is that she is often extremely negative and I can't seem to find a way to get through to her when she gets upset. She feels like everything that goes wrong is her fault and often allows everyone in our family to take advantage of her and pretty much takes on our problems as her own. She doesn't respond to any arguments or optimism I may throw her way when something bad happens to her. What really bothers me is when she is seriously surprised when I achieve something remarkable, making it clearly obvious that she didn't think I could do it. I wish I could get her to develop a more positive attitude about everything, as it really strongly affects her emotionally and also affects the rest of us.
Is this what an unhealthy ISFJ looks like? How does one get through to them in this case? I know that being rational doesnt work with her, and I have trouble with this emotional connection thing being an ENTJ and whatnot.