ISFJ at Work

In a team situation, the ISFJ will bring order, clarity, organisation and planning. Although introverted and so not the most vocal member of the team, the ISFJ will seek to make sure the team is best placed to move towards a 'known' conclusion in a thorough, planned and detailed way. The ISFJ is painstaking, orderly, conscientious and anxious and they have a superb capacity for follow-through and perfectionism, although they have a strong tendency to worry about the smaller things and a reluctance to ‘let go.’

The ISFJ will make sure the team is protected as far as possible from mistakes, and protecting them from making rash or illogical decisions. Often this can appear to slow the team down a little but it does not as it means the team are prevented from going down rabbit holes. The team is all the better for the ISFJ intervention, having an individual who naturally sees the downside and seeks to protect. The ISFJ will actively search for aspects of work which need more than usual degree of attention and the serious-minded nature of the ISFJ will actually maintain a sense of urgency within the team, as they want to complete and want to make sure that the teams moves in the right direction.

ISFJs have a great capacity for follow-through and superb attention to detail. They are unlikely to start anything that they cannot finish and are motivated by internal anxiety to ensure the team is protected and doesn't fail. At times they can be intolerant of those who don’t take it seriously and they are not often keen on delegating, preferring to tackle all tasks themselves as then it will be done to the requisite standard, something that is really important to the ISFJ. The ISFJ will always meet deadlines, and are concerned that things progress as agreed and ensuring that nothing ever slips between the cracks.

The ISFJ will bring order, clarity, organisation and planning. Although not the most vocal member of the team, the ISFJ will make sure the team moves towards a 'known' conclusion in a planned way. ISFJs are more of the behind the scenes operators rather than being a charismatic leader. Yet their incredible memory, their caring and practical nature and planning ability make them good team leaders. Ironically, because they prove over and over that they can be relied on for their loyalty, attention to detail and high-quality work they can be taken for granted. Give them clarity and trust, they will deliver. They will be more factual and practical than overtly creative, motivated by an internal anxiety to ensure the team doesn’t fail.