Careers for ISFJ Personality Types
Whether you're a young adult trying to find your place in the world,
or a not-so-young adult trying to find out if you're moving along the
right path, it's important to understand yourself and the personality traits that
will impact your likeliness to succeed or fail at various careers. It's
equally important to understand what is really important to you. When
armed with an understanding of your strengths and weaknesses, and an
awareness of what you truly value, you are in an excellent position to
pick a career that you will find rewarding.
ISFJs have two basic traits that help define their best career direction:
1) they are extremely interested and in-tune with how other people are
feeling, and 2) they enjoy creating structure and order, and are extremely
good at it. Ideally, the ISFJ will choose a career in which they can use
their exceptional people-observation skills to determine what people
want or need, and then use their excellent organizational abilities
to create a structured plan or environment for achieving what people want.
Their excellent sense of space and function combined with their awareness of aesthetic
quality also gives them quite special abilities in the more practical
artistic endeavors, such as interior decorating and clothes design.
The following list of professions is built on our impression of careers
that would be especially suitable for an ISFJ. It is meant to be a starting
place, rather than an exhaustive list. There are no guarantees that any
or all of the careers listed here would be appropriate for you, or that your
best career match is among those listed here.