- Introversion -- tend to be quiet and reserved
- Sensing -- tend to prefer concrete information to abstractions
- Feeling -- tend to place more emphasis on personal considerations than abstract information
- Judging -- tend to be planners and well-organized
ISFJs are also called "the defender" or "the knight." Remember a couple weeks ago when I said I feel really protective of Thor? I get that way a lot for characters I love. And real-life people I love. Do not mess with my kids! I will go medieval on your hindquarters.
So here are some famous fictional characters who supposedly are also ISFJs:
Ophelia in Hamlet
|(Julia Stiles in the 2000 version of Hamlet)|
Hero in Much Ado About Nothing
|(Kate Beckinsale as Hero in the 1993 version)|
Bianca in Taming of the Shrew
|(Larisa Oleynik as Bianca in 10 Things I Hate About You, which is a modern Shrew)|
So here are some others that are commonly agreed to be ISFJs like me. And I'm very fond of all of them.
Dr. Watson from all the Sherlock Holmes stories
|(Edward Hardwicke as Watson, with Jeremy Brett as Holmes)|
Samwise Gamgee in The Lord of the Rings
|(Sean Astin as Sam)|
Fred from Angel
|(Amy Acker as Winnifred "Fred" Burkle on Angel)|
Captain America/Steve Rogers from The Avengers comics and movies
|(Chris Evans as Steve Rogers/Captain America)|
Chewbacca from Star Wars
Neville Longbottom from Harry Potter
|(Matthew Lewis as Neville)|
Colossus/Piotr Rasputin from X-Men comics and movies
|(Daniel Cudmore as Colossus in X-2)|
Desmond Hume on Lost
|(Henry Ian Cusick as Desmond)|
Elinor Dashwood from Sense and Sensibility
|(Emma Thompson as Elinor)|
Anne Elliot from Persuasion
|(Amanda Root as Anne)|
Interestingly, I come up as Elinor in about half the "Which Jane Austen character are you?" quizzes I take. And as Anne Elliot in the others. Guess those must be really accurate!
And here are some real people that supposedly were ISFJs, though I'm not going to add pictures because this post is already reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeally long:
Louisa May Alcott
A. Conan Doyle
Laura Ingalls Wilder
Robert E. Lee
As you can imagine, the fact that John Wayne may also have been an ISFJ makes me fell all warm and glowy :-) Of course, there's some disagreement about a lot of these, especially the fictional characters, so I tried to only list ones here that showed up on multiple lists as ISFJs, or who were more often classed that way than as other things.
If you want to take the Meyers-Briggs test yourself, there's a free version available here. Or just Google for it.