ISFJ - Personal Relationship

The Protectors


ISFJs recognize the responsibility that comes with being a parent, and rise to the challenge. Their responsible nature makes them excellent parents who are willing to do whatever it takes to take care of their child. They respond quickly to their children’s needs, and love the feeling they get every time they help their children. ISFJs are always their children’s biggest cheerleader and advocate. Their children always know they can go to their ISFJ parent for help and advice.

ISFJs are great at setting boundaries for their children and enforcing the rules. Sometimes, however, ISFJs can become authoritarian parents. They can be somewhat controlling, but only because they want what is best for their children. ISFJs must remind themselves that making mistakes is just part of growing up, helping their children learn and grow.

Romantic Relationships

ISFJs’ dependable nature makes them excellent romantic partners. They may take a while to open up, but once they do, they are eternally loyal, trustworthy, and loving. They are not just looking for a casual fling — they want to find a long-term, committed relationship.

ISFJs are willing to give a great deal of time and energy to their romantic relationships, but their relationship will not thrive unless they receive the same amount in return. This is especially true of receiving affirmation from their partners. In fact, ISFJs often seek affirmation from their romantic partners, as well as their friends and family. They often become preoccupied with what their partner thinks. They will fish for compliments, and can be very sensitive to conflict within the relationship.


ISFJs make very loyal and kind friends, and are always there for a friend in need. ISFJs are always accepting of and willing to help others, even those who have very different personality types than themselves.

Once ISFJs make a friend, they work hard to maintain their friendship. They are always looking for opportunities to spend time with their friends.

Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do, but how much love we put in the action that we do.
Mother Theresa