ISFJ - The Defender

Who ISFJ - The Defender?


ISFJ - The Defenders are the shyest and most loyal type, very traditional with strong values whose mission is to devote their time to help and defend those around them avoiding conflict at all costs.


ISFJs have an incredible memory for facts, figures and details and have the ability to break down complex topics into easy-to-understand chuncks.


Being loyal can open many doors and create opportunities if your skills are used in the right way.  You’re seen as the the person to go to when something needs to be done. If you want to develop these abilities further you may want to consider Limitless Success, you'll uncover major growth opportunities with endless potential.




Often the very first question people ask after completing our Limitless Success personality test is “What do these four letters mean”?  There are 4 groups and 16 personality types in total.  See yours below!




You are energised when having time to yourself to gather your thoughts.



You're practical and concentrate on the here-and-now.



You make decisions with your heart, your gut never fails.



You seek structure and like to be focused with clear objectives.

Your preference is Introversion

    As an Introvert you get your energy from time spent alone or within small groups. This is not to say you don't enjoy the company of others, you do, although you may find it psychologically draining at times. So, whenever you are feeling down, tired or strained, take some time out and take advantage of this knowledge. For example, if you are at a large event, make sure you take regular breaks and spend a few minutes by yourself. It will help you restore your energy and continue to enjoy the rest of the evening.

      INTROVERT types tend to...

      • be described as quiet and reserved;
      • express themselves better in writing rather than in the verbal form;
      • enjoy being alone;
      • prefer 1-2-1 discussions rather than large groups;
      • like to digest information before speaking and responding.

      It's possible to foster your Introvert skills to their maximum efficiency, to do that, we offer a series of self discovery exercises helping you to raise the bar in everything you do.

        Your preference is Sensing

          As a Sensing type, you are the one always bringing those around you back to reality. You have little time for what could be, you're much more about what is happening now, practical and realistic.

            SENSING types tend to...

            • focus on the here-and-now;
            • prefer facts and figures;
            • be very practical and down-to-earth;
            • utilise past experiences for future guidance;
            • notice minor details and remember all the facts.

            Utilize your natural preference for loving facts and figures, Limitless Success has endless material on your profile, and to cater for Sensing types, we have lots of finer details for you to enjoy!

              Your preference is Feeling

                As you are a Feeling type, you tend to wear your heart on your sleeve, people often know how you are feeling as you're not very good at hiding it. You would rather keep the peace and avoid conflict if at all possible. You're always trusted to make the best decision by ensuring all those around you are happy.

                  FEELING types tend to...

                  • make decisions by ensuring all those around you are happy;
                  • come across as warm and friendly people;
                  • be known to take things too personally;
                  • keep the peace and seek harmony;
                  • have high emotional intelligence and be very tactful towards others.

                  Please! don't lose these skills, they are important techniques in life, just learn to nurture them and you can do that by recognising your style and developing it further.

                    Your preference is Judging

                      As you have the Judging trait you tend to prefer to live your life by structure, rules and having clear processes. You probably keep mental checklists and are energized by ticking things off as you proceed.

                        JUDGING types tend to...

                        • seek structure and a clear plan;
                        • like to set goals and have a clear focus;
                        • like closure and seeing things through;
                        • follow rules and expectations;
                        • like to finish projects.

                        Learning about your profile can be shocking, or even exciting, all the information can be a lot to take in.  If you would like a structured plan to help you implement your learnings, our premium programme can definitely help!

                          A true sign you're an ISFJ

                          You have a secret super-hero mentality!

                          You often dream about saving the day, especially when someone is in need.

                          What are the best choices for your career?

                          Because ISFJs respect structure and process, they excel at completing tasks efficiently.

                          They prefer to work behind the scenes, fulfilling their responsibilities without public fanfare. Find the best career for you so you are confident, motivated and driven to achieve your goals, the first step is to take action.

                          • Teacher

                          • Human Resources

                          • IT Administrator

                          • Historian

                          • Office Manager

                          • Photographer


                          Your top 3 Strengths

                          • VERY SUPPORTIVE

                            You are reliable and always try to help others by sharing your knowledge and experience.

                          • HARD-WORKING

                            You go over and beyond to deliver projects within deadline, especially if you get emotionally attached.

                          • PRACTICAL

                            Whatever needs to be actioned, no matter how mundane, you will ensure the task is completed ahead of time.

                          • Tapping into your peak performance abilities and enjoying lasting fulfilment are techniques used in the Limitless programme, all taking your strengths to new heights.


                          Your top 3 Challenges

                          • HUMBLE

                            You prefer to work behind the scenes and you can often be missed in group discussions or in competitive environments.

                          • VULNERABLE TO CRITICISM

                            Due to your sensitive nature, it can be quite challenging for you when you are being criticised.

                          • SELF-DEPRIVING

                            You are often too preoccupied about others to recognise your own needs.

                          • We can all bury our heads in the sand or take action, what do you want to do?

                          What FINANCES mean for your type

                          You are part of the Protectors Group, meaning you are normally traditional and conservative with your spending habits. 

                          You make great savers and are seen by others as responsible who tend to be very practical when money is concerned.  

                          Be smarter with your financial decisions and you’ll avoid having to work harder.  All this is possible with the tools, workbooks and Financial Freedom calculators all available within Limitless Success.



                          Utilise your exceptional organisation skills by making long-term plans for the future.


                          Planning is breeze for you whereas others find it exceptionally challenging. Develop this skill by building a pension plan and be energised by watching it grow each month.


                            Jump into making money decisions too quickly, take time to reflect and fully understand what you're getting into.

                            Your type is notoriously cautious although known to be spontaneous and make decisions out of the blue. When this happens STOP, reflect and wait before jumping in. 

                            Are you looking to develop the best version of yourself?  If so, you're in the right place

                            FAMOUS PEOPLE

                            ISFJs - Defenders


                            • Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge
                            • Beyoncé, Singer and businesswoman
                            • David Copperfield, Magician
                            • Agatha Christie, Mistery novelist


                            • Halle Berry, Actress
                            • Bruce Willis, Actor
                            • Vin Diesel, Actor
                            • Anne Hathaway, Actress


                            • Cinderella
                            • Owen Hunt, Grey's Anatomy
                            • Marge Simpson, The Simpsons
                            • Catelyn Stark, Game of Thrones

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