Every personality type is unique and special. There are things that make you tick, that drive you and also cause you to procrastinate. Let’s look into the motivations and roadblocks for the ISFJ personality type.
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ISFJ: About your type
As an ISFJ, you are known for your compassion and warmth.
That is a rare and respected quality in this modern world that can be so cold and unkind. You want to do everything you can to make those around you feel loved and happy. You make a point of trying to reverse any sadness or hurting.
It is your belief that everyone deserves to be treated with kindness and compassion. You subscribe to the motto ‘treat others as you want to be treated’ and will even be kind to those that do not return the sentiment. The world would be a much better place if everyone shared your view.
The ISFJ goal setting style
People might not see you as overly ambitious, but you certainly have your own set of ambitions.
As an ISFJ, you want your loved ones to be proud of you, so you are driven by a desire to prove to them how hardworking and successful you can be.
Because of this, you often set positive goals to make your loved ones happy. Though you do tend to play it quite safe with the goals you set. You will also not do anything underhanded or cutthroat to achieve your goals, or to push yourself higher up the corporate ladder.
What drives you?
Do you thrive on the fact that people need you?
It makes you feel warm inside doesn’t it? And when they don’t need to rely on you so much, it can make you feel sad. You have a desire to provide for your loved ones and to make sure that they are happy.
So, the root of your inspiration is being needed by the people that matter to you. Being appreciated for the love and support you provide lights a fire within you. It makes you want to nurture your friends and family even more.
Your biggest hurdle?
The idea of loss terrifies you.
It is probably the reason you work so hard to care for your loved ones. You are trying to protect them so that you don’t have to go through the pain of losing them. You focus on keeping them happy, safe and loved to avoid the fear of loss.
Why do you procrastinate?
Procrastination isn't much of a problem as you work well under the pressure of a deadline.
If you feel like a task is important then you will do everything in your power to get it done. Quite often you will put pressure on yourself to complete things because you dislike disappointing anyone. Because of your need to take care of people, you can easily skip the procrastination and get things done.
What motivates you?
Your driving motivation is the needs of your loved ones.
If you feel like they need something, then you will kick into high gear. You are less motivated by an internal need, and more motivated by others around you. Generally you are great at getting things done and can work through your daily tasks like a pro. But if a task calls for you to be cutthroat, then you can struggle. You would much prefer to provide for the needs of your family than to clamber over the back of someone else.
You ISFJ’s are sensitive souls that love to act as a mother hen for your loved ones. You draw your strength, motivation and inspiration directly from them, stopping procrastination in its tracks. The only thing that can derail you is a fear of loss, so you combat that feeling with warmth and love.
The world would be a much friendlier place if the other personality types took a leaf out of your kindness book.