ISFJ / Sagittarius


Who is a Defender (ISFJ)?

Defenders are individuals with the Introverted, Sensing, Feeling and Judging personality traits. They tend to be humble, hard-working, and enthusiastic people who prefer to focus on the details, rather than the bigger picture. Emotionally orientated, defenders are sensitive to other people's feelings and have a deep understanding of their own.

They are optimistic, hilarious, fair-minded, honest and intellectual. They tend to inspire the people around them to live their best lives, like a cross between Oprah and Santa Claus. At their worst, Defender/Sagittarians get bored easily and move on, earning them the reputation for being the biggest commitment-phobes of the Defender personality group. And because they love to pontificate but don’t always do the work, sometimes their grand insights can be a little… unresearched and shallow. They´re are always down to do something cultural or intellectual, even if it is weird or avant-garde or requires you to travel to the other side of town. They always tell the truth—sometimes without a coat of sugar—but are incredibly open-minded and nonjudgmental. Also, they’ll help a friend burn down an ex’s house.

They are skilled at remembering things about others which makes them not only valuable assistants, but well-liked colleagues. People with the Defender/Sagittarius personality type can always be counted on to remember a birthday, a graduation, or simply a frequent customers’ name, and that can make all the difference. Add to these amiable qualities Defenders/Sagittarius’ meticulousness, hard work and dedication, and it’s no surprise that their careers often progress smoothly, with few of the ups and downs that accompany more high-flying types.

If you can love your Defender/Sagittarius for their achievements and show them how proud you are of them, they will love you for life. They enjoy having a partner that is cultured and sophisticated. They can be slow to commit. They can easily become lifelong "bachelors/bachelorettes", which of course is an enticing challenge in and of itself. When in a relationship, they are likely to always do their part to keep things interesting. When their partner embraces their lifestyle and friends, Defender/Sagittarians really blossom and open up, thus creating an enduring bond of shared friendships and histories. They are dedicated to the task of taking care of their loved ones, and take their family responsibilities seriously. They look for ways to provide and to assist, and are attentive to the details of the people around them.

These people learn best by doing, rather than by reading about something in a book, or applying theory. For this reason, they are not likely to be found in fields which require a lot of conceptual analysis or theory. They value practical application. Traditional methods of higher education, which require a lot of theorizing and abstraction, are likely to be a chore for them. They learn a task best by being shown its practical application. Once the task is learned, and its practical importance is understood, they will faithfully and tirelessly carry through the task to completion. People with the Defender/Sagittarius personality combo are private and very sensitive. They protect their feelings, and this lack of healthy emotional expression can lead to a lot of stress and frustration. They usually listen more than they speak, preferring to keep the attention on others rather than themselves; they do not like to talk about their personal achievements and accomplishments and only share information only if there is a practical and useful reason to do so. As such, they come across as very private people.






Easily bored

Easily hurt

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