ISFJ / Libra
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.
For Defender/Libra, life isn’t a solo mission. They would rather wander through life hand in hand with treasured friends (and stop to smell the roses along the way). They light up when they’re spending time with their crew and cherish all of their friends’ opinions and idiosyncrasies. They never miss an opportunity to show their pals how much they care. Little acts of love, like handmade cards or photo albums, are a their trademark. These natural mediators see themselves in each of their friends, which is why they’re able to ease any tension that might bubble up in their group. They have an extremely well-developed sense of space, function, and aesthetic appeal. For that reason, they're likely to have beautifully furnished, functional homes. They make extremely good interior decorators. This special ability, combined with their sensitivity to other's feelings and desires, makes them very likely to be great gift-givers - finding the right gift which will be truly appreciated by the recipient.
Given how generous Defender/Libras are with their warm praise and support, it’s not surprising that others enjoy their company enough to call them friends. The challenge is to be considered a friend back – people with the Defender/Libra personality type are shy and a little protective of themselves, but they also need to be able to connect on a deeper emotional level. It makes sense then that most of their friends are made not by random encounters on a wild night out, but through comfortable and consistent contact, as in class or in the workplace where they have the time to get to know each other little by little. They love physical exercise and tend to gravitate towards running and marathons. Meditation can be a great thing for them to do, as this helps create a space where they can make decisions and contemplate without interruptions. They will spend much of their time trying to establish an equilibrium between every part of themselves, and they will not be fully happy or fulfilled until they find and implement this balance.
Because of their tact and diplomacy, it can be sometimes hard to trust their words. They don’t always share or reveal their feelings, especially when it is bound to create arguments. They have a sharp dislike of conflict, sometimes making them rather avoidant when it comes to confrontation. However, those negative feelings don’t just disappear, and their constant bottling up of their feelings can mean they are either passive aggressive or explode one day after the smallest infraction. This inability to be direct with their feelings also can sometimes make them seem weak to other people meaning that they can be taken advantage of.