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The Best Words to Describe the ISFJ

Learn about the best words to describe the ISFJ personality type

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How do other people see and describe ISFJs?

The wordcloud below shows the top 100 words used to describe people with similar Big Five personality dimensions as a typical ISFJ. Larger words describe the more prominent aspects of ISFJs.

Adjectives describing the ISFJ
Adjectives used to describe ISFJs

Because ISFJs tend to have a relatively high level of introversion, with the occasional need for social withdrawal and relatively low levels of social enthusiasm, others sometimes describe them as quiet, bashful, shy, reserved, meek, or inhibited.

Because ISFJs tend to be relatively high in agreeableness, they are often unaggressive, modest, humble, and sincere, but in some cases, also sentimental, soft-hearted, obliging, and compliant.

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20 adjectives for describing the ISFJ personality type

Below are the definitions (credit: wiktionary.org) of 20 adjectives that are usually good descriptions of the ISFJ personality type.

  • sentimental: Characterized by sentiment, sentimentality or excess emotion
  • humble: Not pretentious or magnificent; unpretending; unassuming
  • prideless: Without pride; humble
  • unaggressive: Not aggressive; peaceable; not violent
  • obliging: Happy and ready to do favours for others
  • predictable: Able to be predicted; steady, reliable
  • modest: Not bragging or boasting about oneself or one’s achievements; unpretentious, humble
  • romantic: Fantastic, unrealistic; fanciful, sentimental, impractical
  • compliant: Willing to comply; submissive; willing to do what someone wants
  • uninquisitive: Not inquisitive; incurious, not inclined to seek knowledge
  • soft-hearted: Gentle; kind; sympathetic
  • sympathetic: Feeling, showing, or characterized by sympathy
  • affectionate: Having affection or warm regard; loving; fond
  • compassionate: Having, feeling or showing compassion to or toward someone
  • secretive: Having an inclination to secrecy
  • sincere: Genuine; meaning what one says or does; heartfelt
  • accommodating: Affording, or disposed to afford, accommodation; obliging; helpful
  • shy: Reserved; disinclined to familiar approach
  • sensitive: Easily offended, upset or hurt
  • understanding: Able to understand, comprehend, or sympathize with others
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