The ISFJ Personality is all about dutifully helping others. The ISFJ is very skilled at knowing and anticipating the wants of others. They are very reliable and do their best to make others around them feel comfortable and supported. They are great at providing material needs and are great at preparing meals, holidays, and decorating for social events and special occasions. The ISFJ, while quiet, is usually social enough to know the world around them and the people that they see every day in their lives. They are strong on tradition and will work hard to preserve it. They are also very caring and have a great attention to detail. This type may surprise others with their analytical abilities. They are very loyal to friends, family, and their job. They may have a hard time dealing with change, but they eventually can come around and adapt. The ISFJ is very dutiful, but they can become resentful if they aren’t feeling appreciated. Sometimes they can take on too many projects without being asked, and expect to be recognized in return. This can be stressful because they are over extending themselves. The ISFJ makes a great and loyal friend. The ISFJ would be wise to figure out their true passions and enjoyment, and make more time to dedicate to their own hobbies. Doing so will allow the ISFJ to have a safe place to retreat when the world isn’t appreciating their many gifts and talents.
Enneagram Type 2 (2w1 2w3)
The Enneagram Type 2 is all about being a helper. The Enneagram Type Two wants to be needed and is great at fulfilling a role that makes them of service to the people around them. They can be driven to help others in order to be close to people. They may struggle a bit with possessiveness, but ideally they are seen as having unconditional love for others. The 2 is good at being an ideal parent. They are able to understand, listen, and encourage others to reach their full potential. They are compassionate and look for ways to help others grow. They do need to watch out for becoming too prideful and too involved in the lives of others. Autonomy is key. They need to learn how to give without expectations, and have healthy boundaries with the ones they are trying to help. The 2 has a drive where they feel they need to put others first and ahead of themselves. However, this can cause resentment and bitterness. When they are at their best, they are supportive and emotionally understanding of others, and can be just the nurturing voice that someone may need in their life. Being fully present during their acts of service can be highly rewarding for the Enneagram 2.
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