Understanding Defender Personality



Cognitive Functions

Based upon the Jungian personality theory, the test suggests that personality is composed of a number of different cognitive functions. These functions can be focused primarily outward (extraverted) or inward (introverted). Each of these functions relate to how people perceive the world and make decisions.

The dominant function is the most prominent aspect of personality, while the auxiliary function plays a supporting role. The tertiary function has a weaker influence, but can become more apparent when a person is under stress. The inferior function is primarily unconscious and is often a point of weakness.

Developing this aspect can help people form a more balanced personality.

Inferior: Introverted Sensing

  • This function leads the introverted sensing types to focus on details and facts. They prefer concrete information rather than abstract theories.
  • They are highly attuned to the immediate environment and firmly grounded in reality.
  • Because of this tendency to focus on and protect what is familiar, They are often seen as highly traditional.
  • When making decisions, They compare their vivid recall of past experiences in order to predict the outcome of future choices and events.

Inferior: Extraverted Feeling

  • They place a great emphasis on personal considerations. Extraverted feelers are focused on developing social harmony and connection. This is accomplished through behaviors that are viewed as socially appropriate or beneficial, such as being polite, kind, considerate, and helpful.
  • They try to fill the wants and needs of other people, sometimes even sacrificing their own desires in order to ensure that other people are happy.

Inferior: Introverted Thinking

  • They are planners and tend to be very well-organized.
  • This function tends to become stronger as people grow older and involves utilizing logic in order to understand how the world works.
  • As They take in new information and experiences, they look for connections and commonalities in order to find patterns.
  • Rather than simply trying to understand a small part of something, they want to see how things fit together and how it functions as a whole.

Inferior: Extraverted Intuition

  • While They tend to be focused on the present and on concrete facts, this largely unconscious function can help balance personality by helping focus on possibilities.
  • Taking in facts and then explore the what-ifs can lead to new insights about problems.


In case of Personal Relationship

  • Because they are quiet, people sometimes misinterpret this as standoffish behavior.
  • As Keirsey notes, this is far from the truth.
  • They are known for their compassion and caring for others, often working to secure the safety and well-being of other people without asking for thanks or anything in return.
  • While they are introverts, they tend to be warm and quite social.
  • They are often described as kind, reliable, and trustworthy.
  • Because they are hard-working, dependable, and rarely seek accolades for their own accomplishments, They are sometimes taken for granted by those around them.
  • In some cases, people might even try to take advantage of this reliability.
  • They tend to have a small group of very close friends.
  • While they may be quiet and reserved around people they don’t know well, they are more likely to "let loose" when they are around these close confidants.
  • They place a high value on these close friendships and are always willing to support and care for the people to whom they are close.

Friendship Tips

  • If you are friends with an ISFJ, you are probably already aware that they tend to be warm and selfless.
  • Even though they are quite social for introverts, they are not always good at sharing their own feelings.
  • Asking them how they are doing and being willing to talk can help them to open up.
  • You can help be a good friend by paying attention to their needs.
  • Take the time to see what they might need you to do for them.

Parental Tips

  • They are natural caregivers and are very nurturing toward their children.
  • They are good at giving their kids structure and order, but sometimes have a difficult time enforcing discipline.
  • If you are the parent of an ISFJ child, be aware of your childs need to have time alone.
  • Also be aware that your child may be willing to give up things that are important to them in order to make other people happy.
  • Encourage them to pursue their interests and goals and remind them that meeting their own needs is important as well.

Relationship Tips

  • They are very faithful to their partners and approach relationships with an intensity of emotion and great devotion.
  • While they have strong feelings, they are not always good at expressing them.
  • Your ISFJ partner may often be focused on taking care of your needs, but you should take care to reciprocate these actions.
  • Showing your partner that you appreciate them can help them to feel more satisfied.

If they are into you

  • They will wait so, so, so patiently for you to ask them out. Seriously, you’ll need to make the first move on this one.


  • Helpful and supportive
  • Conservative and reserved
  • Humble and non-abrasive
  • Feels responsible for other’s problems and pains
  • Values service above self
  • A caregiver
  • Gentle and comforting
  • Feels secure in traditions and customs


  • Reliable
  • Practical
  • Sensitive
  • Eye for detail


  • Dislikes abstract concepts
  • Avoids confrontation
  • Dislikes change
  • Neglects own needs

Favourable Hobby to be adopted

Jigsaw puzzles

Among some people, jigsaw puzzles are enjoying a resurgence in popularity.

Career Paths

  • They have a number of characteristics that make them well-suited to particular careers.
  • Because they are so attuned to the feelings of others, jobs in mental health or the healthcare industry are a good fit.
  • They are also meticulous and orderly, making them suited to jobs that involve planning, structure, or attention to detail.
  • Their commitment to their work, reliability, and ability to work independently make them attractive to a wide variety of employers.
  • Because of their solid people skills and desire to create order, they often do well in management or administrative roles.
  • They excel at coming up with plans and helping other people work together to achieve a common goal.

Popular Careers

  • Social worker
  • Counselor
  • Nurse
  • Paralegal
  • Bookkeeper
  • Child care provider
  • Office Manager
  • Administrator
  • Teacher
  • Banker
  • Accountant

Some Famous Personalities

  • Mother Teresa
  • Rosa Parks
  • George H.W. Bush