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ISFJs and Decision Making

ISFJs and Decision Making

By Donna Dunning

Donna DunningWe all have different ways of solving problems and making decisions. People with ISFJ preferences have their own distinct, strengths and challenges.



• Stay composed in most situations; observe how people are being affected by problems and respond thoughtfully to others’ needs

• Make a careful and thorough assessment of the personal implications and consequences of their choices

• Reflect back to previous experiences to consider how people have been affected by decisions in the past; use that knowledge to guide current problem solving and decision making

• Maintain the status quo when possible to avoid unnecessary disruptions or distractions for the people involved

• Will most likely respect and accept decisions by those in authority unless those in power lack empathy or compassion



• Even when a change will be advantageous, ISFJs may continue to do something in a familiar way rather than disrupt their comfortable routines

• Preferring solutions that are tried-and-true, ISFJs may not want to consider innovative, untried ways to solve problems, especially if people may be negatively affected

• May dislike uncertainty and avoid decisions if the path forward is not clear or if outcomes are not defined


• Be aware that it is possible to miss out on opportunities by taking too much time gathering and reflecting on information before deciding

• To ensure others don’t think of you as overly subjective, explore logical implications and consequences as well as the personal side of problems and decisions

• Others may not be privy to the information you are basing your decisions on; you may need to share this information more so others can understand and learn from your experiences


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