When we think of ISFJs, considerate, kind and always looking to help comes easily. What if we told you that there was a strong and independent version? Enter the ISFJ 1w2.
This article talks about the ISFJ 1w2 and what you can expect from them.
ISFJ 1w2s are determined people with a sprinkle of generosity. This personality type wants to do what’s right. They have high values and follow them carefully. For this reason, it’s easy to mistype them as ISTJs or ISFPs.
Because of their wing, they also try to help others. This also means charities, volunteering, and other humanitarian activities appeal to them.
Type 1 is not the most popular enneagram type for ISFJs. That title goes to type 6. However, type 1 is also not too rare. Nevertheless, the presence of type 1 will distort some of the typical traits of the ISFJ, as we shall soon see.
ISFJ 1w2 is overrepresented as ISFJ-A.
The core desire of the ISFJ 1w2 is to be good and be seen as good. Most of their fears and anxiety come from the need to be upright.
The core fear of the ISFJ 1w2 is to be seen as evil or corrupt. To avoid this, they stick to the values they believe to be true no matter what.
ISFJs use extroverted feeling (Fe) as their auxiliary function. This means they are more interested in group harmony and being tactful. With ISFJ 1w2, this is a bit different.
Because they have strong values, their need for group harmony is reduced. ISFJ 1w2s are more of loners. They prefer to stick to their values, even when people might disagree. This trait might be reduced if their wing is strong.
For this reason, people might think they use introverted feeling (Fi). However, their Fe is still present, just very much subdued.
ISFJ are hard workers. ISFJ 1w2s take it to the next level. This type puts in a shift to make sure they get everything done.
As you will see, this personality type has pretty high standards. Their judging function also means they’ll approach their tasks in an organized fashion. This allows them to get even more done.
ISFJs are moderate to chronic people-pleasers. This might be because of their kindness or their nurturing side. With ISFJ 1w2s, this is reduced.
While they still want to make others happy because of their wing, ISFJ 1w2s have healthier boundaries. They know what they want and resist any attempt to control or change it.
Thus, people know they are no pushovers. This brings them a layer of respect.
ISFJs already had high standards. They try to do the right thing and do it well. With ISFJ 1w2, the standards go even higher.
They are perfectionists by default and want to do things a certain way. With perfection comes a lot of issues. Chief amongst them is impatience. ISFJ 1w2s can get very frustrated if their plans are delayed by what they perceive to be people’s incompetence.
Type 1 is interested in being good. Thus, it makes sense that ISFJ 1w2s are more ethical. They are concerned about their actions and how it is perceived.
This personality type has high integrity and usually doesn’t do wrong things intentionally. In fact, being unethical can plague their heart for long periods.
Their hard work and high standards mean that ISFJ 1w2s take their reliability a notch higher. People feel they can rely on them when the pressure is on. Backed by their need to be helpful, ISFJ 1w2s hardly disappoint.
With ethics and higher standards comes the problem of judging others. ISFJ 1w2s have values they strongly believe in. So, it can be shocking when others don’t see things their way.
This personality type can be rigid with their beliefs. This might make others withdraw from them or make them seem like fanatics.
Anger is not new to type 1s. They are, after all, part of the anger triad. With type 1s, the anger is internalized. Thus, when ISFJ 1w2s feel they have let themselves down, they can lash out at others.
This can also happen when they are stressed. Their lashing out can be annoying, to say the least.
The need to look good can become a bit excessive. When this happens, ISFJ 1w2s will be obsessed with doing the right thing, even to minor details.
This can make them seem nitpicky or rigid. Their need to appear good can also make them hypocritical.
ISFJ 1w2s must realize that being your true self is the best option.
While ISFJ 1w2s have healthier boundaries and are less likely to be people-pleasers, external validation is still important to them. For example, they want to be seen as good.
When this does not happen, they might feel useless or insecure. In worst-case scenarios, their struggle with external validation can affect their self-esteem.
ISFJs want a career that involves people. Their traditional nature means they want this career to align with their norms or religion. They also enjoy careers that have a defined structure. Working with their hands and seeing concrete success is very appealing.
ISFJ 1w2s are almost identical. Because of their wing, humanitarian positions also appeal to them. They prefer to work in the traditional setting (9-5) and are their best when fighting for justice.
Ensure their role aligns with their passion or values to get the best out of the ISFJ 1w2.
- High school teacher
- Law enforcement
- Sales representative
- Mechanical Engineer
- Civil Engineer
- Betty Cooper (Riverdale)
- Number One (The Umbrella Academy)
- Captain America (Marvel)
- Sadie Sink
- Stefan Salvatore (Vampire Diaries)
- Annie Edison (Community)
- April Kepner (Grey’s Anatomy)
- Betty Draper (Mad men)
- Hannah Grose (The Haunting of Bly Manor)