ISFJ 1w9 (The Complete Guide)

ISFJ 1w9 is not your typical ISFJ. While they are protective of those they love, they are fundamentally different.

In this article, we’ll talk about who the ISFJ 1w9 is and what we can expect from them.

Who is the ISFJ 1w9?

ISFJ 1w9s are principled people. They often have well-developed values and strive to follow them. This personality type is usually very outspoken about these values and morals. They are constantly pushing themselves to be better because of the presence of type 1.

Type 1 is not the most popular type for the ISFJ. However, it is not also uncommon. You can expect to see more ISFJ 9w1s than 1w9s. The presence of type 1 takes the ISFJ out of their comfort, as we shall soon see.

ISFJ 1w9s are more likely to be ISFJ-A than ISFJ-T.

What is the Core Desire of the ISFJ 1w9?

The core desire of the ISFJ 1w9 is to be good and seen as good. This extends to the desires of the wing.

So, this personality type might be willing to compromise on their preferences if they believe they are doing the right thing.

What is the Core Fear of the ISFJ 1w9?

The core fear of the ISFJ 1w9 is to be seen as a bad or corrupt person. Thus, they try to do things perfectly.

Avoiding criticism is the best way to achieve their desire.

How the 1w9 Changes Some of the Natural Tendencies of the ISFJ

1.   More Assertive

ISFJs are sweet and natural nurturers. They are also primarily interested in keeping the peace. ISFJ 1w9s are different. While they might prefer to be kind and caring, they are more assertive.

Their assertiveness can make you mistype them as ISTJs. Most times, their assertiveness comes from a struggle with people-pleasing.

2.   Battle Between Type 1 and People-Pleasing

ISFJs are moderate to chronic people-pleasers. This changes a bit with the ISFJ 1w9.

While type 9 wants to compromise, type 1 goes hard on their beliefs. This reduces the need to please others.

So, while ISFJs might be criticized as chronic people-pleasers, this is reduced with this personality type.

Granted, they might feel the need to please others. However, what they stand for comes first.

3.   Less of a Guardian, More of an Activist

ISFJs are often classified as guardians. This gives them a protective feel. Thus, people usually classify or see them as nurses, doctors, or caretakers.

ISFJ 1w9s can be everything above if they want to. However, they are more inclined towards activism. Type 1 is interested in justice and impacting the world positively.

Thus, it’s not surprising that ISFJ 1w9s might have careers in the justice system or as religious leaders.

4.   Stronger Ethics/Morals

As early stated, their core desire is to be seen as good. Thus, ISFJ 1w9s develop solid morals and ethics.

Because they are predominantly type 1, they have the drive and energy to stick to them. The danger here is that they can be so rigid with their ethics that they miss out on significant opportunities.

However, they usually think it’s for the best.

5.   Better Work Ethic

ISFJs are hard workers. However, ISFJ 1w9s take it to another level. Type 1 sets high standards for themselves. So, ISFJ 1w9s try to meet up with these standards.

Because ISFJs are usually organized, this is easier to achieve.

In summary, their work ethic goes through the roof.

6.   Weaker Fe

ISFJ 1w9s have a weaker extroverted feeling (Fe) function. This function even starts to look more like the introverted feeling (Fi) function.

The implication is that this personality type will put their values and preferences first. While they might be willing to accommodate others, this will usually be on their terms.

This has Fi all over.

New Weaknesses of the ISFJ 1w9

1.   Self-Criticism

Because type 1 has high standards, ISFJ 1w9s can be self-critical when they fall short of their expectations.

They will always believe they can do better and should do better. If you are in a relationship with an ISFJ 1w9, constant affirmation is essential.

In worst-case scenarios, their self-critical nature can lead to low self-esteem and depression.

2.   Anger Issues

Type 1 and type 9 are both in the anger triad. Type 1 internalizes this anger and can lash out at others. Type 9 represses anger for long periods before exploding.

So, either way, you have a really volatile person. They have explosive anger and can become resentful if their wing is strong.

3.   Judgemental

ISFJ 1w9 has well-defined morals and ethics. They strongly believe these beliefs are correct. While this is admirable, it has its problems.

This personality type will see others as ignorant or evil simply because they don’t share their beliefs. This judgemental attitude can affect their relationship with others.

They need to know that their norms, beliefs, or values are not the best.

4.   Perfectionist

As earlier stated, ISFJ 1w9s have really high standards. So, it’s easy for them to be perfectionists. The problem here is that not everything can be perfect.

So, ISFJ 1w9 might struggle to get the basic things done. When they do get it done, they might be exhausted. Sometimes, perfection means good enough.

ISFJ 1w9 in the Workplace

ISFJs want a career that allows them to help others practically. ISFJ 1w9s are similar but with a twist.

Their idea is more geared towards justice or being righteous. Thus, they are best suited for careers in these areas.

If they are interested in professions linked to helping people, they will want to do it on a national or global scale.

They prefer a structured workplace and defined hierarchy. They need to know exactly how everything works to be effective.

To get the best out of the ISFJ 1w9, ensure their role has a national or global impact.

Best Careers for the ISFJ 1w9

  • Social worker
  • Counselor
  • Psychologist
  • Human Rights attorney
  • Missionary
  • Doctor
  • Nurse
  • Dentist
  • Librarian
  • Blogger

Worst Careers for the ISFJ 1w9

  • Receptionist
  • Financial manager
  • Military personnel
  • Chemist
  • Mechanical engineer
  • Plumber

Famous/Fictional/Anime Characters that are ISFJ 1w9

  • Rory Gilmore (Gilmore Girls)
  • T’challa (Black Panther)
  • Amenadiel (Lucifer)
  • Ennoshita Chikara (Haikyuu!!)
  • Kate Marsh (Life is strange)
  • Samurai Jack
  • Crane (Kung fu panda)
  • Tina Goldstein (Fantastic beasts)
  • Annie James (The parent Trap)
  • Colossus (Deadpool)
  • Alfred Pennyworth (DC comics)
  • John Waston (Sherlock Holmes)
  • Ji Yeon Woo (Viral hit)
  • Carlo Ancelotti
Ejike Umesi is the owner of Personality Hunt. He is an ENTP, lawyer and is very enthusiastic about psychology. In his spare time, he can be seen watching football or reading more about the enneagrams!

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