21 Fictional Characters with the ISFJ Personality Type

ISFJ fictional character

Today we look at 21 fictional ISFJ characters. ISFJs have a talent for making everyone feel comfortable and are typically homebodies. Their observant nature makes them skilled at reading people and allows them to be sensitive to others’ needs.

This list of ISFJ characters is full of deeply loyal people that would do anything for those closest to them. ISFJs can often be found putting other people’s needs ahead of their own.

For example, Charlie Bucket, who really wanted to go the Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory, was willing to sell his golden ticket to provide food for his grandparents.

ISFJs are hard-working, focused, and trustworthy. They make the most amazing friends. From Samwise Gamgee who supported Frodo in his journey to destroy the ring to Marge Simpson who is patient and nurturing to the Simpson family, ISFJs are happy to be the reliable support system and typically prefer to take a step back from the spotlight.

ISFJ fictional characters

Samwise Gamgee (Lord of the Rings)

Samwise Gamgee is the ISFJ that every INFP needs in their life to keep them grounded. Samwise and Frodo are a great friendship pairing. Samwise is the most loyal character in Lord of the Rings. He consistently puts Frodo’s needs above his own, understanding the importance of his role in getting Frodo and the ring to Mordor. Samwise is always positive and enthusiastic, even in the darkest of times.

Ann Perkins (Parks and Recreation)

Ann Perkins is an ISFJ. We call ISFJs So Nurturing, so it is fitting that Ann is a nurse in this series. She has an observant nature and pays attention to the details. Ann is always looking out for other people, providing support and a shoulder to cry on to those who need it. ISFJs are often said to be the most extroverted of the introverted personality types, and Ann fits this description well.

John Watson (Sherlock Holmes)

John Watson is a typical ISFJ. He is supportive, reliable and patient, particularly with Sherlock. He is careful and takes his time when it comes to his detective work with his partner in crime. He takes a more steady approach and is a great balance to Sherlock’s forever active mind.

Rory Gilmore (Gilmore Girls)

Rory Gilmore is a typical ISFJ. She is a true perfectionist and a quiet, hard-working girl who has big dreams. She doesn’t take criticism well, like most ISFJs. She took this to the extreme when she dropped out of Yale when she was criticised. Rory is always trying to do the right thing and avoids conflict.

William Turner (Pirates of the Caribbean)

William Turner is an ISFJ. He has is observant, focused and pays strong attention to details. William holds strong values; he is honorable, loyal, and committed. He is always true to his word, when he says he is going to do something, he does. And he goes to The World’s End for Elizabeth.

Cinderella (Cinderella)

Cinderella is an ISFJ Disney character. She is taken advantage of by her stepmother and stepsisters but she takes this in her stride and remains patient and hard-working. She is enthusiastic and has an infectious optimism that eventually landed her Prince Charming who saw right through the ugly stepsisters and their personality.

Leonard Hofstadter (The Big Bang Theory)

Leonard Hofstadter is an ISFJ. He is hard-working, dedicated and security-oriented. And, in true ISFJ fashion, he is humble and understated about his achievements. Leonard is a people-pleaser who tries to appease everyone around him. He continually goes along with what Sheldon wants in favor of an easy life and to keep Sheldon happy.

Cady Heron (Mean Girls)

Cady Heron is an ISFJ. She has a strong sense of right and wrong but she’s non-confrontational and is a people pleaser. When she realizes that all hell has broken lose in school, she tries to put everything right to restore peace. She is naturally a hard-working, enthusiastic and practical individual, and she returns to her true self in the end.

Forrest Gump (Forrest Gump)

Forrest Gump is an ISFJ. He has a great memory for details about his experiences and uses his past to shape his actions and decision making. He often draws on his mom’s metaphors and his favorite saying is, ‘Momma always said…’ Forrest is an emotional guy and is open about his love for Jenny, an ESFP. Jenny is his perfect personality match on So Syncd.

Marge Simpson (The Simpsons)

Marge Simpson is an ISFJ. She is a supportive family member to Homer, Bart and Lisa. Marge can always be relied upon and her observant nature makes her sensitive to other people’s needs. Marge and Homer, an ESFP, are the perfect personality type pairing and would have 100% compatibility on So Syncd.

Otis Milburn (Sex Education)

Otis Milburn is an ISFJ. He is caring, considerate and loves to share his advice…that he overhears from his mom but nonetheless! He’s a kind and gentle nurturer. Otis is loyal to his friends, trustworthy and often puts Maeve’s happiness ahead of his own.

Pam Beesly (The Office US)

Pam Beesly is an ISFJ. She is shy, sensitive and responsible. When she was in love with Jim, she still stayed loyal to her ex-boyfriend, Roy. Roy didn’t treat her well and, like a classic ISFJ, she gave him the benefit of the doubt and chose to see the best in him. Her character developed throughout the series and she became more confident, creative and assertive. Interestingly, Pam and Jim are an iconic couple and the polar opposite personality types.

Neville Longbottom (Harry Potter)

Neville Longbottom is an ISFJ. He is incredibly brave and loyal, putting his desire to protect his friends ahead of his fears, even as early as Harry Potter and The Philosphers’ Stone. Just like an ISFJ personality type, Neville has a strong moral compass and is very happy staying out of the spotlight. He is reliable, patient and supportive, selflessly giving his time, energy and knowledge to those who require it.

Emily Fields (Pretty Little Liars)

Emily Fields is an ISFJ. She is the peacekeeper in the girl group, always putting other people before herself, even Alison, who messed Emily around a number of times. She is also incredibly loyal and is one of the best at keeping secrets. Emily has a calm and easy-going aura about her.

Brian Johnson (The Breakfast Club)

Brian Johnson is an ISFJ although he is commonly mistyped as an INTP. However, he is often willing to concede to make other people happy. He is grounded and lives in the real world rather than in his own head theorizing about different possibilities, like an INTP would. He is sensible, hard-working, kind-hearted and sensitive.

Anastasia Steele (Fifty Shades of Grey)

Anastasia Steele is an ISFJ. ISFJs can be submissive when it comes to relationships, and there’s no denying Anastasie ticks this box! She desperately wants to please Christian and does whatever she can to satisfy his needs to make him happy, even if it means being pushed totally out of her comfort zone.

Charlie Bucket (Charlie & the Chocolate Factory)

Charlie Bucket is a typical ISFJ. His parents and grandparents are the most important people in his life and he consistently puts their needs first. He was willing to sell his ticket and pass on the opportunity to live in the chocolate factory to provide for his family. The reason he went to the factory was only because his grandparents convinced him to keep the ticket. Charlie is well-behaved, well-manored and creative.

Bilbo Baggins (The Hobbit)

Bilbo Baggins is an ISFJ. He is a homebody that loves the Shire, originally having no desire to go on the journey and leave his home behind him. He felt unsettled due to the fact that he had no time to prepare for his adventure and respectable hobbits do not do the unexpected. Bilbo does not return from his journey the same man, as Gandalf pre-warned him. However, he is still an ISFJ and he continues with his love of reading and writing.

Jorah Mormont (Game of Thrones)

Jorah Mormont is a heroic ISFJ. He is brave, dedicated and, above all else, loyal. Jorah’s loyalty knows no bounds when it comes to Daenerys. He fights to the death for what he believes in, which is his Queen, and he has an admirable personality throughout the series.

Stefan Salvatore (The Vampire Diaries)

Stefan Salvatore is an ISFJ. Stefan feels emotions very deeply, especially compared to his brother, Damon. He is loyal, focus and pays attention to details. He is a people-pleaser, always trying to do the right thing and keep everyone happy, especially when it comes to Elena. He struggles to choose between Damon’s needs and Elena’s, and can end up making the wrong decision which ultimately results in his downfall as he turns into ‘The Ripper’.

Toby Flenderson (The Office US)

Toby Flenderson is an ISFJ. He is quiet, kind and . He is treated poorly by Michael but seems to take it pretty well. Like a lot of ISFJs, he tends to be conflict-averse and favors peace and harmony, which is likely the reason he doesn’t stick up for himself more often.

Final thoughts on ISFJ fictional characters

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