Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® Famous ISFJ Personality Type Mother Teresa

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One Myers-Briggs® Celebrity ISFJ Personality Type is Catholic nun and charity worker Mother Teresa.

Examining her life and body of work shows how she personifies the qualities of the Myers-Briggs Test ISFJ Personality Type.

ISFJ Personality Types are known for their Sensing preference and their profound respect for facts. They tend to have a very practical and realistic respect for facts, and their preference leads them to store lots of concrete information. (Myers, CPP. 1998)

Mother Teresa was a Roman Catholic nun that dedicated her life to one cause. She decided to give everything of herself and her religious congregation, the Missionaries of Charity, to the poorest of the poor. The individual’s past or reputation did not matter – if they were poor and in need, she would help. During her decades of service, she helped to ease the pain of countless poor people suffering from HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and leprosy.

MBTI Test ISFJ Personality Types communicate with the outside world using their Feeling function. This leads the ISFJ Type to make decisions based on their personal values as well as their concern for others. ISFJ Types also develop very firm opinions when they combine their abundant amount of stored information with their very clearly defined values. (Myers, CPP. 1998)

Mother Teresa focused on helping the poor and needy, acting as the primary motivator for her actions. As she often operated in hostile environments, she had to keep the peace, by any means. This included controversial actions such as maintaining positive relationships with dictators. She also strictly stuck by her beliefs regardless of whether they were part of the popular opinion or not. Throughout her entire life, she strongly opposed both abortion as well as the notion of divorce.

ISFJ Personality Types are known for being extremely dependable and considerate. When they commit to a group or cause, they are very faithful in carrying out their responsibilities. (Myers, CPP. 1998)

Mother Teresa is an extreme example of the commitment and dedication personified by the ISFJ Type. She committed her entire life to helping her cause. After two heart attacks and additional heart problems, Mother Teresa offered to step down as head of the Missionaries of Charity, but the order voted to have her keep her position, and she continued to work diligently. By the time of her death on the 5th of September, 1997, she had helped the Missionaries of Charity grow to over 4,000 sisters and 300 associated brotherhood members that operated in 123 countries.

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Myers-Briggs® Famous ISFJ Personality Type 50 Cent 

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Myers-Briggs ISFJ Personality Types are known for going out of their way to accommodate others and respecting traditions as well as other people’s feelings. (Myers, CPP. 1998)

Rapper and Famous Myers-Briggs ISFJ Personality Type 50 Cent entered the rap scene with a hard image of a young man growing up pushing drugs on the streets and surviving a brush with death after recovering from being shot nine times at close range. But there is another side of rapper 50 Cent, who was born Curtis James Jackson III.  During an emotional interview with Oprah on Oprah Winfrey’s “Next Chapter” he mentions how he switches between his “50 Cent” persona and his natural personality where he is much warmer and kinder. He also has great respect for his grandmother, who took him in after his mother died, and to this day strictly follows her rules of no swearing in her household.

MBTI Test ISFJ Types are also realistic and practical in the way they live their lives. For 50 Cent, it has never been enough to simply rest on artistic musical success for stability. Throughout his career, he has thrown his hat into numerous business ventures including film, television, and videogames, as well as sports drinks and apparel. Keeping track of his money and investments in order to provide financial stability has always been a big priority for 50 Cent. It is this realistic and practical approach to his success that has led him to become one of the wealthiest rap artists in the world. (Myers, CPP. 1998)

Myers-Briggs® Famous ISFJ Personality Type Anthony Hopkins

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Myers-Briggs ISFJ Personality Types are known for having a realistic and practical respect for data. (Myers, CPP. 1998)

Famous Myers-Briggs ISFJ Personality Type Anthony Hopkins is widely respected as one of the greatest living actors, famously portraying a wide variety of roles ranging from the terrifying Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs (as well as its sequel/prequel) to Odin in Thor (as well as the sequel Thor: The Dark World). Unlike many actors, Anthony Hopkins chooses to meticulously memorize his lines, sometimes going over them hundreds of times, only to strike them completely from his memory once their practical application is no longer needed.

MBTI Test ISFJ Types are also known for being subtle and kind, as well as considerate of others. Throughout his career, fellow actors and media outlets alike have been very vocal about the surprising kindness, warmth, and playfulness that exudes from the man who portrayed one of the greatest movie villains of all time (Hannibal Lecter). In an article for The Telegraph author Sean Macaulay states how, “He’s twinkly and playful in person, and achingly vulnerable to a degree he may not suspect.1(Myers, CPP. 1998)

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ISFJ Type’s Most Important Life Values

  • Home/Family
  • Health
  • Financial Security
  • Friendships
  • Autonomy

(Myers et al. CPP. 2003)

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MBTI Manual (Myers et al, 2003, CPP Inc.)

Introduction to Type (Isabel Briggs Myers, 1998, CPP Inc.)

Introduction to Type and Careers (Hammer, 2007, CPP Inc.)

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