Just like the haloed and winged guardians of good, you truly have a heart of gold, sweet Angel. Whenever there’s a chance to pitch in, save the day or just make life easier for the people around you, you’re the one for the job.
You don’t just jump in without planning — you use your angelic head to figure out how to do things right the first time, like only the most dependable goddesses can. Whether brainstorming a new solution to a problem, planning a surprise party for your parents, or lending your friends a wing to cry on, you’ve got the right instincts, so follow them whenever you can. As natural as it is for you to take care of the people around you, don’t forget to treat yourself right, too. The best friendships, and loves, of a lifetime tend to blossom when you become your own guardian angel. So don’t listen to those who say nice girls finish last. People have always seen you as a goddess of thoughtfulness and good intentions, and it hasn’t slowed you down a bit.
All in all, Angel, you’ve got it made with your glowing attitude and ability to see from on high. So get out there and change the world!
ISFJ Defender Personality
The Defender personality type is quite unique, as many of their qualities defy the definition of their individual traits. Though sensitive, Defenders have excellent analytical abilities; though reserved, they have well-developed people skills and robust social relationships; and though they are generally a conservative type, Defenders are often receptive to change and new ideas. As with so many things, people with the Defender personality type are more than the sum of their parts, and it is the way they use these strengths that defines who they are.Defenders are true altruists, meeting kindness with kindness-in-excess and engaging the work and people they believe in with enthusiasm and generosity. There’s hardly a better type to make up such a large proportion of the population, nearly 13%. Combining the best of tradition and the desire to do good, Defenders are found in lines of work with a sense of history behind them, such as medicine, academics and charitable social work.
Defender personalities (especially Turbulent ones) are often meticulous to the point of perfectionism, and though they procrastinate, they can always be relied on to get the job done on time. Defenders take their responsibilities personally, consistently going above and beyond, doing everything they can to exceed expectations and delight others, at work and at home.
We Must Be Seen to Be Believed
The challenge for Defenders is ensuring that what they do is noticed. They have a tendency to underplay their accomplishments, and while their kindness is often respected, more cynical and selfish people are likely to take advantage of Defenders’ dedication and humbleness by pushing work onto them and then taking the credit. Defenders need to know when to say no and stand up for themselves if they are to maintain their confidence and enthusiasm.Naturally social, an odd quality for Introverts, Defenders utilize excellent memories not to retain data and trivia, but to remember people, and details about their lives. When it comes to gift-giving, Defenders have no equal, using their imagination and natural sensitivity to express their generosity in ways that touch the hearts of their recipients. While this is certainly true of their coworkers, whom people with the Defender personality type often consider their personal friends, it is in family that their expressions of affection fully bloom.
If I Can Protect You, I Will
Defender personalities are a wonderful group, rarely sitting idle while a worthy cause remains unfinished. Defenders’ ability to connect with others on an intimate level is unrivaled among Introverts, and the joy they experience in using those connections to maintain a supportive, happy family is a gift for everyone involved. They may never be truly comfortable in the spotlight, and may feel guilty taking due credit for team efforts, but if they can ensure that their efforts are recognized, Defenders are likely to feel a level of satisfaction in what they do that many other personality types can only dream of.
Enneagram Test Results
Type 6: Loyalist Type 9: Peacemaker Type 5: Investigator
Loyalists are responsible, trustworthy, and value loyalty to family, friends, groups, and causes. Their personalities range broadly from reserved and timid to outspoken and confrontative.
How to Get Along with Me
How to Get Along with Me
- Be direct and clear.
- Listen to me carefully.
- Don’t judge me for my anxiety.
- Work things through with me.
- Reassure me that everything is OK between us.
- Laugh and make jokes with me.
- Gently push me toward new experiences.
- Try not to overreact to my overreacting.
What I Like About Being a Six
- Being committed and faithful to family and friends.
- Being responsible and hardworking.
- Being compassionate toward others.
- Having intellect and wit.
- Being a nonconformist.
- Confronting danger bravely.
- Being direct and assertive.
What’s Hard About Being a Six
- The constant push and pull involved in trying to make up my mind.
- Procrastinating because of fear of failure; having little confidence in myself.
- Fearing being abandoned or taken advantage of.
- Exhausting myself by worrying and scanning for danger.
- Wishing I had a rule book at work so I could do everything right.
- Being too critical of myself when I haven’t lived up to my expectations.