ISFJs are the Defenders of the weak, and the practical guardians of society. But what would this look like in the world of anime, filled with superpowered titans and whackadoo protagonists? We’ll take a look at some Anime Characters Personality Type and see how they resemble our ISFJ heroes!
ISFJs are some of the most caring and compassionate people you’ll come across, which is likely due to your innate sense of duty to others. You want to help people, and you often don’t need or want thanks for the work that you do. This article will help ISFJs understand themselves better, as well as their strengths and how they can use them in their personal and professional lives.
1/20. Berthold Hoover (Attack on Titan)
Bertholt has been chosen to lead a double life. He is quiet, thoughtful and compassionate to others, especially towards those he knows are on the opposite side of his violent war. At the same time, it’s difficult for him to change his mind and he never loses sight of his mission. Like Reiner, he struggles to cope with this ordeal.
He understands that people are just as good as he is, but sometimes they do bad things. He feels strongly that everyone should be treated fairly, and it’s his job to make sure no one gets hurt unnecessarily. He truly believes that everyone is a good person at heart and will choose the right thing when given the opportunity — even if they don’t always take it.
2/20. Historia Reiss (Attack on Titan)
Historia is a woman of many layers: she’s poised, smart, passionate and kind. Literally. She doesn’t let her super-strength get the best of her, but instead uses it to literally help others in need. While she may have been born into nobility and wanted for killing the queen, Historia will use her lifetime of experience to help you with your death glares and other forms of non-verbal communication.
3/20. Momo Yaoyorozu (My Hero Academia)
Momo Yaoyorozu is your quintessential ISFJ, but she’s much more than just a nurturer. She also excels when she has to sort through a plethora of internal data in order to create weapons from her own body. She’s highly competent and organized (with her room being practically spotless), but still has the hallmark warmth and compassion of the ISFJ.
A young Momo is an INFJ, a sincere and thoughtful person who cares deeply about how others are feeling. This is fairly common for INFJs in mid-life, though it’s not as common in adolescence . However, as Momo is an anime character, this fact should be taken lightly.
4/20. Gilda (The Promised Neverland)
Gilda is a careful, caring soul who is about to break the law. Why? Because she has to save her younger sister Emma (who’s in danger) and the other children from Mrs. Grunwald and the evil group of kidnappers at Grace Field House. Sure, she’ll need to be blunt with Emma — but that doesn’t mean she isn’t still an ISFJ!
5/20. Retsuko (Aggressive Retsuko)
Retsuko is an adult red panda who works in an accounting office. She’s dutiful in her work but can never seem to make her boss happy — and he never seems to remember her name, calling her things like “Red Panda Boo” or “Red Panda”. Retsuko lives a semi typical life with semi typical problems.
The Angry Redhead is a peppy, red-haired worker who loves to sing! She has a lot of pressure on her shoulders, but singing takes care of it. It’s her way to vent — and she also hates being called “red” or “that redhead girl”.
6/20. Nezuko Kamado (Demon Slayer)
Nezuko, the most loving and caring of all the animals in the zodiac. She’s also a little soft (about money) but she’s okay with that because she makes sure her family is well taken care of before her. Though not much is known about this dainty animal, I’m sure if you ask her nicely enough she might share some wisdom about financial planning.
After reading through Tanjiro’s memories of Saki, I’m going with ESFJ. The memories paint her as a passionate and caring person who frequently worried about others. In one scene, she is hugging a silver-haired boy and telling him that they have to “gather everyone [they] can to fight against this dreadful state.
7/20. Sophie Hatter (Howl’s Moving Castle)
Reserved and full of integrity, Sophie Hatter takes her duties as an elder sister very seriously. Whether knitting hats or cleaning Howl’s messes (as she inevitably ends up doing), she is always thinking of others. Like most ISFJs, she’s patient and nurturing, often manipulating Howl into doing the right thing for his health and that of others.
8/20. Yachi Hitoka (Haikyuu!!)
Yachi Hitoka is the definition of a natural leader . She’s got a follower count of one, but that’s enough — she can make a great coach for any team. Determined, kind, and organized, Yachi is likely to thrive as a volleyball manager for years to come. She thinks things through before taking action, making her an insightful individual.
Ryuuka might struggle with seeing the reality behind possibilities, like a lot of ISFJs. But she’s one of the best at Karasuno for this very reason; her imagination makes her worry about potential problems in the world. She manages to use her insight into other people and the insight she has gained from the past to help the team work better together and learn to trust in each other more.
9/20. Hinata Hyuga (Naruto)
Hinata comes from a noble ninja lineage, but is often over-shadowed by her more assertive and aggressive cousin, Boruto Uzumaki. Throughout the Naruto series, we see her grow from an unconfident and self-hating individual to someone who realizes they have great power and potential.
You may remember a certain Hyuga girl from high school. She tried really hard in her schoolwork, sports and even her social life, but she got little credit for it. Hinata’s lack of confidence probably made you laugh a few times as she fumbled over herself trying to get her point across. But once she got older, Hinata grew more confident and was able to speak up for the things that mattered.
10/20. Madoka Kaname (The Puella Magi Madoka Magica)
ISFJ’s are a warm, caring personality type that wants to bring happiness and joy to others. Outgoing and compassionate, ISFJs enjoy helping others and making their loved ones happy. Madoka is this type of girl — she’s shy when you first meet her, but she has a lot of passion and compassion hiding just behind that quiet exterior.
ISFJs are always focused on the people in their lives. They put a lot of thought into other people’s wants and needs, and they see it as a moral imperative to do right by those they love. Because of this, they’re great listeners and extremely observant of body language and tone.
11/20. Mirajane Strauss (Fairy Tail)
Mirajane Strauss is a top-class wizard in Fairy Tail. She’s not the kind of person who delights in fighting, but she will fight to protect her friends. Mirajane is a natural leader who cares deeply for (and about) those around her, and that’s why everyone looks up to her. She’s super-competent at whatever she sets her attention on, and does so without complaint.
12/20. Masami Kondo (After The Rain)
In the anime After the Rain, Akira Tachibana is a broken woman — but a kind restaurant manager named Masami Kondo can fix her! He’s young, kind and sensitive to her needs. Plus, he has just the right amount of rugged stubble. And that smile! This anime is full of heartwarming moments and gratuitous near-kisses — it’s sure to get the tears flowing.
Mr. Kondo might seem like a secondary character in his own life, but actually cares so deeply for Akira that she is like his surrogate daughter. This comes out in small but meaningful ways throughout the film, such as when he begs her to come back.
13/20. Izumi Miyamura (Horimiya)
Izumi Miyamura, the perfect boyfriend material. He’s not your average punk and delinquent — he’s a sensitive lover, who’s both gentle and understanding. And with his commitment to Kyoko Hori, being in a relationship with Miyamura is surely not a mistake.
Izumi is a passionate baker, and it’s this passion for his craft that led him to pursue a job at his family’s bakery. He shares his love of baking with his family and even spills the beans to Kyoko. Izumi is extremely kind, but he also takes pride in getting the job done no matter what!
14/20. Kaguya Shinomiya (Kaguya-Sama: Love Is War)
Until she met Miyuki, Kaguya was a cold-hearted girl. She didn’t care about anyone but herself. Now she’s perfectly happy to help out any friend in need! If they just ask— or throw themselves at her feet and beg. Because now that she’s found friends, Kaguya wants everyone to have as much fun as she is!
Kaguya is a rare gem amongst humans. She’s strong, passionate, smart… and a bit self-absorbed. But that’s only to be expected of the type of person she is. Kaguya has learned how to rationalize her less desirable traits, and therefore makes a conscious effort to support her friends anytime they need her, from Miyuki to Yu Ishigami and certainly her maid and best friend, Ai Hayasaka.
15/20. Recovery Girl (My Hero Academia)
ISFJs are called Defenders, and they’re not super-exciting. They just do their jobs quietly, like any good teammate should. But that’s what makes them interesting. ISFJs work in a lot of different fields, but in fiction, they tend to be health care professionals or teachers — people who have the ability to really see the impact of their actions on other people.
Recovery Girl is the perfect example of a traditional Japanese woman. If she’s not healing you with her Quirk, then she’ll be scolding you with her tongue. This grandmotherly nurse is a caring presence in the world of UA, and is the only one who can scare All Might into submission.
16/20. Trisha Elric (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)
Trisha Elric was something of a quiet character in Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood. She was not much involved with the main storyline, and appeared only briefly. However, it only took a few flashbacks to peg her as an ISFJ Defender — running her household like clockwork, wondering how she could bring her family even more together, being moved to tears when Edward Elric returned after having been missing for two years.
Trisha was always there to support her sons, and she did a fantastic job of it. Her most famous act as a parent and the mother of Hohenheim and his sons was her passing. She had become ill, and passed away with a smile on her face. This had a great impact on Hohenheim and his sons – they had lost their best Defender!
17/20. Tota Matsuda (Death Note)
Tota Matsuda is an eager, excitable young man with loads of potential. He recently passed the police exam and became a promising young officer — until he was approached by Saki Mikajima. Rather than risking his life to capture a malicious person, he now risks his reputation to protect mob criminals. How could such a promising young man fall so far?
Matsuda is a bit of a pushover, but he’s still an astounding cop. He often acts without thinking, but his scattered demeanor is actually due to his deep sense of right and wrong. He is quick to sympathize with those in need, and he’ll do anything to help them out.
18/20. Shoko Komi (Komi Can’t Communicate)
Shoko Komi is a ball of sunshine and sugar, ready to brighten up your day or make you smile when you’re feeling down. She puts others first and will do anything for her friends. Her communication disorder doesn’t make it easy for her to connect with others, but she won’t give up on them. Not her friends! Never her friends! That’s why she’ll be your Defender too, because someone has to give the people what they need.
19/20. Orihime Inoue (Bleach)
Orihime Inoue is a caring, friendly girl and Ichigo’s best friend. She has a crush on Uryu Ishida, her stoic but popular classmate who is also known as the Quincy — an alien-like species of warriors with the power to fire energy blasts. Orihime may be a goofball at school, but she takes her friendships seriously, and she is quick to help anyone who needs a hand.
Orihime is a girl who will always be there for you. If she has the time, that is. She’s busy studying at school, helping her dad out at his clinic, and battling mischievous Hollows with her best bud Tatsuki. What doesn’t she do? But no matter what, Orihime’s got your back — as long as you don’t suddenly try to stab her, that is.
20/20. Elizabeth Liones (The Seven Deadly Sins)
Elizabeth is an anime character that captures the very essence of an ISFJ. She’s warm, caring and nurturing, and attempts to maintain a positive outlook on life. However, she’s also under-confident and lacks the courage to stand up for herself or her friends — which really serves as a foil to what Elizabeth truly is: one of the most iconic anime characters in her own right!
Overall, Elizabeth is a strong character that displays bravery and leadership skills. She demonstrates ingenuity, courage, intelligence and compassion. She pushes herself under extreme situations and is able to handle them with poise and maturity. Most importantly, she has an incredible support system in her family and friends – particularly Mr. Darcy.